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“English Bites! My ‘Fullproof’ English Learning Formula” by Manish Gupta as the title suggests is about English as a language and somewhat about how to master it for students and the like. So the book is about how to work on fluency, vocabulary and some tips with reference to written English. That in its truest form so to say is the summary or the gist of the book. To a large extent, the hilarious take on the language works for the book. Manish knows how to write and the language is simple and breezy. The examples with the words also are not difficult to understand and that is quite commendable when you set off writing a book of this nature.
What do not work are the footnotes at every page. They almost do anything for my reading experience, but we also understand the need for them in this kind of a book. The book promises that you learn close to 1000 new words and rightly so. Having said all of this, this book is only recommend o people who want to know more about how to master the language for whatever academic purposes. As a read, it is fun in places and in others it is mostly average.
English Bites!: My Fullproof English Learning Formula is a guidebook to help readers master the English language. This book is filled with autobiographical experiences, footnotes, funny anecdotes, and a range of new words and their usage.
Summary Of The Book
English Bites!: My Fullproof English Learning Formula, published in 2012, has been designed to help readers overcome language barriers, and to learn fluent English. The author speaks about his own experiences, and explains how he used to be a tongue-tied schoolboy. However, over time he developed his foothold over the English language, and finally became a well-versed banker. This book has a autobiographical feel to it, as it is filled with humorous stories of Gupta’s experiences and misadventures with the Queen’s language.
The author promises that readers of English Bites!: My Fullproof English Learning Formula will be able to inculcate more than a thousand new words in their vocabulary through easy and effective techniques. The differences between similar sounding words are also explained, in addition to descriptions about when and where to use them. Delightful incidences have been incorporated to showcase how terms can have different meanings in different situations. Furthermore, meanings of new words are mentioned at the footer of each page. In addition to this, English Bites!: My Fullproof English Learning Formula also contains trivia which ranges from B-school jargon to origin of words to brand names, and more. This guidebook is not a traditional self-help book. Jokes, anecdotes, and funny illustrations keep the reader’s interest in place, and makes learning fun.
This book can be used by candidates of CAT/GRE/XAT/GMAT, those who wish to develop a better command over English, and any language enthusiast. English Bites!: My Fullproof English Learning Formula, the author’s debut work, is the perfect guide to improve one’s verbal abilities.
About Manish Gupta
Manish Gupta is an Indian author, and banker.
Gupta graduated with an engineering degree from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. He then worked at Tata Motors, and later did his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. He started his career in the financial sector with Citibank, and later became the Head of Sales and Managing Director of a major bank. He has now taken leave from this sector, and plans to work as a trainer, coach, and consultant in the field of education. Gupta’s interest lie in human psychology, and he enjoys travelling as well as adventure sports. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and they have two daughters.
An inspiring read
22 Dec, 2012
Bitten and smitten by English Bites !
5 Jan, 2013
Amazing Book - A must read!
22 Aug, 2013
An excellent book!
21 Jan, 2013
Hats off !
15 Jan, 2014
HAVE A BITE, TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!!!
11 Dec, 2013
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26 Nov, 2013
20 Nov, 2013
A nice learning experience!
14 Oct, 2013