If you are looking for one book to improve your English, this is it. Learn English: A Fun Book of Functional Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary is a complete package to help readers speak and write confidently. Readers will find this book highly interactive, enjoyable to read, and contemporary in its approach. This new book addresses the Indian learner’s needs and the specific problems they face while learning the language, which often arise because of the differences between Indian languages and English
To the Readers...
Part I: Getting Started
1. Communication and Language
2. Words and Sentences
3. Phrases, Clauses, Idioms, and Proverbs
4. Different Classes of Words
5. Sentence Patterns
Part II: Let’s Talk about the Present
6. Talking about Habitual or Permanent Things
7. I am Fine, How are You?
8. Talking about Yourself
9. Talking about Others
10. Asking Questions
11. Counting Things
12. A School of Fish or Group Nouns
13. Where are You Going, My Pretty Maid?
14. We Eat ...
Part III: To the Past, on a Time Machine
15. Ordinary Verbs and Helping Verbs
16. Three Forms of Verbs
17. The Film has Already Started ...
18. We’ve been Studying English
19. To the Past, on a Time Machine
20. I was in Hyderabad
21. I was Sleeping when My Boss Walked in
22. The Bride had Run Away
23. It had been Raining
Part IV: The Future and a Little More
24. Talking About the Future
25. I’ll be Travelling Next Saturday
26. The Future is Perfect
Part V: When Verbs are not Alone
27. Rani Loves Dancing
28. In Japanese, Ikiru Means to Live
29. Verbs with Prepositions
30. Verbs with Prepositions: More of Them
Part VI: Nuts and Bolts of the English Language
31. A, An, or The?
32. Nuts and Bolts of the English Language
33. Talking about Time
34. More on Prepositions
Part VII: Some Practical and Useful Language
35. I Can Speak English
36. Suggestions and Permissions
37. Talking about Possible Future Events
38. Possibilities Now...
39. Internal and External Obligations
40. The Versatile Would
41. Wish You Good Luck
Part VIII: Language “Clear as Sunlight, Crisp as Sand”
42. How Green Was My Valley
43. A Big Black Furry Dog
44. Comparing Cats with Dogs!
45. Unfortunately, the Criminal Slipped Away
46. How Hot Is the Tea?
47. She, Her, Herself, Hers
48. More on Pronouns
Part IX: From Simple to Complex Language
49. Conditions and Results
50. Tom Sawyer is Dying
51. If Lara Dutta had Married Brian Lara ...
52. Reporting Another Person’s Words
53. Was Majnu Loved by Laila?
Part X: Let’s Talk Business
54. Business Vocabulary—an Introduction
55. Business Communication is Changing
The End-game, Although the Game Never Ends
Appendix 1 Irregular Verbs
Appendix 2 Indian English
Key to Exercises and Tests
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