Spoken English (With CD) is a helpful guide to speaking fluent English in both formal and informal conversations.
Summary Of The Book
A comprehensive self-study guide, Spoken English (With CD) is meant for readers looking to improve their spoken English skills, which are required for the internationally recognized language for communication and business. With emphasis on basic grammar and sentence construction, the book also provides a simple guide for informal and formal conversations, with helpful knowledge on greetings, introductions, and showing appreciation.
Spoken English (With CD) features a total of twenty nine chapters on real-life situations and the conversations involved in them, in addition to information on the TOEFL, various call centers, and higher education options. Each chapter culminates in a set of exercises meant to improve the reader’s English skills, and provides an array of topics to practise skit-writing on. Numerous helpful clues and tips are also supplied for the same. This guide also stresses on the differences between the American and British spellings, and the most common words used in computers. After each conversation, a word-study section is provided that focuses on the vocabulary pertinent to the conversation.
The chapter list includes real-life scenarios like visiting a doctor with one's parent, booking accommodation at a hotel when you are out of station, and attending an interview, to name a few. A CD-Rom accompanies this text, and is a useful tool in learning and mastering the complex language of English. It houses all the conversations mentioned in the book in a simple audio format. The appendix at the end of the book hosts a wide array of words to build one’s vocabulary as well.
About Jayashree Balan
Jayashree Balan is an Indian author and English tutor.
She procured her postgraduate degree in English Literature from Madras University, and has dedicated her life to developing level based lessons and a result-oriented methodology to help students grasp the English language with ease and speak it fluently. In addition to teaching grammar to medical transcription trainees, she also provides training in soft-skills and basic communication.
Lesson 1: Introducing Oneself
Lesson 2: Introducing Others
Lesson 3: At a Bank I
Lesson 4: At a Bank II (Opening a Saving Bank Account)
Lesson 5: At a Hotel Reception Hall
Lesson 6: Helping a Friend Obtain a Rented Flat I
Lesson 7: Helping a Friend Obtain a Rented Flat II
Lesson 8: Helping a Friend Obtain a Rented Flat III
Lesson 9: A Discussion Between Two Friends
Lesson 10: Booking Accommodation at an Oustation Hotel
Lesson 11: Enquiring About Flight Arrivals/Departure/Schedules
Lesson 12: Enquiry for Information About Samsung, IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards)
Lesson 13: Getting an Appointment for an Interview Over Phone
Lesson 14: Fixing an Appointment for a Facial
Lesson 15: At the Restaurant
Lesson 16: Visiting a Doctor with one's Parent
Lesson 17: Attending an Interview
Lesson 18: Visiting a Friend in the Hospital I
Lesson 19: Visting a Friend in the Hospital II
Lesson 20: Present Water Crisis in Chennai
Lesson 21: A Discussion Between Two would be Brides
Lesson 22: Between a Brother and Sister
Lesson 23: Attending a Career Guidance Fair I
Lesson 24: Attending a Career Guidance Fair II
Lesson 25: At the Library
Lesson 26: At the Library Lesson 27: About TOEFL
Lesson 28: About Call Centre
Lesson 29: Options in Higher Education
Venkata Seshagiri Rao Boyina
8 Sep, 2012
Right book for practice
Venkata Seshagiri Rao Boyina
15 Jun, 2015
11 Apr, 2014
waste of money
31 Mar, 2014
Not for beginners!
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24 Nov, 2013
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