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Functional English for Communication
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Functional English for Communication

First Edition
  • Ujjwala Kakarla - Faculty, English, Department of Humanities & Sciences, School of Engineering, Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (Autonomous), Hyderabad
  • Tanu Gupta - Faculty, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala
  • Leena Pundir - Faculty, IMS Unison University, Dehradun
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February 2019 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A lucid, comprehensive yet compact text focusing on core language skills in English including vocabulary building, lexis, syntax, and communicative grammar.

Functional English for Communication will help readers enrich their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a large number of practice exercises and examples from academic and professional areas. The modules of the book have been specially designed to help readers use English language with clarity and confidence, thereby enhancing their communication skills and employability. The book exhibits the appropriate use of grammar and syntax, and the methods of identifying and avoiding common errors.

Key Features

• Encourages readers to think critically and use English effectively in academic, social and professional contexts

• Aims at improving professional communication and employability skills of students

• Aids self-learning in a creative and competent manner through a wide range of practice exercises and activities

• Provides carefully designed units to familiarize students with the test patterns of various competitive examinations such as CAT, TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS, TEFL
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Unit 1: Vocabulary Building
 
The Concept of Word Formation
 
Root Words from Foreign Languages and Their Use in English
 
Acquaintance with Prefixes and Suffixes from Foreign Languages in English to Form Derivatives
 
Synonyms, Antonyms and Standard Abbreviations
 
Unit 2: Basic Writing Skills
 
Sentence Structures
 
Use of Phrases and Clauses in Sentences
 
Importance of Proper Punctuation
 
Creating Coherence
 
Organizing Principles of Paragraphs in Documents
 
Techniques for Writing Preciselym
 
Unit 3: Identifying Common Errors in Writing
 
Subject–Verb Agreement
 
Noun–Pronoun Agreement
 
Misplaced Modifiers
 
Articles
 
Prepositions
 
Redundancies
 
Clichés
 
Unit 4: Nature and Style of Sensible Writing
 
Describing
 
Defining
 
Classifying
 
Providing Examples or Evidence
 
Writing Introduction and Conclusion
 
Unit 5: Writing Practices
 
Comprehension
 
Précis Writing
 
Essay Writing
 
Email Writing
 
Business Memos
 
Letter Writing
 
Technical Report Writing
 
Unit 6: Oral Communication
 
Effective Listening Skills
 
Effective Speaking Skills
 
Conversations: Situational dialogues
 
Oral Presentations
 
Group Discussion
 
Interview Skills
 
Answers to Practice Exercises
 
Index

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