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A Fun Book of Functional Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary

Second Edition

December 2018 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A one-book army that will demolish your fear of and troubles with English!

If you wish to improve your English but don’t know where to begin, try reading this book. Learn English is a complete package that presents the fundamentals of the English language in an enjoyable, reader-friendly style.

From basic sentences to complex grammatical forms, from essential English words to modern business vocabulary, and from common errors to elements of style, this book covers them all! As you work through the book, you will find answers to your questions in easy-to-understand, informal language.

The book is specifically aimed at South Asians who face similar challenges while learning English. With contexts and stories they can easily relate to, this book offers insights into English in a fun way. It will help you speak and write English with clarity and confidence.

This book:

• Can an be used either by self-learners or in a classroom

• Is based on modern concepts of second language acquisition

• Deals with linguistic challenges and cultural aspects from a South Asian perspective

 

 
Acknowledgements for the First Edition
 
Acknowledgements for the Second Edition
 
The Rules of the Game
 
Secret Mantras for Assured Success
 
Communication and Language
 
Words and Sentences
 
Language and Style
 
Different Classes of Words
 
Sentence Patterns
 
Test 1: Reviewing the Basics
 
Let’s Talk About the Present
 
Everyday Activities and Universal Truths
 
I am Fine, How Are You?
 
Special Test: Vocabulary around Occupations
 
Talking about Yourself
 
Talking about Others
 
Asking Questions
 
Counting Things
 
A School of Fish Or Group Nouns
 
Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?
 
We Eat …
 
Test 2: Present Tenses
 
To the Past, on a Time Machine
 
Ordinary Verbs, Helping Verbs
 
Three Forms of Verbs
 
The Film Has Already Started …
 
We’ve Been Studying English
 
To the Past, on a Time Machine
 
I Was in Hyderabad
 
I Was Sleeping when My Boss Walked In
 
The Runaway Bride
 
He Had Been Saving All His life
 
The Great Plains, the Grand Canyon
 
Test 3: The Blast That Wasn’t (A Test on Describing the Past)
 
The Future and a Little More
 
Talking about the Future
 
I’ll be Travelling Next Saturday
 
The Future Is Perfect
 
Academic Language
 
Test 4: Can We Review the Future?
 
When Verbs Are Not Alone
 
Rani Loves Dancing
 
In Japanese, Ikiru Means to Live
 
Verbs + Prepositions: Were You Waiting for This Book?
 
Phrasal Verbs: Don't Drop Off as You Read This
 
More Phrasal Verbs
 
Test 5: Joe Was Shocked to Find His Wallet Empty
 
Nuts and Bolts of the English Language
 
A, An, or The?
 
Nuts and Bolts of the English Language
 
Talking about Time
 
More on Prepositions
 
Test 6: New Zealand Burglar with a Conscience
 
Part 7: Some Practical and Useful Language
 
I Can Speak English Fluently
 
Suggestions and Permissions
 
Talking about Possible Future Events
 
Possibilities Now …
 
We Should, We Must, We’ve Got To …
 
The Versatile Would
 
Wish You Good Luck
 
Test 7: Modal Verbs
 
Language “Clear as Sunlight, Crisp as Sand”
 
“How Green Was My Valley”
 
A Big Brown Furry Dog
 
Comparing Cats with Dogs
 
Unfortunately, Bullet Singh Slipped Away
 
How Hot Is Your Tea?
 
Speaking: She, Her, Herself, Hers
 
More Spoken Language and Pronouns
 
Test 8: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Pronouns
 
From Simple to Complex Language
 
Clauses Can Be Relative
 
The Adhesive Called Relative Pronoun
 
Conditions and Results
 
Tom Sawyer Is Dying
 
If Lara Dutta Had Married Brian Lara
 
Reporting Another Person’s Words
 
Was Majnu Loved by Laila?
 
Test 9: Complex Sentences? They Are Simple!
 
Part 10: Let’s Talk Business
 
Business Vocabulary: An Introduction
 
Business Communication Is Changing
 
International English
 
End Game, Although the Game Never Ends
 
Appendix A: Irregular Verbs
 
Key to Practice Tasks and Tests
 
Index
Key features

·         This textbook can be used either by self-learners or in a classroom

 

·         The book is based on modern concepts of second language acquisition

 

·         Deals with linguistic challenges and cultural aspects from a South Asian perspective



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