Spoken English through Telugu by V Siva Prasad
English like any other language is also a very beautiful language. The joy of learning English is something one must experience. English should not be learnt only for the utilization value but also for the sheer joy it brings. I have been teaching communicative English or spoken English as it is commonly called in different places for school, college and university students, for professionals like Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Employees, businessmen, etc. I found that almost all my students, were not in a position to ask or answer a question in the right way initially. Therefore, I felt the need to elaborate the tenses for us to ask and answer the YES/NO questions or WH (information) questions. There are thousands of books available on English Grammar, but I haven’t come across a single book wherein the tenses have been elaborated like the one you are reading now. To ask or answer questions in English confidently, it is a unique book in itself.
The other main intention of writing this book is for those who don’t get sufficient time and money to enrol in an institute and learn over there for one to two hours. Some don’t find spoken English institutes close to their residence or work place. They have to travel many kilometres to attend classes on time. They may feel that they are wasting their time and money unnecessarily. If you don’t get sufficient time, all you have to do is to start practicing to read the YES/NO and WH sentences loudly and correctly so that the vocal chords get good practice for the words to flow freely.
To communicate in English, you don’t have to become a grammarian. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t learn grammar at all. You must learn those which are essential to communicate in English. The Tenses are the most important. They contain nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, common nouns, etc. used as subjects, transitive and intransitive verbs, helping or Be-form verbs as also other parts of speech in the objects of sentences. When you communicate, people observe the tenses you use to ask a question or to answer a question. As you keep reading and working on the sentences and exercises given in this book, the words in these tenses will flow freely and your fluency will improve a lot and there’s no doubt about it at all. The whole book is written in a layman’s language for easy understanding. Since most of the students hesitate to ask a question or answer in English, these practice sentences will give them a lot of confidence and they won’t feel inferior. There is no short cut to learn English. You must sit and practice reading, writing and speaking as much as you can. The more you practice the more confidence you get and speak more fluently. YOU MOST ALSO OBSERVE HOW PEOPLE USE WORDS TO SPEAK AND PRONOUNCE THEM.
Often, many students speak of a difference in the learning ability between rural and urban students. The difference apparently does exist for various administrative and academic reasons. Generally an S.S.L.C. or a PU Tch. trained teacher will try to teach English at his/her own capacity at the school level. With that level of English, they somehow manage to get a degree and at a later stage come to the urban places to get jobs. But when he/she is at the competition level to seek employment opportunities in this competitive world, the English level that he/she has acquired may not be enough to compete with the others.
To support themselves as also to get practical exposure of English, they go for small jobs and also join Spoken English classes. Many a times they discontinue due to work pressure and unsuitable class timings. Keeping these in view, an attempt has been done meticulously to provide a lucid and luminous way to communicate effectively in English, through this book. This book will give maximum results, only when the students put in maximum efforts by practicing regularly for at least an hour or two to read loudly, till their vocal chords get accustomed for the words to flow freely from their mouth and communicate confidently.
For persons to communicate in English, they should be in a position to at least understand what the other person is asking and also be able to answer in the same tense. If a person is asking what do you do? In the simple present tense, you cannot answer in the simple past tense like “I did commerce” and vice-versa. Your answer should either be I study commerce if you are a commerce student or I work in WIPRO if you are an employee of WIPRO. In this book, the formulas for all the tenses, YES/NO questions, WH questions have been elaborated with the help of about 200 verbs that have been selected randomly. THEY HAVE JUST BEEN PREPARED FOR PRACTICE IN THE TWELVE TENSES. JUST READ, READ AND READ LOUDLY and rigorously. One to Two hours of practice will go a long way to communicate in English and you will definitely note the difference within a short period.
I wish you the very best
BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER JOBS, BETTER RESPECT