A sequel to the authors well received book A Practical Course in Spoken English, this comprehensive yet compact book provides a practical course for enhancing ones English speaking skills. Divided into six parts and 44 chapters, the book in Part IThe Knowledge Paradigm: The What and Why of Effective Speakingdiscusses, among others, about phonetics and phonology, the phonemes, and stress and intonation. Part IIThe Skill Paradigm APublic Speaking Skillscovers such areas as using the 4Rs for effective speaking, combating stage fear, using audio-visual aids, and non-verbal communication. Part IIIThe Skill Paradigm BCommunicating with Peopledeals with such topics as making effective telephone calls, celebrating teachers day, expressing gratitude, participating in group discussions, and participating in TV/radio debate. Part IVFurther Strengthening Your Communication Skillsis devoted to a study of rein-forcing the readers vocabulary through such means as using phrasal verbs, linking words, consulting the Ready Reference Wordbook, and frequently used foreign words and phrases.
The final two partsPart V, The Desire to Achieve: Getting Motivated, and Part VI, Effective English Speaking Skills in Actionprovide the meaning and techniques of self-motivation, evaluating daily progress, besides giving some memorable speeches delivered by great speakers like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, US Presidents Kennedy and Lincoln, and the civil rights activist, Martin Luther King.
The book, written in an accessible and student-friendly manner, is meant for anyone who possesses a fair amount of English speaking skills but wishes to further enhance those skills. Undergraduate students of different disciplines and even plus two students should find the book quite useful and interesting. As acquiring communication skills is a must in todays extremely competitive world, this book would do wonders to the student as well as the lay reader.