|About the Book|
The aim of this book is to facilitate your understanding, mastery and effective usage of the English language, in your day-to-day operations, your profession, studies, business, or any other domain of your activity. To this effect, material has beenMoreThe aim of this book is to facilitate your understanding, mastery and effective usage of the English language, in your day-to-day operations, your profession, studies, business, or any other domain of your activity. To this effect, material has been presented in a simplified, well-structured and coherent manner, to smoothen and enhance its assimilation and application.Whether you are an entire novice to the English language, or you are seeking to consolidate the foundation of continuous learning of the language, this book will be of immense service to you. Even if you’re somewhat well-grounded in the English language, but feel the need to brush off rough edges, this book will equally serve as a fertile avenue for you to do so.There are fundamental universally accepted principles and techniques to be adhered to, in order to maximise your effective understanding and mastery of the English language. The author has placed such principles and techniques in the spotlight, with clarity and simplicity, so as to render your task of learning this language as easy as possible.In this era, the ever growing influence exerted by the English language is irreversible and far-reaching- as English has touched almost every culture and region of the world. English is therefore the most widely spoken language in the world. To this effect, the author examines why it’s imperative for anyone to consider learning the English language without further delay.Every language has a designated alphabet, which constitutes the indispensable cornerstone of that language. The author, therefore, briefly examines the English language alphabet and associated features, such as phonetics and phonology. Some technical elements of written English are concisely explored, especially features associated with orthography.The book is divided into nine sections as follows: section A outlines compelling reasons why you should study the English Language- section B deals with phonetics and essential English writing rules- section C addresses content words of grammatical features, while section D tackles context words of grammatical features- section E handles principles for the effective management of grammar- section F addresses common mistakes in English and how to avoid them- section G focuses on business English- section H offers you stimulating exercises to check your understanding of the book, while section I offers answers to the exercises.Grammar is generally considered a powerful cornerstone in the mastery of the English language. Therefore, the author has devoted considerable energy to present grammatical features, including: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, interjections, determiners, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, phrases, clauses etc.For those seeking to apply for jobs in the international labour market- and more so, in Anglo-Saxon countries or Anglo-Saxon enterprises, the author has provided a sample of how curriculum vitae (CV) are presented in the English world.The author then addresses various contexts in which the English language can be used, so as to sharpen the reader’s familiarity with the numerous practical scenarios in which the English language can be applied. Such scenarios covered in this book include: business English, English in an academic environment, English while travelling, English at work- and English at home.It’s a generally accepted fact that it’s only by performing some exercises that one can gauge one’s pace and degree of evolution in any subject. For this reason, the author has designed a series of stimulating exercises, against which you can measure your progress in understanding and mastering the language.Finally, the author offers answers to designated exercises, to enable you verify your performance in these exercises.