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Friday, 11 May 2018

Communication Skills for Engineers

This book was published in 2012 by Scietech Publications, Chennai. The copyright is with me.

Like the previous books, this also covers the English syllabus for first year students of engineering in colleges affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.

You my find the rest of the write up to your liking. If you do, please recommend it to a publisher in your area so students may benefit.

Thanks in advance.

my email ID: kolilakh29@gmail.com
phone: 9840327279



The syllabus of 2008 has been treated with a new design and in a new format.

The listening and reading content is theme-based: communicating, environment, resources, gender, travel, health, sports, disaster management, technology and energy. Every learning experience has a set goal.

Theme-based content experiences will hopefully engage the learner and the teacher in meaningful interactive exchanges and also lead the learner to know more about the topics dealt with under each theme.

Besides treating syllabus items in some depth, the book presents the learner with exposure to new areas of learning: form concepts, discuss life—use interesting quotes, categorise human relations, analyse technical texts, role-ply, learn telephone etiquette and basic sentence types and patterns etc.

Much more is available: two alphabetised lists of words with equivalent Thamizh expressions (to help Thamizh medium students to understand the concepts behind those words), word games, anagrams, collocations.

The workbook contains tips for life skills: staying fit, personal presentation skills, commitment, stress management, self-esteem, being organised, assertiveness, learning skills, problem solving, communication, reliability, integrity, motivation.
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A Coursebook on English 

This book was published in 2009 by Scitech Publications, Chennai. The copyright is with me.

Like the previous five coursebooks, this book can also be modified to suit the English learning needs of Arts and Science students of UG courses.

You may find the pages from this book acceptable. If you do, please recommend this to a publisher in your area so students can benefit.

Thanks in advance.

my email ID: kolilakh29@gmail.com
phone: 9840327279



 A Course Book on English follows the syllabus prescribed by JNTU. This is in two parts.

Part I
Unit 1—lisening skills: introduction, definition, need for listening, barriers to listening, need
              for training, exercises
Unit 2—speaking skills: introduction, oral presentation, extempore speaking exercise,
              describing objects/situations/people, exercises, role play, have a problem?, aim for
              accuracy, dialogues for practice (with 32 pairs of dialogues in boxes entitled 
              ‘fluency’ and ‘accuracy’), relationships, discussing as a group
Unit 3—reading skills: passages
              writing skills: sentence formation and building, paragraph writing and building,
                                     formatting, essay writing, note-taking, formal and informal letters,
                                     editing
Unit 4—practice exercises on remedial grammar
Unit 5—vocabulary (idioms, homophones etc)

Part II
English Language Communication Skills Lab
Sounds of English (with diagrammatic representation of tongue positions and words practice), tongue twisters, situational dialogues, oral presentation, paper presentations. Information transfer, debate, sample conversations, telephone skills and etiquette

The book is accompanied by a free CD consisting of 17 tracks:
                   Introduction— Track 00
1. Listening skills
     Ex.1—pasages 1—10—Track One
     Ex.2—passages 11-12—Track Two
     Ex.3—passages 13—15—Track Three
     Ex.4—passages 1—4—Track Four

2. Pronunciation, accent and intonation
    1—4 pure vowels            Track Five
    5—8 pure vowels            Track Six
    9—12 pure vowels          Track Seven
    Minimal pairs                  Track Eight
    8 diphthongs                    Track Nine
    Difficult consonant sounds Track Ten
    Commonly mispronounced words—1 Track Eleven
    Commonly mispronounced words—2 Track Twelve
    Words with accent                                Track Thirteen
    ‘Rhythm’ of the English language       Track Fourteen
    ‘Stress’ for meaning change                 Track Fifteen
    Three ‘tones’                                        Track Sixteen

3. Conversation practice
    Telephone conversations                       Track Seventeen
    Conversations in context                       Track Eighteen
    Giving directions                                   Track Nineteen 
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Communication Skills for Engineers

This book was published in 2008 by Scitech Publications, Chennai. The copyright is with me.

Like the previous three books, this book covers the English syllabus for first year students of engineering in colleges affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.

You may find the following posting to your liking. If you do, please do recommend it to a publisher in your area so students may benefit.

Thanks in advance.

my email ID: kolilakh29@gmail.com
phone:9840327279



The contents run to several pages and are self explanatory. They clearly enumerate sllabus items, and the book deals with them exhaustively. The book helps learners identify the nuances of the English language with the traditional aspects.  Non-verbal communication has been given special focus. Learners get a look-in at ‘advertisements’. The book stresses E-mail etiquette. Learners get an idea of how to write ‘proposals’.
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