This is meant for 1st and 2nd semester undergraduate students at Kuvempu University, Karnataka. The workbook is basically aimed at making the learning of reading skills, vocabulary, grammar and everyday oral communication effective. It focuses on helping students acquire language skills, improve their vocabulary and gain better understanding of the use of grammar. The passages used for honing students’ reading comprehension skills are descriptive, narrative, expository and argumentative. Some of the passages are contemporary in theme, style and outlook. The book also includes exercises in vocabulary building, grammar, and oral skills.
Each unit is followed by the glossary, the comprehension, language activity which helps students improve their communication skills.
Board of Editors, Kuvempu University, Karnataka.
Unit 1: Selling the Dream
Unit 2: Japanese Work Ethic
Unit 3: Capturing the Colours of Life
Unit 4: One Man’s Pleasure: A Folk Tale
Unit 5: Pollution
Unit 6: What is Sex-Gender System?
Unit 7: Chocolate
Unit 8: Mother Teresa
Books for Further Reference
1. Paragraph Writing
2. Official Letters
3. Speeches at Formal Events
4. Words and Phrases in Contemporary Use
5. Note Making
6. Phrasal Verbs
1. Job Application Letters and Curricula Vitae
2. Report Writing
3. Letters to Newspaper Editors and Government Authorities
4. Summary Writing
5. Essay Writing