Communication Skills Classes-For Adults
- Expert voice and accent training
- Voice Modulation Exercises
- Speech fault improvisation
- Hesitation control exercises
- Confidence building
- Presentation skills
- Grammar Recap
- Vocabulary Builder
COURSE MODULE DESIGNED BY AUTHOR OF 4 BOOKS
What is language and how to improve it
Every sound of every language is within every child but as we grow we get enveloped in our comfort zones and stop listening to different sounds.Phonetics teaches us how to use our sounds right and hence develop a neutralized accent which is far from regional.
Things to remember:
Until you learn the correct English slow down your speech.
It is more important that everything you say is understood.
Use your dictionary. Make a list of frequently used words that are difficult for you to pronounce.
Record yourself reading some sections of a book.
Pronounce the endings of each word. Pay special stress to “s” and “ed” endings.
Read aloud in English 15-20 minutes everyday.
Speak with more energy and enthusiasm.
Change your body language
Be Patient-You can change the way you speak but it won’t happen overnight!
“It’s not what you say but how you say it that counts”
GRAMMAR FOR SPOKEN
The tense of a verb shows the time of an action or an event.
(Verb-An action word/Doing word, e.g.: singing, dance, walk, pick, do.)
Tenses are divided into three forms: –
A verb that refers to the present time is said to be in the present tense.
1ST PER I LIKE WE LIKE
2nd PER YOU LIKE YOU LIKE
3rd PER HE/SHE LIKES THEY LIKE
The present tense can be divided into four forms:
Simple Present-I like
Here the action is mentioned simply without anything being said about the completeness.
Present continuous-I am liking
Here action is incomplete and continuous.
Present Perfect-I have liked
Here action is mentioned as finished , complete or perfect
Present perfect continuous-I have been liking
Here the action is going on continuously and has not completed at this present moment.
Helping verbs help the verb in making more sense
ü IS-Used for singular things
ü AM-used only with present continuous in verbs and with nouns
ü ARE-Used for plural things
ü HAVE-used to create more force
ü HAS-used to create more force
The past tense is used to indicate an action in the past. A
verb that refers to the past time is said to be in the past tense
The past tense is divided into four forms:- 1.Simple Past-
a.Used to indicate an action completed in the past.It
often occurs with adverbs or adverb phrases of the past time.
Eg:I Received the letter yesterday
She left school last year.
b.Sometimes used without an adverb of time.
Eg:I learnt English in Nagpur.
c.The simple past is also used for past habits.
Eg:He studied many hours every day.
a.Used to indicate an action going on at sometime in the past.The time of the action may or may not be specified.
Eg:1.We were listening to the radio all evening.
2.It was getting darker and darker.
b.This tense is also used with words like –always,continually for persistent habits in the past.
Eg: He was always grumbling,
Used to indicate an action completed before a certain moment in the past.
Eg: I met him in Delhi in 1996.I had seen him last five years before.
b. If two actions happened in the past,it may be necessary to show which happened before the other.The past perfect is mainly used in such a situation.
Eg: 1. I had done my exercise when Hari came to see me.
2. I had written the letter before he arrived.
4.Past Perfect Continuous
a.Used for an action that began before a certain point in the past and continued up to that time.
Eg:1.At that time he had been writing a novel for two months.
2.When Mr.Mukherjee came to the school in 1995,Mr.Anand had already been teaching there for five years.
A verb that refers to a future time is said to be in the future tense.
1.Simple Future Tense
a.The simple future is used to talk about things which we cannot control.It expresses the future as a fact.
Eg:I shall be twenty next week.
b. We use this tense to talk about what we think or believe will happen in the future.
Eg:I think Pakistan will win the match.
c.We also use this tense when we decide to do something at the time of speaking.
Eg:It is raining.I will take an umbrella.
3.Future Perfect Tense
This tense is used to talk about actions that will be completed by a certain future time.
E.g.: 1. I shall have written my exercise by then.
2.He will have left before you go to see him.
4.Future Perfect Continuous Tense
This tense is used for actions which will be in progress over a period of time that will end in the future.
E.g.:By next March we shall have been living there for four y