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A Practical Course for Developing Writing Skills in English


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Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Learning to Write; 1. The Writing Process; 2. Controlled and Guided Composition; Part II: Functional Grammar; 3. Parts of Speech: A Quick Review; 4. Subject-Verb Agreement; 5. Determiners; 6. Revisiting Tenses; 7. Speech; 8. Active and Passive Direct--A Review; 9. Conditionals; 10. Modals; Part III; 11. Common Errors and Their Rectification; Part IV: Working with Words; 12. Vocabulary Enrichment; 13. Methods and Strategies of Vocabulary Enrichment; 14. Synonyms and Antonyms; 15. Prefixes and Suffixes; 16. One Word For and Odd Word Out; 17. Frequently Used Foreign Words and Phrases; 18. Hymonym: The Problem Words; 19. Phrasal Verbs and Idioms; Part V: Composition Paragraph Writing; 20. Writing a Paragraph; 21. Writing a Free Composition [Writing an Essay]; Part VI: Mechanics of Writing; 22. Graphics; 23. Spelling; 24. Punctuation and Capitalization; Part VII: Writing with a Purpose; 25. Writing Personal Letters; 26. Writing Official/Business/Formal Letters; 27. Writing Applications and Resume/CV; 28. Writing for Official Meetings; 29. Making a Diary Entry; 30. Note-making and Summarizing; 31. Abstracting and Summarizing; 32. Precis Writing; 33. Message Writing; 34. Letter to the Editor; 35. Lodging a Police Complaint; 36. Writing a Book Review; 37. Report Writing; 38. Writing a Memorandum (Memo); 39. Advertisements and Notices; 40. Writing for Examinations; Part VIII: Creative Writing; 41. Figures of Speech; 42. ABC of Creative Writing; 43. Promoting Creativity and Creative Writing; 44. Writing a Research Paper/Term Paper/Dissertation/Thesis; 45. Drawing the Curtains; Index.

About the Author

J. K. GANGAL, Director of the Centre for Creativity and Human Resource Development (CCHRD), Delhi, is a well-known ELT expert. He has specialized in Teaching of English as a second language from University of Exeter, UK. Formerly, the founder-Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Moscow, Mr. Gangal has more than 50 years of experience of teaching English at the secondary and senior secondary levels. He is closely associated with English Language Teaching (ELT) programmes conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He has authored 25 books and published many articles on ELT in reputed journals and periodicals.

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