English for Engineers

English for Engineers

Authors : Shyam Ji Dubey, Manish Kumar & Shreesh Chaudhary

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About the Author

Shyam Ji Dubey :-

Shyam Ji Dubey, Assistant Professor, Department of English, GLA University, Mathura, UP

Manish Kumar :-

Manish Kumar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Department of English, GLA University, Mathura, UP.

Shreesh Chaudhary :- Shreesh Chaudhary has a PhD. In English Phonology from Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. He has taught English in many parts of India. He is a professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Revised by Aysha Viswamohan Aysha Viswamohan has a Ph.D. in American Literature. She has a diploma in teaching English from Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. She is a Visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

About the Book

This textbook caters to the language specific needs of the students pursuing technical and professional courses at UG level. The book encourages a sound enquiry-based approach among the students. It will help them understand the nuances of the language per se and enable them to apply the concepts in real-life situations. The book prescribes a thorough grounding in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English language.


Key Features

  • Deals in the present-day idiom  of English language and includes contemporary readings and listening materials aimed at enriching the students both conceptually and linguistically.
  • Integrates concepts with applications in such a way that learning outcomes are thoroughly experienced
  • Has abundant contemporary examples from the field of Engineering which the students would be able to use adeptly when they enter the industrial workforce

Table of Content

Unit-I Vocabulary Building

Module 1: Listening

Module 2: Word Formation Processes

Module 3: Derived Words

Module 4: Affixation

Module 5: Antonyms & Synonyms

Module 6: Acronyms & Abbreviations

Module 7: Additional Reading & Exercise

Unit-II Basic Writing Skill

Module 1: Listening-Reading Text

Module 2: Sentence Structures

Module 3: Use of Phases and Clauses

Module 4: Importance of Punctuation

Module 5: Organizing Principles of Paragraphs

Module 6: Creating Coherence

Module 7: Techniques of Writing Precisely

Unit-III Identifying Common Errors in Writing

Module 1: Introduction to Errors in Grammar

Module 2: Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement

Module 3: Errors in Noun-Pronoun Agreement

Module 4: Errors in Misplaced Modifiers

Module 5: Errors in Articles

Module 6: Errors in Prepositions

Module 7: Errors due to Redundancies

Module 8: Errors due to Clichés

Unit-IV Nature and Style of Sensible Writing

Module 1: Listening and Reading

Module 2: Literary and Other Kinds of Prose

Module 3: Defining and Describing

Module 4: Classifying

Module 5: Providing Examples and Evidence

Module 6: Writing Introduction and Conclusion

Module 7: Supplementary Reading - Writing

Unit-V Writing Practices

Module 1: Reading

Module 2: Summary Writing

Module 3: Précis Writing

Module 4: Essay Writing

Unit-VI Oral Communication

Module 1: Rudiments of Oral Communication

Module 2: Reading Text

Module 3: Listening

Module 4: Pronunciation, Intonation, Stress and Rhythm

Module 5: Common Everyday Situations: Conversation & Dialogues

Module 6: Communication at Workplace

Module 7: Interview Skills

           Module 8: Formal Presentations