The academic reporms recommended by the UGC in the recent past have led to overall improvement in the higher education system. The Choice Based Credit System provides a 'cafeteria' approach in which students can pick courses of their choice, learn at their own pace, take up additional courses and acquire more than the required credits. The new system helps students develop critical thinking as well as analytical ability, and makes them job-ready.
Soft skill is an important aspect of life. It has been covered in this "English in Use" book, Read and understand them, it is more important to internalise and practice them, set goals in life, motivate yourself to follow them, develop your self-confidence, work on your verbal and non-verbal communication skills and hone your interpersonel skills. Do not miss even a single opportunity to implement soft skills in you, feel it, and it will make a big difference in your personal and professional life.
The study material has been prepared to address the English language needs of students, as to meet a variety of real-life situations. Each unit contains author's biography, question and answers, essays and concludes with a series of exercises to hone language skills. It is hoped that the book will assist students in the curricular goal of self-learning.
1. Poem, Prose, Vocabulary and Grammar
(Poem: The Flower, Prose: The Kitemaker, Vocabulary: Commonly Confused Words, Grammar: Determiners)
2. Poem, Prose, Vocabulary and Grammar
(Poem: Ecology, Pros: What's the Language of the Future?, Vocabulary: Indianisms, Grammar: Framing Questions (Including Tag Questions)
3. Poem, Prose, Vocabulary and Grammar
(Poem: Television, Prose: The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination, Vocabulary: One-word Substitutes, Grammar: Relative Clauses)
4. Review Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar
(Review Writing: Flim Review, Book Review, Vocabulary: Technical Vocabulary (Flim, Literature), Grammar: Conditional)
5. CV Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar
(CV Writing: Chronological CV, Functional CV, Vocabulary: Appropriacy, Grammar: Common Errors)