Based & Advanced Online English Courses
Basic English Conversation
- Four audio CDs with full 60 minute recording.
- 1 eBook in CD form.
- A box to keep the study material.
Intermediate English Conversation
- Three audio CDs.
- 1 eBook in CD form.
- A box to keep the course materials.
Do you feel embarrassed or ashamed when you converse in English? What is the state of your pronunciation? Is it poor? Do you tend to make grammatical mistakes when you speak or write English?
Do you struggle for words when you talk to people?
Intelligence is one of the attributes admired by both men and women. After all, intelligence is one of the ways through which others estimate your brainpower. You will undoubtedly agree with me that in order to make many friends, you have to be a good conversationalist. It is a fact that we talk or converse from the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed. However, most of us unfortunately happen to be unskilled conversationalists.
Conversational effectiveness undoubtedly plays a big part in anyone’s success. Why do some people turn out to be excellent conversationalists and better writers? Speaking and writing correct English is not something that comes naturally. In order to be a successful conversationalist, a person has to have studied conversation skills and have knowledge about its principles and techniques.
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We have three courses for you to choose from. Two conversational and one Business / General English – which teaches you the techniques of better writing.
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We have been in business since 1962. To-date, we have about forty-eight years of teaching experience with us. It is not an easy feat to be in business for almost fifty years. This would not have been possible for us without the support of our past and present students. We always strive to upgrade ourselves in order to serve our students better.
English Learning Center
Our courses are easy to follow in a classroom, with the help of our books and online English courses and speaking English CDs. This enables learning in comfort at home. We also have a comprehensive set of audio equipment to teach a class of 30 students at a time. This recently-invented equipment is widely used in Universities and also happens to be one of the most effective ways of teaching English Language.
The English language and its various dialects have led to immense confusion over the course of time that it has evolved. Students certainly don’t have it easy as every grammatical rule has a list of exceptions that’s almost a mile long!
The apostrophe has long been known for being one of the most disconcerting aspects of English grammar. Even native speakers misuse it at times. Here are a few simple guidelines on how to use the apostrophe correctly:
Possessiveness is often denoted through the use of an apostrophe. It is also often used with nouns, for instance in a sentence like – “This is Sally’s house”. If the noun is singular, it is easier to add ‘s’ to it. For instance, “Tom’s car was stolen.”
Things can get problematic in the plural form. If the noun doesn’t end with an‘s’, attach an apostrophe and an ‘s’ to the word. Example: “A rally for women’s rights was held in the Central Park.”
If the noun does end with an “s”, the apostrophe should be added at the end of the word but minus the “s”. Example: “The dogs’ food was stolen.”
Words like ‘his’ and ‘her’ are possessive in nature and don’t require an apostrophe.
Contractions are an acceptable part of the English language, after all, why use a sentence like “I would not do that if I were you”, when you can say “I wouldn’t do that if I were you”? When it comes to contractions, the apostrophe is used to signify missing words. ‘He does not want to go home’ gives way to ‘He doesn’t want to go home’, etc. Similarly, an apostrophe can be used to describe the numbers or years. Take for example, people who use ’11 instead of “2011”.
The apostrophe is only used when plurals are concerned, in cases when there are:
- Pluralised letters of the alphabet
Plural forms are often where the apostrophe causes the most grammatical chaos. The truth is, it is hardly necessary, even when abbreviations are used. For instance, it is grammatically correct to refer to “Persons of Indian Origin” as PIOs. The “s” denotes plurality.
The apostrophe is regarded one of the most abused facets of English grammar. It has just two functions: to indicate possession and to be used where words are omitted. The rules are simple enough for those who are particular about using proper grammar. For more information on English grammar and punctuation, please visit http://www.myenglishisgood.com/courses/.