This book has been published by American English Development Center., Inc. It first came out in 2010 hoping to fill a gap in the way English was taught in schools and other learning institutions.
Don’t Speak Good, Speak Well!
This book has been published by American English Development Center., Inc. It first came out in 2010 hoping to fill a gap in the way English was taught in schools and other learning institutions. It departs from the traditional way like textbooks and this provides snappy tips on grammar and pronunciation with lots of exercises and examples to help us improve on our communication skills.
As a student, we were taught the correct ways to construct sentences or even the technical aspects of the language yet when we grow up, we sometimes forget what we learned and stick with the ones we hear in everyday use. Grammar nazis exist because they may be conscious with their own grammar and became OC with it. I for one am conscious about the construction of my posts or tweets or even my blog posts. I was told of being a grammar nazi but I just can’t help mentally correct those errors I see online.
This edition is called the “nosebleed” edition because it has been a trend in our country that if we don’t understand something (particularly something said or written in English), we connote that it makes us feel nosebleed or even feel the nosebleed. It has been a Filipinism (which means a nonstandard English expression used by Filipinos) that eventually became an inside joke among us. We always want to get better at the language so we study it deeply to become better and feel less nervous and anxious when it comes to events, social gatherings or even job interviews.
This “Nosebleed” Edition is their contribution to Filipinos who want to get better in speaking English. It may be hard at first but with ample amount of practice, anything can be learned and achieved.
The book consists of three (3) parts:
- Part I: The Rules of English Grammar
- Part II: Conversation Strategies and Expressions
- Part III: The Sound of English
Blogging became an intellectual exercise for me since constructing and thinking about titles, contents and manner of writing can be tricky. I personally encountered hardships with the language since I had difficulties with prepositional phrases since it confuses me at times.
- “For a while”
- “It’s so traffic today”
- “Fill up this form”
- “Fill up this form” is wrong because it means pouring something until a container is full. It’s better if you say, “Fill out the form” or “Fill in the form”.
Reasons why I think every Juan should have this book:
- It is really a great help for those whose careers or endeavors make use of English as a primary language of conversation.
- It refreshes your mind with the rules of English.
- It aids you to evade the errors you might possibly commit if not yet corrected.
- It’s nearly a pocket size book. It’s thin so it may be carried with you in your everyday life.
- If you want to review your innate skills, this will surely help you regain your prowess in the language!