Higher Education


Functional English (As per AICTE Model Curriculum 2018) (WBUT)

Author(s): Gajendra Singh Chauhan | Smita Kashiramka | L. Thimmesha

ISBN: 9789353500474

1st Edition

Copyright: 2019

India Release: 2019


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 500

Trim Size: 241 x 181 mm

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This textbook is a product of the authors’ long experience and knowledge through their classroom teaching of Technical Communication skills and Modern Advanced English grammar and also by the practical classroom research carried out at the University and college levels. This book helps students and professionals alike to explore the dynamics of written and spoken communication skills in the tech-savvy workplace today. It gives them a deep understanding of the effectiveness of communication in engaging people and shaping their careers. The topics and concepts are carefully chosen and developed with simplicity and precision to reflect today’s business scenario. This book is customized to suit the needs of students with the key topics presented under bold headings and sub-headings with clear examples, making the information easier to navigate and quick to capture to learn technical communication skills.

  • This book adopts an easy-to-understand language and user-friendly approach.
  • Discusses the key concepts of English grammar and explain with the help of numerous examples
  • Comprehensively covers LSRW skills and techniques
  • Detailed coverage on communication skills and technical writing environment
  • Special coverage on topics such as common errors in English and language proficiency
  • Practical real-world caselets to focus on topics discussed in the chapter that can be analysed in classroom


Section – I

Introduction to Grammar

Chapter 1 Parts of Speech

Chapter 2 Common Errors Identification in Parts of Speech

Chapter 3 Grammar for Professionals

Section – II

Vocabulary Building and Language Proficiency

Chapter 4 How to Write Correct English

Chapter 5 Grammar Rules with Explanation

Chapter 6 Words Formation (Vocabulary Part I)

Chapter 7 Words Formation (Vocabulary Part II)

Section – III

Nature and Style of Sensible Writing

Chapter 8 Sentences, Voices and Reported Speech

Chapter 9 Importance of Proper Punctuations, Creating Coherence and Cohesion

Chapter 10 Misplaced Modifier, Contractions, Collocations and Cloze Test

Chapter 11 Sentence Arrangements, Reading Comprehension and Organizing Principles

of Writing a Paragraph


Section – IV

Communication Skills: Listening and Reading

Chapter 12 The Listening Comprehension

Chapter 13 Reading Skills and Effective Comprehension

Section – V

Communication Skills: Speaking

Chapter 14 Professional Presentations and Public Speaking

Chapter 15 Oral Communication

Chapter 16 Group Discussion and Job/Employment Interviews

Chapter 17 Job/Employment Application and Resume Writing

Section – VI

Communication Skills: Technical Writing

Chapter 18 Technical Writing Process and Technical Report Writing

Chapter 19 Technical Proposals and Business Correspondence


Gajendra Singh Chauhan

Gajendra Singh Chauhan is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He specializes in Applied Linguistics, Advertising Communication, and Media Writing with a focus on linguistics of advertising in India. His contributions to the literature include six books, scores of scholarly articles, and talks on All India Radio.


Smita Kashiramka

Smita Kashiramka is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She specializes in Corporate Finance and Indian Financial System. She has contributed many research papers in national and international journals and conferences of repute. She has also undertaken projects and consultancy assignments for the government and corporate sector and has been delivering lectures at several academic institutions across the country. 


L. Thimmesha

L. Thimmesha is Assistant Professor and HoD of English and Humanities at Government Engineering College, Hassan, Karnataka. Dr Thimmesha specialized in English Language communication skills, modern advanced grammar, and 20th century science and social fiction in English literature. He has been member of Board of studies and Board of examination and special invitee to many universities and academic institutions across Karnataka for delivering lectures. Prof. Thimmesha has contributed many research papers in national and international journals and conferences.