Ashit Mhaskar Started The Discussion:

Is anybody aware of any basic books on English that can be useful to improve communication skills ( wanted to suggest some to my engineers as most of them are deputed in call centers )

Posted 24th March 2005 From India, Mumbai

ashit, hi
I have just used the "cambridge dictionery " software
it svery very good.
worth trying as it gives u a papaerless system to learn as it is a Cd
secondly it helps u as it has many excersices and different level of it.
its easy to use as it can be installed and any employee can use it in his/her spare time

do get one

Note: i will definately give the names of the books u need
Posted 2nd May 2005 From India, New Delhi
Dear Reema Thanks for the reply Can you pls give some details about the cd ,Where is it available. Also ,pls suggest some Basic books REgards AShit
Posted 3rd May 2005 From India, Mumbai
don’t know if this is what reema was talking about but i googled the Cambridge dictionary and came up with their online link cheers! Rekha
Posted 4th August 2005 From United States, Saint Louis
Hello Thee are excellent good books and CDs in British Council on spoken communication. It is essentially for Asiatic population. You an try that V.Raghavan
Posted 5th August 2005 From India, Pune
there r many books available in the market....but u got to select based on ur requirement....not to take it as english as an subject but a communication language...but i personally feel... the best is to talk and wd improve a lot

have fun

Posted 11th August 2005
few of the good book to improve english communication skills are :

Word Power made easy : Norman Lewis
English Grammer : thomson and martinet
Essays by samuel Smiles (3-4 books) (an essential set of books , i must say due to its superb composition and usage)
Write Better , Read Better : Reader's Digest Publication (for those who have good command over vocab and grammer ) (again an essential book)
In addition to above , Kev Nair's course can also be considered.

ll get back to you with few more names i m not able to recall rt now.


Posted 10th September 2005 From India, Madras
First identify the areas
1. spoken- more hands on trg would help
2. written- if its more grammar related then may be I can suggest books with self learning exercises
3. presentation skills- hands on role plays
4. Corporate etiquette- trg

It would be better to put them thru training. In my view books on communication skills usually serve as a reminder to training but dont actually improve the comm skills.
You could do role plays with them if you dont have too much time.

Posted 22nd September 2005 From India, Pune
Hi Alok, I think you have to purchase the "Cambride Dictionary" book. The CD is free if you purschase the Cambride Dictionary from the local book vendor. regards Moiz
Posted 23rd December 2005
Hiii friends,

myself is a trainer in english enhancement and here are my views to improve ur communication.

1 to make ur speech organs flexible get some voice and accent training. the book i recommend for this is "voice and accent training module by Arjun Raina director NSD delhi [speakeasy english]

2 get the book 'choose your english' by The british instt Mumbai. it is said that if u can reflect emotion thro words then u know the real english. and this book does teach u to express the emotion.the focus is on British English. and practice with "living english speech" by W S Allen .

If anyone is more interested to know about how to improve the communication skills using english he or she may write an email to me at


Posted 3rd January 2006 From India


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