Dear Divekar,
To prepare for various competitive exams, The Hindu is still preferred. I am not promoting any newspaper. I just suggested it was one among the standard papers. I also agree that The Economist, India Today are equally standardised and acts as a wonderful way to improve English language.

From India, Bengaluru
Hi Supriyamd

If you felt that I am pinpointing your opinion; then it is your opinion and I respect it. I am only expressing my thoughts and the experience I had while training people in various call center institutes and language centres like veta.

Hi Mr. Divekar

Do you any experience as a language trainer? If yes, please let me know as your profile does not highlight that.

My post clearly mentions that at a later stage we can switch over to reading the newspaper. I fail to understand the reason of unnecessarily picking one part of the post and stretching it.

“The language we use in newspapers is very different from the everyday language that we use in conversations.” is not a blanket statement. It is a fact. Pick up any newspaper in the world and read it.

Did I say it is not quality language? Where am I saying don’t read newspapers? Where do you get this idea that quality of the language or learning language formally is not important to me?

We focus on listening exercises and conversations in the initial stages because they are most effective. If you have ever learnt a foreign language (other than English) then you would know that the trainers focus on listening and speaking in the initial stages. Later on when the learner develops a threshold level then we focus on improving the quality and richness of the language.

The person who started this thread is definitely at a very basic level of learning the English language. My posts have been written keeping that person in mind and what supriyamd and you are talking about is applicable to a person at an intermediate or advance level.

This thread is about how to speak English fluently and not about speaking ‘quality’ English or ‘formal’ English.

Quoting from your post: “When we do this for the years together, we will be able to improve our language, whether spoken or written.”

A person at a basic level of spoken English can develop fluency in 60-90 days if given the right training and coaching followed by practice. ‘Improving our language’ is altogether a different ballgame and we can spend years doing that.

From India, Delhi
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