A piece of advice to the learners of English Language

You can learn the language at any age provided you have a passion or desire for it. Unlike literature, functional aspects of English have greater practical utility in our day-to-day communication, either verbal, written or through devices. Though there is no shortcut for language study, there is a specific sequence to be followed in accordance with the step-by-step appropriacy of dealing with the subject which I have christened as SVK – ABC approach where A stands for the items to be considered first in the order of our study and B represents the next items or topics to be considered and C denotes the last items to be considered. This pattern follows the grammar book written by me entitled SVK English Grammar and Usage and hence called SVK – ABC approach!

Here A stands for the most important aspects which include:

  1. Tenses – Active and passive voice and their sub-divisions.
  2. Conditional clauses using the word ‘if’.
  3. Modal verbs and their application
  4. Other useful structures.

These are the essentials which should be given primacy in the language study.

The second letter B comes next in importance which includes:

  • Building of vocabulary
  • Idiomatic expressions

The topics included in the item B are supportive to the essentials mentioned in the item A.

The third item is C which includes Phonetics and proverbs. They are ornamental in nature, but useful and important to a serious learner. If you are able to pronounce your words clearly with good diction and clarity, it will attract an international acceptance. if you know some proverbs, you can express a huge mountain of ideas in a few words which will reduce the time required to the minimum to explain an idea and the hearer will have the satisfaction of having understood the whole idea in a clear way. More importantly, that will add to the beauty of your language. Thus the item C covers the beautification aspects of the language study.

A – Tenses, conditional clauses, modal verbs and other structures
B – Vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
C – Phonetics and proverbs

If you follow this approach of study, you will be able to cover all important areas of the functional aspects of English in a highly systematic and holistic way.

Best of Luck!
Sunny Varkey K

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