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Communicative English for Engineers and Professionals by Mamta Bhatnagar, Nitin Bhatnagar

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5

Speaking Skills

In this unit

“Our accent and our speech generally show what part of the country we come from and what sort of background we have.”

 

–Ralph W. Emerson

5.1 Introduction

Despite being a small minority, the speakers of English in India are those individuals who lead India’s economic, industrial, political, professional and social life. English is no longer a second language for them rather it is a medium in which a great number of interactions take place. In recent years, English has gained a lot of importance among the educated class, ...

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