About the Book:
English Bites! My Fullproof English Learning Formula is the story of a man who goes from being tongue-tied in school to becoming a smoothtalking banker. Through a series of hilarious personal adventures and misadventures, Manish Gupta provides easy solutions to problems faced by language learners. So, whether youre a vernacular speaker, a GRE/ GMAT/CAT/XAT aspirant or just a language nut, English Bites! will expand your vocabulary and improve your verbal ability. It may even help you love the English language a little more! ? Add over 1000 new words to your vocabulary and figure out easy and effective ways to expand your word bank. ? Combine etymology, mnemonics, jokes and anecdotes to better your understanding of the English language. ? Differentiate between similar sounding words and learn to use them right. ? Improve your general knowledge with trivia that spans brand names, automobiles, fine dining, love, money, banks, science and B-school jargon.
About the Author:
Manish Gupta is a banking professional. When not crunching numbers he is busy engaging with and examining the vagaries and idiosyncrasies of the English language. He also likes trivia, travelling, adventure sports, delving into human psychology, and giving professorial discourses to colleagues, family and friends, and practically anyone who can give him a patient hearing. An engineering graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, he lives in Mumbai with his wife Deepali, a medical professional, and daughters Tamanna and Prakriti.
When I first received this book, I was pretty excited. Being an aspiring author, I always dreaded that my limited vocabulary might stand between me and publishing my book, but in due course, I learnt that it is the better usage of words than using better words. However, for someone who want a better language for attempting competitive English tests like GMAT, GRE, CAT, etc or just casual speaking, this book does great deal of good. During the narration authors uses wide range of new words, whose meaning even I am not aware of. But the author mentions the exact meaning of that word as the footnotes. In crisp words, it is like a seventh grade text book, where the difficult words are high-lighted and mentioned at the end of the chapter. Even then, it is not the wide range of vocabulary or the author's witticism that interested me, but the knowledge-enriching anecdotes. They are so interestingly spun and included in the book that they are only reason I continued reading the book, after the narration turned monotonic. However, this book needs a great deal of effort and self-motivation before one starts to notice the progressive development of his knowledge in English. On the whole, the book accomplishes what it promises to deliver...
Manish Gupta has just mind blown me with his specialty of teaching English in a very easy manner through a novel by telling his own story of how he developed his language.. I am sure that this book is going to be bestseller as it helps in increasing our vocabulary power and grammar knowledge. I will read this book again and again as I want to consume every knowledge given in this book.
the same book is costing around 140 rs at other stores.
Manish takes the readers on a fascinating journey of his own life in the form of story telling, which is always alluring and in the process introducing English ,the language and it`s own journey and how it is evolving still .Beautiful book for one and all , right from a novice to a purist of the language .Truly bitten and smitten by English Bites .Hope English Bites grows, evolves and endears to one and all just like the language !