you want to get the maximum benefit from Prof. Kev Nairs
self-study books, you need only two qualifications:
you must know English reasonably well. That is, you must be
an advanced learner of English or a post-advanced
learner. Essentially, this fluency-building system is meant
for two broad categories of people:
For people who need a high degree of fluency either
because theyre already in positions of authority or
influence, or because theyre aiming for those positions.
For people who already speak English fluently enough
in situations where short stretches of speech would do, but
not in situations where they have to speak continuously and
in detail without previous planning, preparation or
you must have the drive and self-discipline needed for self-study
Please understand this: This fluency-building system is based
on a plain truth: Classroom instruction or speech delivery
training in classrooms cannot get an adult foreign learner
of English to achieve true fluency in spoken English. This
may, at first, sound incredible to many people, but this is
the truth. Absolute truth. (Go thro the topic Self-study
principles in this PART and thro the discussion
in the web page "Self-study
must understand this truth completely. Why? Because that itself
is half the battle the most important step towards
becoming a truly fluent speaker. And if youre a person
who has a deep interest in achieving a high degree of fluency
in English, once you understand this truth, that understanding
itself would act as the driving force that spurs you on to
keep learning from the self-study books on your own.
should use Prof Kev Nairs self-study books as a self-study
You should if youre one among these people:
in a profession (like law, management, marketing or IT)
and have to use English heavily and make presentations,
argue for or against something, take a firm stand on something
and defend it, state your opinions and justify them with
evidence in a logical and organized way, get support for
proposals, persuade people to your point of view, convince
them of things, influence the way they think, feel, make
decisions and act... And youre eager to excel in these
in a profession (like medicine or teaching) and have to
use English heavily and succeed in making people understand
things. You have to make them think, feel, behave or act
in a new or different way, help them learn about things
by giving them new information, comfort them, cheer them,
encourage them, express your approval or disapproval of
what they do. And youre determined to achieve great
success in your chosen profession
a public figure or a senior official or a senior manager.
And you not only have to get things done, but also have
to keep up an image... and make a strong personal impact
on people you deal with. And you frequently have to have
serious conversations and discussions with people who are
quite fluent in English, including fluent native speakers
of English. And you even have to give newspaper and television
interviews or call press conferences. You want a skill that
can make sure people listen... A skill that can get you
attention and respect.
learnt grammar very well, and have even built up a wide
vocabulary. Youre even fluent enough to make one-or-two-line
statements or to give one-or-two-line replies or to ask
one-or-two-line questions. But when you sit at a table in
a meeting or stand up to make a presentation, you keep wishing:
If only I could disappear, because youre not able to go on speaking in English without
long intervals of embarrassment and indecision between every
two words. Words are on the tip of your tongue, but they
just dont occur to you readily when you need them.
a graduate or a postgraduate. And youre good at writing
reports and other things in English and at translating
sentences in your mother-tongue into English. But when you
want to speak about the same things in English, you
find that you cant without stuttering and hesitating.
And you feel forced to fall back on your mother-tongue.
Or you become tongue-tied.
have excellent academic qualifications, and youre
eager to earn a high-powered job a position
of authority or influence because youre not
the kind of person whod be satisfied with the background
jobs of life. And you cant risk speaking in broken,
non-fluent English at job interviews or promotion interviews.
an applicant for a high-profile course like mba or mca,
and you need to be quite fluent in English at group discussions
and interviews. (Do you know one thing? The way you
fare at a group discussion or an interview depends not
on what you know... but on whether you know how to
speak about what you know in fluent
a Civil Service candidate, and youre determined to
get selected. And you want to present yourself to best effect
a TSE candidate, and youre determined to go to the
a person planning to go to the UK, Australia, New Zealand
or another foreign country for higher studies or
for a highly-paid job.
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