Nowadays, English language is commonly used in exchanges between business people, countries and for international trade. Many multinational companies require their employees to speak English fluently. More than being a simple tool, speaking English enables or at least makes it easier for any employee to reach higher levels of professional achievements. Of course, English is a mother tongue for many people in the world but these native speakers are increasingly out-numbered by people who use English for different purposes, such as international communication or simply because it is in fashion to speak English with your friends or relatives. More and more families hire private teachers or English speakers to help their children speak English. They can observe the need for this foreign language, especially when they are on holidays outside Romania and need to speak in English, in order to be understood by the community.
People learn English because they need to use it with any other English speakers from all over the world, when being tourists or in businesses. Students are taught this language in their own country or sometimes on courses in other countries. English is used especially on the Internet with persons from other countries and this fact makes the community more and more interested in obtaining a good knowledge of English and making a good impression. (…)
All in all, the book offers a short overlook of what we have considered to be the most commonly used parts of the speech and specific constructions both spoken and written English language. The title of the work reflects its purpose, which is to point out some of the specificities of the English language, an approach based both on the English grammatical rules, and on the semantic principles and means of interpretation.
Oana Ecaterina Brîndaş, Lavinia Veronica Privantu