It is said that school leavers in Indonesia are not able to speak English confidently. They have no courage to speak, even though they actually feel that they have something to say in their mind. They are afraid to make mistakes when speaking because they never feel happy with their English grammar and vocabulary at school.
English for Everyday Speaking is directed at those who have learned English and have no courage to speak but want to practice their spoken English. This book is not only suitably used by high school students, university students, language centers, English course learners and English speaking club members as a main course book for speaking, but also for employees, workers, staff, teachers, employers or members of a family as a core handbook for language practice during their leisure time.
This book covers very common daily topics which everyone is familiar with, such as Daily Activities, Personal Information, Family Life, Culture, Sport, Housemaids, Hobbies and Interests, Smoking and Drinking, Music, Health, Education, School Life, Love, Holiday, Food and Drink, Marriage, Sex, Demonstrations & Strikes, Terrorism, Crime and Prisons, Debates, etc. The questions, which are intended to arouse learners to speak, are generally simple to answer for ordinary learners. They need practical ideas or knowledge but do not need deep academic or scientific knowledge to answer them. However, if the group of learners have more advanced knowledge about the topics and are interested to delve deeper on the topics, there are also some possibilities to do so.
English for Everyday Speaking is designed by an experienced English teacher. In addition, these materials have been tried out at STP Bandung, STBA, Maranatha University, the Center at Jl. Setiabudhi, Bandung and some other language centers.