English Bites! My Fullproof English Learning Formula is the story of a man who goes from being tongue-tied in school to becoming a smooth-talking banker. English Bites. K likes. A BOOK by PENGUIN that provides easy solutions to problems faced by language learners. “English Bites! My Fullproof English. My Fullproof English Learning Formula is the story of a man who goes from being of hilarious personal adventures and misadventures, Manish Gupta provides.

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Being a guy who is born and brought up in Trivandrum, I can identify myself with Manish in the engliah as the narrative is quite autobiographical.

English Bites by Manish Gupta – Book Review

There is learning and unlearning at the same time, though this definitely has a very niche audience and definitely not for every reader.

Dignity Foundation Community Organization. The format and structure of the book is well done in most places. The book takes your language skills to manieh greater level and is a must read.

Pages Liked by This Page. I used to tell my teacher to make me speak on any topic she like, give me something to write and I will do it best way possible but, mansih do not make me read literature.

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I can’t continue with the rest of the review without thanking Manish Gupta, the author, for writing and sending the books over to us. Hilarious illustrations, anecdotes and the way things have been put up in the book give a whole new dimension to it. What’s the difference of deer nuts and beer nuts? If you didn’t get it. But then someone told me that this book could be counted as memoir because the author narrates his own story — and that got me curious!


I would rather re read the line two three times and figure out some meaning than check the correct meaning by travelling some meters, picking up a dirtied by age old dust Dictionary and hunting for the word in the yellowed pages.

He debuted as an author with English Bites! I have also been through a phase where I have wondered why some segment of people fumble with this language so much only to realize that it is not their fault – it is the fault of the system and also for the lack of good learning methods available in the market to be adopted.

I would not hesitate to say that there is some magic in this book. Read the whole review on http: As with most Indians, Manish considered the English language to be his enemy.

Krishna rated it really liked it Jan 08, You can not say that I was stuck on it knowing my reading speed but this book was certainly not meant for reading in least number of hours but to explore every page of it by taking as much time as nites.

In addition to the meanings, the author has also provided the history and origin of the words and also their usage in a sentence.

English Bites! My ‘Fullproof’ English Learning Formula by Manish Gupta

To ask other manjsh questions about English Bitesplease sign up. I could relate to so many things. Laay Trivedi Certified Buyer 20 Apr, What makes this book different from other books that help you better your command over the language is here you gain new words and wisdom in an anecdotal way instead of the pedagogical style where we start a bitws with sincerity and after going through some pages we keep it aside and the book will start gaining dust.


He has now taken leave from this sector, and plans to work as a trainer, coach, and consultant in the field of education. Don’t have a Kindle? Vinay Nadig Certified Buyer 5 Jan, Manieh book is a funny account of how he managed to do that successfully.

Over all the book engglish well written and quite detailed. Muhammad Yahia Personal Blog. Share your thoughts with other customers. Anup rated it really liked it Mar 01, But what can you do.

But since one page book is simply not enough for language nuts, and words like avenge-revenge, complicity-complexity, canto-cantata, doodle-doddle, deport-disport, eerie-eyrie, flotsam-jetsam, galumph-gazump, perspicacity-perspicuity, pinion-minion, venial-vernal-venal, and vintage-vantage continue to addle and befuddle us, I sincerely hope that there will be another book of this kind like a sequel or something by Manish Gupta, who, I am sure, will find a more enriching storyline for it.

The answer is simple — he talks to you, tells you stories and gives you ample time to absorb the word till he gives you the next.

However, it might be a good idea to keep referring back to the book on an ongoing basis to get a better grasp of the words and avoid the problem I faced.

Of course it is spoken by 1. The glossary is no doubt useful when there are new words to be learnt but is a major distraction otherwise. When not providing consultancy advice to companies, this ex-banker examines the vagaries and idiosyncrasies of the English language.