Simple Spoken English for Mechanical Engineers

This article is a collection of role-play situations and spoken English conversations for mechanical engineers to learn conversational English. Mechanical engineers have studied their engineering in English. Hence, they are already proficient in English. But some mechanical engineers are not confident in spoken English. These mechanical engineers can use role-play situations and conversations to practice by themselves or with a learning partner and become confident English speakers.

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Global R&D outsourcing is witnessing exponential growth year on year. Communicating and collaborating with international companies is essential for mechanical engineers to be part of this ever-growing industry. The primary objective of this book is to make mechanical engineers confident English speakers, as English is the language of the global business community.

This article series is also the story of Vikram, a mechanical engineering student. He starts his career as an intern and then gets a job in a multinational company. Finally, with his talent and hard work, he gets selected to travel to the USA for training. Throughout his journey, Vikram interacts with his friend, placement officer, head of the department, mentor, recruiter, interviewer, supervisor, visa officer, girlfriend, and a few more. This book provides spoken English conversation scripts of Vikram with these individuals, the way it happens in real life.

How to use this article?

This article series has role-play situations and spoken English conversations between Vikram and other individuals. The other individuals are the ones whom he meets while searching for a job and in his work life.

The script below is a sample conversation between Vikram and Sapna when he meets her for the first time.

Sample Soken English Conversation 1

Vikram: Hi, good afternoon.
Sapna: Good afternoon.
Vikram: Have we met before? I have seen you somewhere.
Vikram: Have we met before? I have seen you somewhere.
Sapna:No, I don’t remember seeing you before.
Vikram: Did you study at the Good engineering college?
Sapna: Yes, I did.
Vikram: Even I studied at the Good engineering college. I remember seeing you at the college.
Sapna: Is it?
Vikram: Can I join you for lunch?
Sapna: Sure.

Throughout this book, you can find similar conversations between Vikram and other individuals like his friend, placement officer, head of the department, mentor, recruiter, interviewer, supervisor, visa officer, girlfriend, and a few more.

Learners should role-play the characters of Vikram and others and then speak the dialogue loudly. Role-playing these characters in groups will be fun, especially in a classroom environment.

Role plays allow the learner to be creative and a confident English speaker.

This book also provides career tips for mechanical engineers to get jobs and succeed in their careers. The script below is a sample conversation between Vikram and his mentor, Shiva. Career tips are available at the end of the conversation.

Sample Soken English Conversation 2

Vikram: Sir, I am looking for a job change. I need your advice.
Shiva: Ok, I can understand. Prepare a resume and upload it into a couple of job portals. Make sure your profile is 100 percent complete on job portals. Highlight your skills and experiences in the resume. Also, don’t forget to mention your achievements in your resume. A cover letter is also essential.

Career tips for mechanical engineers

  • Highlight your skills, experience, and achievements in your resume.
  • A cover letter should always accompany your resume.
  • Don’t send a blank email to the recruiter. Instead, ensure you include the subject, body, and signature in your emails.
  • Ensure 100% profile completeness on job portals. Add all relevant skills to the job portal

To gain confidence in spoken English, read out all the conversations loud. Practicing with a learning partner is preferred but not essential.

You can’t learn to swim without getting into the waters. Similarly, you can’t be a confident English speaker without speaking English. So, go ahead and start talking.


About the Author

Prasannakumar Shankar is a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of work experience. In addition, to BE in mechanical engineering, he has an MTech, EMBA, and MS degree. He has worked for global multinational companies’ automotive and aerospace sectors in India and abroad.

Prasannakumar Shankar is passionately working towards the success of mechanical engineers by providing them with skill-based online training. Single-handedly, He has created an online school for mechanical engineers.


Dictionary:

R&D = Research and Development

USA = United States of America

Role-play = act, pretend

BE = Bachelor of Engineering

MTech = Master of Technology

EMBA = Executive Master of Business Administration

MS = Master of Science



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PRASANNAKUMAR SHANKAR

Prasannakumar Shankar is a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of work experience. In addition, to BE in mechanical engineering, he has an MTech, EMBA, and MS degree (from the State University of New York at Buffalo). He has worked for global multinational companies for the automotive and aerospace sectors in India, USA and Japan.

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