I recommend you the following books for Verbal Aptitude:
- Most important, a good dictionary
- Word Power Made Easy, Norman Lewis
- Read the Hindu Editorial daily
- Verbal and non-verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal is read a lot too.
Apart from this, you should watch english news channels as they improve your verbal ability and listening ability at the same time. You can also try LIVIO online app which is an offline dictionary, quite contrary to the name though.
An hour of concentrated study every day will work out the best. 🙂
For verbal ability:
- Best book for Vocabulary- Word Power Made Easy, Norman Lewis
- Best book for practicing verbal ability (MBA)- How to prepare for verbal ability and reading comprehension.(preferably 7th edition )
- For normal job purposes (easier than CAT level)- Verbal and non-verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwala.
Apart from the above mentioned books, you have to read any good newspaper(eg-The Economist or Hindu) daily. Mark the words that you don’t understand and memorize there meanings! This would help a lot!
If you are not from a English medium background then start reading easier newspapers( The times of india etc.) And then gradually move towards the tougher ones as i mentioned above.
At the beginning it might be difficult but meanwhile it would be like a cake-walk! 🙂