This book is intended for students who want to learn how to speak better and to use their voices more efficiently. It will be as useful to the high school student as it will be to college students and beginning actors. And it you will find great poetry and literature with helpful hints on how to make language come alive. The fourth edition includes basic phoneme a classification for the most advanced students as well as revise phonemic symbols approved by the international phone take Association. Tear-out assignment sheets will be found at the back of the book. Of course no book can teach you how to speak, but the lessons here in, regularly applied with discipline and care will help anyone willing to learn, become a better actor, speaker and communicator.