HS8151 Communicative English Previous Year Question Papers
OBJECTIVES: To develop the basic reading and writing skills of first-year engineering and technology students. To help learners develop their listening skills, which will enable them to listen to lectures and comprehend them by asking questions; seeking clarifications. To help learners develop their speaking skills and speak fluently in real contexts. To help learners develop the vocabulary of a general kind by developing their reading skills
UNIT I SHARING INFORMATION RELATED TO ONESELF/FAMILY& FRIENDS
Reading- short comprehension passages, practice in skimming-scanning and predicting- Writing- completing sentences- developing hints. Listening- short texts- short formal and informal conversations. Speaking- introducing oneself – exchanging personal information- Language development- Wh- Questions- asking and answering-yes or no questions- parts of speech. Vocabulary development- prefixes- suffixes- articles.- count/ uncount nouns.
UNIT II GENERAL READING AND FREE WRITING
Reading -comprehension-pre-reading-post reading- comprehension questions (multiple choice questions and /or short questions/ open-ended questions)-inductive reading- short narratives and descriptions from newspapers including dialogues and conversations (also used as short Listening texts)- register- Writing – paragraph writing- topic sentence- main ideas- free writing, short narrative descriptions using some suggested vocabulary and structures –Listeningtelephonic conversations. Speaking – sharing information of a personal kind—greeting – taking leave- Language development – prepositions, conjunctions Vocabulary development- guessing meanings of words in context.
UNIT III GRAMMAR AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Reading- short texts and longer passages (close reading) Writing- understanding text structure- use of reference words and discourse markers-coherence-jumbled sentences Listening – listening to longer texts and filling up the table- product description- narratives from different sources. Speaking- asking about routine actions and expressing opinions. Language development- degrees of comparison- pronouns- direct vs indirect questions- Vocabulary development – single word substitutes- adverbs.
UNIT IV READING AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Reading- comprehension-reading longer texts- reading different types of texts- magazines Writing- letter writing, informal or personal letters-e-mails-conventions of personal email- Listening- listening to dialogues or conversations and completing exercises based on them. Speaking- speaking about oneself- speaking about one’s friend- Language development- Tenses- simple present-simple past- present continuous and past continuous- Vocabulary development- synonyms-antonyms- phrasal verbs
UNIT V EXTENDED WRITING
Reading- longer texts- close reading –Writing- brainstorming -writing short essays – developing an outline- identifying main and subordinate ideas- dialogue writing-Listening – listening to talks- conversations- Speaking – participating in conversations- short group conversations-Language development-modal verbs- present/ past perfect tense – Vocabulary development-collocations- fixed and semi-fixed expressions
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