HS8151 COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH SYLLABUS 2017 REGULATION

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HS8151 COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH SYLLABUS 2017 REGULATION

  HS8151                                      COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH


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BJECTIVES:

  • 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 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 vocabulary of a general kind by developing their reading skills

 

 

UNIT I        SHARING INFORMATION RELATED TO ONESELF/FAMILY& FRIENDS                    12

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                                                                 12

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 –Listening– telephonic 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                                                          12

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                                                           12

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                                                                                                     12

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.

 

 

 

OUTCOMES:

AT THE END OF THE COURSE, LEARNERS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Read articles of a general kind in magazines and newspapers.

TOTAL: 60 PERIODS

 

  • Participate effectively  in  informal  conversations;  introduce  themselves  and  their  friends  and express opinions in English.
  • Comprehend conversations and short talks delivered in English
  • Write short essays of a general kind and personal letters and emails in English.

 

TEXT BOOKS:

  1. Board  of  Editors.   Using  English  A  Coursebook  for   Undergarduate   Engineers  and

Technologists. Orient BlackSwan Limited, Hyderabad: 2015

  1. Richards, C. Jack. Interchange Students’ Book-2 New Delhi: CUP, 2015.

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A practical guide for students. New York: Rutledge,2011.
  2. Means,L.  Thomas   and   Elaine   Langlois.       English   &   Communication   For   Colleges.

CengageLearning ,USA: 2007

  1. Redston, Chris &Gillies Cunningham Face2Face (Pre-intermediate Student‘s Book& Workbook)

Cambridge University Press, New Delhi: 2005

  1. Comfort, Jeremy, et al. Speaking Effectively: Developing Speaking Skills for Business English.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: Reprint 2011

  1. Dutt P. Kiranmai and Rajeevan Geeta. Basic Communication Skills, Foundation Books: 2013.

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