DIPLOMA 1st and 2nd Semester Civil engineering FORMAT OF I A TEST QUESTION PAPER (COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH)


DIPLOMA 1st and 2nd Semester Civil engineering FORMAT OF I A TEST QUESTION PAPER -COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH Course Code:15CP01E

FORMAT OF I A TEST QUESTION PAPER (CIE)

 

Test/ Date and Time

Semester/ Year

Course / Course Code

Max. Marks

Ex: I test/6 th week of sem. 10-11 a.m.

I/II SEM

COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

 

20

Year: 2015-16

Course Code:15CP01E

 

Name of Course Coordinator :                                                                                          Units: 2 CO's: 2

Question

No.

QUESTIONS

MARKS

CL

CO

PO

I

Answer any five of the following in one or two sentences each:

 

1.        What do you mean by career?

2.        Define 'Career Planning'?

3.        What should be the major focus of career planning?

4.        What are the questions often asked by the young?

5.        What are the three traits as identified by the author?

6.        How have the content of our films changed?

7.        What has startled global experts?

5x 2 = 10

R/U

1

5,7,9

II

Grammar:

 

1.  Identify the parts of speech of the underlined words:

a.  All spoke in his favour.

b.  Let us even the ground.

 

2.  Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

a.  Charlie is       European.

b.  She is        untidy girl.

 

3.  Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

a.  Caesar was killed        Brutus        a dagger.

b.  We arrived        Belagavi         6 o' clock.

 

4.  Add Suffix and Prefix to the following:

                 nation                  

 

2 x 1 = 2

 

 

 

2 x 1 =2

 

 

 

 

4 x 1 = 4

 

 

 

2 x 1 = 2

U /A

2

9

 


Sources:                                                                                         

 

UNIT 1: CAREER PLANNING: SOFT SKILLS -BY DR. K. ALEX

        UNIT 2: THE GREAT INDIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY: WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS:         SELECTED ESSAYS AND COLUMNS - BY CHETAN BHAGAT

        UNIT 3: GLOBAL WARMING: AN ESSAY BY DR. B.M.RAVINDRA, RETD. DY. DIR., DEPT. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY

UNIT 4: RENDEZVOUS WITH A WOMAN CORPORATE GIANT: ESSENTIAL ENGLISH BY E. SURESH KUMAR et.al.

UNIT 5: A UNIQUE PATIENT: CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE INDIAN DOCTOR'S SOUL - BY JACK CANFIELD et.al.

UNIT 6: A FARMER'S WIFE: REFLECTIONS: I PUC ENGLISH COURSE BOOK, PUBLISHED - BY DEPT. OF P.U. EDUCATION, GOVT. OF KARNATAKA



Government of Karnataka Department of Technical Education, Bengaluru

Course: COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

Course code: 15CP 01E

 

Curriculum Drafting Committee 2015-16

 

 

Name

Designation

Institution

1.

Mrs. Geetha K.

Selection Grade Lecturer

GRICP, Bengaluru

2.

Mr. C.V. Inamdar

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Belagavi

3.

Mrs. Bharathi Naik

Selection Grade Lecturer

Women's Polytechnic, Mangaluru

4.

Mrs. Rajyashree Srikant

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Bagepalli

5.

Mrs. Sunitha M.N.

Selection Grade Lecturer

HMS Polytechnic, Tumakuru

6.

Mr. Deepak Dongre

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Residential Women's Polytechnic, Shivamogga

 

Review committee

 

 

Name

Designation

Institution

1.

Mrs. Rajyashree Srikant

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Bagepalli

2.

Mrs. Shailaja D.

Lecturer

Women's Polytechnic, Bengaluru


 

 

Model Question Paper:                                                                                         

 

Code: 15CP 01E

I / II Semester Diploma Examination

COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

(Common to all Diploma programmes)

Time: 3 Hours]                                                                                               [Max. Marks: 100

 

Note:

(i)          Answer all the questions as directed.

(ii)          Spelling and grammatical errors shall be penalized.

(iii)          Answers to Question No. I and II are based on the prescribed text.

 

I.       Answer any TWELVE of the following in one or two sentences each:                                                                                                 2 x 12 = 24

 

 

1.  What do you mean by career?

2.  Define 'Career Planning'?

3.  What should be the major focus of career planning?

4.  What are the questions often asked by the young?

5.  What are the three traits as identified by the author?

6.  How have the content of our films changed?

7.  What is Global Warming?

8.  How does Global Warming occur?

9.  What are the major causes for Global Warming?

10.  What was the usual talk when the parents of the children met?

11.  What ambition did Nooyi's mother have for her daughter?

12.  Who is the sinner according to the poem?

13.  Why did the farmer commit suicide?

14.  Explain in your own words the reason for the farmer's visit to the clinic.

15.  Describe how the doctor fixed the bull's tooth.

 

II.    Write short notes on any THREE of the following:                                                                                                 5 x 3 = 15

1.   How does career planning play a major role in making career choices?

2.   How does our environment contribute to our numbness to injustice?

3.   Explain in your own words the traditional and modern views of one or two facts expressed in the interview?

4.   Explain in your own words the reason for the farmer's visit to the clinic.

5.   Why does the farmer's wife resolve to live?

 

III. GRAMMAR:


1.      Identify the parts of speech of the underlined words:

a.    All spoke in his favour.

b.    Let us even the ground.

c.    I can shift for myself.

d.    She lives in luxury.

4 x 1= 4

2.      Fill in the blanks with suitable auxiliaries:

a.     You                not use calculators in the exam hall.

b.                   I come in sir?

c.                  you lend me your scooter?

3 x 1 =3

3.      Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

a.    Charlie is        European.

b.    She is         untidy girl.

c.    What is         matter?

3 x 1 = 3

4.      Identify the tense of the verbs in the following sentences:

a.    I am writing a letter.

b.    Sun rises in the east.

c.    I have done my homework.

d.    She has been learning western music.

4 x 1 = 4

5.      Change the voice of the verb in the following sentences:

a.    Who did this?

b.    The money was lost.

c.    The cat is chasing the mouse.

d.     He was made the king.

4 x 1 = 4

6.      Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

a.    Caesar was killed         Brutus         a dagger.

b.    We arrived         Belagavi          6 o' clock.

4 x 1= 4

7.      Add suitable question tag:

a.    You were late this morning,              ?

b.    I did not hurt you,                   ?

c.    Your father is a doctor,             ?

3 x 1=3

8.      Give short form answers for the following:

a.    Does your father smoke? (Negative)

b.    Have you read today's newspaper? (Affirmative)

2 x 1=2

9.      Add Suffix and Prefix to the following:

a.                        nation                    

2 x 1= 2

 

10.   Frame sentences using each word to bring out the difference in meaning clearly:


4 x 1 = 4

a.    (i) Sight                    (ii) Site

b.    (i) Present                  (ii) Present

 

11.   Give Synonyms to the following words:                                                                                     2 x 1=2

a.    Teach

b.    Agree

 

12.   Give Antonyms to the following words:                                                                                     2 x 1 = 2

a.    War

b.    Happy

 

13.   Fill in the blanks with verbs to agree with their subjects:                                                                                     4 x 1 = 4

a.    Twenty kilometers             not a long distance.

b.    Either you or I             mistake.

c.    Gold and Silver               precious metals

d.    The captain with his team           arrived.

 

IV.  COMPOSITION: (Answer any two in 80 -100 words each) 5 x 2 = 10

1.  Describe your favorite tourist place.

2.  Describe the process of preparing tea.

3.  Expand – Work is worship.

 

V.     COMPREHENSION:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

 

She was all of one-and-a-half years old. Two nurses were holding her down while a third was trying to insert a syringe into a vein to get a blood sample.  She was crying loudly, but I was crying even louder. We had no option. It was the fifth day and the fever had not broken; it was imperative that we run the test to rule out typhoid. They finally asked me to leave the room, not just because they were embarrassed at a grown-up crying, but because they thought it would be easier and quicker for the child if the mother was not in the room. They got her out within a few minutes. She jumped into my arms and gave a few more loud wails. Fresh tears streamed down my eyes as we made our way out of the wretched pathology lab. Her paediatrician was getting into the building just then. Between sobs I told him how my daughter had flung the syringe and the lab had to have three attendants on her to collect the sample. As I was talking, my voice broke. To my surprise, Dr. Patel handed me his briefcase and stethoscope, took my girl in his arms and went to the store just a few paces away. He bought her a Cadbury bar and my daughter's face lit up like a million bucks. Gone were the tears, the memory of the syringe, smell of antiseptic, cotton …everything receded to the background as she un wrapped the big bar with her tiny fingers and dug into it with all her heart. I smiled as the angelic doctor handed me my princess.


 

 

Meanings of difficult words:

 

1. Imperative: absolutely essential

2. Wretched: miserable; unpleasant

3. Pathology lab: where the causes and effects of diseases are studied

4. Receded: moved back gradually

5. Paediatrician: children's doctor

6. Flung:(past tense of fling) an act of throwing violently

7. Attendants: one who attends

 

 

Questions:

 

1.

How old was the child?

1

2.

What did the nurses have to do to get a blood sample?

2

3.

Why was the mother asked to leave the room?

2

4.

Why does the mother called the pathology lab 'wretched'?

2

5.

How did Dr. Patel calm down the little girl?

2

6.

Suggest a suitable title for this passage.

1

 

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Course Code: 15CP01E

 
Model Question Bank:                                                                                             

 


I.          ANSWER IN ONE OR TWO SENTENCES EACH:


 

1.    What do you mean by career?

2.    Define 'Career Planning'?

3.      What should be the major focus of career planning?

4.      List out the benefits of career planning?

5.      Identify the guidelines for choosing a career?

6.      What are the frequently asked questions about career fields?

7.      How do connections help in searching for a suitable job?

8.      What are the sample questions asked about a particular job title?

9.      What is the role of a career counselor in charting out a career path?

10.  List out the factors influencing career decisions?

11.  What has startled global experts?

12.  What are the questions often asked by the young?

13.  What are the three traits as identified by the author?

14.  How have the content of our films changed?

15.  In what way have we been exposed to corruption from our childhood?


16.  How can we contribute to India's progress?

17.  What is global warming?

18.  How does global warming occur?

19.  What are the major causes for Global Warming?

20.  What is the quantity of fossil fuel burnt each year?

21.  How does the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air increase?

22.  Define Greenhouse effect?

23.  By burning forests around the world, how much carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere?

24.  What are the steps to be taken to save our environment?

25.  What is the possible problem of global warming and its result?

26.  What is the effect of global warming?

27.   What was the usual talk when the parents of the children met?

28.   What ambition did Nooyi's mother have for her daughter?

29.   How did Nooyi's mother threaten Nooyi?

30.   What good news did Indra Nooyi want to share with her mother?

31.   What did Nooyi's mother say when she was told the good news?

32.   What lesson did Nooyi learn from her mother?

33.   Why does Nooyi's mother take full credit for Nooyi's success?

34.   What does Indra Nooyi discover about the language of business in the U.S?

35.   What does Indra Nooyi think about herself as a mother?

36.    What is the secret of Indra Nooyi's success?

37.    How does Indra Nooyi manage time?

38.    What is Indra Nooyi's passion?

39.   Describe the farmer who visited the dentist's clinic.

41.  What was the curious act of the farmer?

42.  What request did the farmer make?

43.  Why did the doctor almost 'faint in shock'?

44.  What did the farmer say when he came back to the clinic?

45.  Who do 'you' and 'I' in the poem refer to?

46.  Who is the sinner according to the poem?

47.  Why did the farmer commit suicide?

48.  Explain the meaning of the phrase 'you crossed over'.

49.  What are the contrasts depicted by the writer between the farmer's wife and her husband?

50.  What memories of her husband trouble her now?

 

 

II.   ANSWER IN A PARAGRAPH OF NOT MORE THAN 100 WORDS EACH:

 

1.      Write a short note on Guidelines for Choosing a Career.

2.      How does career planning play a major role in making career choices?

3.         Explain in your own words the first trait of our psyche.

4.        How does our environment contribute to our numbness to injustice?

5.        Describe the divisiveness that the author talks about.

6.         What are the causes and effects of global warming?

7.         How does deforestation affect our environment?


8.         What information do you gather about Indra Nooyi after going through the interview with Nandan Nilekani?

 

9.         How did Indra Nooyi's mother try to teach her the role of a woman in a family? Do you agree with her?

10.     How do you think Indra Nooyi's mother and her husband contribute to her success?

11.     What does Indra Nooyi mean when she says "I have to decide every moment in time whether I am going be a mother or a wife or an executive"?

12.     Explain in your own words the traditional and modern views of one or two facts expressed in the interview?

13.     Explain in your own words the reason for the farmer's visit to the clinic.

14.     Describe how the doctor fixed the bull's tooth.

15.     Describe the lament of the farmer's wife on her husband's death?

 

III. GRAMMAR:

 

1.  Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

a.       Dr. Sanjay is        dentist.

b.      My friend is        MLA.

c.       Have you ever visited       Himalayas?

d.      Please bring me        cup of coffee.

e.       He is       untidy boy.

f.        She is backbone of her organization.

g.      He is        honour to his profession.

h.      Raghu is going to       mall.

i.                world is       happy place.

j.        I met       European at        party in        friend's house.

 

2.  Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

a.       She works      a big shop      Jayanagar.

b.      There is a book        the floor. Put it      the table.

c.       I often see Mrs. Dixit      the station, waiting                                         her train.

d.   Mangalore is      the coast      the south      India.

e.       My daughter isn't      work today because she isn't feeling well.

f.     There were several people      the bus stop.

g.   Mr. and Mrs. Sharma were      the shop talking                                                  the assistant.

h.   Yesterday we spent the day      the country.

i.     We had lunch      a pretty little village.

j.     When I was      the bus stop this morning; I saw two boys           the church roof.

 

3.  Add appropriate prefixes to form new words:

a. form       b. regular      c. literate      d. accurate    e. operate

f. pure        g. fix             h. technic     i.  tone          j. national

 

4.  Add appropriate suffixes to form new words:


a. rich

b. love

c. start

d. beauty

e. differ

f. use

g. cheer

h. attract

i. save

j. slow

 

5.  Give the synonyms of the following:

a. release

b. arrive

c. trap

d. happinesse.

e. large

f. teach

g. change

h. confusion

i. discover

j. charge

 

6.  Give the antonyms for the following:

a. rise

b. increase c. smiled.

d. strict.

e.sadness

f. full

g. host          h. success

i. discover

j. charge

 

7.  Add the correct question tags to the following statements:

a.       It is cold,          ?

b.      But it isn't as cold as yesterday,         ?

c.       It was very cold yesterday,          ?

d.      It hasn't been so cold for a long time,         ?

e.       It is snowing in the north,         ?

f.        It often snows there,         ?

 

8.  Give short form answers for the following:

a.          Does Renu work hard?                    .                                                          .

b.         Can you swim?                            .                          .

c.          Are you angry with me?                      .                .

d.         Do you like watching movies?                    .                                                                      .

e.          Have you met our Prime Minister?                  .                                                                           .

 

9.   Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the brackets:

a.         His father-in-law owns a               farm. (dairy/diary)

b.        Diabetics must take extra care of their................................................................ (feat/feet)

c.         Rekha is a popular           of Bollywood.(heroin/heroine)

d.        The             country             was                   prosperous        during        the                    of Krishnadevaraya.(rein/reign/rain)

e.         You should be           in the class. (quite/quiet)

 

 

10.    Differentiate between the following pairs of words by using each of them in a sentence of your own:

a. Wrong, rung

b. Principal, principle

c. Hair, hare

d. Gate, gait.

e. Sea, see

f. Fair, fare

g. Some, sum.

h. Sell, cell

i. Weather, whether

j. Birth, berth

k. Vacation, vocation

l. Bear, bare

 

 

 

11.  Fill in the blanks with verbs to agree with their subjects:


a.       Every seat in the bus           taken.

b.      All the seats in this bus           reserved.

c.       One of my friends             visiting me this week end.

d.      Neither Gopal nor Deepak           come today.

e.       The Captain of Indian team as well as his players                                                                       staying here.

f.        Intelligence and hard work             required to get good marks.

g.      Mathematics           my favourite subject.

h.                  your father and mother at home?

 

12.   Identify the tense of the verbs in the following in the sentences.

 

a.    He was listening to her attentively.

b.    Raghu denies stealing my purse.

c.    She has bought a flat near my house.

d.    Kiran fought bravely.

e.    The teachers are discussing the details of the annual day function.

f.     I am not trying to copy you.

g.    Sushma was cooking pasta.

h.    The students have been waiting eagerly for the results.

i.     Risheeba speaks Tamil very fluently.

j.     I have been waiting for her for over an hour.

 


13.  Change the voice:

 

a.     Ramu was making a kite.

b.     Close the door.

c.     Cable wires have been cut.

d.     We prohibit smoking.

e.     Everyone loves him.

e.         My watch was lost.


 

f.     He was refused admission.

g.    Do not insult the poor.

h.    Without effort nothing can be gained.

i. They made him captain.


 

 

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Test/ Date and Time

Semester/ Year

Course / Course Code

Max. Marks

Ex: I test/6 th week of sem. 10-11 a.m.

I/II SEM

COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

 

20

Year: 2015-16

Course Code:15CP01E

 

Name of Course Coordinator :                                                                                          Units: 2 CO's: 2

Question

No.

QUESTIONS

MARKS

CL

CO

PO

I

Answer any five of the following in one or two sentences each:

 

1.        What do you mean by career?

2.        Define 'Career Planning'?

3.        What should be the major focus of career planning?

4.        What are the questions often asked by the young?

5.        What are the three traits as identified by the author?

6.        How have the content of our films changed?

7.        What has startled global experts?

5x 2 = 10

R/U

1

5,7,9

II

Grammar:

 

1.  Identify the parts of speech of the underlined words:

a.  All spoke in his favour.

b.  Let us even the ground.

 

2.  Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

a.  Charlie is       European.

b.  She is        untidy girl.

 

3.  Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

a.  Caesar was killed        Brutus        a dagger.

b.  We arrived        Belagavi         6 o' clock.

 

4.  Add Suffix and Prefix to the following:

                 nation                  

 

2 x 1 = 2

 

 

 

2 x 1 =2

 

 

 

 

4 x 1 = 4

 

 

 

2 x 1 = 2

U /A

2

9

 

 
Sources:                                                                                         

 

UNIT 1: CAREER PLANNING: SOFT SKILLS -BY DR. K. ALEX

 

UNIT 2: THE GREAT INDIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY: WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS: SELECTED ESSAYS AND COLUMNS - BY CHETAN BHAGAT

UNIT 3: GLOBAL WARMING: AN ESSAY BY DR. B.M.RAVINDRA, RETD. DY. DIR., DEPT. OF MINES AND GEOLOGY

UNIT 4: RENDEZVOUS WITH A WOMAN CORPORATE GIANT: ESSENTIAL ENGLISH BY

E. SURESH KUMAR et.al.

UNIT 5: A UNIQUE PATIENT: CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE INDIAN DOCTOR'S SOUL - BY JACK CANFIELD et.al.


UNIT 6: A FARMER'S WIFE: REFLECTIONS: I PUC ENGLISH COURSE BOOK, PUBLISHED - BY DEPT. OF P.U. EDUCATION, GOVT. OF KARNATAKA




Course: COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

Course code: 15CP 01E

 

Curriculum Drafting Committee 2015-16

 

 

Name

Designation

Institution

1.

Mrs. Geetha K.

Selection Grade Lecturer

GRICP, Bengaluru

2.

Mr. C.V. Inamdar

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Belagavi

3.

Mrs. Bharathi Naik

Selection Grade Lecturer

Women's Polytechnic, Mangaluru

4.

Mrs. Rajyashree Srikant

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Bagepalli

5.

Mrs. Sunitha M.N.

Selection Grade Lecturer

HMS Polytechnic, Tumakuru

6.

Mr. Deepak Dongre

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Residential Women's Polytechnic, Shivamogga

 

Review committee

 

 

Name

Designation

Institution

1.

Mrs. Rajyashree Srikant

Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Bagepalli

2.

Mrs. Shailaja D.

Lecturer

Women's Polytechnic, Bengaluru


 

 

Model Question Paper:                                                                                         

 

Code: 15CP 01E

I / II Semester Diploma Examination

COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

(Common to all Diploma programmes)

Time: 3 Hours]                                                                                               [Max. Marks: 100

 

Note:

(i)          Answer all the questions as directed.

(ii)          Spelling and grammatical errors shall be penalized.

(iii)          Answers to Question No. I and II are based on the prescribed text.

 

I.       Answer any TWELVE of the following in one or two sentences each:                                                                                                 2 x 12 = 24

 

 

1.  What do you mean by career?

2.  Define 'Career Planning'?

3.  What should be the major focus of career planning?

4.  What are the questions often asked by the young?

5.  What are the three traits as identified by the author?

6.  How have the content of our films changed?

7.  What is Global Warming?

8.  How does Global Warming occur?

9.  What are the major causes for Global Warming?

10.  What was the usual talk when the parents of the children met?

11.  What ambition did Nooyi's mother have for her daughter?

12.  Who is the sinner according to the poem?

13.  Why did the farmer commit suicide?

14.  Explain in your own words the reason for the farmer's visit to the clinic.

15.  Describe how the doctor fixed the bull's tooth.

 

II.    Write short notes on any THREE of the following:                                                                                                 5 x 3 = 15

1.   How does career planning play a major role in making career choices?

2.   How does our environment contribute to our numbness to injustice?

3.   Explain in your own words the traditional and modern views of one or two facts expressed in the interview?

4.   Explain in your own words the reason for the farmer's visit to the clinic.

5.   Why does the farmer's wife resolve to live?

 

III. GRAMMAR:


1.      Identify the parts of speech of the underlined words:

a.    All spoke in his favour.

b.    Let us even the ground.

c.    I can shift for myself.

d.    She lives in luxury.

4 x 1= 4

2.      Fill in the blanks with suitable auxiliaries:

a.     You                not use calculators in the exam hall.

b.                   I come in sir?

c.                  you lend me your scooter?

3 x 1 =3

3.      Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

a.    Charlie is        European.

b.    She is         untidy girl.

c.    What is         matter?

3 x 1 = 3

4.      Identify the tense of the verbs in the following sentences:

a.    I am writing a letter.

b.    Sun rises in the east.

c.    I have done my homework.

d.    She has been learning western music.

4 x 1 = 4

5.      Change the voice of the verb in the following sentences:

a.    Who did this?

b.    The money was lost.

c.    The cat is chasing the mouse.

d.     He was made the king.

4 x 1 = 4

6.      Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

a.    Caesar was killed         Brutus         a dagger.

b.    We arrived         Belagavi          6 o' clock.

4 x 1= 4

7.      Add suitable question tag:

a.    You were late this morning,              ?

b.    I did not hurt you,                   ?

c.    Your father is a doctor,             ?

3 x 1=3

8.      Give short form answers for the following:

a.    Does your father smoke? (Negative)

b.    Have you read today's newspaper? (Affirmative)

2 x 1=2

9.      Add Suffix and Prefix to the following:

a.                        nation                    

2 x 1= 2

 

10.   Frame sentences using each word to bring out the difference in meaning clearly:


4 x 1 = 4

a.    (i) Sight                    (ii) Site

b.    (i) Present                  (ii) Present

 

11.   Give Synonyms to the following words:                                                                                     2 x 1=2

a.    Teach

b.    Agree

 

12.   Give Antonyms to the following words:                                                                                     2 x 1 = 2

a.    War

b.    Happy

 

13.   Fill in the blanks with verbs to agree with their subjects:                                                                                     4 x 1 = 4

a.    Twenty kilometers             not a long distance.

b.    Either you or I             mistake.

c.    Gold and Silver               precious metals

d.    The captain with his team           arrived.

 

IV.  COMPOSITION: (Answer any two in 80 -100 words each) 5 x 2 = 10

1.  Describe your favorite tourist place.

2.  Describe the process of preparing tea.

3.  Expand – Work is worship.

 

V.     COMPREHENSION:

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

 

She was all of one-and-a-half years old. Two nurses were holding her down while a third was trying to insert a syringe into a vein to get a blood sample.  She was crying loudly, but I was crying even louder. We had no option. It was the fifth day and the fever had not broken; it was imperative that we run the test to rule out typhoid. They finally asked me to leave the room, not just because they were embarrassed at a grown-up crying, but because they thought it would be easier and quicker for the child if the mother was not in the room. They got her out within a few minutes. She jumped into my arms and gave a few more loud wails. Fresh tears streamed down my eyes as we made our way out of the wretched pathology lab. Her paediatrician was getting into the building just then. Between sobs I told him how my daughter had flung the syringe and the lab had to have three attendants on her to collect the sample. As I was talking, my voice broke. To my surprise, Dr. Patel handed me his briefcase and stethoscope, took my girl in his arms and went to the store just a few paces away. He bought her a Cadbury bar and my daughter's face lit up like a million bucks. Gone were the tears, the memory of the syringe, smell of antiseptic, cotton …everything receded to the background as she un wrapped the big bar with her tiny fingers and dug into it with all her heart. I smiled as the angelic doctor handed me my princess.


 

 

Meanings of difficult words:

 

1. Imperative: absolutely essential

2. Wretched: miserable; unpleasant

3. Pathology lab: where the causes and effects of diseases are studied

4. Receded: moved back gradually

5. Paediatrician: children's doctor

6. Flung:(past tense of fling) an act of throwing violently

7. Attendants: one who attends

 

 

Questions:

 

1.

How old was the child?

1

2.

What did the nurses have to do to get a blood sample?

2

3.

Why was the mother asked to leave the room?

2

4.

Why does the mother called the pathology lab 'wretched'?

2

5.

How did Dr. Patel calm down the little girl?

2

6.

Suggest a suitable title for this passage.

1

 

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Course Code: 15CP01E

 
Model Question Bank:                                                                                             

 

Text Box: Course Title :COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

 

 

I.          ANSWER IN ONE OR TWO SENTENCES EACH:

 

1.    What do you mean by career?

2.    Define 'Career Planning'?

3.      What should be the major focus of career planning?

4.      List out the benefits of career planning?

5.      Identify the guidelines for choosing a career?

6.      What are the frequently asked questions about career fields?

7.      How do connections help in searching for a suitable job?

8.      What are the sample questions asked about a particular job title?

9.      What is the role of a career counselor in charting out a career path?

10.  List out the factors influencing career decisions?

11.  What has startled global experts?

12.  What are the questions often asked by the young?

13.  What are the three traits as identified by the author?

14.  How have the content of our films changed?

15.  In what way have we been exposed to corruption from our childhood?


16.  How can we contribute to India's progress?

17.  What is global warming?

18.  How does global warming occur?

19.  What are the major causes for Global Warming?

20.  What is the quantity of fossil fuel burnt each year?

21.  How does the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air increase?

22.  Define Greenhouse effect?

23.  By burning forests around the world, how much carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere?

24.  What are the steps to be taken to save our environment?

25.  What is the possible problem of global warming and its result?

26.  What is the effect of global warming?

27.   What was the usual talk when the parents of the children met?

28.   What ambition did Nooyi's mother have for her daughter?

29.   How did Nooyi's mother threaten Nooyi?

30.   What good news did Indra Nooyi want to share with her mother?

31.   What did Nooyi's mother say when she was told the good news?

32.   What lesson did Nooyi learn from her mother?

33.   Why does Nooyi's mother take full credit for Nooyi's success?

34.   What does Indra Nooyi discover about the language of business in the U.S?

35.   What does Indra Nooyi think about herself as a mother?

36.    What is the secret of Indra Nooyi's success?

37.    How does Indra Nooyi manage time?

38.    What is Indra Nooyi's passion?

39.   Describe the farmer who visited the dentist's clinic.

41.  What was the curious act of the farmer?

42.  What request did the farmer make?

43.  Why did the doctor almost 'faint in shock'?

44.  What did the farmer say when he came back to the clinic?

45.  Who do 'you' and 'I' in the poem refer to?

46.  Who is the sinner according to the poem?

47.  Why did the farmer commit suicide?

48.  Explain the meaning of the phrase 'you crossed over'.

49.  What are the contrasts depicted by the writer between the farmer's wife and her husband?

50.  What memories of her husband trouble her now?

 

 

II.   ANSWER IN A PARAGRAPH OF NOT MORE THAN 100 WORDS EACH:

 

1.      Write a short note on Guidelines for Choosing a Career.

2.      How does career planning play a major role in making career choices?

3.         Explain in your own words the first trait of our psyche.

4.        How does our environment contribute to our numbness to injustice?

5.        Describe the divisiveness that the author talks about.

6.         What are the causes and effects of global warming?

7.         How does deforestation affect our environment?


8.         What information do you gather about Indra Nooyi after going through the interview with Nandan Nilekani?

 

9.         How did Indra Nooyi's mother try to teach her the role of a woman in a family? Do you agree with her?

10.     How do you think Indra Nooyi's mother and her husband contribute to her success?

11.     What does Indra Nooyi mean when she says "I have to decide every moment in time whether I am going be a mother or a wife or an executive"?

12.     Explain in your own words the traditional and modern views of one or two facts expressed in the interview?

13.     Explain in your own words the reason for the farmer's visit to the clinic.

14.     Describe how the doctor fixed the bull's tooth.

15.     Describe the lament of the farmer's wife on her husband's death?

 

III. GRAMMAR:

 

1.  Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

a.       Dr. Sanjay is        dentist.

b.      My friend is        MLA.

c.       Have you ever visited       Himalayas?

d.      Please bring me        cup of coffee.

e.       He is       untidy boy.

f.        She is backbone of her organization.

g.      He is        honour to his profession.

h.      Raghu is going to       mall.

i.                world is       happy place.

j.        I met       European at        party in        friend's house.

 

2.  Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

a.       She works      a big shop      Jayanagar.

b.      There is a book        the floor. Put it      the table.

c.       I often see Mrs. Dixit      the station, waiting                                         her train.

d.   Mangalore is      the coast      the south      India.

e.       My daughter isn't      work today because she isn't feeling well.

f.     There were several people      the bus stop.

g.   Mr. and Mrs. Sharma were      the shop talking                                                  the assistant.

h.   Yesterday we spent the day      the country.

i.     We had lunch      a pretty little village.

j.     When I was      the bus stop this morning; I saw two boys           the church roof.

 

3.  Add appropriate prefixes to form new words:

a. form       b. regular      c. literate      d. accurate    e. operate

f. pure        g. fix             h. technic     i.  tone          j. national

 

4.  Add appropriate suffixes to form new words:


a. rich

b. love

c. start

d. beauty

e. differ

f. use

g. cheer

h. attract

i. save

j. slow

 

5.  Give the synonyms of the following:

a. release

b. arrive

c. trap

d. happinesse.

e. large

f. teach

g. change

h. confusion

i. discover

j. charge

 

6.  Give the antonyms for the following:

a. rise

b. increase c. smiled.

d. strict.

e.sadness

f. full

g. host          h. success

i. discover

j. charge

 

7.  Add the correct question tags to the following statements:

a.       It is cold,          ?

b.      But it isn't as cold as yesterday,         ?

c.       It was very cold yesterday,          ?

d.      It hasn't been so cold for a long time,         ?

e.       It is snowing in the north,         ?

f.        It often snows there,         ?

 

8.  Give short form answers for the following:

a.          Does Renu work hard?                    .                                                          .

b.         Can you swim?                            .                          .

c.          Are you angry with me?                      .                .

d.         Do you like watching movies?                    .                                                                      .

e.          Have you met our Prime Minister?                  .                                                                           .

 

9.   Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the brackets:

a.         His father-in-law owns a               farm. (dairy/diary)

b.        Diabetics must take extra care of their................................................................ (feat/feet)

c.         Rekha is a popular           of Bollywood.(heroin/heroine)

d.        The             country             was                   prosperous        during        the                    of Krishnadevaraya.(rein/reign/rain)

e.         You should be           in the class. (quite/quiet)

 

 

10.    Differentiate between the following pairs of words by using each of them in a sentence of your own:

a. Wrong, rung

b. Principal, principle

c. Hair, hare

d. Gate, gait.

e. Sea, see

f. Fair, fare

g. Some, sum.

h. Sell, cell

i. Weather, whether

j. Birth, berth

k. Vacation, vocation

l. Bear, bare

 

 

 

11.  Fill in the blanks with verbs to agree with their subjects:


a.       Every seat in the bus           taken.

b.      All the seats in this bus           reserved.

c.       One of my friends             visiting me this week end.

d.      Neither Gopal nor Deepak           come today.

e.       The Captain of Indian team as well as his players                                                                       staying here.

f.        Intelligence and hard work             required to get good marks.

g.      Mathematics           my favourite subject.

h.                  your father and mother at home?

 

12.   Identify the tense of the verbs in the following in the sentences.

 

a.    He was listening to her attentively.

b.    Raghu denies stealing my purse.

c.    She has bought a flat near my house.

d.    Kiran fought bravely.

e.    The teachers are discussing the details of the annual day function.

f.     I am not trying to copy you.

g.    Sushma was cooking pasta.

h.    The students have been waiting eagerly for the results.

i.     Risheeba speaks Tamil very fluently.

j.     I have been waiting for her for over an hour.

 


13.  Change the voice:

 

a.     Ramu was making a kite.

b.     Close the door.

c.     Cable wires have been cut.

d.     We prohibit smoking.

e.     Everyone loves him.

e.         My watch was lost.


 

f.     He was refused admission.

g.    Do not insult the poor.

h.    Without effort nothing can be gained.

     i. They made him captain.


 

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