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Syllabus

 

This course aims to train the first year BE/B tech students in basic principles of English language, enabling them to use active and passive vocabulary in different academic and professional contexts, developing their LSRW skills, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing skills thereby improving their proficiency in oral and written communication in technical English.

 

 

S.No.

Topics and Contents

Duration in hours

Module

1.

Technical vocabulary, Using words in contexts-Use of suffixes to form nouns from verbs and adjectives-Articles-Conjunctions and prepositions.

3

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2.

Tenses-Active and Passive voices, Degrees of comparison.

1

PDF

3.

Reading text: Skimming for general information- Notemaking, Listening and transferring of information from text to graphic forms-bar charts,flow charts-Paragraph writing.

3

PDF

4.

Role play - Conversational Techniques, discussions-Oral reporting.

2

PDF

5.

Vocabulary items: Words with prefixes("Multi" - "Under" -)Asking and answering questions,spelling ad punctuation.

2

PDF

6.

Reading comprehension- Scanning for information.

1

PDF

7.

Listening and guided note taking-Paragraph writing-Using notes-Giving suitable headings,sub-headings for paragraphs.

4

PDF

8.

Comparing and contrasting using expressions of comparisons- Discussing creative ideas.

2

PDF

9.

Compound nouns - negative prefixes - Antonyms - Use of modal verbs.

1

PDF

10.

Making sentences using phrases.

1

PDF

11.

Tenses: Simple past and present perfect, Reported Speech.

2

PDF

12.

Reading and guessing meanings in context, Listening and Note-taking.

2

PDF

13.

Channel conversation from text to chart, Making recommendations.

2

PDF

14.

Discussion- Role play explaining and convincing.

1

PDF

15.

Expanding nominal compounds-words with multiple meanings –moderate verbs-error correction-compound adjectives.

2

PDF

16.

Simple past and present perfect tense.

1

PDF

17.

Reading – Prediction of content-Understanding advertisements.

2

PDF

18.

Scanning the text and comprehension check.

1

PDF

19.

Listening for details-Listening comprehension.

1

PDF

20.

Writing Definitions - Expression of views and purpose-Role play-Discussion-Speculating about future.

2

PDF

21.

Formation of nouns, verbs and adjectives from root words.

1

PDF

22.

Useful phrases and expressions.

1

PDF

23.

‘If’ conditional clauses-gerunds.

1

PDF

24.

Reading for comprehension- Intensive reading.

1

PDF

25.

Accuracy in listening- listening to discussion on specific issues.

1

PDF

26.

Group Discussion.

2

PDF

27.

Role play - (Stating, discussing problems and proposing solutions).

1

PDF

28.

Planning  a tour- writing an itenary , writing formal letters- letter to editor.

1

PDF

 

Total

45