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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD


(Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics)




Dear Student,

We welcome you to the BA/ BS “Compulsory English-I Communication Skills” (1423) course. This course will help you in improving your English language skills through communicative activities. We would strongly advise you to take interest in doing this course, read the units very carefully as most of the questions are based on the units, write the assignments yourself as by doing each and every question will help you perform well in your exams and pass this course.

The study packet of this course contains the following:

1. Compulsory English-I (1423) Textbook
2. 1 Audio Cassette
3. 2 Assignments
4. Assignment Forms
5. Assignment & Tutorial Schedule.

In case any item is missing from the study packet, please contact your nearest Regional Campus/ Office or the Mailing Officer In charge, Mailing Section, AIOU, H-8, Islamabad.

Once again, we wish you best of luck in your studies and hope that that your experience as an AIOU student and studying this particular course is successful and enriching.



ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD


(Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics)
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WARNING
1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE.
2. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN “AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

Course: Compulsory English-I Course Code: 1423

Semester: Spring, 2012 Level: BA/BS

Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40



ASSIGNMENT No. 1


(Units 1–4)


Q.1 In unit 1, you studied about WH questions (when, where, why, what, which, whose, whom, who and how). We want you to go to page 11, exercise 1 and choose any 5 statements and write appropriate WH questions on these statements. (10)

Q.2 Refer to section C “Reading” of unit 1. Read the newspaper report given on pages 27 – 28. Do exercise 19 where you have to match words with their correct definitions. (15)

Q.3 In unit 2, we have given you practice about “Synonyms & Antonyms”. Go to page 58, exercise 13 in which you have to replace the word “good” with another word or synonym. Choose any 5 sentences. (10)

Q.4 In unit 2, page 60, there is a short biographical account of Bapsi Sidhwa. Read it carefully and answer the following questions: (15)
i. Who is Bapsi Sidhwa? Write a brief biographical sketch.
ii. List the awards she has won and the books she has written.

Q.5 In unit 3, page 81, you have read and listened to the recorded text 13. Do exercise 3 in which you have to make a list of those statements which express strong agreement and disagreement. (10)

Q.6 Unit 4 discusses possibilities and impossibilities. An incomplete dialogue between you and a fellow passenger has been given on page 111. Complete
the dialogue by writing appropriate expressions of possibilities and impossibilities. (10)

Q.7 In unit 4, section B “Structure” modal verbs (can, could, may, might, shall should and must) are explained. Go to page 118 and do exercise 6. (10)

Q.8 Section C of unit 4 deals with “Skimming & Scanning”. Read the text given on page 130 and then do scanning exercise 15 given on page 129 which requires filling in the table with correct information. (10)

Q.9 Read the letter “Dear Students” by Umar Farooq on pages 134-135. After reading the letter, answer Exercise 17 on Page 136. (10)



ASSIGNMENT No. 2


(Units 5–9)
Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40




Q.1 Unit 5, section A focuses on the function “Expressing Certainty and Uncertainty”. How can you express certainty and uncertainty on the following issues that are present in the country? Write complete sentences. (10)

i. Load shedding
ii. Food prices
iii. Population growth
iv. Law and order situation
v. Petrol prices

Q.2 Listen and read recorded text 27 given in unit 5 on page 148. Do exercise 5 which follows the text in which you have to write how Dr. Haider described the terms “Citizenship”, “Right” and “Responsibility”. (15)

Q.3 Section D “Writing” of unit 5 deals with “Writing Job Application Letters”. Follow the guidelines given in the unit and then write a job application letter applying for ANY ONE job advertisement given on page 173. (10)

Q.4 Unit 6 deals with “Expressing Preference & Intention”. Go to page 184, exercise 6 and complete the dialogue between the Waiter and Mr. Leghari with appropriate expressions of preference. (10)

Q.5 Refer to page 192, exercise 14 in unit 6. Write Hammad’s plans or intentions using “he will” after reading his plans given in the box. (10)

Q.6 Read the text given on page 203 of unit 6 carefully and then answer the following questions:

i. Give a suitable title to the text. (3)
ii. There are 4 paragraphs in the text. Write the main idea or topic sentence of each paragraph. (12)

Q.7 Unit 7 deals with “Asking, Giving & Refusing permission”. Go to page 222, exercise 2. Choose any 10 statements and then write what function each statement conveys. (10)

Q.8 Unit 8 deals with “Expressing Appreciation & Gratitude”. Go to page 265, exercise 3 and choose any 5 situations and write how you would express your appreciation or gratitude in each situation. (10)

Q.9 Unit 9 deals with “Giving Advice & Suggestions”. Go to page 306 and listen and read the recorded text 44 and then do exercise 4 in which you have to note down the advices and suggestions that Dr. Saqib gives. (10)