Virtual university first semester ENG301 Business Communication Assignment No. 1 Solution and Discussion Spring 2015 Due Date: May 20, 2015

Assignment 1 (Spring-2015)
Lectures: 1-9
Total Marks: 15

  • To assess students’ understanding of different concepts of ‘Business Communication’ and to gauge their ability to apply their conceptual knowledge in daily life situations.


  • Late assignments will not be accepted.
  • If the file is corrupt or problematic, it will be marked zero.
  • Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated. Plagiarism occurs when a student uses work done by someone else as if it was his or her own; however, taking the ideas from different sources and expressing them in your own words will be encouraged.
  • No assignment will be accepted via e-mail.
  • The solution file should be in Word document format; the font color should be preferably black and font size should be 12 Times New Roman.

Q1. Understand the message conveyed by each picture and decode it into your own words while keeping in mind the type of nonverbal communication shown. 10 marks

Example: Type of nonverbal communication: Kinesics behavior
Decoded Message: Positive negotiation going on

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Picture 1: Type of nonverbal communication: ____________
Decode Message: ______________

Picture 2: Type of nonverbal Communication: ________________
Decode Message: _________________

Picture 3: Type of nonverbal Communication ______________
Decode Message: _________________

Picture 4: Type of nonverbal Communication: ___________
Decode Message: _________________

Picture 5. Type of nonverbal Communication: ____________
Decode Message: _________________

Q2. For each pair of words as given below list the one that is positive in the “Positive Connotation” category, and the one that is negative in the “Negative Connotation” category.

1. Skinny, Slender
2. Gaze, Ogle
3. Delectable, Scrumptious
4. Charming, Alluring
5. Bossy, dominant

Sr. No
Positive Connotation
Negative Connotation
1 Having very little body fat
2 Look steadily
3 Having a delicious taste
4 Having the power to delight or attract people
5 In control or command over others