HUM-101F: ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNICATION B.Tech. Semester-I LTP Class Work 50 Marks 3 10 Exam 100 Marks Total 150 Marks Duration of Exam 3 Hrs. Notes : Examiner will set 9 questions in total, two questions from each section and one question covering all sections which will be Q.l. This Q.l is compulsory and of short answers type. Each question carries equal mark (20 marks). Students have to attempt 5 questions in total, selecting at least one question from each session. Section-A Semantics : A selected list of synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones and Homonyms. Form and function of words. Syntax: Sentence structures, Verb patterns and their usage. Section-B Phonetics : Basic Concepts - Vowels, Consonants, Phonemes, Syllables ; Articulation of Speech Sounds- Place and Manner of Articulation_ Transcription of words and simple sentences, using International. Comprehension : Listening and Reading comprehension - Note taking, Reviewing, Summarizing, Interpreting, Paraphrasing and Précis Writing. Section-C Composition : Descriptive, Explanatory, Analytical and Argumentative Writing- description of simple objects like instruments, appliances, places, persons, principles, description and explanation of processes and operations; analysis and arguments in the form of debate and group discussion. Section-D Text: English for Students of Science by A.Roy and RL. Sharma (Orient Longman) Chanters for Study: (i) "The year 2050" by Theodore J. Gorden (ii) "The mushroom of Death" by ABandhopadhyay. (iii) Human Environment by Indira Gandhi. (iv) Experiment and Experience by W.R. Niblett. The prescribed text will be used as a case study for various components of the syllabus. (For Internal Evaluation Only). Book Review - Herein the students will be required to read and submit a review of a book (Literary or non-literary) of their own choice. This will be followed by a presentation of the same in the class. Text Books : 1. English for Students of Science edited by A. Roy and Shama. Orient Longman. 2. Spoken English for India by R.K. Bansal and J.B. Harrison Orient Longman. 3. Intermediate Grammar, Usage and Composition by M.L. Tickoo andAE. Subramaniam, Orient Longman. Note: It is suggested that a workbook may be introduced for units I, II and IE. Suggested Reading : 1. English Grammar, Compitition and Correspondence by M. A. Pink and S.E. Thomas, S. Chand and Sons Pvt. Ltd. Delhi. 2. APractical English Grammar by Thomson and Martinet, OUP, Delhi. 3. Guide to Patterns and U sage in English by A. S. Hoenby, OUP, Delhi. 4. A Textbook of English Phonetics for Indian Students by T. Balasubramanian, MacMillan, Chennai. 5. Communication English by Sadhna Gupta. 6. Better English Pronunciation by J.D. O' Connor, Cambridge Univ. Press, London. 7. English Vocabulary in Use by McCarthy, Foundation Books (Cambridge University Press), Delhi. 8. Assessing Listening by Buck, Foundation Books (Cambridge University Press), Delhi. 9. Reading Between the Lines by McRae, Foundation Books (Cambridge University Press), Delhi.
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