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(Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics)




Course: Associate Degree Program (5411)

Level: ADC/BEd. 4-Years Semester: Autumn, 2017

Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40


(Units 1–4)
Q.1    In Unit 1, you have learnt about the formation of Wh- questions. Suppose you are an anchor working for a local new channel. Your work is to take interview of a famous politician what questions will you ask him/her. Write ten Wh-questions that you would ask during the interview. (10)
Q.2 Read the following statements and then form questions. (Read Unit 1for guidance). Follow the example. (10)

Example:  You do have plenty of time.            Do you have plenty of time?

  • She is going to market.

  • He ran away from school.

  • We have won the match.

  • They wanted to go to cinema.

  • I will watch a movie.

Q.3 Put the verb given in the brackets into the correct simple present tense form. Follow the example. (05)

Example: He (drive) ----------- his father’s car

He drives his father’s car

  • He (clean) ……………… his room 

  • Shazia (cook) ……….. for her sister.         

  • He (brush) ……………. his teeth at night.            

  • The teacher (read) ……………from the book.      

  • The movie (end) ………………at 02:00 pm.            

Q.4 In Unit 1, section C, you have read about guessing the meaning of words. Given below are some sentences, write the meanings of words underlined according to the context. (10)

  • I was so parched. I drank an entire glass of water in one gulp.

  • The man’s large hat and sunglasses concealed his face

  • Sara descended the stairs into her basement.

  • Eating too much junk food may be hazardous to your health.

  • Jason was in a somber mood when he heard the bad news.


Q.5 In Unit 1, Section D, you have learnt how to make connected sentences. Complete the following sentences using joining words such as and, that is why, but, because, so. (10)

  • I am hungry .

  • The thief escaped .

  • We went to the park .

  • She woke up early in the morning .

  • He could’nt drive .

Q.6 A. Unit 2 is about Seeking Confirmation. You have seen and read that we normally use tag questions at the end of statements to ask for confirmation. Add tag questions at the end of given statements to seek confirmation. (05)

Example: It’s a beautiful night.     It’s a beautiful night, isn’t it?

  1. You can cook, ?

  2. Zara is intelligent, ?

  3. We are going for the movie, ?

iv. It wasn’t very interesting, ?

v.  She didn’t steal the book, ?

B. In Unit 2, section D, you have been taught about “Informal or Personal Letters”. Write an informal leter to a friend asking him to help you learning English. (10)
Q.7 Unit 2, section C deals with synonym and antonyms. Given below are some words. Find the synonyms and antonyms as directed: (10)

Write Synonyms

Write Antonyms

agenda, invoice, statistics, scroll, listing, bulletin, timetable, ticket, vocabulary, account

brief, erase, displace, forget, lie, disorder, withhold, disorganie, cancel, straighten


Q.8 In Unit 3, you have learnt about how to write Letters of Apology. Write a Letter of Apology in the given situation: (15)

Suppose you had parked your car in a street and bike hit it. You got very angry on the bike driver for damaging your car. After coming home you realize that it was not his fault. You had parked your car the wrong way. You felt very bad and now write a letter of Apology to the bike driver for what happened.

Q.9 In Unit 4, section C you have done some exercises on skimming and scanning. Read the following text carefully, may be more than once because it is a difficult text and answer the questions given at the end. (15)

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including increasing growth and development, preventing aging, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, and also enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent "diseases of affluence" such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. It may also help prevent stress and depression, increase quality of sleep and act as a non-pharmaceutical sleep aid to treat diseases such as insomnia, help promote or maintain positive self-esteem, improve mental health, maintain steady digestion and treat constipation and gas, regulate fertility health, and augment an individual's body image, which has been found to be linked with higher levels of self-esteem. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern, and physical exercise may help decrease some of the effects of childhood and adult obesity. Some care providers call exercise the "miracle" or "wonder" drug—alluding to the wide variety of benefits that it can provide for many individuals. Aside from the health advantages, these benefits may include different social rewards for staying active while enjoying the environment of one’s culture. Many individuals choose to exercise publicly outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and appreciate life.

  • What kind of readers the text addresses?

  • How many items that can be borrowed from the library?

  • Is there any information given about how to borrow CDs.

  • Where to get more information from about the number of items you can borrow from the library?

  • Which month is ‘library month?


(Units 5–9)

Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40

Q.1 In Unit 5, you have learnt about two language functions i.e. Expressing Certainty, and Expressing Obligation. Write 5 example sentences for each category of functions. (10)
Q.2 The following sentences are in Active Voice. Rewrite them into passive voice. (Unit 5,section B) (10)

He caught the thief.

He didn’t open the letter.

We have bought the car.

You have been writing letter.

I am writing a letter.

Does your mother pick you from school?

They have been cleaning.

The police was chasing the thief.

They don’t help us.

He will draw a circle.

Q.3 Unit 5, Section D, is about writing a job application letter. How would you write a Job Application Letter for the following advertisement: (10)

Accountant - Seeking an Experienced Accountant
Education Required: MA/MBA

Subject: Statistics , Economics or Mathematics

Experience: 7+years accounting experience in  financial reporting, audits, regulatory reporting,

Please send us your C.Vs and other details at

Nizam NGO

F-1/ Markaz. Islamabad, or Contact us on   0519052244

Q.4 In Unit 6, two language functions have been discussed, which are Expressing Preference and Expressing Intention. Express these functions as directed. Follow the examples. (10)

Express Preference

Express Intention

Example Cotton clothes Silk clothes

I like cotton clothes better than silk ones.


I intend to celebrate my birthday this weekend.

Apples Oranges

Buying a car

Theater Cinema

Having haircut

Train Car

Wasting time

Lunch Dinner

Watching movie

Swim Skye

Going for conference

Q.5 Read the following text and summarize it into one short paragraph (approximately 100 words). Also give it a suitable title. (Unit 6, Page 20) (10)

Physical exercises are generally grouped into three types, depending on the overall effect they have on the human body.

Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that uses large muscle groups and causes the body to use more oxygen than it would while resting. The goal of aerobic exercise is to increase cardiovascular endurance. Examples of aerobic exercise include cycling, swimming, brisk walking, skipping rope, rowing, hiking, playing tennis, continuous training, and long slow distance training.

Anaerobic exercise, which includes strength and resistance training, can firm, strengthen, and tone muscles, as well as improve bone strength, balance, and coordination. Examples of strength moves are push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, and bicep curls using dumbbells. Anaerobic exercise also include weight training, functional training, eccentric training, Interval training, sprinting, and high-intensity interval training increase short-term muscle strength.

Flexibility exercises stretch and lengthen muscles. Activities such as stretching help to improve joint flexibility and keep muscles limber. The goal is to improve the range of motion which can reduce the chance of injury.

Physical exercise can also include training that focuses on accuracy, agility, power, and speed. Sometimes the terms 'dynamic' and 'static' are used. 'Dynamic' exercises such as steady running, tend to produce a lowering of the diastolic blood pressure during exercise, due to the improved blood flow. Conversely, static exercise (such as weight-lifting) can cause the systolic pressure to rise significantly (during the exercise).

Q.6 Unit 7 teaches you how to write Descriptive Essays.

a) Answer the following questions related to descriptive essay. (05)

  • What is a descriptive essay and what makes it different from other types of essays.

  • What are the qualities of descriptive essay and name its avaricious elements/components.

b) Take help from the Unit and write a well-knit descriptive essay on the following topic: (10)

What would be the future of Pakistan?
Q.7    The following sentences are in “Direct Speech’. Re-write them in “Indirect Speech”. (10)

  • He said, “I go to gym every day.”

  • Where did you go?” she asked me.

  • I don't watch TV”, she said

  • Say hello to Jbran,” they said.

  • The film began at seven o’clock,” he said.

Q.8 In Unit 9, recorded text 45, you have read and listen to the story of “The gifts of Wali Dad”. Answer the following questions based on the story: (10)
i. Describe the place where Wali Daad lives.

ii. Do you think Wali Dad loved the princess?

iii. Describe the character of the Merchant?

iv. Why did Wali Dad want to leave his hut at the end of the story?

v. What is the moral of the story?
Q.9    In Unit 9, Section D you have learnt about a narrative essay. 
a) Read the unit again and answer the following short questions. (05)

  • What is a “Narrative Essay”?

  • What makes narrative essay different from descriptive essay.

b) Write narrative essay on the following topic. (10)

The most important incidence of my life.

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