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B.A. PART-I, ENGLISH (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)

FIRST SEMESTER (SESSION 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14)

One Paper of 40 marks to be attempted in three hours Total Marks:50; Internal Assessment:10

                                                                          Maximum Marks (Written Examination): 40

No. of Teaching Periods:75                    Pass Marks: 14 (i.e.35%)

(Six periods per week)                        (Separately in Written Exam and Internal Assessment)

                                                                                       Time: 3 hours



COURSE CONTENT:

Two Literary Texts

Composition

Grammar



TEXTS PRESCRIBED:

  1. TWO LITERARY TEXTS:

    1. Let’s Go Home and Other Stories, edited by Meenakshi Mukherjee. Orient Longman.

The following stories from this book are prescribed:

      1. ‘A Shadow’ by R.K. Narayan

      2. ‘The Meeting Pool’ by Ruskin Bond

      3. ‘Green Parrots in a Cage’ by Gopi Gauba

      4. ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ by Khushwant Singh

      5. ‘Let’s Go Home’ by Kewlian Sio

      6. ‘Circus Cat, Alley Cat’ by Anita Desai

 

    1. Flights of Fancy, edited by Bakhshish Singh. Pbi. Univ. Patiala.

The following poems from this book are prescribed:

      1. ‘Sonnet 116’

      2. ‘On His Blindness’

      3. ‘The Clod and the Pebble’

      4. ‘The World is too Much with Us’

      5. ‘Lucy Gray’

      6. ‘My Native Land’

      7. ‘The Scholar’

 

  1.   TEXT PRESCRIBED FOR GRAMMAR:

The follwing units-cum-exercises from this book are prescribed:

Units 76 to 103 (With Corresponding Exercises)

     

TESTING:

SECTION A:

Q. No. 1. One essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident or character sketch of any of the prescribed stories from Let’s Go Home and Other Stories. The answer should not exceed 200 words. 

                                                                                                                                      (7 Marks)



Q. No. II. One essay type question with an internal alternative on main ideas or summary of any of the prescribed poems from Flights of Fancy. The answer should not exceed 200 words.

                                                                                                                                     ( 7 Marks)



SECTION B:

Q. No. III. Translation from Hindi/Punjabi into English of a given passage consisting of 7 sentences.                                                                                                                     

(7 Marks)

In lieu of Translation

(For Foreign students who do not know Punjabi/Hindi)

Paraphrase of a stanza from a poem of about 5 to 7 lines.   

(7 Marks)



Q. No. IV. This question shall be based on the prescribed units-cum-exercises (76 to 103) f rom Oxford Practice Grammar.

Candidates shall be required to attempt 7 out of 10 sentences set from the prescribed units.

                                                                                                                             (1x7=7 Marks)

The paper-setter shall set 25% sentences from Oxford Practice Grammar and 75% sentences shall be based on the exercises accompanying the prescribed units.



Q. No. V. This question shall have three parts:

(i) In Part (i), two short answer questions out of the given three are to be attempted by candidates from the prescribed text, Let’s Go Home and Other Stories. Answer to each question shall be given in about 40-50 words. Each question shall be of two marks.                                

                                                                                                                              (2x2=4 Marks)

(ii) In Part (ii), one stanza for reference to context, out of the given two from the prescribed text, Flights of Fancy, is to attempted. It shall be of four marks.

( 4x1=4 Marks)

(iii) In Part (iii), four sentences shall be set from the prescribed units-cum-exercises from Oxford Practice Grammar. Each sentence shall be of one mark and there shall be no choice in this part. 

                                                                                                                             (1x4=4 Marks) 

Important:

The paper-setter shall give clear instructions to candidates to attempt these questions at one place and only once. Second or subsequent attempts, unless the earlier ones have been crossed out, shall not be evaluated. 

      

B.A. PART-I, ENGLISH (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)

SECOND SEMESTER (SESSION 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14)
One Paper of 40 marks to be attempted in three hours      Total Marks:50; Internal Assessment:10

                                                                          Maximum Marks (Written Examination): 40

No. of Teaching Periods:75                    Pass Marks: 14 (i.e.35%)

(Six periods per week)                        (Separately in Written Exam and Internal Assessment)

                                                                                       Time: 3 hours

COURSE CONTENT:

Two Literary Texts

Composition

Grammar



TEXTS PRESCRIBED:

  1. TWO LITERARY TEXTS:

  1. Let’s Go Home and Other Stories, edited by Meenakshi Mukherjee. Orient Longman

The following stories from this book are prescribed:

      1. ‘The Death of a Hero’ by Jai Nimbkar

      2. ‘Distant Drums’ by Jai Ratan

      3. ‘The White Dove’ by Idrayani Sowkar

      4. ‘Glory at Twilight’ by Bhabani Bhattacharya

      5. ‘The Homecoming’ by Arun Joshi

      6. ‘The Cow of the Barricades’ by Raja Rao

 

  1. Flights of Fancy, edited by Bakhshish Singh. Pbi. Univ. Patiala.

The following poems from this book are prescribed:

      1. ‘The Journey Onwards’

      2. ‘Dream Pedlary’

      3. ‘How Do I Love Thee?’

      4. ‘Home Thoughts from Abroad’

      5. ‘I Sit and Look Out’

      6. ‘Invictus’

      7. ‘Leave This Chanting’

 

  1. TEXT PRESCRIBED FOR GRAMMAR:

    1. Oxford Practice Grammar (With Answers) by John Eastwood. Second Edition, OUP, 2004.

The following units-cum-exercises from this book are prescribed:

Units 1 to 43 (With Corresponding Exercises)

     

  TESTING:



SECTION A:

Q. No. I. One essay type question with an internal alternative on theme, incident or character sketch of any of the prescribed stories from Let’s Go Home and Other Stories. The answer should not exceed 200 words. 

                                                                                                                                      (7 Marks)



Q. No. II. One essay type question with an internal alternative on main ideas or summary of any of the prescribed poems from Flights of Fancy. The answer should not exceed 200 words.

                                                                                                                                      (7 Marks)



SECTION B:

Q.No. III. A paragraph (descriptive in nature) of about 150 words to be written on any one of

the four given topics.                                                                                              

( 7 Marks)

Q. No. IV. This question shall be based on the prescribed units-cum-exercises (1 to 43) from Oxford Practice Grammar.

Candidates shall be required to attempt 7 out of 10 sentences set from the prescribed units.

                                                                                                                             ( 1x7=7 Marks)

The paper-setter shall set 25% sentences from Oxford Practice Grammar and 75% sentences shall be based on the exercises accompanying the prescribed units.



Q.No. V. This question shall have three parts:

(i) In Part (i), two short answer questions out of the given three are to be attempted by candidates from the prescribed text, Let’s Go Home and Other Stories. Answer to each question shall be given in about 40-50 words. Each question shall be of two marks.                                

                                                                                                                              (2x2=4 Marks)

(ii) In Part (ii), one stanza for reference to context, out of the given two from the prescribed text, Flights of Fancy, is to be attempted. It shall be of four marks.

( 4x1=4 Marks)

(iii) In Part (iii), four sentences shall be set from the prescribed units-cum-exercises from Oxford Practice Grammar. Each sentence shall be of one mark and there shall be no choice in this part. 

                                                                                                                              (1x4=4 Marks)

Important:

The paper-setter shall give clear instructions to candidates to attempt these questions at one place and only once. Second or subsequent attempts, unless the earlier ones have been crossed out, shall not be evaluated. 



        


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