HS3251 – NOTES & QP
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HS3251 – SYLLABUS
UNIT I MAKING COMPARISONS
Listening – Evaluative Listening: Advertisements, Product Descriptions, -Audio / video; Listening and filling a Graphic Organiser (Choosing a product or service by comparison) Speaking – Marketing a product, Persuasive Speech Techniques. Reading – Reading advertisements, user manuals, brochures; Writing – Professional emails, Email etiquette – Compare and Contrast Essay; Grammar – Mixed Tenses, Prepositional phrases Vocabulary – Contextual meaning of words
UNIT II EXPRESSING CAUSAL RELATIONS IN SPEAKING AND WRITING
Listening – Listening to longer technical talks and completing– gap filling exercises. Listening technical information from podcasts – Listening to process/event descriptions to identify cause & effects – Speaking – Describing and discussing the reasons of accidents or disasters based on news reports. Reading – Reading longer technical texts– Cause and Effect Essays, and Letters / emails of complaint, Writing – Writing responses to complaints. Grammar – Active Passive Voice transformations, Infinitive and Gerunds Vocabulary – Word Formation (Noun-Verb-Adj-Adv), Adverbs.
UNIT III PROBLEM SOLVING
Listening – Listening to / Watching movie scenes/ documentaries depicting a technical problem and suggesting solutions. Speaking – Group Discussion(based on case studies), – techniques and Strategies, Reading – Case Studies, excerpts from literary texts, news reports etc., Writing – Letter to the Editor, Checklists, Problem solution essay / Argumentative Essay Grammar -– Errorcorrection; If conditional sentences Vocabulary – Compound Words, Sentence Completion.
UNIT IV REPORTING OF EVENTS AND RESEARCH
Listening – Listening Comprehension based on news reports – and documentaries – Precise writing, Summarising, Speaking –Interviewing, Presenting an oral report, Mini presentations on select topics; Reading –Newspaper articles; Writing – Recommendations, Transcoding, Accident Report, Survey Report Grammar – Reported Speech, Modals Vocabulary – Conjunctions- use of prepositions
UNIT V THE ABILITY TO PUT IDEAS OR INFORMATION COGENTLY
Listening – Listening to TED Talks, Presentations, Formal job interviews, (analysis of the interview performance); Speaking – Participating in a Role play, (interview/telephone interview), virtual interviews, Making presentations with visual aids; Reading – Company profiles, Statement of Purpose, (SOP), an excerpt of interview with professionals; Writing – Job / Internship application – Cover letter & Resume; Grammar – Numerical adjectives, Relative Clauses Vocabulary – Idioms.