AT1 English

GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
 Board of Technical Examinations, Bengaluru 

course Title : Communication Skill in English

course code :  15CP01E

 

UNIT I: CAREER PLANNING (09Hrs)
Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Spelling; Grammar- Parts of Speech;
Newspaper Reading and Comprehension; Descriptive Writing – Describing Objects; Listening/
Speaking Exercise – Self Introduction.

UNIT-II: THE GREAT INDIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY (09Hrs)
Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Prefixes and Suffixes; Grammar
– Articles and Prepositions; Descriptive Writing – Describing People; Listening/ Speaking Exercises
– Listening to speeches and writing gist of it in one’s own words.

UNIT III: GLOBAL WARMING (08Hrs)
Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Synonyms and Antonyms;
Grammar – Auxiliaries, Question Tags and Short-form Answers; Descriptive Writing – Describing
Places; Listening/ Speaking Exercises – Narrating one’s own experiences of different situations in
their day- to-day life.

UNIT IV: RENDEZVOUS WITH A WOMAN CORPORATE GIANT (09Hrs)
Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Homonyms, Homophones,
Homographs; Grammar – Subject-Verb Agreement; Descriptive Writing – Describing Processes;
Listening/ Speaking Exercises – A short presentation on a given topic ;Paraphrasing of Proverbs;
Different kinds of Interviews.

UNIT V: A UNIQUE PATIENT (09 Hrs)
Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Compound words; Grammar –Tenses;
Descriptive Writing – Describing Events (Eg: College Day, National Festivals, Etc.); Comprehension
of a paragraph; Quiz – Questions on health and hygiene.

UNIT VI: A FARMER’S WIFE (08 Hrs)
Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Formation of plurals;
Grammar – Active and Passive Voices; Descriptive Writing – Describing one’s goal and its
attainment; Developing hints into a paragraph; Comprehension of an unseen passage.

Reference Books:
1. HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION BY WREN AND MARTIN (S.CHAND &
CO.)
2. THE KING’S GRAMMAR BY SANJAY KUMAR SINHA (S.CHAND & CO.)
3. STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING BY V.R. NARAYANA SWAMY (ORIENT BLACKSWAN)
4. ESSENTIAL ENGLISH BY E. SURESH KUMAR et.al (ORIENT BLACKSWAN)
5. ENGLISH GRAMMAR &COMPOSITION AND EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION BY
M.A.PINK AND THOMAS S.E. (S.CHAND & CO.)
6. WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS: SELECTED ESSAYS AND COLUMNS BY CHETAN BHAGAT (RUPA
PUBLICATION, NEW DELHI)
7. CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE INDIAN DOCTOR’S SOUL BY JACK CANFIELD et.al (WESTLAND LIMITED
PUBLISHERS)
8. SOFT SKILLS BY K. ALEX(S.CHAND AND COMPANY)
9. “REFLECTIONS”: I PUC ENGLISH COURSE BOOK, PUBLISHED BY DEPT.OF PRE-UNIVERSITY
EDUCATION, GOVT OF KARNATAKA
10. A PRACTICAL COURSE FOR WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISHBY J.K.GANGAL. (PHI PUBLICATIONS)
11. ENGLISH LANGUAGE LABORATORIES – A COMPREHENSIVE MANUAL BY NIRA KONAR (PHI
LEARNING).

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