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COMPREHENSION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH COURSE NO. ENGL-101

A TEXT BOOK FOR THE STUDENTS OF FIRST YEAR B. Sc (Ag.)

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE ACHARYA N.G. RANGA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY RAJENDRANAGA, HYDERABAD – 500 030.

COMPREHENSION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

A TEXT BOOK FOR THE COURSE NO. ENGL. 101 (NEW)

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

By Dr. G. Shravan Kumar Associate Professor & University Head

Ms. S.M. Padmasri Assistant Professor

Mr. P. Ramesh Babu Assistant Professor

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Preface
In the era of globalization, communication plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of any organization; hence the need to impart communication skills to undergraduate student assumed greate r importance.

This Text Book has been designed under different units to improve standards in performing the communicative tasks. Précis writing, Business Correspondence, Report Writing are major forms of written communication in the professional world where as the chapters on Verbal Ability, Functional Grammar and Usage are intended to help the student to take care of the mechanics of writing, which enhance the effectiveness of written communication. To impart oral communication skills chapters on Seminars, Conferences, Group Discussion, Meetings, Interviews, Telephonic Conversations Etc., are included. I hope finally the exercises at the end of chapter will serve a useful purpose in developing the spoken English and the communicative skills of professional students, in view of all the scientific and technical advancement of the universe is being documented in English only.

I appreciate the sincere efforts of the authors in bringing out this Text book.

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

Dr. T. Yellamanda Reddy Dean of Agriculture

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LECTURE OUTLINES
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Course No. Course titles Credit hours General objective : : : : ENGL 101 COMREHENSION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH 2 (1+1) To develop the comprehension and communication skills of I year B.Sc (Ag.) Students in English

Specific Objectives

a) Theory By the end of the course the B.Sc (Ag) students will be able to i) understand the basic concepts of comprehension ii) understand the fundame ntals of grammar iii) enhance their vocabulary iv) improve their skills in written communication b) Practical By the end of the course, the B.Sc. (Ag) students will be able to i) have a clear concept of communication skills in English by using AV aids in spoken English ii) improve their reading skills iii) present the reports orally and participate in debates and Groups Discussions A) Theory Lecture Outlines 1. War Minus Shooting, A lesson from the Text Book, “The Sporting Spirit” by George Orwell. Comprehension pertaining to the Textual Grammar i.e., Fill in the blanks, Matching and vocabulary 2. 3. War Minus Shooting, A lesson from Text Book, “The Sporting Spirit” Reading Comprehension and answering the questions related to the text Synonyms, List of synonyms, Choose the correct synonyms, exercises – practice and implementation Antonyms, fill in the blanks, choose the correct Antonyms, exercises Practice and Implementation 4. Verbal Ability, A list of Words often confused and misused – Practice and Implementation 5. A Dilemma – A lesson from the Text Book, Layman looks at Science by Raymond Fosdick Comprehension pertaining to the Textual Grammar i.e., Fill in the blanks, Matching, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension 6. A Dilemma – A layman looks at Science, Reading Comprehension and answering the questions

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Homonyms, Homonyms are distinct words with quite different meaningsuse the following words in two ways , more words at a glance and exercises related to GRE & TOEFL

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Homophones, A list of homophones, Fill in the blanks, Underline the correct word and exercises related to GRE & TOEFL

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You and Your English, A lesson from the Text Book, Spoken English and Broken English by G.B. Shaw, answering the...
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