Thursday, 4 February 2021

Department Activities 2020 - 2021

 Department Activities 2020 - 2021

National Level FDP cum Webinar - June 11th, 12th & 13th - Three Day National Level Webinar & FDP on " English Studies in the New Millennium - Adapting to New Texts







Guest Lectures:

 1. Dr. Rositta Joseph V

2. Dr.Umamaheswari Bhrugubanda

Sunday, 31 January 2021

ENGLISH SYLLABUS - 2020 - 2021

                              ENGLISH SYLLABUS - 2020 - 2021

w.e.f 2020 -21


(Affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam)

Course Content

Subject: General English                   Semester: I

Course Title: English Praxis I                                                    Course Code: 20ENFCEP13

No of Hrs: 60                                       LTP: 310                         Credits: 3                                  

Course Outcomes: 

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

CO1: Use grammar effectively in writing and speaking.

CO2: Demonstrate the use of good vocabulary.

CO3: Develop writing skills. 

CO4: Confidently use the tools of communication skills. 

I. UNIT: Listening Skills                                  12 hrs

    1. Importance of Listening 

    2. Types of Listening 

    3. Barriers to Listening 

    4. Effective Listening 

II. UNIT: Speaking Skills                                  12 hrs

    1. Sounds of English: Vowels and Consonants 

    2. Word Accent 

    3. Intonation 

III. UNIT: Grammar                                         12 hrs

   1.  Articles 

   2.  Prepositions 

   3.  Modals

   4. Tenses (Present/Past/Future) 

   5. Concord 

IV. UNIT: Writing                                              12hrs

  1.  Sentence Transformation (Voice, Reported Speech & Degrees of Comparison)

  2.  Error Correction 

  3.  Punctuation 

   4. Paragraph Writing 

V. UNIT: Soft Skills                                            12 hrs

   1. SWOC 

   2. Attitude 

   3. Emotional Intelligence 

   4. Telephone Etiquette 

   5. Interpersonal Skills 


(Affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam)


Course: General English           Course Code:  20ENFCEP13

Course Title: English Praxis I                                     Semester: I

Time: 3 Hrs                                                                    Max Marks: 100                                                                         



Answer the following questions:                                               20M

Question No.


Marks Weightage

RBT 1-10

RBT 2 - 10



5x4 = 20


            Answer any FOUR questions:                                                                              32 M

Question No.


Marks Weightage

RBT 1-3

RBT 2-3


Unit I: Listening



Unit II: Speaking



Unit III: Grammar



Unit IV: Writing



Unit V: Soft Skills



I, II, III, IV or V



          Answer any FOUR questions:                                                                               48 M

Question No.


Marks Weightage

RBT 1- 3

RBT 2- 3


Unit I: Listening



Unit II: Speaking



Unit III: Grammar



Unit IV: Writing



Unit V: Soft Skills



I, II, III, IV or V



 w.e.f. 2020 - 2021 batch


(Affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam)

Model Question Paper

Course: General English                                               Semester: I

Course Title: English Praxis I                                    Course Code: 20ENFCEP13

Time: 3 Hrs                                                                        Marks: 100


Answer the following questions: 20M             

  1. Listening is  ______ activity          RBT 1

  1. An involuntary

      B.  A voluntary

  1. A passive

  2. An active

  1. Which of the following is not one of the types of listening?                 RBT 1

  1. Sensitive listening

  2. Marginal listening

  3. Projective listening

  4. One-way listening


     3. A passive listener is_____                     RBT1

  1. one who maintains eye contact

  2. one who listens attentively

  3. one who is physically present but mentally absent

  4. one who responds quickly

      4. At which level of listening are only sounds   heard and no understanding takes 

         place ?                                                                                               RBT 1    

  1. Assimilation

  2. Sensing

  3. Attending

  4. Sharpening

  1. Scientific study of sounds is called____ RBT1

      6.   Identify the sound of the underlined syllable in the word ‘garage’   RBT 2

       A. /s/

  1. / ʃ/

  2. /ʒ/   

  3. /dʒ/

     7. Identify the stress in the following word RBT 2


  1. Sympathetic 

  2. Sympathetic

  3. Sympathetic

  4. Sympathetic

8. Rising tone is used for________ RBT 2


9. They _______ the parcel yesterday RBT 2

  1. had received

  2. has received

  3. received

  4. have received

10.The teacher ____________ completed this chapter.  RBT2

A. have

B. has

C. is

D. are

11. It's been snowing _____ Christmas morning RBT 2

  1. from

  2. until

  3. since

  4. on

12.  Four years _______ a long time to spend away from your friends and family.   RBT 2

  1. are

  2. is

  3.  has   

  4. have

   13. They said, “They have been taking exercise since morning.” RBT 2

  1. They said that they had been taking exercise since morning.

  2. They say that they have been taking exercise since morning

  3. They said that they are taking exercise since morning

  4. They said that they had taking exercise since morning.

 14. The bridge in connection with the two cities will remain closed for security reasons.                                                                                             RBT 2

  1. Connects between

  2. In connection to

  3. being connected from

  4. Connecting

15. Choose the sentence with the appropriate use of punctuation: RBT 2

I know what would have happened if we went there but we had to go anyway

  1. I know what would have happened if we went there, but we had to go anyway .

  2. I know what would have happened if we went there but we had to go anyway?

  3. I know what would have happened if we went there but we had to go anyway .

  4. I know what would have happened if we went there but we had to go anyway !

16. The main idea of a paragraph is introduced by ________ RBT 1

17. Which of the following could be a strength? RBT 1

A. Weather

B. A new international market

C. A price that is too high

 D. The location of a business

 18. ________  is not the quality of an emotionally intelligent person. RBT 1

19. When you leave a message in someone’s voicemail, what is most important RBT 1

  1. Mention the date and time

  2. Mention your telephone number

  3. Ask to call back

  4. Send a long message                        

20. One of the factors that can influence one’s attitude is_____ RBT 1

  1. Financial condition

  2. Experience

  3. Age

  4. Job                                                

Section – B

Answer any FOUR questions:                                                                             32M

21. Answer the following questions 2x4=8M

     a) What is the difference between active listening and passive listening? Give   

           examples.                                                                                          RBT1

     b) Describe the process of listening.                                                      RBT 1

22. Answer the following questions                                                            2x4=8M

      a) What are voiced sounds? How are they produced?           RBT 1

      b) . Write briefly on English consonant sounds.                      RBT 1

23.a)  Fill in the blanks with the suitable articles                              RBT1        4M                                                                     

   Once there was___ small white pony called Prince. He lived on a farm. One day some gypsies came to  camp in ___ lane next to his field. Prince liked ___ gypsies, especially Anna, ___ little dark girl who gave him ____apples and rubbed his nose. In the evenings, the gypsies lit ___ fire and sang songs. A man played ____ fiddle and some of them danced . Prince danced too. He danced and ran around  his field, nodding his head in time to ____ music. He loved that music .  

     b). Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions                    RBT1                   4M

Two men  were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them ____their path. One ____ them climbed up quickly _____ a tree and concealed himself _____ the branches. The other, seeing that he might be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came_____ and felt him ____ his snout, and smelt him all ____. He held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended _____ the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear.

24a). Correct the errors in the passage given below               RBT2            4M      

On a cold, wet morning, my class was filled with excitement. Someone  have  discover that the next day was our teacher's birthday. Our teacher was the kinder person that ever  exist. Thus it  is no surprise she was the favourite teacher  to the pupils. Everyone  wanted to get her a present. I, very much wanted to  shown my appreciation too. That afternoon, I  spends the whole afternoon  shop for a present. After a long search, I finally made  my mind. The next day I  gave her bouquet of beautiful roses and she exclaimed with pleasure.

b). Correct the paragraph by adding appropriate punctuation      RBT2          4M

Winston is one of the most laid-back people i know he is tall and slim with black hair and he always wears a t-shirt and black jeans. his jeans have holes in them and his baseball boots are scruffy too he usually sits at the back of the class and he often seems to be asleep however when the exam results are given out he always gets an "A" i don't think hes as lazy as he appears to be.

25.Answer the following questions 2x4=8M

a)  How can yoga and meditation help in developing a positive attitude? Give your own  

       experience.                                                                                    RBT1

b) What are the ways to develop Emotional Intelligence?                     


26. Fill in the blanks with modals                                       RBT2 8M

  1. She endeavoured her best to surpass the test but she _____

  2. You_________ have fulfilled your promise under all circumstances.

  3. I assure you that I shall help you in this matter  if I __________.

  4. He ________have succeeded in his business if he had conducted it sincerely.

  5. They ________ have filled the car with petrol before they set off.They feared that the thieves________have fled out of the city.

  6. His son is not so brilliant in his studies but he______pass the examination.

  7. Visitors_________not carry eatables to the hotel.

Section -C

   Answer any FOUR questions:                                                                4x12 = 48M 

  27. Answer the following questions 2X6=12M

a). Describe the strategies for effective listening RBT 2

(b). What are the barriers of effective listening? RBT 1

28(a) Mark the stress for the following words RBT1 6M







(b)  Write the correct spelling of the following transcribed word  RBT1           6M

  1. /ˌkɒn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/

  2. /məˈtʃʊə/

  3. /ˈmɛʒə/

  4.  /ɪnˈʃɔːr/

  5.  /ˈkwæs.ɒ̃/

  6. /ˈbjuːtəf(ə)l/

29. (a) Fill in the right tense of the verbs in the following text. RBT 2    6 X 1 =6M

          Some people attend all their high school reunions, but Anil ______ (not ,go) back to his high school since he _______ (graduate) ten years ago. Five years ago , he ______ (make) arrangements to go to his five-year high school reunion, but two days before that reunion he _____ (break) his leg .He ____ paint his house on a tall ladder when _______ (lose) his balance. So he ________ (not,go) to his five -year reunion . Anil _______ (not visit) his hometown for ten years and his new wife Marta,   ________ (never be ) there. Anil’s school friends _______ (come) to visit them last year. So at least Marta _______ (meet) a few of Anil’s old friends, even though  she ____ ( not be ) to his hometown.

(b) Edit the paragraph with suitable Concords    RBT 2 12X ½ =6M                      

  1. My family enjoy scuba-diving, so nearly every vacation, we go on a diving trip. (2) We have noticed that there is  three completely different types of divers. (3) We call them the "nature lovers", the "pool guys", and the "seals". (4) The people who we call "nature lovers" enjoy getting in the water for a short swim to look at rocks, seaweed and underwater creatures that is swimming around. (5) The "pool guys", who wear the latest hi-tech equipment, comes for a short time to have a swim and test how good their equipments are.(6) The "seals", who wear only their swimsuits, dive into the water and disappear for what seem like hours. (7) Each of the diver types enjoy the ocean in a different way.(8) The "nature lovers" are the one who enjoy snorkeling around for brief periods of time. (9) They always try to have a minimal impact on the environment. (10) For example, their trash, or garbage, are always taken out. (11) Taking rocks and shells are something they would never do. (12) They are there to see, but not spoil the beauty of nature that are under water.

 30. a) Transform the following sentences given below .

  1. They have written letters appealing to the district administration for help.(Passive Voice) RBT2 

  2. He was arrested on a charge of theft, but for lack of evidence he was released. (Active Voice) RBT2

  3. Has someone made all the necessary arrangements? (Passive Voice)RBT2

  4. The ship was set on fire and abandoned by the crew.(Active Voice) (RBT2

  5. My teacher often says to me that if I don't work hard I shall fail. (Direct Speech) RBT2

  6. “Have you anything to say on behalf of the prisoner?” said the judge finally.  (Indirect Speech)RBT2

  7. She said, "we have been watching the cricket match for two hours".(Indirect Speech) RBT2

  8. He advised his sons not to quarrel amongst themselves, when he was dead but to remain united.  (Direct Speech)RBT2

  9. No other story-book is so interesting as The Arabian Nights.(Superlativedegree) RBT2

  10. The Indus Valley Civilization is one of the best civilizations in the world  (Comparative degree) RBT2

  11. Very few singers were as popular as Ghantasala ( positive degree) RBT2

  12. Keats died younger than most other Romantics ( Comparative and positive degrees) RBT2

     b) Write a paragraph on The Effect of Covid -19 on Educational institutions in India.                                                                                                

                                                                                                RBT 2                          6M

      31. Answer the following questions                                          2x6=12M

          (a)   Explain the process of SWOT analysis. RBT 1

          (b)  Explain the different types of interpersonal skills. RBT1

      32.Answer the following questions                                           2x6=12M

           (a) What are the do's and don'ts of telephone etiquette? RBT 1

           (b)What are the objectives of the Four Branch Model of Emotional  Intelligence? RBT1                      



Affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam


Course: General English                         Course Code: 20ENFCEP23

Course Title: English Praxis II                                                               Semester: II  

No of Hrs: 60                                           LTP: 310                                 Credits: 3

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to -

  • CO 1: Use reading skills effectively and comprehend different texts

  • CO 2: Analyse what is being read and use good writing strategies

  • CO 3: Build up a repository of active vocabulary and apply it to everyday   


  • CO 4: Improve writing skills independently for future needs

Unit – I   Prose                                12 Hrs

1. Poached for its Horn ... - Rachael Bale 

2. On Avoiding Foolish Opinions – Bertrand Russell

Unit –II    Short Fiction                   12 hrs

1. The Night Train at Deoli - Ruskin Bond

2. Girls – Mrinal Pande

3. Florence Nightingale – Abrar Mohsin (Non Detail)

Unit – III Poetry                               12 Hrs

1. Poetry: 1. Coromandel Fishers - Sarojini Naidu

2. Poetry: 2. Ode to the West Wind – P. B. Shelley

Unit – IVGrammar                          12Hrs

  1. Vocabulary: Conversion of Words

  2.  One Word Substitutes

  3.  Collocations

  4. Phrasal verbs

  5.  Note Making/Taking

Unit – V Language Skills                       12 Hrs

  1. Notices, Agendas and Minutes

  2. Expansion of Ideas

  3. Curriculum Vitae and Resume

  4. Official Letters

  5. E-Correspondence


(Affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam)


Course: General English     Course Code: 20ENFCEP23

Course Title: English Praxis II                                    Semester: II

Time: 3 Hrs                                                                    Max Marks: 100                                                                         


Answer the following questions:                                         20M

Question No.


Marks Weightage

RBT 1 -10     RBT 2 – 10

1 to 20

I to IV

1x20 = 20


Answer Any FOUR  questions:                                                                              32 M

Question No.


Marks Weightage

RBT 1 - 3

RBT 2 – 3





















Answer any FOUR questions:                                      48 M

Question No.


Marks Weightage

RBT 1 - 3

RBT 2 - 3     



















                         w.e.f 2020 - 2021


                            (Affiliated to Krishna University, Machilipatnam)

Model Question Paper


Course: General English                                           Semester: II

Course Title: English Praxis II                              Course Code: 20ENCCEP23

Maximum Time: 3 Hrs.                                       Max Marks:100                                                          



Answer the following questions:                   20x1=20M   

1.     Why is the helmeted hornbill heading towards extinction? RBT 1

A.    because of the booming black market for carvings made from its “horn.”*

B.    because of deforestation

C.    Because it is the source of food for most of the tribals

D.    Because of the climatic conditions.

    2.  Which part of the world has become a place of hornbill’s business? RBT 1

A.    America

B.    Japan

C.    China*

D.    Africa

3. The first mistake in human beings, pointed out by Russel is _______RBT 1

A.    their inability to observe

B.    their lack of awareness of their own ignorance*

C.    their inability to be cautious

D.    their lack of awareness of foreign customs

4. One way of avoiding being dogmatic, in Russel’s opinion RBT 1

A.    To engage oneself in an imaginary dialogue with the opposite view *

B.    To agree with the prevailing opinion

C.    To argue with people who hold views opposite to ours

D.    To adjust to  the standard of values

5. Why was the grandmother not happy with the narrator’s visit? RBT 1

A.    because he didn’t stay at her (house) place more than a couple of weeks*

B.    Because he stayed with her for only one week

C.    Because he didn’t visit her place

D.    because he was occupied with his personal work

6.How many times did the narrator meet the basket-selling girl on the station?

A.    4 times                                                                     RBT 1

B.    3 times

C.    2 times*

D.    1 time

7. Florence stood up for ______ two things.RBT 2

A.    Fair wages for nurses

B.    Education and women’s rights*

C.    Cleaning up after oneself

D.    Not fighting wars

8. During which war did the United States ask for Florence’s Nightingale’s

assistance in setting up military hospitals? RBT 1

A.    World War II

B.    Crimean war*

C.    World war I

D.    Civil war

9.   Which figure of speech has been used to describe the sea? RBT 2

A. Metaphor

B. Personification*

C. Simile

D. Hyperbole

10.The death of________ was one of the greatest blows of Florence Nightingale’s life


11. The "Thou" found throughout the poem always refers to ___________RBT 2

A.    Autumn*

B.    The Poet's beloved

C.    The West Wind

D.    The Poet's soul

12. What historical event inspired Shelley to write Ode to the West Wind? RBT 1

A.    The American Revolution

B.    The Battle of Waterloo

C.    The French Revolution

D.    The Peterloo Massacre*


13. More than enough in amount or capacity is RBT 2

A.    Derisory

B.    Ample*

C.    Inadequate

D.    Liberal

 14. The fact there is a _____ gap between the rich and poor in my country is worrying.

A.    Climbing                                                                                           RBT 2

B.    lengthening

C.    widening*

D.    soaring

15. A telephone number in your address book is an example for______ RBT 2

A.    Skimming

B.    Scanning*

C.    Detailed

D.    Note making

16. ___________ is an advanced writing skill which is gaining importance due to 

      knowledge explosion.                                                                           RBT 2

A.    Note taking*

B.    Skimming

C.    Precise writing

D.    Essay writing

17. ________ is the first step for writing an agenda.                                   RBT 2

A. Identify the meeting’s goals.*

B. Ask participants for input.

C.  List the questions you want to address.

D.  Identify the purpose of each task.

18. __________ provides a summary of your education, work history, credentials,

and other accomplishments and skills. RBT 2

A. Curriculum Vitae*

B. Resume

C. Biodata

D. Diary

19. When do you use the phrase "Yours sincerely”                                         RBT 2

A. In formal letters when you know the name of the person*

B. In formal letters when you don't know the name of the person

C. In any kind of formal letter

D. Only in business letters

20. ___________is easy to use as it helps in organizing daily correspondence which

       can be saved in a local storage device.                                                      RBT 2

A. Letter writing

B. E correspondence*

C. Telephone conversation

D. Telegram



Answer Any FOUR questions:                                                                              32 M


21. a. Compare and Contrast the features between Helmeted Hornbill and Rhinoceros.                      

                                                                                                                      RBT 2

a.  How foolish opinions lead to Man’s peril today?   

                                                                                                            RBT 2

22. a. How was the narrator’s second meeting with the girl different from his first

           Meeting in the story “The Night Train at Deoli”?    RBT 1

b.     Explain why Mr. and Mrs. Nightingale considered the nursing profession an

     unsuitable career for Florence.  RBT 1

23. a. Why do the fishermen consider the sea as their mother in the poem “Coromandel

            Fishers”? Discuss.                         RBT 1

b. What qualities of the West Wind are glorified in Shelley’s “Ode to West Wind”?                

                                                                                                                  RBT 1

24. a. Fill in the blanks with appropriate phrasal verbs from the list given:  RBT 2

    1. It is time for Indians to ______ with the practice of dowry.

    2. Samsung _______ a new model phone every year.

    3. You promised to drop me. Don’t ________ your words.

    4. I peeped into the noisy classroom to see what was _____.

b. Read the following passage and make notes:     RBT 2

Naval architects never claim that a ship is unsinkable, but the sinking of the passenger-and-car ferry Estonia in the Baltic surely should have never have happened. It was well designed and carefully maintained. It carried the proper number of lifeboats. It had been thoroughly inspected the day of its fatal voyage. Yet hours later, the Estonia rolled over and sank in a cold, stormy night. It went down so quickly that most of those on board, caught in their dark, flooding cabins, had no chance to save themselves: Of those who managed to scramble overboard, only 139 survived. The rest died of hypothermia before the rescuers could pluck them from the cold sea. The final death toll amounted to 912 souls. However, there were an unpleasant number of questions about why the Estonia sank and why so many survivors were men in the prime of life, while most of the dead were women, children and the elderly.

25.Prepare an agenda and minutes informing the holding of Board of Directors

meeting regarding a new project to be taken up. RBT 2

26. a. Expand your ideas on the given topic: “A stitch in time saves nine” RBT 2

         b. Write an email letter to you librarian – RBT 2

requesting her to renew the date of the books you have borrowed as

you are unable to travel to college.



Answer Any FOUR questions:                                                48 M

27.   a. Explain the main reasons for the extinction of the helmeted hornbill? RBT 1

b.     Discuss the methods in overcoming the self-esteem said by Bertrand Russel in his article “How to avoid foolish opinions”. RBT 1

28. a. Bring out the romanticism as revealed in story, “The Night Train at Deoli"? RBT 1

b.   What is the relevant socio- historical background of Girls by Mrinal

Pande? RBT 1

29. a. Analyse the poem ‘Coromandel fishers’ as the symbol of freedom struggle?    

                                                                                                                   RBT 2

b.   Examine the evolution of thought in Shelley’s “Ode to the West wind” RBT 2


30. a. Frame a sentence using the form of the word given in the brackets: RBT 2

1.   Farm (Verb)

2.   Innovation (Adjective)                                    

3.   Occasional (Noun)

4.   Curious (Adverb)

5.   Economically (Adjective)

6.   Revert (Noun)

b. Replace the following sentences with one-word substitutes: RBT 2

1.   A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past________

2.   A form of government in which power is held by the nobility ____________

3.   A series of stars________

4.   A phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died__________

5.   A disease which attacks many people in a particular area in one time _________

6.   The doctors have put him for a blood purification process as his kidneys malfunctions. He is under _______

31. Write a curriculum vitae and a covering letter in response to the advertisement below:                                                                           RBT 2

Wanted Secretary __ Shorthand with good command over English, Computer M.s office and Internet – Hard working and self – motivated. Apply within ten days through proper C.V to B. Sai Kumar, CA, Apurva Enclave. Habsiguda, Hyderabad 500057.

32. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper “The Hindu” narrating the inefficient administration of your municipality regarding sanitation in your area. RBT 2