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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:COMMUNICATION SKILLS (Arts)' (November)-2014


2014
(November)
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
(Arts)
Course: 301
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
UNIT – I
(Essay Writing)
1. Answer any one of the following:
  1. What is a paragraph? How does it differ from an essay? 2+3=5
  2. Write a paragraph on ‘Health is Wealth’. 5
2. Write an essay on any one of the following topics: 10
  1. Global Warming.
  2. If I were the Chief Minister.
  3. Ragging.
UNIT – II
(Conversational English)
3. Supply the missing utterances to complete the following dialogue: 5
Shyam: Good evening, uncle.
Rajan:
Shyam:
Rajan: Do you know when Daddy will be back?
Shyam:
Rajan:
Shyam: I’ll give him the message, uncle.
Rajan: Please tell him that I’ll take him to the dentist on Friday instead of Thursday.
Shyam:
Rajan: Bye, Shyam.
Shyam: Bye, Uncle.
4. Write a dialogue on any one of the situations given below: 10
  1. You are attending an NCC camp in Delhi. You meet a cadet from Kerala who has never visited Assam and wants to know about the festivals celebrated here. You tell him/her about the significance of Bihu and how it is celebrated in Assam.
  2. You are the General Secretary of the Students’ union. Many students have complained about the quality of food provided in the college canteen, the standards of hygiene, etc. You meet the Principal and inform him about the matter. The Principal discusses the problems with you and assures you that the problems would be taken care of after a discussion with the canteen committee.
[Each person must have at least five turns of dialogue]
5. Read the situations given below and write two sentences each in response to any five of them:      2x5=10
  1. Your friend has injured himself on the football field. You have to call the college health centre and ask them for help.
  2. Your friends give you a surprise party on your birthday.
  3. A friend borrows your pen and then loses it. You want to reassure her.
  4. You notice that your friend is falling into bad company.
  5. You are participating in a debate on the topic, ‘Computers and Children: A Boon or a Bane’ and have to speak about the negative impact of computers.
  6. You are being felicitated for securing the first position in the B.A. final examination and are asked to deliver a speech. What would be the first two lines of your speech?
UNIT – III
(Common Mistakes in English)
6. Correct the following sentences: 1x5=5
  1. He is a man of childish simplicity.
  2. No fewer than fifty kilograms of sugar was wasted.
  3. She is so cunning as a fox.
  4. Shut the light.
  5. This garden is five times bigger than the other.
7. Complete the passage given below by filling in the blanks with the appropriate forms of verbs given in brackets:          1x5=5
Once upon a time there was a king. He had a herd of elephants. The keeper ____ (take) the elephants to a river everyday through the bazaar of the town. There was a tailor's shop in the bazaar. One day, the tailor ____ (eat) bananas, when the herd of elephants ____ (arrive). One of the elephants came to him and stopped before his shop. The tailor gave a banana to the elephant. From that day, the elephant stopped before his shop everyday and ____ (get) something to eat. The elephant and the tailor ____ (become) friends indeed.
8. Complete the following passage by filling in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:         1x5=5
Anesthetics are drugs causing unconsciousness or insensibility ____ pain. Their use ____ modern medicine permits painless surgery during the simplest operation ____ a few minutes’ duration ____ the most delicate operation lasting many hours. Anesthetics are divided ____ two broad groups, general anesthetics and local anesthetics.
9. Fill in the blanks with the correct alternatives: 1x5=5
  1. He has an agricultural ____. (farm/firm)
  2. He is respected for his ____. (pity/piety)
  3. I saw the plane ____ up into the sky. (soar/sore)
  4. She is an expert in ____ (dying/dyeing)
  5. I gave my ____ to the plan. (assent/ascent)
UNIT – IV
(Grammar in Communication)
10. Give antonyms for any five of the following: 1x5=5
Abstract; timid; stale; proud; wild; spendthrift; borrow; yield.
11. Give one-word substitutes for the following: 1x5=5
  1. A medicine that destroys the effect of poison
  2. One who cannot pay off one’s debts
  3. One who is eighty years old
  4. One who abstains from intoxicating drinks
  5. A scholar of many languages.
12. Use the following idioms in sentences (any five): 1x5=5
Spill the beans; through thick and thin; turn a deaf ear; over the moon; beck and call; in full swing; rhyme or reason.
13. Rearrange the jumbled words to form correct sentences: 1x5=5
  1. Being it day hot a not did I go out
  2. Like cakes is book this hot selling
  3. With courage he patience acted and
  4. Without smoke cannot fire be there
  5. India towns biggest Delhi is the of one in




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