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Technical English-2

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HS-6251 S.NO Technical English-II CONTENTS PAGE NO UNIT -1 1.1. Listening to informal conversations and participating 08 1.2. Speaking in Conversation 09 1.3. Developing Analytical Thinking 11 1.4. Effective Use of SMS 14 1.5. Use of Emoticons in Email 18 1.6. Regular & Irregular Verbs 19 1.7. Active Voice & Passive Voice 23 1.8. Homonyms & Homophones 30 UNIT – 2 2.1Conversation practice 34 2.2Writing a book review 36 2.3 Reading 39 2.4Writing summary 42 2.5Personal letters 43 2.6 Modal verbs 44 2.7Phrasal verbs 50 UNIT -3 3.1Conversation with Stress, Intonation & Pronunciation 57 3.2Critical reading 59 3.3Speed Reading Time 59 3.4. Minutes of meeting 62 3.5. Writing Technical articles 62 3.6. Conditional clauses 64 3.7. Cause and effect expression 65 3.8. Same word as noun and verb 67 3.9. Homonyms & Homophones Practice 68 SCE Dept of English (S&H) 3
HS-6251 Technical English-II UNIT -4 4.1 Telephone conversations 76 4.2 Applying for a Job-cover Letter & Resume preparation Different forms of resumes. Filling up a resume / cover letter 79 4.3 Numerical Expressions 89 4.4 Connectives (Discourse Markers) 91 4.5 Idioms and their Meanings 93 4.6 Different forms of resumes, filling up a covering letter 94 UNIT- 5 5.1 Strategies For Improving Discussion Skills 99 5.2. Note Making 103 5.3. Intensive Reading and Extensive Reading 110 5.4. Check Lists - Yes/No Question Form 111 5.5. Report Writing 114 5.6. Report of Meeting 117 5.7 Use of Clauses 122 5.8. Vocabulary – Collocation 126 APPENDICES A. Question bank 128 B. University question 145 SCE Dept of English (S&H) 4
HS-6251 HS6251 Technical English-II TECHNICAL ENGLISH II LTPC 310 4 OBJECTIVES: To make learners acquire listening and speaking skills in both formal and informal contexts. To help them develop their reading skills by familiarizing them with different types of reading strategies. To equip them with writing skills needed for academic as well as workplace contexts. To make them acquire language skills at their own pace by using e-materials and language lab components. OUTCOMES: Learners should be able to speak convincingly, express their opinions clearly, initiate a discussion, negotiate, argue using appropriate communicative strategies. write effectively and persuasively and produce different types of writing such as narration, description, exposition and argument as well as creative, critical, analytical and evaluative writing. read different genres of texts, infer implied meanings and critically analyse and evaluate them for ideas as well as for method of presentation. listen/view and comprehend different spoken excerpts critically and infer unspoken and implied meanings. UNIT I 9+3 Listening - Listening to informal conversations and participating; Speaking - Opening a conversation (greetings, comments on topics like weather) - Turn taking - Closing a conversation (excuses, general wish, positive comment, thanks); Reading - Developing analytical skills, Deductive and inductive reasoning - Extensive reading; Writing - Effective use of SMS for sending short notes and messages Using ‘emoticons’ as symbols in email messages; Grammar - Regular and irregular verbs - Active and passive voice; Vocabulary - Homonyms (e.g. ‘can’) - Homophones (e.g. ‘some’, ‘sum’); E-materials Interactive exercise on Grammar and vocabulary – blogging; Language Lab - Listening to different types of conversation and answering questions. UNIT II 9+3 Listening - Listening to situation based dialogues; Speaking - Conversation practice in real life situations, asking for directions (using polite expressions), giving directions (using imperative sentences), Purchasing goods from a shop, Discussing various aspects of a film (they have already seen) or a book (they have already read); Reading - Reading a short story or an article from newspaper, Critical reading, Comprehension skills; Writing - Writing a review / summary of a story / article, Personal letter (Inviting your friend to a function, congratulating someone for his / her success, thanking one’s friends / relatives); Grammar - modal verbs, Purpose expressions; Vocabulary - Phrasal verbs and their meanings, Using phrasal verbs in sentences; E-materials - Interactive exercises on SCE Dept of English (S&H) 5
HS-6251 Technical English-II Grammar and vocabulary, Extensive reading activity (reading stories / novels), Posting reviews in blogs - Language Lab - Dialogues (Fill up exercises), Recording students’ dialogues. UNIT III 9+3 Listening - Listening to the conversation - Understanding the structure of conversations; Speaking Conversation skills with a sense of stress, intonation, pronunciation and meaning - Seeking information – expressing feelings (affection, anger, regret, etc.); Reading - Speed reading – reading passages with time limit - Skimming; Writing - Minutes of meeting – format and practice in the preparation of minutes - Writing summary after reading articles from journals - Format for journal articles – elements of technical articles (abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, appendices, references) - Writing strategies; Grammar - Conditional clauses - Cause and effect expressions; Vocabulary - Words used as nouns and verbs without any change in the spelling (e.g. ‘rock’, ‘train’, ‘ring’); E-materials - Interactive exercise on Grammar and vocabulary - Speed Reading practice exercises; Language Lab - Intonation practice using EFLU and RIE materials – Attending a meeting and writing minutes. UNIT IV 9+3 Listening - Listening to a telephone conversation, Viewing model interviews (face-to-face, telephonic and video conferencing); Speaking - Role play practice in telephone skills - listening and responding, asking questions, -note taking – passing on messages, Role play and mock interview for grasping interview skills; Reading - Reading the job advertisements and the profile of the company concerned – scanning; Writing - Applying for a job – cover letter - résumé preparation – vision, mission and goals of the candidate; Grammar - Numerical expressions - Connectives (discourse markers); Vocabulary Idioms and their meanings – using idioms in sentences; E-materials - Interactive exercises on Grammar and Vocabulary - Different forms of résumés- Filling up a résumé / cover letter; Language Lab - Telephonic interview – recording the responses - e-résumé writing. UNIT V 9+3 Listening - Viewing a model group discussion and reviewing the performance of each participant Identifying the characteristics of a good listener; Speaking - Group discussion skills – initiating the discussion – exchanging suggestions and proposals – expressing dissent/agreement – assertiveness in expressing opinions – mind mapping technique; Reading - Note making skills – making notes from books, or any form of written materials - Intensive reading; Writing – Checklist - Types of reports – Feasibility / Project report – report format – recommendations / suggestions – interpretation of data (using charts for effective presentation); Grammar - Use of clauses; Vocabulary – Collocation; Ematerials - Interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises - Sample GD - Pictures for discussion, Interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises; Language Lab - Different models of group discussion. TOTAL: 60 PERIODS TEXTBOOKS 1. Department of English, Anna University. Mindscapes: English for Technologists and Engineers. Orient Blackswan, Chennai. 2012 2. Dhanavel, S.P. English and Communication Skills for Students of Science and Engineering. Orient Blackswan, Chennai. 2011 REFERENCES SCE Dept of English (S&H) 6

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