FEG-01 Solved Assignment 2015-2016




                                               
                                    

                                      
                                    FEG-01 Solved Assignment 2015-2016



Foundation Course in English – 1 (FEG-01)

Assignment

Course Code: FEG-01 Assignment Code: FEG-1/TMA/2015-16 Max. Marks: 100

Answer all the questions

1                    Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:

James J. Lunch is author of The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness and a leading specialist in psychosomatic medicine. He writes movingly about the dependence we all have on ‘dialogues of love’. These are the verbal and non-verbal exchanges that bring us close to other people, and close to a feeling of being understood and cherished by those people. When these dialogues are disrupted and eroded, significant increases in disease and death follow, with obvious social costs as well as great personal loss.

Keeping your capacity for loving dialogue alive demands a willingness to be generous, flexible and tolerant. “An individual can only receive to the extent that he gives,” Lunch points out, ‘and, in that sense, dialogue is a mirror of his personality.

When you engage with another person, whether this is at work, within a love relationship, with a member of your family of origin or a neighbour, you rarely explicitly promise to be generous. Yet the presence of generosity within that relationship (or dialogue), or its absence, can utterly determine the quality and longevity of the connection.

Generosity usually involves listening and ‘tuning in’, rather than imposing, and a willingness to enter into the life of another human being as an honoured, respectful guest, not as an invader or coloniser. This can be most difficult of all between members of the same family where unconscious ‘debts’ may tangle with equally unconscious ‘requests’ that often emerge in ways destined to get you almost any result but the one you want.

1a
What is a ‘Dialogues of love’?
2
1b
Describe what happens when for some reason such a dialogue fails?
2
1c
How are these dialogues of love kept alive?
2
1d
What is the key factor which determines the quality and longevity of a relationship.
2
1e
Why is maintaining generosity most difficult in a family relationship.
2
1f
Pick out words from the text which mean the same as the following:
10

i
unhappiness felt by somebody because they lack friends


ii
the result of a situation


iii
physical illness which occurs because the patient is worried or anxious


iv
prevented from proceeding easily


v
gradually destroyed


vi
willing to change and adapt


vii
long existence of something


viii
forcing one’s views on others


ix
enter by force


x
difficult to unravel or smooth out


2       Supply question tags to the following sentences:                                                             5

i                      She has got the highest mark, ………………?

ii                    The boys have won the match, ………………?

iii                  Cricket is the most popular game, ………………?

iv                  The train wasn’t late, ………………?

v                    She does not drive well, ………………?



3          Make wh questions corresponding to the italics parts in the following sentences (one example has been done for you). 5 Example: I kept the money in the box. Answer: Where did you keep the money?

i                      She has two sisters.

ii                    I go to bed by 11 o’clock.

iii                  History is my favourite subject.

iv                  She lives in Gurgaon.

v                    I got late because of the traffic jam.

4          Rewrite the following sentences correctly:                                                                  5

i                      The box of chocolates are very expensive.

ii                    Yesterday I had reached home very late.

iii                  If you had reached the station on time you would catch the train.

iv                  She is a genius, isn’t it?

v                    I can’t cope with the stress of modern life.

5          Do as directed:                                                                                                        10

i                      The auditor submitted the report on time. (change into the passive voice)

ii                    I am so tired that I can’t work any more. (rewrite using ‘too’)

iii                  He has been working very hard to clear the entrance examination. (rewrite as a complex sentence using an adverbial clause)
iv                  The weather is wonderful. (rewrite as an exclamatory sentence)

v                    Rajni is the tallest of all. (rewrite using the comparative degree)

6
Fill in the blanks with an, an or the.
5

Meera is working in ……MNC as ……senior executive. She travels to office with ……


colleague . ………office closes at 8 pm and she returns home late in ………evening.

7
Choose the correct answer:
5

i
It has been a long time since I met your uncle, when you meet him, please


……………… him. (regard, give my regards to, regard me to)


ii
She tried to ………………a story when asked for the delay in coming home.


(cook up, copy out, come about)


iii
The police are……………… the person who was present at the scene of crime.


(looking at, looking forward to, looking out for)


iv
My neighbour tends to ………………people, therefore he is disliked by all.  (put


up, put down, put on)


v
I strongly advise you not to ………………such an attractive job offer. (turn


down, turn over, turn away)


8          Write a composition in about 300 words on any one of the following.                          20

i                      Impact of social media such as face book, twitter etc. on our social life.

ii                    English as an international language

iii                  The bravest person I know

iv                  The importance of educating the girl child

9          Write a dialogue between you and your friend (in about 10 turns)                                20

Discuss the rights of all animals to live with dignity and safety. You may talk about any animal, for instance how horses are often forced to pull carriages when too old and unwell or about the ill-treatment often meted out to street dogs.
OR
You notice that your friend has a habit of littering on the street. You want to politely tell her that such behaviour is unacceptable. You may also mention the swach bharat abhiyaan campaign.

10  Mark the stress in the following words:                                                                       5

Special Specialist          Lonely              Loneliness         Flexible




Assignment Reference Material

(F.EG.‐1)(Foundation Course in English–1)

Answer all the questions.

Q. 1 Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:

James J. Lunch is author of The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness and a leading specialist in psychosomatic medicine. He writes movingly about the dependence we all have on ‘dialogues of love’. These are the verbal and non‐verbal exchanges that bring us close to other people, and close to a feeling of being understood and cherished by those people. When these dialogues are disrupted and eroded, significant increases in disease and death follow, with obvious social costs as well as great personal loss.

Keeping your capacity for loving dialogue alive demands a willingness to be generous, flexible and tolerant. “An individual can only receive to the extent that he gives,” Lunch points out, ‘and, in that sense, dialogue is a mirror of his personality.

When you engage with another person, whether this is at work, within a love relationship, with a member of

your family of origin or a neighbor, you rarely explicitly promise to be generous. Yet the presence of generosity within that relationship (or dialogue), or its absence, can utterly determine the quality and longevity of the connection. Generosity usually involves listening and ‘tuning in’, rather than imposing, and a willingness to enter into the life of another human being as an honored, respectful guest, not as an invader or colonizer. This can be most difficult of all between members of the same family where unconscious ‘debts’ may tangle with equally unconscious
‘requests’ that often emerge in ways destined to get you almost any result but the one you want.

Q. 1a .What is a ‘Dialogues of love’?

Ans. Dialogue of love means verbal and non‐verbal exchanges that bring us close to other people and close to a feeling of being understood and cherished by those people.
Q. 1b. Describe what happens when for some reason such a dialogue fails?

Ans. When such a dialogue fails, disease and death happens causing social costs and great personal loss.

Q. 1c. How are these dialogues of love kept alive?

Ans. These dialogues of love are kept alive with a willingness to be generous, flexible and tolerant.

Q. 1d. What is the key factor which determines the quality and longevity of a relationship.

Ans. The presence and absence of generosity within a relationship determine the quality and longevity of that relationship.

Q. 1e. Why is maintaining generosity most difficult in a family relationship.

Ans. Maintaining generosity is most difficult in a family relationship because of unconscious debts tangle with equally unconscious requests.




Q. 1f. Pick out words from the text which mean the same as the following:

(i)       unhappiness felt by somebody because they lack friends

(ii)     the result of a situation

(iii)  physical illness which occurs because the patient is worried or anxious

(iv) prevented from proceeding easily

(v)   gradually destroyed

(vi)  willing to change and adapt (vii) long existence of something (viii) forcing one’s views on others

(ix)  enter by force

(x) difficult to unravel or smooth out

Ans. (i) loneliness (ii) bring us (iii) disease (iv) disrupted (v) eroded (vi) flexible (vii)(viii) imposing (ix) invader (x) tangle

Q2. Supply question tags to the following sentences:
(i)  She has got the highest mark, ………………? (ii)  The boys have won the match, ………………?
(iii)   Cricket is the most popular game, ………………? (iv) The train wasn’t late, ………………?
(v)     She does not drive well, ………………?

Ans: (i) has she (ii) have they (iii) is it (iv) wasn’t it (v) doesn’t she

Q3. Make wh questions corresponding to the italics parts in the following sentences (one example has been done for you).
Example: I kept the money in the box. Answer: Where did you keep the money?

(i)       She has two sisters.

(ii)     I go to bed by 11 o’clock.

(iii)   History is my favorite subject.

(iv)   She lives in Gurgaon.

(v)     I got late because of the traffic jam.

Ans. (i) How many sisters she has?

(ii)  When do you go to bed?

(iii)   What is your favorite subject?

(iv)  Where does she live?

(v)  Why did you get late?

Q4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly:

(i)       The box of chocolates are very expensive.

(ii)       Yesterday I had reached home very late.

(iii)   If you had reached the station on time you would catch the train.

(iv)   She is a genius, isn’t it?

(v)     I can’t cope with the stress of modern

life.

Ans. (i) The box of chocolates is very expensive.

(ii)  Yesterday I reached home very late.

(iii)  If you reach the station on time you would catch the train.

(iv)  She is a genius, isn’t she?

(v)  I don’t cope with the stress of modern life.




Q5. Do as directed:

(i)       The auditor submitted the report on time. (change into the passive voice)

(ii)     I am so tired that I can’t work anymore. (rewrite using ‘too’)

(iii)   He has been working very hard to clear the entrance examination. (rewrite as a complex sentence using an adverbial clause).

(iv) The weather is wonderful. (rewrite as an exclamatory sentence). (v) Rajni is the tallest of all. (rewrite using the comparative degree).

Ans. (i) The report was submitted on time by the auditor.

(ii)   I am too tired that I can’t work anymore.

(iii)   In order to clear the entrance examination, he has been working very hard.

(iv)  Wonderful weather!

(v)  Rajni is taller than all.

Q6. Fill in the blanks with a, an or the.

Meera is working in……MNC as ……senior executive. She travels to office with…… colleague .

………office closes at 8 pm and she returns home late in………evening. Ans. an, a, a, the, the.

Q7. Choose the correct answer:

(i) It has been a long time since I met your uncle, when you meet him, please ……………… him. (regard, give my regards to, regard me to).
(ii)   She tried to ………………a story when asked for the delay in coming home. (cook up, copy out, come about)

(iii) The police are……………… the person who was present at the scene of crime. (looking at, looking

forward to, looking out for).
(iv)  My neighbor tends to ………………people, therefore he is disliked by all. (put up, put down, put on).

(v)  I strongly advise you not to ………………such an attractive job offer. (turn down, turn over, turn away).

Ans.: (i) give my regards

(ii)  cook up

(iii)  looking out for

(iv)  put down

(v)  turn down

Q8. Write a composition in about 300 words on any one of the following.

(i)       Impact of social media such as face book, twitter etc. on our social life.

(ii)     English as an international language

(iii)   The bravest person I know

(iv)   The importance of educating the girl child

Ans. Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Offering girls basic education is one sure way of giving them much greater power of enabling them to make genuine choices over



the kinds of lives they wish to lead. This is not a luxury. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women establish it as a basic human right. That women might have the chance of a healthier and happier life should be reason enough for promoting girls’ education. However, there are also important benefits for society as a whole. An educated woman has the skills, information and self‐confidence that she needs to be a better parent, worker and citizen.

An educated woman is, for example, likely to marry at a later age and have fewer children. Cross‐country studies show that an extra year of schooling for girls reduces fertility rates by 5 to 10 per cent. And the children of an educated mother are more likely to survive. In India, for example, the infant mortality rate of babies whose mothers have received primary education is half that of children whose mothers are illiterate.

An educated woman will also be more productive at work — and better paid. Indeed, the dividend for educational investment is often higher for women than men. Studies from a number of countries suggest that an extra year of schooling will increase a woman’s future earnings by about 15 per cent, compared with 11 per cent for a man. Over recent decades there has certainly been significant progress in girls’ education . Between 1970 and 1992, combined primary and secondary enrolment for girls in developing countries rose from 38 per cent to 68 per cent — with particularly high rates in East Asia (83 per cent) and Latin America (87 per cent). But there is still some way to go. In the least developed countries enrolment rates are only 47 per cent at the primary level and 12 per cent at the secondary level. What would it take to improve girls’ access to education? Parental and community involvement, low‐cost and flexible timetables, schools close to home, with women teachers can promote education among girls.

Q9. Write a dialogue between you and your friend. (in about 10 turns)

Discuss the rights of all animals to live with dignity and safety. You may talk about any animal, for instance how horses are often forced to pull carriages when too old and unwell or about the ill‐ treatment often meted out to street dogs.
OR

You notice that your friend has a habit of littering on the street. You want to politely tell her that such behavior is unacceptable. You may also mention the swach bharat abhiyaan campaign.

Ans. Me: We shouldn’t litter on the street.

My friend: What is wrong if we litter outside. That is not our home. Me: It makes the road dirty. My friend: Who cares for that.

Me: We have to take care of that.

My friend: Tell me, when we are walking on the street and if something we have to throw, where shall we that.
Me: That is not a problem. We should throw them in a garbage bin. My friend: Where shall we look for that on the

street?

Me: There are garbage bins on the road sides.

My friend: I do not see any along the street.

Me: The government has launched Swach Bharat Abhiyan Campaign to maintain cleanliness. My friend: What is that?
Me: This is our Prime Minister’s initiative to spread awareness among the people and keep our

homes, surrounding and roads clean. My friend: It will not be a success.

Me: It can be a success if the people participate in the campaign.

My friend: If the prime minister has started it, then it must have some benefits. Me: Yes. It has many advantages.
My friend: We should take part in it. Me: Yes, of course.

Q. 10. Mark the stress in the following words: Special Specialist Lonely Loneliness Flexible

Ans.  Special
special
Specialist
‘specia’list
Lonely
‘lonely
Loneliness
‘loneli’nes
Flexible
s ‘flexible




































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