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EEG-02/

BEGE-102

Bachelor’s Degree Programme (BDP)

ASSIGNMENT (for July 2014 and January 2015 sessions)

ELECTIVE COURSE IN ENGLISH –02 The Structure of Modern English

COURSE IN ENGLISH –02 The Structure of Modern English School of Humanities Indira Gandhi National Open

School of Humanities Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068

Elective Course in English-02 (EEG-02)/(BEGE-102)

Programme Code: BDP Course Code: EEG-02/BEGE-102/2014-15

Dear Student,

You need to attempt one assignment for the Elective Course in English-02. This assignment is Tutor Marked (TMA) and carries 100 marks. The TMA is concerned mainly with assessing your application and your understanding of the course material. It aims to teach as well as to assess your performance.

Instructions: Before attempting the assignment please read the following instructions carefully.

1. Read the detailed instructions about the assignments given in the Programme Guide for Elective Courses.

2. Write your Roll Number, Name, Full Address and Date on the top right corner of the first page of your response sheet(s).

3. Write the Course Title, Assignment Number and the Name of the Study Centre you are attached to in the centre of the first page of your response sheet(s).

4. Do not plan to take the terminal examination for the course if you have not done the assignment set for it first. You will not be permitted to do so.

The top of the first page of your response sheet should look like this:

Roll No. …………………………. Name: …………………………… Address

….……………………

Course Title: ……………………. … ….…………………

Assignment No: ………………… Study Centre …………………….

….………………………

………………………….

Date:

5. Use only foolscap size paper for your response sheets and tag all the pages carefully.

6. Write the relevant question number with each answer.

7. You should write in your own handwriting.

8. Submission: Remember to keep a copy of your assignment with you and to take a receipt from your Study Centre when you submit the assignment. The completed assignment should

Last Date for Submission of

be sent to the Coordinator at the Study Centre allotted to you. Assignment is:

For June Exam

31 st March

For December Exam

30 th September

Good luck!

Note : Remember the submission of assignment is a precondition for appearing in the examination. If you do not submit the assignment on time, you will not be allowed to appear in the examination.

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Assignment – EEG-02/BEGE-102

Answer all the questions.

Assignment Code: EEG-02/BEGE-102/

TMA/2014-15

Max. Marks: 100

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Write short notes on the following:

(4x5=20)

i The organs of speech

ii The semi-vowels of English

iii Stress in English

iv Content words and grammatical words

 

2a

What are diphthongs? How are they different from pure vowels? Discuss, giving

examples.

10

2b

What are fricatives? Describe the fricatives of English.

10

3a

Mark the primary stress in the following words, and state how many syllables are there in

each words.

10

i about

vi

attitude

ii bring

vii

engineer

iii introduction

viii

photograph

iv refugee

ix

artistic

v authority

x

biological

3b

Choose the correct prefix from the prefixes given in brackets to express the kind of meaning indicated for each of the words given below:

10

i contented (mal-, dis-, un-) negative

 

ii warn (post-, re-, fore-) before time

iii oceanic (trans-, inter-) across

iv author (co-, pro-, bi-) joint

v active (ultra-, over-, hyper-) extremely

 

vi friend (be-, un-, over-) to make friends with

 

vii code (un-, mis-, de-) reverse the action

 

viii forest (un-, dis-,de-) deprive of

ix structure (over-, above-, super-) that which is above something else

 

x nuclear disarmament (super-, counter-, pro-) in favour of something

4a

Fill in the blanks with determiners such as much, every, most, either, any, a few, more, enough, neither, some, a little, both, no, many

10

i My brother had …………………good news for me.

ii Do you have …………………information about the lost child?

iii I had …………………

of

his nonsense. Now I will not tolerate anything.

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iv

If these arguments were sound, then …………………of the two conclusions might be drawn.

v ….…………passengers were heard complaining against the poor service on the flight.

vi He had absolutely…………………knowledge abut the postponement of the examination.

vii …………………of the shirts he bought have proved to be good.

viii Here is …………………water in the jug for everyone.

ix The head is the …………………sensitive part of the body.

x He spends …………………time teaching than doing research.

4b

Distinguish between the following, giving examples:

 

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i A free morpheme and a bound morpheme

ii A count noun and a mass noun

iii A finite verb and a non-finite verb

iv A defining and a non-defining adjective clause

 

v Explicit and implicit negation

5a

Pick out the verbs in the following sentences and say whether they are transitive or

i They looked very anxious.

 

intransitive:

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ii I bought a new shirt and pants for the wedding of my sister.

 

iii He spoke at the top of his voice.

iv The watchman was yawning in the morning.

 

v His father scolded him for his poor performance in the examination.

 

5b

Complete the following sentences with the clauses mentioned in the brackets:

 

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i Ravi works for a company…………………………………

(adjective

clause)

ii I was late…………………………………

(adverb

clause)

iii We hope …………………………………

(noun

clause)

 

iv She is the teacher…………………………………

(adjective

clause)

v None of the students understood …………………………………

(noun

clause)

5c

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms of the words given in the brackets. State whether the affixes attached to the words are inflectional or derivational. 10

i The …………………(kind) of the stranger …………………(save) my father’s life.

ii Sunil and Sunita are…………………(happy), married.

iii Adit is an …………………(obey) son, much to his parents …………… (satisfy)

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