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ASSIGNMENTS

B. A. 1st Semester Summer Drive


Subject Name: Functional English
Subject code: BAC 101/BCC 101/BFP 101
4 credits (60 marks)
(BKID: 1294)
Set 1

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

01 Differentiate between Old English, Middle English and Modern English.


02 What do you mean by a Phrase? How is it different from a Clause?
03 What are the main rules you keep in mind while changing a direct speech into an
Indirect speech?
04 What activities you would participate in to enhance your Vocalbury?
05

Change the following sentence from Passive to Active Voice:


a) This room was decorated by my brother.
b) A letter is written by him.
c) Are you going to be examined by a doctor?
d) My pocket has been picked by somebody.
e) A poetry has been written by him.
f) The house is being built by the masons.
g) The snake was killed by the boy.
h)

All the information had been collected by the detective before his report
was handed in.

i)

Has the key been found by her.

j)

A book is being read by my friend.

06 Answer the following as per the instructions mentioned


A) Fill in the blanks with correct prepositions:
i) He has files ________ check ________ his desk.
ii) The train is __________ at 5.10 P.M., I will see you _________ Friday.
B) Identify the Abstract noun from the following:
i) Truth always triumphs.
ii) Francis Bacon quoted Knowledge is power.
C) Identify the Verbs from the following sentences:
i) He was driving when the car _____________.
ii) She often _________ chess.
D) Combine the sentence using proper Conjunctions:
i) He fell asleep. He was watching the film.
ii) I wont invite my neighbours for the party. I know them well.
E) Fill in the blanks with correct Interjection:
i)
ii)

_________! Thats terrible!.


What do you think of that, _______?.

F) Fill in the blanks with correct Articles


i) It is raining she should take ______ Umbrella.
ii) She is wearing ______ beautiful dress today.
G) Differentiate the Independent and Dependent clause from the following
sentence:
i)

The door opened.

ii)

The door opened because the man pushed it.

H) Identify the correct Adjective and fill in the blanks:


i)

Sharanya is not as _________ as her brother. (Tall, Taller, Tallest)

ii)

The second half of the play was ____________ interesting. (Little, less the

least)
I)

Fill in the blanks with correct Adverbs:

i)

Archana speaks English ______________. (Perfect)

ii)

Ajay drives ___________ (careful)

J)

Underline Proper noun and Uncountable noun from the following:

i)

Im proud to be an Indian.

ii)

There is heaps of sand near the banks of the river

ASSIGNMENTS
B. A. 1st Semester Summer Drive
Subject Name: Functional English
Subject code: BAC 101/BCC 101/BFP 101
4 credits (60 marks)
(BKID: 1294)
Set 2

Note: Each question carries 10 Marks. Answer all the questions.

01 Discuss different types of adjectives with examples.


02

Explain the various types of Prepositions with examples.

03

What do you mean by Conjunctions? When would you use them in English
language? Give examples.

04

Discuss various skills to be developed for effective comprehension of a reading


passage.

05

Find meanings for the Idioms mentioned below (Check the net)
a) A blessing in disguise
b) A penny saved is a penny earned.
c) Add fuel to the fire.
d) All in the same boat.
e) Apple of my eye.
f)

Back to square one.

g) Cock and bull story.


h) Dont count your chickens before they hatch.

06

i)

Great minds think alike.

j)

Rome was not built in one day.

Fill in the blanks with correct degree of comparison mentioned in the bracket.

I) Milk is ____________ than any other food. (Nourishing/ more nourishing/ most
nourishing)
II) India is the ____________ democracy in the world. (Large, larger, largest)
III) Jupiter is the ____________ of all planets. (Big, bigger, biggest)
IV) Sunil is _________________ than Aditya. (Clever, cleverer, cleverest)
V)

______________ than the sky. (Wide, wider, widest)

VI)

A known devil is _________ than an unknown angel. (Best, better, good)

VII) Gold is one of the ___________________ metal. (Precious, more precious, most
precious)
VIII)

Kalidasa is one of the ______________ poets. (Great, greater, greatest)

IX)

Asia is the _______________ continent in the world. (Large, larger, largest)

X)

Platinum is one of the ____________ minerals. (Rare, rarer, rarest)