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Unit 1

Reading: Different styles of communication – Reading Comprehension – critical thinking and analysis – Note-making – Any two pieces from the text

Unit 2

Writing: Prewriting techniques – Kinds of paragraphs – basics of continuous writing.

Grammar & Usage: Parts of Speech, Tenses, Concord, Phrasal Verbs, Modal Auxiliaries, Modifiers (Workbook) – Any two pieces from the text.

Unit 3

Practical sessions (Listening & Speaking): Introduction to English pronunciation including minimal pairs and word stress – differences between British and American English – Listening comprehension and Note-taking – Any two pieces from the text.

Activities: Short speeches, seminars, quizzes, language games, debates, and discussions, Book Reviews, etc.

Text Books

  1. Language through Reading: Compilation by Amrita University for internal circulation.



  • The Poplar Field by William Cowper
  • Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka


  • Higher Mathematics by R. K. Narayan
  • Wings of Fire by Abdul Kalam (Part III.11)

Short Stories:

  • Best Investment I Ever Made by A. J. Cronin
  • Death of an Indian by Krishna Charan Das
  1. Language through Practice: Compilation by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for internal circulation.

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