Anna University 1st Sem Syllabus
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|HS8151||Technical English -I|
|GE8161||Computer Practices Laboratory|
|GE8162||Engineering Practices Laboratory|
|HS8151||TECHNICAL ENGLISH I||L T P C|
|(For all branches of B.E / B.Tech programmes)||3 1 0 4|
- To enable all students of engineering and technology develop their basic communication
skills in English.
- To give special emphasis to the development of speaking skills amongst the students of engineering and technology students.
- To ensure that students use the electronic media such as interne and supplement the learning materials used in the classroom.
- To inculcate the habit of reading for pleasure.
Listening – Introducing learners to GIE – Types of listening – Listening to audio (verbal &
sounds); Speaking – Speaking about one‟s place, important festivals etc. – Introducing oneself,
one‟s family / friend; Reading – Skimming a reading passage – Scanning for specific information
– Note-making; Writing – Free writing on any given topic (My favourite place / Hobbies / School life, etc.) – Sentence completion – Autobiographical writing (writing about one‟s leisure time
activities, hometown, etc.); Grammar – Prepositions – Reference words – Wh-questions –
Tenses (Simple); Vocabulary – Word formation – Word expansion (root words / etymology); E- materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar & Vocabulary – Reading comprehension exercises – Listening to audio files and answering questions.
Listening – Listening and responding to video lectures / talks; Speaking – Describing a simple process (filling a form, etc.) – Asking & answering questions – Telephone skills – Telephone etiquette; Reading – Critical reading – Finding key information in a given text – Sifting facts from opinions; Writing – Biographical writing (place, people) – Lab descriptions (general/specific description of laboratory experiments) – Definitions – Recommendations; Grammar – Use of imperatives – Subject-verb agreement; Vocabulary – Compound words – Word Association; E- materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Listening exercises with sample telephone conversations / lectures – Picture-based activities.
Listening – Listening to specific task – focused audio tracks; Speaking – Role-play – Simulation
– Group interaction – Speaking in formal situations (teachers, officials, foreigners); Reading – Reading and interpreting visual material; Writing – Jumbled sentences – Coherence and cohesion in writing – Channel conversion (flowchart into process) – Types of paragraph (cause
& effect / compare & contrast / narrative / analytical) – Informal writing (letter/e-mail/blogs) – Paraphrasing; Grammar – Tenses (Past) – Use of sequence words – Adjectives; Vocabulary –
Different forms and uses of words, Cause and effect words; E-materials – Interactive exercises
for Grammar and Vocabulary – Excerpts from films related to the theme and follow up exercises
– Pictures of flow charts and tables for interpretations.
Listening – Watching videos / documentaries and responding to questions based on them; Speaking – Responding to questions – Different forms of interviews – Speaking at different
types of interviews; Reading – Making inference from the reading passage – Predicting the
content of a reading passage; Writing – Interpreting visual materials (line graphs, pie charts etc.) – Essay writing – Different types of essays; Grammar – Adverbs – Tenses – future time reference; Vocabulary – Single word substitutes – Use of abbreviations & acronyms; E- materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Sample interviews – film scenes – dialogue writing.
Listening – Listening to different accents, Listening to Speeches / Presentations, Listening to broadcast & telecast from Radio & TV; Speaking – Giving impromptu talks, Making
presentations on given topics; Reading – Email communication – Reading the attachment files
having a poem/joke/proverb – Sending their responses through email Writing – Creative writing, Poster making; Grammar – Direct and indirect speech; Vocabulary – Lexical items (fixed / semi fixed expressions); E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar & Vocabulary – Sending emails with attachment – Audio / video excerpts of different accents, – Interpreting posters
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University, Chennai, 2012 .
2. S.P.Dhanavel, English and Communication skills for students of science and Engineering, Orient Black Swan, Chennai, 2011.
1. Pickett, Nell Ann, Ann A.Laster and Katherine E.Staples. Technical English: Writing, Reading and Speaking. New York: Longman, 2001.
2. Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A practical guide for students. New York: Rutledge,
3. Morgan, David and Nicholas Regan. Take-Off: Technical English for Engineering.
Reading: Garnet Publishing Limited, 2008.
4. Thorn, Michael and Alan Badrick. An Introduction to Technical English. Harlow:
Prentice Hall Europe, 1993.
5. Rizvi, M.Ashraf. Effective Technical Communication. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill
1. Murthy, Sudha. Wise & Otherwise. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2006.
2. Gates, Bill and Collins Hemingway. Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy. New York: Warner Business Books, 2000.
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