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CODE NO

COURSE TITLE

L

T

P

C

THEORY
HS8151Technical English -I

3

1

0

4

MA8151Mathematics -I

3

1

0

4

PH8151Engineering Physics

3

0

0

3

CY8151Engineering Chemistry

3

0

0

3

GE8151Computing Techniques

3

0

0

3

GE8152Engineering Graphics

2

0

3

4

PRACTICAL
PH8161Physics Laboratory

0

0

2

1

CY8161Chemistry Laboratory

0

0

2

1

GE8161Computer Practices Laboratory

0

0

3

2

GE8162Engineering Practices Laboratory

0

0

3

2

TOTAL

17

2

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HS8151TECHNICAL ENGLISH IL  T   P C
 

OBJECTIVES

(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.

 

UNIT I

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.

 

UNIT II

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.

 

UNIT III

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.

 

UNIT IV

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.


UNIT V

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

 

TEXT BOOKS:

1.  Mindscapes:  English  for  Technologists  and  Engineers,  Department  of  English,  Anna

University, Chennai, 2012 .

2.  S.P.Dhanavel, English and Communication skills for students of science and Engineering, Orient Black Swan, Chennai, 2011.

REFERENCE BOOKS:

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,

2011.

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

PublishingCompany, 2007.

 

EXTENSIVE READERS

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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