EEG-01 and BEGE-101 Elective Course In English SOLVED ASSIGNMENT 2018-2019

EEG-01 and BEGE-101 Elective Course In English SOLVED ASSIGNMENT 2018-19

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Elective Course in English
Assignment (EEG-01/BEGE-101)
Assignment Code: EEG-01/BEGE-101/TMA/2018-19
Max. Marks: 100

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1 Read the following poem carefully and answer the following questions.
Madam and Her Madam by Langston Hughes
Madam and Her Madam by Langston Hughes
I worked for a woman,
She wasn’t mean –
But she had a twelve-room
House to clean.
Had to get breakfast,
Dinner, and supper, too –
Then take care of her children
When I got through.
Wash, iron, and scrub,
Walk the dog around –
It was too much,
Nearly broke me down.
I said, Madam,
Can it be
You’re trying to make a
Pack-horse out of me?
She opened her mouth.
She cried, Oh no!
You know, Alberta,
I love you so!
I said, Madam,
That may be true –
But I’ll be dogged
If I love you!

1a How did Alberta feel about her work? Why did she feel so?
1b How did the ‘madam’ feel about Alberta?
1c How did Alberta feel about her ‘madam’? Pick out the lines.
1e Pick out the words in the poem which rhyme? What effect does the rhyme have?

2 Define the following giving suitable examples:
i Onomatopoeia
ii Simile
iii Allegory
iv Understatement
v Irony

3 What are the literary devices used in the following sentences / extracts. Indicate why you
think the lines represent a particular literary device?
i Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not soe.
ii The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold.
iii The camel is the ship of the desert.
iv O Hamlet! Thou hast cleft my heart in twain.
v Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

4 Give the meaning of the following idioms:
i to have an axe to grind.
ii to hit below the belt.
iii to be a wet blanket
iv to bury the hatchat
v sit on the fence

5 Fill in the blanks choosing suitable phrases (in their correct form) from the list given
below. One is extra.
get over, get at, get around, get through, get into, get off
i We must try to …………the truth.
ii It is not easy to …………the examination.
iii Clever people can often …………the tax laws.
iv Did your daughter …………the final three places?
v Sooner or later you will …………the shock.

6 Read the dialogues and decide whether they are:
1 invitations and/or suggestions,
2 formal or informal
i A: Let’s go see a film today. I’m bored to death.
B: No, not today. Have to rush back home and drop Mum off at the station.
ii A: Why don’t you drop in tomorrow evening? We could have a game of chess.
B: Sounds great! Six o’clock, then.
iii A: I suggest that you speak in English as often as you can if you really want to
improve your language skills.
B: I’d like to, but so few of my friends really know any English.
iv A: Mr. Mahajan, I’d like to invite you for the release of my book at the India
International Centre on Thursday next at 4:30 pm. I hope you will bring your wife
along.
B: Yes, indeed! We’ll be delighted!

v A: Please be punctual, the MD is coming.
B: Of course, we are always on time. You don’t have to say that!

7 Add prefixes/suffixes to the following words to change them as directed.
i sympathy (as verb)
ii lock (opposite sense)
iii correct (as adverb)
iv gift (as adjective)
v simple (as noun)

8 Form nouns from the following:
buried, indicate, devastated, destroyed, wide

9 Complete the conversation with the correct forms of the verbs given. One is done for you.
A: How did you get your current job?
B: It’s a long story! I started working (work) there as an assistant, and I spent months
just ………………. (file) papers. I didn’t mind ………………. (do) that for a
while, but then I happened ………………. (hear) about a new sales position. I
never intended ………………. (be) a sales representative, but now I can’t
imagine ………………. (do) anything else.

10 Complete the following letter using suitable prepositions of place.
A-48 Defence Colony
New Delhi-24
1st June 2018
Dear Anita,
I’m sure you are surprised to hear from me. If you remember, you were supposed to write
to me about your coming ………………… Delhi later this month. I hope you haven’t
changed your mind about visiting me!
Well, could you do something for me? When I stayed with you ………….Bhopal
last month, I left two library books behind ………….your house. I think they are still.
………that little cane table …………….the cupboard and the sewing-machine. If they
are not ……………..the table, then they must be ……………my pillow …………the
bed. Do look for them and bring them along when you come …………..Delhi.
Don’t forget to write and tell me when you are coming. I’ll be ………..the station
to meet you. The train usually arrives on Platform 9. Look out for me, will you?
Hope to hear from you soon.
With love,
Freida

11 Given below are a few sentences with blanks in them. In each case, fill in the blank in the sentences with an appropriate form of the word shown within brackets alongside the sentence. The first one is done for you.
i When I asked John whether he would like to go to a film with me last evening, he
replied in the negative.
ii It is not always possible to ……….a person by his looks. (judge)
iii The lawyer defending the accused in the case …………..that the accused had
been forced by the police to make statements which were not true. (argue)
iv Kind Solomon was known all over the world for his ………….. . (wise)
v It is absolutely ………..for one to have a passport if one wants to go abroad.
(necessary)
vi The President’s …………to reject the mercy petition submitted by the terrorist
received support from one and all. (decide)
vii The Traffic Police Commissioner has issued a statement that traffic regulations
will be …………….enforced from now on. (strict)
viii “I don’t think you are …………..to me at all. What is the point in wasting my
time and energy speaking to you?” said Rajesh’s father to him. (listen)
ix “Would you mind …………your question please?” said the speaker to a member
of the audience. (repeat)
x In spite of the doctor’s best efforts, Ram’s condition ………to cause anxiety.
(continue)
xi …………is a much neglected but an essential part of communication. (listen)

12 Fill in the blanks with adjectives made from the nouns given in the brackets:
i The mango is a ……………fruit. (season)
ii It was a serious accident, but we had a …………..escape. (miracle)
iii The ………..boy was fined Rs. 100. (mischief)
iv Delhi has many buildings of ……….interest. (history)
v Mohan is the most …………boy in the class. (industry)

13 Read the passage about Charles Dickens? Complete the sentences with who, which or
whose. If who and which are not necessary, leave the spaces blank.
Charles Dickens was an English writer ………….lived from 1812 to 1870. The books
………….he wrote are read in many countries. Dickens ………….family was very poor,
had to start working when he was ten years old. In England at that time, people
………….could not pay back their debts were sent to prison. This happened to Dickens’
father, ………….first name was John. This meant that Dickens, ………….was only a
boy, had to visit his father in prison.
Later, Dickens wrote books based on people he had known and places he had lived in. In
David Copperfield he wrote about the visits………….he paid to his father in prison. In
some of his books he wrote about terrible schools like the one ………….he went to
himself. In Oliver Twist he wrote about children ………….were poor and sometimes
orphans – children ………….parents have died.

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