Slide 1: m n RAJU University Exam Overview
Paper I Slide 2: m n RAJU Exam Weightage Slide 3: m n RAJU Exam Components Syllabus - Prose : Syllabus - Prose Is Progress Real? – Will and Ariel Durant
The Conjurer’s Revenge – Stephen Leacock
The Best Investment I Ever Made – A J Cronin
Prospects of Democracy in India - Dr B R Ambedkar
I Have a Dream – Martin Luther King Jr
Letter to a Teacher – The School of Barbiana m n RAJU Syllabus - Poetry : Syllabus - Poetry Ode to Autumn – John Keats
Dover Beach – Mathew Arnold
The Unknown Citizen – W H Auden
Song 36 from Gitanjali – Rabindranath Tagore
From Home Coming – R Parthasarathy
Telephone Conversation – Wole Soyinka m n RAJU Syllabus – Further Reading : Syllabus – Further Reading Short Stories
The Last Clock – James Thurber
How Far Is the River – Ruskin Bond
One Act Plays
Sacrifice – Rabindranath Tagore
The Boy Comes Home – A A Milne m n RAJU Marks Distribution : Marks Distribution m n RAJU Questions from Prose : Questions from Prose m n RAJU Questions from Poetry : Questions from Poetry m n RAJU Questions from Further Reading : Questions from Further Reading m n RAJU Questions from Grammar : Questions from Grammar m n RAJU Questions from Grammar : Questions from Grammar m n RAJU Questions from Grammar : Questions from Grammar m n RAJU Questions from Grammar : Questions from Grammar m n RAJU What is a Good Answer? : What is a Good Answer? Precise (to the point)
Concise (right length)
Good Sentence Skills
Correct Spelling m n RAJU Comprehension : Comprehension Read the questions carefully
Read the text carefully
Answer to the point
Answer in brief
Good Sentence Skills
Correct Punctuation & Spelling m n RAJU Types of Questions : Types of Questions Factual Questions
(what, why, how, who, when, where etc)
(discuss, analyze, compare, justify)
(antonyms or synonyms) m n RAJU Factual Question : Factual Question …… but from the villagers he had heard of it, of the fish in its waters, of its rocks and currents and waterfalls, and it only remained for him ……
Q: What had the boy heard of?
A: The boy had heard of the river, of its fish, its rocks, its currents and waterfalls. m n RAJU Inferential Question : Inferential Question …… but from the villagers he had heard of it, of the fish in its waters, of its rocks and currents and waterfalls, and it only remained for him ……
Q: Why was the boy excited?
A: The boy was excited at the prospect of seeing the river for the first time. m n RAJU Vocabulary Question : Vocabulary Question …… but from the villagers he had heard of it, of the fish in its waters, of its rocks and currents and waterfalls, and it only remained for him ……
Q: Which word refers to the flowing water?
A: The word “currents” refers to the flowing water. m n RAJU Synonyms : Synonyms She is too _______ (weary) to walk.
His magic show was really _______ (enchanting).
He was by profession an _________ (solicitor). m n RAJU Antonyms : Antonyms Had anything been _______ (right), we would certainly have heard.
Her silence was ____ (well-mannered).
It was not ____ (partially) a holiday trip to New York. m n RAJU Homonyms : Homonyms He had untidy, black _______ (hair/hare/heir).
The misfortune did not _______ her much. (affect/effect)
She did not _________ shoes. (wear/ware) m n RAJU Idioms : m n RAJU Unique usage in a language
Cannot be true translated
Meaning different from the meanings of the individual words
Standard rules of meaning and grammar do not apply Idioms Idioms : m n RAJU Idioms One Word Substitutes : m n RAJU One Word Substitutes One who hates human beings
One who treats children’s diseases
Study of the origin of words
A group of stars in the sky
A wide, complete and unbroken view
One who performs magic tricks
A monster who eats human beings Correct the sentences : m n RAJU Correct the sentences Write your name on the top of the page.
I came now only.
He is having two sisters.
He prefers coffee than tea.
If I was you, I would not do that.
They are working on this project for the last four years. Articles : m n RAJU Articles My brother is in ________ Army.
Passing ________ practical exam is not very difficult.
They met me ________ year ago.
‘Saint’ is ________ old-fashioned word.
________ university is ________ temple of learning. Prepositions : m n RAJU Prepositions The robber escaped by jumping ________ a waiting car.
She is appealing ________help after her mother died _______ cancer.
We have a holiday ________ the two exams. Correct Tense Form :
m n RAJU Correct Tense Form Last evening, a large number of people ________ (come) to watch the magic show. They _____ (be) eager to watch the show. The magician ________ (dress) in vibrant colors and _____ (have) a wand in hand.
Correct Tense Form : m n RAJU Correct Tense Form When I got the job, my parents _________ (feel) very happy.
As a TV host, I should take care that every word I say ________ (hear) distinctly.
If you _____(listen) to English news regularly, you ______ (improve) your English speaking skills. Jumbled Sentences : m n RAJU Jumbled Sentences Reorganize in a meaningful sequence.
Locate the topic sentence.
Write the first sentence first.
Look for the next connected sentence.
Look for linking words.
A sentence that concludes, comes last. Mind Mapping : m n RAJU Mind Mapping An easy-to-remember and quick-to-review graphic format
to improve note taking
to summarize information
To show overall structure
To show how pieces fit together Mind Mapping : m n RAJU Preparing
English Exam Read the
Text Books Refer Past Question Papers Rehearse
Model Question Papers Understand the Scheme of Exam Ask
for Guidance Mind Mapping Prose Text Poetry
Text Further Reading Marks Time Question Type Seniors Teachers Mind mapping : m n RAJU Mind mapping Write title in a circle in the center
Ideas branch out from centre to periphery
Draw lines out to show main points
Show individual facts as branches to main points
Label all the branches Note Making : m n RAJU Note Making Skim to get a general idea
List main points
List sub-points under main points
Use bullets or numbers Dialogue Writing : m n RAJU Dialogue Writing Write about five exchanges
Use short sentences
Good sentence skills
Good punctuation Slide 38: m n RAJU Send your comments to
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