BA in English

ANDHRA UNIVERSITY
In Vishakapatnam

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  • Bachelor
  • Vishakapatnam
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Vishakapatnam
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Course programme

FIRST YEAR SYLLABUS

Lessons planned:
Prose: 6
Poetry: 6
Non-detailed Text: 4 (2 Short Stories & 2 One-Act Plays)

Prose:
Indian: 2
African: 1
American: 1
British: 2
[Philosophy / Religion
Biography/Autobiography
Science & Environment
Humour & Irony
Cultural Issues
Literary Sketch / Real Life Story]
Poetry:
Indian: 2
African: 1
American: 1
British: 2
Non-detailed Textbook:
Stories: 1 Indian & 1 English
One-Act Plays: 1 Indian & 1 English

The Plan of the Text and the Exercises:

1. Pre-Reading Activities: 2 (1 on the theme and 1 on the vocabulary of the lesson)
a. Questions on background knowledge/prediction about the theme
(e.g: What do you know / want to know about the lesson before you read it? Can you guess what it is about?)
b. Questions to elicit the words essential to the lesson (What ideas and words do you get about the lesson? e.g: If it is a bank, what things and activities do find there?)

2. The Text of the Lesson (Relevant pictures wherever possible)

3. Glossary with pronunciation Guide (synonyms, antonyms and homonyms may be given)

4. While-Reading Activities:
a. 12 one word/sentence answer questions for listening and answering (The teacher reads each paragraph and asks these questions)
b. 10 multiple choice questions on specific details and inferences
c. 4 to 8 short answer questions and
d. 3 to 5 long answer questions

5. Post-Reading Activities:
a. 2 to 3 Tasks on Information Transfer: drawing pictures/making posters /tree diagrams/note-making/ mind-mapping related to the lesson
b. Group Discussion about the interesting topics taken from life/current events related to the lesson.
c. Role-Play of the characters from the lesson/Casting the story (Identifying film actors to play the roles given in the story if it is one).
d. Arguments different to the one in the lesson / different ending of the story / debates about the topics in the lesson/Preference line.
e. Comparison with the similar essay/story/poem from Telugu.

6. Language Development Activities:
a. Pronunciation: Exercise on the problem sounds such as /v/ and /w/ (Examples can be taken from the lesson).
b. Match the following on essential words/phrases and idioms from the lesson (8/12).
c. Exercise on a passage with blanks to be filled in by synonyms /antonyms /homonyms taken from the text.
d. Substitution (Re-read/rewrite a paragraph from the lesson or outside, using a different tense/personal pronoun. e.g: Past Tense in place of Present Tense; “I” in place of “(s)he” and so on.
e. Fill in the blanks with suitable articles/prepositions/adjectives/conjunctions/ verb forms (A contextualized paragraph with 10 or more blanks).
f. Correction of common errors (Nouns/Determiners/Verbs/Prepositions/ Conjunctions/Adverbs: one for each lesson) (10 to 20 questions)
g. Four tasks on putting jumbled sentences in proper order to make a meaningful paragraph.



SECOND YEAR SYLLABUS

Lessons planned:
Prose: 6
Poetry: 6
Non-detailed Text: 4 (2 Short Stories & 2 One-Act Plays)

Prose:
Indian: 2
African: 1
American: 1
British: 2
[Philosophy / Religion
Biography/Autobiography
Science & Environment
Humour & Irony
Cultural Issues
Literary Sketch / Real Life Story]
Poetry:
Indian: 2
African: 1
American: 1
British: 2
Non-detailed Textbook:
Stories: 1 Indian & 1 English
One-Act Plays: 1 Indian & 1 English

The Plan of the Text and the Exercises:

1. Pre-Reading Activities: 2 (1 on the theme and 1 on the vocabulary of the lesson)
a. Questions on background knowledge/prediction about the theme
b. (e.g: What do you know / want to know about the lesson before you read it? Can you guess what it is about?)
c. Questions to elicit the words essential to the lesson (What ideas and words do you get about the lesson? e.g: If it is a bank, what things and activities do find there?)

2. The Text of the Lesson (Relevant pictures wherever possible)

3. Glossary with pronunciation Guide (synonyms, antonyms and homonyms may be given)

4. While-Reading Activities:
a. 12 one word/sentence answer questions for listening and answering (The teacher reads each paragraph and asks these questions)
b. 10 multiple choice questions on specific details and inferences
c. 4 to 8 short answer questions and
d. 3 to 5 long answer questions

5. Post-Reading Activities:
a. 2 to 3 Tasks on Information Transfer: drawing pictures/making posters /tree diagrams/note-making/ mind-mapping related to the lesson
b. Summarizing the lesson with the help of notes made in the previous exercise.
c. Group Discussion about the interesting topics taken from life/current events related to the lesson.
d. Interviews with the character/ author (Group work: one student pretends to be the character/author of the lesson while others interview him/her).
e. Writing letters to a character/the author of the lesson.
f. Preparing Resume of a character/the author of the lesson.
g. Arguments different to the one in the lesson / different ending of the story / debates about the topics in the lesson/Preference line.
h. Comparison with the similar essay/story/poem from Telugu.

6. Language Development Activities:
a. Pronunciation: Exercise on the problems of stress and intonation (Examples can be taken from the lesson)
b. Match the following on one word substitutes from the lesson (8/12).
c. Exercise on a contextualized passage with blanks to be filled in with one word substitutes taken from outside the text.
d. Preparing a draft for a small speech about the topics related directly or indirectly to the lesson (Group work).
e. Putting jumbled sentences/small paragraphs in an order (Group work).
f. Preparing a resume for oneself and a cover letter to accompany it (Group work) in response to an advertisement taken from the newspaper (a model resume is given in the first lesson).
g. Telephonic conversation about various personal and impersonal topics (Pair work).


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