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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of English)
WARNING
1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING
THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD
OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE.
2. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENT(S) BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM
OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN
“AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.
Course: Compulsory English-I (9407/5404) Semester: Autumn, 2021
Level: BA
Please read the following instructions for writing your assignments. (AD, BS, BEd,
MA/MSc, MEd, MPhil and PhD)
1. All questions are compulsory and carry equal marks but within a question the
marks are distributed according to its requirements.
2. Read the question carefully and then answer it according to the requirements of the
questions.
3. Hand-written scanned assignments are not acceptable.
4. Upload your typed (in Word or PDF format) assignments on or before the due date.
5. Late submission of assignments will not be accepted.
6. Your own analysis and synthesis will be appreciated.
7. Avoid irrelevant discussion/information and reproducing from books, study guide
or allied material.
Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 50
ASSIGNMENT No. 1
(Units 1-4)
Q.1 Suppose you are hosting a famous TV talk show and you are required to interview
a highly popular Pakistani female politician. Write at least ten questions which you
will ask her to know about her incredible journey in the field of politics. (10)
Q.2 Observe your father’s daily activities closely for a few days and then write a brief
and concise paragraph about his daily routine. You are required to use at least
ten sequence markers appropriately to create a both cohesive and coherent
paragraph. (10)
Q.3 Write question tags for the following sentences. Notice carefully whether the
statement is positive or negative in each case. (10)
i. It is raining cats and dogs, ............................................................................... ?
ii. She does not take interest in Mathematics, ..................................................... ?
iii. You were ignorant of classical literature, ....................................................... ?
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iv. She may attend a training session next week, ................................................. ?
v. The rate of illiteracy increases day by day, .................................................... ?
vi. I was a friendly person, but circumstances changed me,................................. ?
vii. We should follow the traffic rules, .................................................................. ?
viii. They would strive hard to be successful,......................................................... ?
ix. He is good at swimming, ................................................................................. ?
x. She could handle any situation skillfully,........................................................ ?
Q.4 Write an informal letter to one of your cousins and congratulate her / him on
successfully contesting national assembly elections as an independent candidate. Also
suggest her/ him which political party he/she may join to serve the country and the
nation in the best possible ways. Give logical arguments to convince your cousin. (20)
Q.5 The following instances contain some highlighted words, guess the meaning of
these words and use them into sentences of your own. (10)
i. It had been raining hard through the night so the ground was saturated.
ii. Some people think that my little brother is annoying because he asks so many
questions, but I think that he just has an inquisitive nature.
iii. It is hard to catch a football that has been fumbled because the oblong shape
of the ball makes it difficult to predict where it will bounce.
iv. "I wish I had brought my spectacles," the old librarian remarked as she
squinted and strained to read the text.
v. After being bitten by snake, the small boy writhed in pain on the ground.
Q.6 Express your agreement as well as disagreement with the following issues. Choose
a different expression each time. (10)
i. Economic instability in Pakistan will be tackled efficiently this year.
ii. The greatest obstacle to literacy is overpopulation.
iii. Arabic language should be introduced at the grass root level.
iv. Privatization is a solution of many economic issues.
v. Girls perform better than boys in the field of social sciences.
Q.7 Look at the front and back cover given below and make ten predictions about the
contents of the book. (10)
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