General Vocabulary - changing words from one form to another - Adjectives, comparative adjectives – Adverbs - Active and passive voice – Tenses - simple present, present continuous - Adverb forms – Nouns – compound nouns - Skimming and scanning - Listening and transfer of information – bar chart, flowchart - Paragraph writing, description – Discussing as a group and making an oral report on the points discussed, conversation techniques - convincing others.
Vocabulary – prefixes & suffixes – simple past tense - Spelling and punctuation – ‘wh’ Question forms - Scanning, inference - Listening & note-taking - Paragraph writing - comparison and contrast - Creative thinking and speaking.
Tenses - simple past, simple future and past perfect - Reading in Context -Listening & note-taking – single line – Definitions – sequencing of sentences – instruction - Persuasive speaking.
Modal verbs and Probability – Concord subject verb agreement – Correction of errors - Cause and effect expressions – Extended Definition - Speaking about the future plans.
‘If’ conditionals – Gerunds - Intensive reading - Speaking – Presentation of problems & solutions - Itinerary – planning for an industrial visit - Formal Letter writing – Letter to the editor, invititation letter, accepting, declining letter and permission letter.
1. Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Anna University Chennai, ‘English for Engineers and Technologists’ Combined Edition (Volumes 1 & 2), Chennai: Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd., 2006. Themes 1 – 4 (Resources, Energy, Computer, Transport)
1. Meenakshi Raman and Sangeeta Sharma, ‘Technical Communication English skills for Engineers’, Oxford University Press, 2008.
2. Andrea, J. Rutherford, ‘Basic Communication Skills for Technology’, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 2007.