BIM (TU) Old Question Paper 2014 – English Composition First Semester

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BusinessOld Question Paper 2014 – English Composition
BIM / First Semester / ENG 201: English Composition
Tribhuvan University | Faculty of Management

Office of the Dean
Full Marks: 60 | Time: 3 hrs
Candidates are required to answer the questions in their own words as far as practicable.

Group “A” – 1. Brief answer questions: [10 X 1 = 10]

a) What is “Ellipsis”? Illustrate with an example.
b) Write two sentences showing the difference between in terms of “irregular verbs”.
c) Give two sentences highlighting .
d) Make two sentences denoting a small amount with Count Noun and Mass Noun.
e) Underline the stressed words in the following sentence and place stress mark (‘) befor it: In our society women depend on men.
f) Indicate whether the underlined verb phrases are in the state use of in the event use in the context given: I felt the women touch my back.
g) Give a sentence to show a question with more than on Wh-word.
h) Rewrite the following hypothetical conditional clause without using “if” and by making a subject – operator inversion: If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed it.
i) Compare with suitable examples (sentences) It-type of cleft and Wh-type of cleft.
j) Write two sentences to show “Postponement” of subject clause and “postponement” of Indirect object.

Group “B” – 2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below: [5 X 2 = 10]

It is thus essential, at the outset of this study, to define what the word ‘diplomacy’ really means and in what sense, or senses, it will be used in the pages that follow.

In current language this word ‘diplomacy’ is carelessly taken to denote several quite different things. At one moment it is employed as synonym for ‘foreign policy’ as when we say British diplomacy in the Near East has been lacking in vigor’. At another moment it signifies ‘negotiation’, as when we say ‘the problem is one which might well be solved by diplomacy’. More specifically, the word denotes the processes and machinery by which such negotiation is carried out. A fourth meaning is that of branch of the Foreign Service, as when one says ‘my nephew is working for diplomacy’. And a fifth interpretation which this unfortunate word is made to carry is that of an abstract quality or gift, which in its best sense, implies skill in the conduct of international negotiation; and, in its worst sense, implies the more guileful aspects of tact.

These five interpretations are, in English-speaking countries, used indiscriminately, with the result that there are few branches of politics which have been exposed to such confusion of thought. If, for instance, the word ‘army’ were used to mean the exercise of power, the art of strategy, the science of tactics, the profession of a soldier and the combative instincts of man – we should expect public discussion on military matters to lead to much misunderstanding.

The purpose of this monograph is to describe, in simple but precise terms, what diplomacy is and what it is not. In the first two chapter a short sketch will be given of the origins and evolution of diplomatic practice and theory. The purpose of this historical review will be to show that diplomacy is neither the invention nor the pastime of some particular political system, but is an essential element in any reasonable relation between man and man and between nation and nation. An examination will follow of recent modifications in diplomatic methods, with special reference to the problems of ‘open’ and ‘secret’ diplomacy and to the difficulty of combining efficient diplomacy with democratic control. Other sections will deal with the actual functioning of modern diplomacy, with the relation between diplomacy and commerce, with the organization and administration of the Foreign Service, with diplomacy and Conference and with the League of Nations as an instrument of negotiation. At the end of reasoned catalogue will be given of current diplomatic phrases such as may assist the student in understanding the technical language (it is something more than mere jargon) which diplomacy has evolved.

Yet before embarking upon so wide a field of examination, it is, as has been said, necessary to define in what sense, or senses, the word ‘diplomacy’ will be used in this study. I propose to employ the definition given by the Oxford English Dictionary. It is as follows:

‘Diplomacy is the management of international relations by negotiation; the method by which these relations are adjusted and managed by ambassadors and envoys; the business or art of the diplomatist’.

By taking this precise, although wide, definition as my terms of reference I hope to aboid straying on the one hand into the sands of foreign policy, and on the other into the marshes of international law. I shall discuss the several policies or systems of the different nations only in so far as they affect the methods by which, and the standard according to which, such policies are carried out. I shall mention international law only is so far as it advances diplomatic theory or affects the privileges, immunities, and actions of diplomatic envoys. And I shall thus hope to be able to concentrate upon the ‘executive’ rather than upon the ‘legislative’ aspects of the problem.

Comprehension Questions:
a. Why has the subject of diplomacy been exposed to great confusion of thought?
b. What are the five sense in which the world ‘diplomacy’ is currently used?
c. In what sense does the author propose to use the term?
d. What subjects will the author try to avoid discussion?
e. What does the author say is the purpose of this monograph on diplomacy, and how does he propose to treat the subject?

3. Differentiate between and with its distinctive features and examples. [5]
4. Write an essay on: “The Impact of Information Technology in the Educational Sector”.
5. Divide the following sentences into Tone boundaries [|]; showing the nucleus [-]; and put tomes [/= Rising], [\=Falling], and [V = fall – Rise].

a) I heard the story yesterday.
b) After the game, we had some tea.
c) Obviously, they expected us to be on time.
d) He plays well, doesn’t he?
e) Are you ready for tea?
f) The boys, however, were unable to sleep.
g) You’re leaving already?
h) The last appeal, to come and visit his, was never delivered.
i) Yes, her favorite pastime is swimming.
j) Where are they going?
6. Write a sentence each to illustrate the following: [5]
a) Present Event
b) Restrictive adjective
c) Listing
d) Question about alternatives
e) Emotive emphasis
f) Insistence
g) Reported commands
h) Emphatic Topic
i) Scope of negation
j) Time-When [prepositional phrase]

7. Change the following sentences according to the instruction given at the end of each sentence in brackets. [5]

a) They were first to arrive at the entrance. (place the stress marks before the stressed syllables)
b) He gasped, “give me water”. (reported speech)
c) Surely, someone is going to defend me. (Rhetorical question)
d) As he is a man of few words, Uncle George declined to express an opinion. (verb-less clause)
e) The book is very interesting. (short affirmation)

8. Match the unit species on measure nouns from Group A with nouns from Group B using the pattern: A(n) [A] or [B], and use them in your own sentences.

Group A: bit, burst, fit, game, item, grain, piece, three months, type, wad
Group B: anger, applause, advice, chess, cotton, dance, hard work, news, research, sand

9. Link the following statements by using – Co-ordination, Subordination, and Adverbial link. [5]

a) He gave everyone gifts. He invited them to a dinner party.
b) We finished our breakfast. We went for a walk.
c) Mr. Brown was extremely timid person. He did not try to advance himself professionally.

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    Posted April 1, 2017 at 8:55 am

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  2. Suman thakur
    Posted April 1, 2017 at 8:57 am

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