Bachelor's Degree Programme (BDP)
(For July 2014 and January 2015 sessions)
FOUNDATION COURSE IN ENGLISH-01 (FEG-01)
School of Humanities Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068
FOUNDATION COURSE IN ENGLISH-1 (FEG-01)
Programme: BDP/2014-15 Course Code: FEG-01
You are required to do one assignment for the Foundation Course in English-01. It is a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) and carries 100 marks. It covers four blocks of the course.
Aims: The TMA is primarily concerned with assessing your proficiency in English. You should not reproduce chunks of information from the passage(s) but effectively use the skills of reading and writing that you may have acquired during the course of study to compose your answers. These assignments aim to teach as well as to assess your performance.
Guidelines: You will be required to answer the questions on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and composition. For the question on transcribing phonetically, you may consult an appropriate dictionary.
As in day-to-day life, planning is important in attempting the assignment as well. Read the assignment carefully; go through the units on which the questions are based; jot down some points regarding each question and then re-arrange them in a logical order. In the essay-type answer, pay attention to your introduction and conclusion. The introduction must tell you how to interpret the given topic and how you propose to develop it. The conclusion must summarize your views on the topic. You should write in your own handwriting.
Make sure that your answer: a) is logical b) is written in simple and correct English c) does not exceed the number of words indicated in your questions d) is written neatly and clearly.
Please remember that it is compulsory to submit your assignment before you can take the Term End Examination. Also remember to keep a copy of your assignment with you and to take a receipt from your Study Centre when you submit the assignment.
Last Date for Submission of Assignment:
For June Examination 31st March For December Examination 30th September
Note: Remember the submission of assignment is a precondition for appearing in the examination. If you do not submit the assignment on time, you will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
Foundation Course in English - 1 (FEG-01) Assignment
Assignment Code: FEG-1/TMA/2014-15 Max. Marks: 100
Answer all the questions
1 Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:
Where shall we meet? - It is a question which may demand a good deal of thought in one of our great overgrown cities.
Perhaps the best-known meeting place in the immense city of Tokyo is the statue of the dog in front of Shibuya station. Everyone seems to know the statue of the dog. The dog's name is Hachiko. This is the story.
Hachiko was born in 1923 in Akita in the north of Japan. Akita dogs are famous in Japan. They are fairly large, golden-brown...