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Functional English
Semester: 1, Code: BCS-114, Credit Hours: 3
Course Contents
  1. Asking and answering questions
    1. Structure The Present perfect
    2. Reading Guessing the meanings of words
    3. Writing Informal letters: beginning and ending
    4. Listening Understanding directions
  2. Seeking Agreement and Confirmation
    1. Structure The Present Perfect and simple past tense
    2. Reading Guessing the meanings of words
    3. Writing Joining Sentences
    4. Listening Listening to a narrative account
  3. Agreeing and Disagreeing
    1. Structure Reported Speech
    2. Reading Predicting
    3. Writing Informal letters
    4. Listening Giving advice
  4. Possibility/Impossibility
    1. Structure Conditionals
    2. Reading Skimming and Scanning
    3. Writing Formal letters
    4. Listening Listening to talk/lecture
  5. Certainty/Uncertainty: obligations
    1. Structure The Passive
    2. Reading Function in a text
    3. Writing Formal letters
    4. Listening Listening to an interview
  6. Preferences/Interactions
    1. Structure The ing form
    2. Reading Reading the main idea and supporting details in text
    3. Writing Formal letters
    4. Listening Listening to a talk/lecture
  7. Permission
    1. Structure The Past Perfect and future perfect tense
    2. Reading Classification
    3. Writing Applying for a job
    4. Listening Listening to a radio broadcast
  8. Appreciation, regret and indifference
    1. Structure Relative Clauses
    2. Reading Thermatization
    3. Writing Note Taking
    4. Listening to an argument
  9. Suggesting/Warning
    1. Structure Relative Clauses
    2. Reading Facts and Opinion
    3. Writing Summarizing
    4. Listening Listening to a story
Prescribed Books
  1. CA Exams Study Text: Modular Foundation Examination Module-A Paper A1 Functional English, 3rd Edition, Professional Business Publications, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000.

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