SBTET-AP - IV SEM- ENGLISH WORKBOOK FOR COMMON-408, COM. UNIT - 2





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Unit - 2                                                                                Listening Skills -2
Objectives:
On completion of this unit you will be able to…
·         listen to and comprehend conversations and speeches in English
·         speak spontaneously on living places and significance of  fruits in life
·         participate in discussions
This unit is divided into three parts. Each part has one listening exercise. You will be filling blanks and answering questions as you listen to the information given in either a conversation or a speech.

Preparatory Work                                                                                 20 min




Ø  Answer the questions
What is the distinction between the two pictures?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Ø  Think aloud as many words as possible. You may   use these words and phrases for the speaking activity that follows.

 








Section1
Ø  Listen carefully                                                                      15min
Ø  Fill in the details (1-5) about the problems in Paul’s apartment
Name:       Paul
Address:          Block (1)------------            flat no (2)-----------------
(3)---------------------- Enclave, Guntur.
Phone:     (4)--------------------
Problems:       a) leaking bathroom tap
           b)  (5)--------------
           c) window bolts loose
6) How did the father spend his day?
 a. He walked around the office
 b. He was very busy.
 c..He dozed off in the office
  d. He was talking to his sub ordinates
7) How does the father feel about repairs?
             a. He is excited and eager
             b. He is angry and eager
            c. He is interested and unhappy
            d. He is tired and worried.
(8) Father finds it difficult to manage his houses because…
            a. They are all together
            b. They are in different towns
            c. They are in same locality
            d. They are in different places in the town
9) What is Harish to the owner’s daughter?
                a. Cousin
                b. Uncle
                c. Brother
                d. Neighbor
10)  How many houses do they have?
                a. Three
                b. Four
                c. Five
                d. Six
Ø  Check the answers           

Think on the topic for a while and note key words before you speak
 
Speaking Skills    




v      What are the advantages and disadvantages of both types of houses
Think and share   ( pair work)                                     20min

v  Which one do you think is the right place to live in?     
 Why? Discuss in your group. Spokes person will give the details to the class                                      








Ø  Check the answers           

. It has been a trend that people are conscious of health and are in the  practice of taking fruits at least once in a day. Unfortunately what we are consuming are in some way or other adulterated. For example to give a fresh, shining  and attractive look to apples, they are given wax coating. In fact apples can be consumed with their skin since they contain rich fiber. But today we are forced to peel off the skin of an apple because it is adulterated
·         Recently  Artificial ripening of fruits has been a burning topic in the news
Do you know the name of the chemical that is used to artificially ripen  fruits?


                      

Ø  Discuss in your group how different fruits and vegetables are adulterated.
Ø  At the end share with the class                                                     15 min
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Section  3                                                                                                                         15min
What does the word tutorial mean?


What would you select if your teacher asks you              
to select a topic of your choice for  a seminar in a Communication Skills  Lab

Ø  Listen carefully and answer the questions

26) At first Kiran thinks that Manjula’s tutorial topic is....
a. inappropriate
a. dull
c. interesting
d. fascinating

27) According to Manjula, the banana...
a. has only recently been cultivated
b. is economical to grow
c. is good for health
d. is her favourite food

28) Kiran listens to Manjula because he...
a. wants to know more about banana
b. has nothing else to do today
c. is interested in the economy of India
d. wants to help Manjula

Fill in the blanks ( from 28-40) in not more than three words
Banana trees were first domesticated in (29) --------------
In cold countries they are cultivated in (30) ----------------
In India Bananas are used during(31) ------------- as offerings for(32)-----------------
 Green bananas are (33)--------- than others
Each banana tree produces (34)---------------- of bananas
Banana trees grow (36) ----------- and they require rich soil and plenty of (37) ---------------
 The fruit is often protected by(38)-----------
A ripe banana in the bunch emits a gas which helps others to (39)-----------
 A bunch is picked (40)-------------- it ripens.

Check the answers

Speaking Skills
a)      How are different parts of a banana tree useful to us?


b)       Name any other tree in which every part  is useful to us  ……………………………………………………

Read the information on organic farming given  below and observe the two pictures.  Work in pairs. One will speak on picture 1 and the other on picture 2                   25 min
Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. It is a method of crop and livestock production that involves much more than choosing not to use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. The principal goal of organic production is to develop enterprises that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment. A 10-year-long study showed that fruits and vegetables from organic farming contains up to 180 times less pesticide residues than conventional products.



Wrap up


Ø You are given ten  minutes time to recall what you have learned in this class

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