ENG101 Assignment 1 Spring 2012

 Q1. In language learning, ability to use lexicon appropriately and skillfully is considered equivalent to one third of language learning. Write the steps involved in the usage of lexicon. (5 Marks)

SOLUTION:

Q.1: In language learning, ability to use lexicon appropriately and skillfully is considered equivalent to one third of language learning. following steps involved in the usage of lexicon.

> Spelling
> Part of speech
> Origin of word
> Usage of labels
> Antonyms and synonyms
> Foreign phrases and words
> Pronunciation
> General information
> Meanings and explanation

Q2. Use the following pair of words in your own sentences in a way that it conveys a clear meaning. (5 Marks)

1. file, foil

2. envelop, envelope
3. hoarse, horse

4. incite, insight

5. load, lode

SOLUTION:

1. file, foil

Sentences:
my sister has got 20 packets of files and she doesn’t use one

Please put only clean aluminum foil in the bank.

2. envelop, envelope

Sentences:
The pines, completely enveloped in flames, threw a wild glare on the scene.
There will be a freepost envelope for you to send back the form.

3. hoarse, horse


Sentences:
His throat was clogged, making him sound hoarse.
This white horse once had an unusual feature, a glass eye.

4. incite, insight

Sentences:
Incitee will be a new offense of indirectly inciting terrorism with a very broad definition.
A fascinating insight to a drivers life at the time.

5. load, lode
Sentences:
You’ve given me a heavy load to deal with in one e-mail.
Lode of high grade copper ore was discovered.

1. File: My computer contains one million files.
Foil: Peter covered the fish with foil.
2. Envelop: He was enveloped in a red towel.
Envelope: We are going to buy new envelopes.
3. Hoarse: John voice was hoarse with tiredness.
Horse: King Arthur provided three hundred horses for the next battle.
4. Incite: Michael and his friends were accused of inciting the criminals to attack.
Insight: Holy Quran gives us interesting insights into life of Muslims.

5. Load: Cargo ships are designed to carry specific heavy load.
Lode: Engineers exposed lode in those mountains.

Q3. Write the correct stress pattern of the following nouns and verbs. (5 Marks)

record
present
conduct
suspect
desert

SOLUTION:

Nouns ——————- Verbs
record——————- record
present ——————- present
conduct ——————- conduct
suspect ——————- suspect
desert ——————- desert

What is stress pattern?

Answer: Stress is the extra force used in pronouncing or speaking a particular word. A dictionary will indicate stress by a tiny mark on the top of a word like this. When you look up a word in the dictionary, be sure to learn where the stress falls on the word.

   
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