This is the question set along with answers of English – Spring, 2015, for the first semester which was taken by Pokhara University.
POKHARA UNIVERSITY – English, Spring 2015
Level: Bachelor Semester: Spring Year:2015
Programme: BBA/BBA-BI/BCIS/BHCM/BBA-TT Full Marks: 100
Course: English, Spring 2015 Pass Marks: 45
Time: 3 hrs
Attempt all the questions.
1. Answer these questions.
a. “Teamwork is always better than people working alone” Justify this statement.
b. “Marriage is a Private Affair” revolves around the conflict between Nnaemeka and his father,
i. Please describe this conflict.
ii. Explain the reasons for this conflict.
iii. Is this conflict ever resolved?
iv. Relate a similar conflict from your won life-with a friend, child, or parent. Please consciously model your style after that of Achebe’s.
c. Apply four levels of reading to the text to The Brave Little Parrot or The Parrot in the Cage.
2. Answer any five of the following:
a. You need a hotel room. Telephone the Everest hotel and ask about the following things:
Double rooms and cost for two nights,
Breakfast (included?) and
Location of the hotel.
b. Compare and contrast “Shep” and “Stickeen”.
c. Retell the main events of “A Fight Between a Lion and a Crocodile” in a single paragraph.
d. Summarize the basic plot of the Wretched Stone.
e. Which job would you like to do in your future? What skills, experience, and qualifications do you need?
f. Assimilate the poem “The parrot in the cage” by Lekhanath Paudyal.
3. Give short and pertinent answer to any five questions:
a. What was the nature of friendship between the Cabuliwallah and Mini?
b. Why didn’t Nnaemeka’s father support his son when Nnaemeka wanted to marry the girl of his own choice?
c. Describe your favorite restaurant using superlatives?
d. Do you think there should be competition among companies? Why? Why not?
e. Why do people often travel on business? On holiday?
f. Write the meaning and make your own sentence of the following words.
i. Aisle seat-
4. Explain briefly about yourself.
Complete this email using the present continuous of the verbs in brackets.
Subject: new position questions/updates
Here’s some information about the new position:
Sari can’t take the new job because of her……… (Finish) her University studies. We ……….. (Contact) some of the other applicants from the interviews last week.
Janis …….. (check) their qualification again and I …….. (arrange) second interviews. I need some help from you with the interviews-do you have time or …….. (you plan) the HR conference at the moment? Please let me know.
5. Complete this text with words from the list.
Friendlier higher expensive wider than more(2*) easier better worse
• Our products are often 1 ……….. expensive, but we offer a 2 ……… choice 3…….. them.
• The quality of our products is always 4 than theirs.
• Their sales staffs are well trained and 5……… experienced than our shop assistants.
• Customers say our staff is 6……… than the competitors.
• Our stories are in more 7 ……. Locations, but we are 8 ……… to find than the competitor.
6. Correct the mistakes:
a. You do work for Ncell?
b. Are you coming to the meeting?
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