English - II (HMME 1023)



Recommended Book(s)

Practical English Grammar By A. J. Thomson And A. V. Martinet

High Schools English Grammar By P. C. Wren And H. Martin

Exploring The World Of English By Sadat Ali Shah

Course Objectives

This course is a step ahead of what students studied in English-I. The importance of English language cannot be denied. It enriches our thought and culture and provides us with the most important international vehicle of expression. It has opened for us several doors of knowledge for it is the lingua franca of the world and also the language of science, technology, commerce and diplomacy. The main objective of this course is to enhance English language skills of the students and develop their critical thinking. Moreover, the course will ensure enabling the students to be able to: • Write grammatically correct and structurally coherent English • Summarize lengthy texts in their own words • Know the format of memo writing and develop memorandum on their own •Translate texts into idiomatically correct language without sacrificing the originality of the source text •Develop paragraphs and essays beyond what they might have memorized in the past •Understand complex texts

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO-1: Summarize lengthy as well as complex texts without losing the gist and important details of the original written piece. (C2)
  2. CLO-2: Prepare official letters, memorandums and reports, and also to be able to produce these documents in a professional manner. (C3)
  3. CLO-3: Differentiate between different kinds of essays and to construct brainstorming-clustering method to generate ideas in the form of a coherent essay. (C4)
  4. CLO-4: Apply extensive reading habits in a bid to improve reading skills, learn to apply place punctuation marks and use question tags in an appropriate manner. (C3)
  5. CLO-5: Identify presentation blind spots for sound presentation skills through presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Prezi. (C1)

Course Contents

Course Contents




 1 & 2

Précis  Writing
 (a) General rules of summary writing
 (b) Use of language in summary writing

 (c) Things never to be missed in summary writing

 (c) Practice in summary writing


3 & 4

Paragraph and Essay Writing
  (a) Parts of an essay

  (b) Ways to develop a proper beginning, middle, and   

        ending of an essay

   (c) Kinds of an essay

5 & 6

CV and Job Application
(a) Kinds of a CV

  (b) Ways to develop an effective CV

  (c) Cover Letter

7 & 8

Reading and Comprehension

(a) Ways to cope with and understand complex texts

(b) Practice in understanding complex texts

 (c) Skimming and scanning, speed reading, intensive and extensive reading

9 & 10

Listening and Speaking Skills
(a) Audiovisual material will be used to test and then   

     improve the listening skills of students;

(b) Students to hold discussions in English language on a   

      variety of topics

11 & 12

Memo Writing and Minutes of the Meeting
(a) Difference between letter and memo

(b) Format of memo

(c) How to write the minutes of the meeting

13 & 14

Translation of texts, Punctuation marks, vocabulary development

(a) The importance of the correct use of punctuation marks

(b) Practice on the use of punctuation marks

(c) Development of vocabulary through extensive reading

(d) Things to remember in translation

(e) Rules of Transliteration

15 & 16

Presentations Skills

PowerPoint and Prezi
Final presentations

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes







PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)






PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)






PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)






PLO:4 (Investigation)






PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)






PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)






PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)






PLO:8 (Ethics)






PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)






PLO:10 (Communication)






PLO:11 (Project Management)






PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)






Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs






Assignments (10%)






Quizzes (10%)






Class Participation/Presentation (10%)






Midterm Exam (20%)






Final Exam (50%)