Enable the students to meet their real life communication needs.

Course Contents

Paragraph writing

Practice in writing a good, unified and coherent paragraph


Essay writing



CV and job application

Translation skills

Urdu to English


Study skills

Skimming and scanning, intensive and extensive, and speed reading, summary and précis writing and comprehension


Academic skills

Letter/memo writing, minutes of meetings, use of library and internet


Presentation skills

Personality development (emphasis on content, style and pronunciation)


Note: documentaries to be shown for discussion and review

Recommended Books:

Communication Skills

  1. a) Grammar
  2. Practical English Grammar by A.J. Thomson and A.V. Martinet. Exercises 2. Third edition. Oxford University Press 1986. ISBN 0 19 431350 6.


  1. b) Writing
  2. Writing. Intermediate by Marie-Chrisitine Boutin, Suzanne Brinand and Francoise Grellet. Oxford Supplementary Skills. Fourth Impression 1993. ISBN 019 435405 7 Pages 45-53 (note taking).
  3. Writing. Upper-Intermediate by Rob Nolasco. Oxford Supplementary Skills. Fourth Impression 1992. ISBN 0 19 435406 5 (particularly good for writing memos, introduction to presentations, descriptive and argumentative writing).
  4. c) Reading
  5. Reading. Advanced. Brian Tomlinson and Rod Ellis. Oxford Supplementary Skills. Third Impression 1991. ISBN 0 19 453403 0.
  6. Reading and Study Skills by John Langan
  7. Study Skills by Riachard York.