English Writing Skill

PART-A

Writing: Introduction

1. What is writing?                     

2. What kind of skill is writing?

3. What is language?

4. How many skills are there in English?

5. What are the four skills in English

6. What are the integrated skills of language?

7. What is brain storming?

8. Write down the names of stages of writing process.

9. Define cohesion in writing.

10. What do you mean by drafting?                

11. What is bibliography?                             

12. What is skimming?                   

13. How does scanning differ from skimming?

14. What do you know about biography?

15. What is plagiarism?        

16. What is subjectivity?

17. What is objectivity?

18. What is Scanning?

19. What is proofreading?

20. What does revising mean?

Paragraph

1. What is a paragraph?

2. What is a process paragraph?

4. What is the topic sentence in a paragraph?

5. What are the functions of a topic sentence?

6. What is Terminator in writing a composition?

7. What is an expository paragraph?    

8. What is a definition paragraph?      

9. What is the controlling idea in a paragraph?

10. What is a lead sentence?

11. What is the key-sentence in a paragraph?

12. Name different types of paragraphs.

13. What is a cause and effect paragraph?

14. What is descriptive paragraph?

15. What is a contrast paragraph?

16. What do you know about persuasive paragraph?

17. What do you know about argumentative paragraph?

18. What is a classification paragraph?

19. What is a comparison paragraph?

20. What are the essential parts of a paragraph?

21. What are the features or characteristics or qualities of a good paragraph?

22. What are the elements of a paragraph?

23. What do we need to do to write a good topic sentence?

24. What is the developer of a paragraph?            

25. What is the terminator in a paragraph?

26. How many step processes or preparation are there for a paragraph development?

26. What is coherence in a paragraph?

27. Give the layout of a paragraph.

28. Which is the basic difference between paragraph and essay?

29. Which is complete- essay or paragraph?

30. What is restatement in a paragraph?

Linkers/Transitions/Discourse Markers:

1. What do you mean by linkers?

2. What are transitions?

3. Why are “discourse markers” needed in writing?

4. Give a list of three sentence linkers or connectors used to write a coherent paragraph.

5. What is the function of linkers in a paragraph?

6. What are the linkers commonly used in a contrast paragraph?

7. What linkers are used in writing an example paragraph?                                                                      

Essay

1. What is an expository essay?

2. What is the function of an expository essay?

3. What do you mean by narrative essay?

4. Define a formal essay.

5. What do you know about thesis statement?

6. Give a definition of subjective essay?

7. Name a title on which an argumentative essay can be written.                                         

8. Write down the names of four types of essays.

9. What do you mean by an essay?

10. What are the different types of essays?

11. Discuss different features or characteristics or elements or qualities of an essay?

12. How many parts are there in an essay?

13. What is an ‘introduction’ in an essay?

14. Show the position of ‘thesis statement’ in an introductory of an essay.

15. What is the main body of an essay?

16. What is the conclusion of an essay?

17. Give an outline of an essay.

18. What is descriptive essay?

19. What do you know about critical essay?

20. What is a literary essay?

21. What is the function of an argumentative essay?

22. What is argumentative essay?

23. What is persuasive essay?

24. What do you mean by an example essay?

25. What purpose does the first paragraph of an essay serve?

Report

1. What is a report?

2. What is Survey Report?

3. What are the parts of a survey report?               

4. What is a newspaper report?               

5. Name the parts of a news report.

6. What does a reporter enquire in writing a news report?

7. For whom are news reports written?       

8. What is the purpose of a news report?

9. What is the main aim of writing a report?

10. What is a Business Report?

11. What is the structure of a short report?

12. Name the types of report.

13. What is ‘Lead paragraph’?

14. What is ‘Story’ in a report?

15. What are the elements or features or characteristics of writing a report?

16. What is the aim of writing a report?

17. What do you know about a formal report?

18. What are the differences between a formal and an informal report?

19. How will you define a business report?

20. Why is long report prepared?

21. What is appendix?

22. What is glossary?

23. What is executive summary?

24. What is the lead in a news report?

25. What are the four imperatives for writing headlines?

26. What is the purpose of a headline in a report?

27. What is an informal report?                              

Letter

1. What is a business latter?

2. What is a letter of complaint?            

3. What is D.O. letter?         

4. What is a formal letter?

5. What are the parts of a formal letter?

6. What is an informal letter?

7. How many parts are there in an informal letter?

8. What is a cover letter?                               

9. Write the difference between a formal and an informal letter. 

10. What are the essential elements of an official letter?

11. How is a business letter different from other general report?

12. What are the “four A’s” of sales letter?

13. What is L/C?

14. What is the subscription in a letter?

15. What is a letter?

16. How many kinds of letter are there?

17. What should be the proper complementary closing of a Job Application?

18. What does N.B. stand for?

19. What is tone?

20. What is mood?     

21. What is the elaboration of PS?

22. What is an official letter?   

23. Name the types or kinds of business letter.

24. How many parts are there in a private letter?

25. What is the most important part of a letter?

26. Give two examples of formal letter.

27. How many parts are there in an application?

Press Release

1. Give the definition of a press release.

2. What is the purpose of a press release?

3. What kind of announcement is a press release?

4. What is the headline of a press release?

5. What special mark should be used at the end of a press release?

6. What is an embargo?

7. What is embargo date?             

8. Why does a company send a press release to the media?

9. What is dateline in a press release?

10. What is boilerplate?

11. Who are the targets of a press release?

12. What are the Wh-words that a press release must answer?

13. What are the four imperatives for writing headlines?

Memo

1. What is a memo?

2. What is the purpose of a memo?

3. What does the word memorandum mean?

4. What is the full name of memo?

5. Mention the types of memo.

6. What are the parts or elements of a memo?

7. Give the format of a memo.

8. What are the functions of a memo?

9. How memos are different from letters?

10. To whom are memos written?

Notice

1. What is a notice?

2. What is the function of a notice?

3. What is the difference between a notice and a circular?

4. Where a notice hung?

5. What type of communication is notice?

6. Where is a notice published?

7. What is the aim of a notice?                                 

CV/Resume/Bio-Data

1. What do you mean by bio-data?

2. What is CV?

3. What does CV stand for?    

4. What is Resume?

5. What is biography?

6. What is academic CV?                                       

7. What is the American word for CV?           

Minutes

1. Define minutes.

2. What are the types of minutes?

3. What purposes do minutes serve?

4. Who usually takes notes during a meeting?

5. When do minutes are prepared?

Notes

1. What is a briefing note?

2. What is the objective or purpose or aim of a note?

3. Why do we take notes?

4. What are the three main parts of a note?

5. What are the types of briefing?

6. Who is the introducer of Cornell note taking system?

Extra Questions

1. Define modifiers.

2. At least how many person needs for a dialogue?

3. What is essay hook?

4. What are signposts?

5. What is the bing, the bang and the bongo?

6. What is ‘point of view’?

7. What is a dialogue?

8. What is context modulator?

9. What is the function of a ‘context modulator’?

10. What is paceline?

PART-B:

Paragraph1. How do you define a paragraph? What are the essential parts of a paragraph?  2. What is topic sentence in a paragraph?3. What is the five step process of paragraph development?4. Name different types of paragraph.5. How are listing and cause and effect paragraphs developed?6. How is cause and effect paragraph developed?        7. What do you understand by a cause and effect paragraph?8. What are the features of a comparison paragraph?9. Give the possible structures of a comparison-contrast paragraph.10. Distinguish between narrative and descriptive paragraph.11. What is plagiarism? How can you avoid plagiarism?12. Define cohesion in writing.                                13. What is brainstorming? How does it help you in writing a paragraph?14. What is a contrast paragraph?            
15. Write a topic sentence for each of the following topics:·      Mobile Phone·      E-mail·      Female Education·      Global Warming·      A Village Market·      Tree Plantation·      Distance Learning·      Drug Addiction·       Friendship·      Gender Discrimination·      Internet·       Social Violence·      Global Warming·      Freedom of Speech·      Punctuality.                                                                   ·      Charity·      Facebook·      Tension·      Student Politics·      Acid Throwing·      Globalization·       Good Manners·      Self-Reliance·      A Rainy Day·      Corruption·      Road Accident·      Patriotism·       Your Department·      Study of Science·      Computer·      My Mother·      Truthfulness·      Climate Change·      Load Shedding·      Study Tour·      Winter Morning·      Mobile     

Linkers/Connectors1. What are linkers? Give a list of linkers in cause and effect writing.2. Give a list of sentence linkers or connectors used to write coherent paragraphs.3. What linkers are usually used in a comparison paragraph?4. Give a list of sentence linkers used to write a contrast paragraph.

Essay1. Give a brief description of the three basic parts of an essay?2. Write a good introduction for the essay titled, Hazards of Fomalin Contamination in Foods.3. Write an effective introduction of an essay in five sentences on the topic, Gender Disparity.3. What is an essay? How is a descriptive essay different from narrative one?4. What is an argumentative essay?5. What are the functions of an argumentative essay?6. What are the differences between the thesis statement and the topic sentence?7. How is an essay different from a short story?           8. What is an essay? How is an expository essay different from a narrative essay?

Report1. What is a report? Name the parts of a news report.2. What is a report? What does a reporter enquire in writing a news report?3. What are the elements of a long report?4. Differentiate between a lead sentence and a topic sentence.5. Write a short note on news report?6. Give the format of a report.7. What is a business report?                                                                                                     

Letter/Application1. What is cover letter? How many categories does a cover letter have?2. How many parts are there in a formal letter?3. Write down the structure of a formal letter.4. What are the qualities of a good business letter?   5. Define an official letter. Write down the essential elements of an official letter.6. What do you mean by formal letter and informal letter?7. Write down the structure an informal letter?     8. Distinguish between formal and informal letter.9. Explain with examples the differences between formal and informal writing.10. What are the differences between job application letters and office offer letters?

CV, Resume, Bio-data   1. What are the elements of a CV?2. What is CV? Write down the format of a CV?3. Show the difference between resume and CV.4. How is a Bio-data different from a Resume?

Minutes1. What are minutes?2. Write about the importance of the minutes.3. Show the differences between press release and minutes?

Notice1. How are notices designed?2. What are the differences between a memo and a notice?3. What are the characteristics of a notice?

Notes/Briefing Notes1. What do you know about briefing note?2. What are the characteristics of a good briefing note?

Memo1. Show why and where memos used.

Press Release1. Show how a press release is usually written.

PART-C:

1. Write a paragraph on:(i) Importance of Reading Good Books(ii) Load-shedding             (iii) Eve-teasing(iv) Price SpiralOrPrice Hike                                                            (v) Love(vi) Internet(vii) Social Violence           (viii) Life Without a Computer Today(ix) Abuses of Mobile Phone(x) Good Manners(xi) Study of English Literature(xii) Patriotism   (xiii) Cyber Crime

2. Write an essay on:(i) The Celebration of Pohela Boishakh(ii) Digital Bangladesh(iii) Cricket in Bangladesh(iv) A Memorable Journey(v) ICT-based Education(vi) Responsibilities of Media(vii) Pleasures of Reading Literature(viii) Empowerment of Women(xi) Problems in Higher Education in Bangladesh

3. Report Writing(i) Suppose, you are a staff correspondent of an English national daily. Now, write a report of a lift-accident in a crowded shopping mall in your area.(ii)Suppose, you are a staff correspondent to an English daily. Now, write a news report on the increase of anti-social activities in your locality.(iii)Write a report on the kidnapping of a baby.(iv)Write a report on the celebration of the annual prize-giving ceremony in your college.(v)Write a report on celebrating of International Mother Language Day in your college.(vi)A cultural week of your college has recently been held. Now, write a report for the press.(vii)You have gone to a village which is often visited by floods. The villagers live a miserable life in acute poverty but they do not blame anybody. Now, write a report for the press on the basis of your observation.(viii)The prices of essential commodities are not decreasing. You are concerned about the fact. Now, write a report about this.   (ix) Suppose, you are a staff reporter of an English national daily. Now, write a report on the sudden inundation of the roads of Dhaka city.

4. Letter Writing(i)Write a letter to the manager of a commercial bank for a loan.(ii)You have bought a TV set from Singer Bangladesh a few days ago. Now it is not working properly. Write a letter to the Manager of Singer Bangladesh complaining about the set.(iii)Write a letter to your friend inviting him to attend your sister’s marriage ceremony.(iv)Write a letter to your younger brother/sister advising him/her on the importance of having good friends.(v)Write a letter to your younger brother about the good and bad sides of using internet.(vi)Write a letter to your younger brother advising to read daily newspaper and listen to the news as well.(vii)Write a letter to your father describing your experience of hostel life.   (viii) Think you are a secretary of a sports club. Now , write a letter to the sports goods manufacturing company named “Super Sports, Bogra” ordering some sports goods.

5. Application Writing(i)Write a job application for the post of a lecturer in English.(ii)Suppose, you are going to apply for the post of a JuniorOfficer in a reputed bank. Now, write an application to the General Manager of the bank along with your recent CV.(iii)Write an application to the principal of your college seeking permission to organize a blood donation camp in the college campus.(iv)Write an application to the principal of your college requesting him to equip your classroom with mult-media facilities.(v)Write an application to the head of your department seeking permission to celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare in your department.(vi)Write an application to your principal to enhance facilities on your college campus.(vii)Write an application to the Chairman of the Department of English of your college to arrange an English debate competition.(viii)Write an application to the principal of your college requesting permission to hold a debate competition on “Gender Discrimination”.   (ix) Write an application to the principal of your college for arranging sufficient electric fans for the classroom.

6. Notice(i)Write a notice as a course co-ordinator informing the students about the schedule of their in-course exams.(ii)Suppose, you are a principal. Now, write a notice informing  the students of the suspension of classes for holding the Final Year Examination.(iii)Ekushey February, the International Mother Language Day will be observed in your college with due solemnity.  Suppose, you are the principal of the college. Now, write a notice.(iv)Think, you are the principal of a college. One of your teachers died by an accident. Now, write a notice for a condolence meeting in this case to mourn his death.(v)Suppose, you are a principal. Now, write a notice informing the students of the celebration of the Victory Day in your college.(vi) Write a notice informing the students of starting Honours First Year Test Examination.   (vii) Imagine yourself to be a principal of a college. Now, write a notice for the students to attend the programmes on the National Mourning Day.

7. Memo(i)Suppose, you are an MD of a multi-national company. Some of the officials are not regular in their duties. Now, write a memo asking them to be punctual.(ii)Suppose, you are the director of a company. Now, write a memo to all your staffs to work for extra hours before Eid- holiday.(iii)Write a memo to your staff to ensure not to leave the office   before 5 p.m. (v) Write a memo of farewell to one of your colleagues.


8. Press Release  (i)The International Mother Language Day was observed with due festivity in your college. Now, write a press release on the celebration.  (ii)Victory Day was observed in your college. Now, write a press release on the programme.(iii)Think, you are the convenor of a District Women’s Association. Now, write a press release about the observance of the World Women’s Day.                                                      (iv)‘Inter-College Science Fair’ was held in your college. Now,   write a press release on the programme.(v)‘Campus cleanliness’ programme was held in your college. Now, write a press release on the the programme.(vi)‘Short Computer Course’ started in your college. Now, write a news release on the the programme.