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BBS (TU) Question Paper 2014 – Business English | First Year

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Charles Dickens - English LiteratureTribhuvan University
B.B.S. (4 Yrs) / MGMT / Business English (MGT 201)
Year: 2014 (2071) / First (I) Year

Full Marks: 100 | Time: 3 Hrs
Candidates are required to give their answer in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt All the question.
1. Answer any TOW of the following: [2 X 15 = 30]

(a) Apply ‘the four levels of reading a text’ to Somerset Maugham’s “Mr. Know-All” or Laxmi Prasad Devkota’s “The Lunatic”.
(b) Would you agree that urbanization and advances in technology have affected modern life? How?
You can base your answer on the Dalai Lama’s “Modern Society and the Quest for Human Happiness.”
(c) Discuss your view about going to university. Do you agree or disagree with Moti Nossani’s “Why Go To University?

2. Answer any FIVE of the following: [5 X 10 = 50]

(a) Can you be good friends with someone from another culture as with someone from another culture as with someone from your own culture? Explain.
(b) Rewrite the following made up headlines so as to make them less formal and more tabloid.


(c) Retell the plot of movie that you have recently watched. Who are the characters? What problems do they face? What are the events? How are the problems solved? What makes the story interesting to you?
(d) Suggest the proverbial meaning for the following:

(1) Lions only roar when they are hungry.
(2) Empty the rubbish bin when it is full.
(3) You have got to eat your greens!
(4) Fasten your seat belt before take-off.
(5) The cake has already been cut.

(e) “The Brave Little Parrot” can be interpreted as an advice to you about how you should conduct your life. Please explain what this advice might be.
(f) Combine the idea below so that they form one sentence with an if clause.

(1) (you / read a lot / improve your vocabulary)
(2) (a person / respect others / have a lot of friends)
(3) (you / learn another language / feel a sense of accomplishment)
(4) (she / invest money wisely / become healthy)
(5) (students / study hard / graduate college)

3. Answer any TEN of the following: [10 X 2 = 20]

(a) Condense the main point of Parijat’s “New Year” into one sentence.
(b) Improve the following sentences:

(1) Soon I began to teach at Tribhuvan University. First teaching under water basket weaving and lather teaching moon shining.
(2) Dr. Sharma’s view on abortion is quite disturbing.

(c) Separate the content words and function words in the given sentence.
I believe that the government should be very strong to do those things which only government can do.
(d) Choose the better of the two words within parentheses and rewrite each item as one sentence.
Some people feel that total honesty is essential in a loving relationship others feel it as dangerous to be completely honest. (however / therefore)
(e) In what ways could the following be understand as ideological?

(1) End restrictive practices
(2) A superb left hook

(f) Read these sentences. Add periods, semicolons, and colons where needed. Add capital letters if necessary.
Students who wish to improve their writing can do so in three ways reading more, studying English rhetoric and sentence structure, and heeding their writing teacher’s comments.
(g) Write down the topic and the controlling idea in the sentence:
“There are several ways to reduce stress”.
(h) Rewrite the sentences below using will and so that.

(1) Many people work hard to be successful.
(2) Many hikers carry poles to keep their balance.

(i) What does the word “halo” suggest in the sentence?
“The rock singer sang in a halo of spot light.”
(j) Comment on the following poem translated from the Czech of Miroslav Holub
Very brief thoughts on the letter ‘M’


(k) Match the likely purpose to the audience:

1. …… friendsa. To show what I have learnt
2. …… younger relativesb. To show my ability to do a job
3. ……. teach by example
4. ……. Employersd. To entertain

(l) Write the sentence, “Once there was a poor window” with four different possible openings for a fairytale.

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