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FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH Suggested Answers Foundation Examinations Autumn 2012 A.1 (a) Most appropriate word: 1. 4.

. (b) tactful cursory 2. 5. fabricated plastered 3. 6. superficial contribution

Antonyms 1. 4. 7. different trivial return 2. 5. 8. careful deep reasonable 3. 6. freely dearth

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Structure the following sentences in their logical sequence: (a) (b) (c) (d) How long have Shahzeb and Shazia been married? Nadia has been playing this piano since she was four. Romana is feeling tired because she had been working all day. We are going to have a party early next week. Punctuations (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (b) Welcome home uncle and aunty! Cheered the enthusiastic crowd. Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. I wish I could stay a little longer, but its already too late. The tourists invariably asked if the glacier was still advancing. My neighbor, who is very optimistic, says we will win five gold medals.

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Acronyms are a special kind of abbreviations and are formed from the first letter(s) of a series of words but are pronounced as if they are words themselves. Examples of Acronyms - WAPDA, NADRA, FBR, ICAP, KPT, KESC, LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation).

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Reported/Indirect Speech (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Mr. Sarwar (announced to)/told the marketing department that Mr. Sajid would join/ would be joining their office from the next day/the following day. The children said they wished they didnt have to take exams. My teacher said that honesty is the best policy. Moin said to/told his wife that he had been spending a lot more time with the children since she left/had left. The police officer said/informed that five to ten people were dying each day from target killing. The director remarked/informed that his team was sitting late every day to complete that project in time.

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Insert the appropriate word and its Homophone:

FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH Suggested Answers Foundation Examinations Autumn 2012 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) A.6 Appropriate Word pale access personnel except principal Homophone pail excess personal accept principle

Framing of appropriate Questions (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Are you waiting for somebody here? Do you know where is the Grand Hotel? (Will it)/(Is it going to) rain tomorrow? Why did you not work on Tuesday? Where/(Do you know where) will the pharmacists hold their next annual conference? Conjunctions so, when, and, although, because, and, because, and, until, although, before (b) Past Participles (i) (iv) eaten dug (ii) (v) understood built (iii) (vi) swum stood

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(a)

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Dialogues No Suggestion

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(a)

Articles (i) a, an, a, an (iv) a, the (vii) a (ii) (v) the, a the, the, a (iii) (vi) the, the the, the

(b)

Pronouns (i) (iv) (vii) herself whom who (ii) yourself/this/it/him/her (v) whose (viii) itself (iii) (vi) these/those which

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Informal Letter No Suggestion

FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH Suggested Answers Foundation Examinations Autumn 2012

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Comprehension and Prcis (a) (b) (c) No Suggestion (vi) only three of the above are correct Three advantages of exercise for mentally challenged persons are: (i) reduces anxiety (ii) increases self-esteem (iii) lifts their moods False False (v) one of the above is correct Three reasons for not doing any exercise are: (i) tiredness (ii) busy work schedule (iii) lack of motivation (i) to divert attention from stress and worry (ii) to improve self esteem and overcome depression (iii) to elevate body temperature and reduce muscles stiffness (iv) to increase level of alertness and concentration Prcis No Suggestion

(d) (e) (f) (g)

(h)

(i)

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Essay No Suggestion (THE END)