Past Papers Basic Communication Skills

By: Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Guess Paper 1: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Fall – 2020

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 Write short answers to the following:
a) Independent and dependent clause
b) Modifiers (Adjective and Adverb)

Q.2 Discuss the components of a resume.

Q.3 Describe, compare, and contrast essay.

Q.4 Elucidate 7C’s of Communication.

Q.5 Elaborate the process of communication in detail.

Q.6 What are the different pre-writing skills? Explain.

Q.7 Explain the techniques of short story writing.

Q.8 Write short notes on any two of the following
a) Good news
b) Emails
c) Compare and contrast essay

Guess Paper 2: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Fall – 2019

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q1. Fill in the blanks with correct Prepositions
a) I need three pieces ___ paper.
b) What is this bag ___?
c) Is there a reason ___ this delay?
d) Congratulations ___ winning the competition.
e) Traffic can cause damage ___ the environment.
f) Cross the busy street ____ care.
g) There is a path _____ the two houses.

Q2. Define communication. Explain in detail difference between verbal and non-verbal communication.

Q3. Write an essay of 300 words on any One of the following topics.
a) Disadvantages of Social Media
b) My Favorite News Channel

Q4. Write meanings of the following idioms.
a) Cry over spilt milk
b) Devil’s advocate
c) Kill two birds with one stone
d) Let the cat out of the bag
e) Piece of cake
f) Actions speak louder than words
g) Make a long story short

Q5. Write a letter to your friend congratulating him for his new job.
Q6. Explain different parts of a business letter.

Q7. Write a detailed note on modes of communication.

Guess Paper 3: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Fall – 2018

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 Write short answers to the following:

1) Clauses

2) Conjunctions

Q.2 Discuss reflective essays in detail.

Q.3 Elaborate different reference books skills.

Q.4 How we write a research paper? Discuss.

Q.5 Define Communication with regard to 7 C’s of Communication.

Q.6 Short story writing is an Art. Elaborate.

Q.7 What are the different components of a Resume?

Q.8 Write short notes on any two of the following

a) Modifiers
b) Proof reading
c) Good news

Guess Paper 4: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Fall – 2017

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 Discuss the importance of Communication in detail.

Q.2 What are the techniques of essay writing? Explain in great detail.

Q.3 Skimming is a speed reading technique. Elaborate this statement.

Q.4 Discuss different uses of punctuations.

Q.5 How communication takes place? Elucidate the process of Communication.

Q.6 Explain different types of Adjectives and Nouns.

Q.7 Scanning is used to locate something. Explain this statement.

Q.8 Write short notes on any two of the following

a) Adverb and its uses
b) Role of feedback in communication
c) Prepositions and its types

Guess Paper 5: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Spring – 2017

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 (a) Write down 7 punctuation marks with their symbols. (7)
(b) Identify the underlined part as phrase or clause. (7)

i. The students agreed to go on a picnic.
ii. They found the note in an old book.
iii. My brother looks like my uncle.
iv. He went for walk at evening.
v. Later, in the afternoon, she went to the park.
vi. I will go with you next time.
vii. They were absent on Friday.

Q.2 Write a letter to your friend asking him about his health who had been sick previously. (14)

Q.3 What is meant by communication? Explain 7 C’s of communication in two sentences each. (14)

Q.4 Explain five planning steps in detail. (14)

Q.5 Write a detailed CV applying for a post relevant to your field. (14)

Q.6. Write an essay (of 200-250 words only) on any one of the given topics. (14)
(a) My favourite book
(b) A Cricket Match

Q.7 Write ten effective presentation skills. (14)

Guess Paper 6: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Spring – 2017

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 what is meant by communication? Explain 7 C’s of communication in two sentences each. (14)

Q.2 Write down 7 punctuation marks with their symbols and one example each. (14)

Q.3 Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the present you received for standing first in recent examination. (14)

Q.4. Write ten effective presentation skills. (14)

Q.5 Write a detailed CV applying for a post relevant to your field. (14)

Q.6. Write an essay (of 200-250 words only) on any one of the given topics. (14)
(a) My First Day at School
(b) A Visit to a Historical Place

Q.7 Explain five planning steps in detail. (14)

Guess Paper 6: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Spring – 2016

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q1. Write an essay on any one of the following:-
i) City life vs Village life
ii) Child labour
iii) My favourite personality

Q2. Define communication. Explain non-verbal communication in detail.

Q3. Define reading. Also state its types.

Q4. Write a letter to your friend congratulating him for his job.

Q5. What is essay writing? Also write about its different types.

Q6. Define speaking. Also discuss about the three different speaking situations.

Q7. Write a note on Parts of Speech.

Q8. Write the meaning if the following idioms.
i) Kill two birds with one stone
ii) Piece of cake
iii) Build castles in the air
iv) In hot water
v) Let the cat out of the bag

Guess Paper 6: Basic Communication Skills Past Papers

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Fall – 2016

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q1. Write an essay on any one of the following:-
i) Internet influence on kids.
ii) Child labour
iii) The importance of daily exercise

Q2. Skimming and scanning are two different techniques. Discuss in detail.

Q3. Explain Non-verbal communication with its different types in detail.

Q4. Write a note on Parts of Speech.

Q5. What are the different techniques of writing a paragraph?

Q6. Write a letter to a friend inviting him to your brother’s marriage.

Q7. Make sentences from any five of the following pair of words.
i) Waist / Waste
ii) Accept / Except
iii) Weak / Week
iv) Knew / New
v) Break / Brake
vi) Sight / Site
vii) Principle / Principal

Q8. Define the following terms with suitable examples.
i) Simple Sentence
ii) Active Voice
iii) Compound Sentence
iv) Indirect Speech
v) Predicate