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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics)

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Course: Compulsory English-II Academic Reading & Writing
Course Code: 1424 Semester: Autumn, 2013
Level: BA/BS Total Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 40

ASSIGNMENT No. 1
(Units 1–4)

The following questions are based on Unit 1. Read the unit carefully and answer the questions / solve the exercises given below.

Q.1 Read pages 5- 7. You have studied about ‘Different Types of Essays’ Read these pages carefully and then write brief answers of the following:

i. What is a Descriptive Essay? (5)
ii. What is a Compare and Contrast Essay? (5)
iii. What is a Cause and Effect Essay? (5)

Q.2 Read the following three short texts and identify which one is a descriptive, compare/contrast and cause/effect text. (3)

i.
Chlorofluoro carbon gases are released by some factories into the air. These gases cause the ozone layer to become thinner and finally disappear. The unfiltered ultraviolet rays of the sun cause overheating in the poles of the earth, where the icebergs start to melt. The huge amount of water released from the poles leads to a rise in the sea-level. The sea will cover the land and the scientists believe that will be the end of the world.

ii.
The 966th annual Urs of Syed Ali bin Usman Hajveri (RA) commonly known as Data Ganj Baksh commenced on Wednesday after zohr prayers following a 'chaddar’ laying ceremony performed by Punjab Chief Minister. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the milk sabeel which will serve the devotees for the next two days. The Urs started with Qirats from Holy Quran and Mehfil-e-Naat by renowned Qaris and Naat reciters followed by a grand Mehfil-e-Sama at the Darbar Complex Sama Hall. Thousands of devotees paid homage to Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh by offering chaddars and showering flower petals at the mazar in the form of processions led by drums beaters. The Mela Ram Park was humming with festivities whe...

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