Syllabus of Functional English for Winter 2021

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Syllabus of Functional English for Winter 2021

Syllabus GRID

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Practical use of Grammar20-25
Comprehension and Speed reading (General)10-15

Course Outline

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Meanings and application of vocabulary listed on:
a: “The Oxford 3000- Seventh Edition”,
b: Any other list as the Institute may provide at any time before the conduct of Examination.

Practical Use of Grammar:

  • Parts of speech
  • Rules of sentences
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Tenses
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Punctuation

Comprehension and Speed Reading (General):

  • Comprehension
  • Speed reading

Course Content:

Here is the detailed Syllabus of Functional English for Winter 2021.

An Introduction to English


  • The English Language
  • Which version?
  • Closing Comment

Introduction to Grammer:

  • Parts of speech
  • Sentences-An Introduction
  • More about sentences

The Verb Phrase:

Introduction to verbs:

  • What is a verb?
  • Introduction to tenses
  • Person
  • form of verbs

Auxiliary verbs:

  • Introduction to auxiliary verbs
  • Primary auxiliary verbs-Be
  • Primary auxiliary verbs- Have
  • The verb do
  • More auxiliary verbs


  • Simple tenses
  • Compound tenses introduced
  • Perfect tenses
  • Progressive tenses
  • Perfect progressive tenses
  • Future tenses
  • Exceptions

The Noun Phrase:


  • Nouns
  • Common Nouns
  • Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Other types of nouns
  • Genders of nouns
  • Forming Plurals
  • The Possessive case


  • Introduction
  • Personal pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Reciprocal pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Interrogatives
  • Indefinite pronouns

Other parts of speech:


  • Introduction
  • Definite article
  • Indefinite article
  • Demonstratives
  • Possessives
  • Quantifiers
  • Numbers
  • Distributives
  • Interrogatives
  • Order of determiners


  • Introduction
  • Subject Complements
  • Object Complements


  • Introduction to adjectives
  • Forming adjectives
  • Comparison
  • Intensifiers and mitigator
  • Order


  • Types of adverbs
  • Adverbs formation
  • Possible adverbs for common verbs
  • Comparison of adverbs


  • Introduction to prepositions
  • Complex prepositions
  • Verb/Prepositions combination


  • Introduction
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Subordinating conjunctions
  • Correlative conjunctions


A working vocabulary:

  • Oxford 3000 wordlist
  • Word Building
  • Group of words from wordlist

Prefixes and Suffixes:

  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes

Synonyms and antonyms:

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms

Word Confusion -Homonyms:

  • Homonyms
  • Further homonyms (list)

British English and American English:

  • Different spelling
  • Different words

Phrases and Idioms:

Figures of Speech:

  • Introduction
  • Other figures of speech

Simile and metaphor:

  • Simile and metaphor explained
  • List of similes


  • Introduction
  • List of idioms

Foreign Phrases:

  • Introduction
  • Foreign Phrases


Sentences-An introduction

  • What is a sentence?
  • Subject/Verb agreement
  • Double negatives
  • More on clauses
  • Punctuation
  • Classification of sentences

Types of Sentence-by structure

  • Simple sentences
  • Compound sentences
  • Complex sentences
  • Compound complex sentences
  • Conditional sentences

Types of Sentence-by function

  • Mood
  • Declarative sentences
  • Interrogative sentences
  • Imperative sentences
  • Exclamatory sentences
  • Optative sentences
  • Subjunctive sentences

Direct and indirect Speech

  • Reported Speech
  • Change in tense when indirect speech is used
  • Change in model verbs when indirect speech is used
  • Questions
  • Requests, commands and advice


  • Active and Passive voice

Comprehension and speed reading:


  • Introduction
  • Illustration

Speed Reading

  • Speed reading – The concept
  • Illustration


The Syllabus of Functional English for Winter 2021 is long and requires hard work. The ICAP’s Study text alone may not be enough so follow the below mentioned guidelines too. These recommendations may be a deciding factor in your result.

As well as using the ICAP learning materials there are other things that you can do to help you become
proficient at English.
 Listen to BBC programmes on the radio. BBC broadcasters all speak English very well. Listen in particular to the pronunciation and try to imitate it.
 If you have access watch TV programmes on BBC World.
 Read a good quality English language newspaper or news feeds on the internet.
 Read English language novels.
 Make use of the internet. There are many excellent websites that cover English grammar (a list of these is given next) but, avoid forum based websites where a student asks a question that is answered by someone else on the web. These often contain incorrect information.

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