Thursday, May 17, 2012

CA PAPER A1 Functional English Syllabus

CA Module A Syllabus

PAPER A 1: Functional English (100 marks)
Syllabus Weightage
1. Vocabulary                                                           10 Marks
2. Practical use of Grammar                                 40 Marks
3. Composition and Comprehension                 50 Marks
Total                                                                          100 Marks

1. Vocabulary
a. Frequently confused words
b. Frequently misused words
c. Phrases, synonyms, antonyms, idioms
d. General vocabulary
2. Practical Use of Grammar
a. Grammar
Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs,  Adjectives,  Adverbs,  Prepositions,  Conjunctions,  Articles,  Interjections,  Tenses
b. Sentences
i. Types of sentences
ii. Parts of sentences
iii. Rules for structuring sentences
iv. Phrases Ð Types and functions
v. Clauses Ð Types and functions
vi. Direct and Indirect Speech
vii. Active & Passive Voice
c. Punctuation
Periods, Question Marks, Exclamation marks, Semicolons, Colons, Commas, Apostrophes, Quotation Marks
d. Writing Mechanics
Capitals, Abbreviations
3. Composition and Comprehension
a. Story writing from outlines
b. Letter writing (informal and formal)
c. Précis writing
d. Essay writing
e. Comprehension

Recommended Books for PAPER A 1: Functional English
1. High School - English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin.
2. Learners Companion Series Vocabulary by George Davidson.
3. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.
4. Understand & Communicate (book 2 and 3) published by FEP International (Pvt.)Ltd.
5. Concepts (book 3 and 4) by P.C. Wren.

Supplementary Study Material
1. Functional English Study Text and Revision Series by AT Foulks Lynch Pakistan.
2. Functional English Study Text and Revision Series by Professional Business Publications (PBP).
3. Précis writing by R. Dhillon.
4. System»s Student Companion English for lower secondary schools by Magdalene Chew & Surinder Kaur.

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