Aiou Solved Assignment Spring 2023 Corse Code 387-2

Course: Compulsory English-II

Code : 387

Semester: Spring , 2023

Level: HSSC

Assignment No.2

Q.1 The following words express emotions of approval or disapproval of something. Construct sentences expressing these emotions. Follow the examples. Read Unit 6, Section A for more guidance.

Example: Admire: This is a really good book.

Dissatisfaction: I think this is not a nice coat.


Approval Disapproval
i. Cooperate Deny
ii. Sanction Contradict
iii. Assist Discard
iv. Consent Dismiss
v. Advocate Reject



Q.2 In Unit 6, Section B, you learnt how to search for information in a text. Scan the following paragraph and answer the questions given at the end.


According to current research, up to forty million people are living as slaves today, and of those, ten million are minors. While some people have been born into slave-like conditions, most are victims of human trafficking, legally known as the crime of Trafficking in Persons, or TIP for short. This illegal trade in human beings is estimated to generate over US$150 billion per year. The word ‘trafficking’ might suggest travel. However, the crime can exist even when no transportation of a victim happens. Someone can be a victim of human trafficking in their own country – even in their own street. If they are forced to do things they do not want to do, and another person is profiting financially – this is Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking is a crime based on exploitation and it is often confused with human smuggling. But human smuggling is a different crime based on transportation and requires the illegal crossing of an international or state border. The way to take an action can be go online to find out the national anti-trafficking hotline number and to discover which anti-trafficking groups are in your local community. Be alert. If you hear about someone, especially a young person, who has been offered employment in another city or country that seems ‘too good to be true’, help them check that the job really exists. It is strongly advised that you do not try to rescue someone who appears to be a victim. This could endanger yourself and the victim. Instead, call the hotline or police emergency number. Also, think before you shop! As a consumer, find out about the backstory to the products you buy. Try to busy items that are produced ethically so that your money does not support companies that use trafficking victims.
  1. How many people are living as slaves?
  2. What is human trafficking?
  3. Why you shouldn’t rescue someone from trafficking?
  4. What is the difference between human trafficking and human smuggling?
  5. What action can you take to control it?


1. How many people are living as slaves?

2. What is human trafficking?

3. Why you shouldn’t rescue someone from trafficking?

4. What is the difference between human trafficking and human smuggling?

5. What action can you take to control it?

Q.3 In Unit 6, Section C you have learnt how to avoid unnecessary words in writing. Writing well means avoiding the use of unnecessary words. Read the example and then reduce the number of words in the following sentences avoiding the unnecessary words.

Example: She talked to him in a loud angry voice.

She yelled at him.

  1. She responded by saying, “I do to” the groom.
  2. He told her the treasure is buried underground in the garden.
  3. When you combined together the two mixtures it became delicious.
  4. When he first began to paint, he was very young.
  5. The best new innovation of 21st century is computer.


v. The computer is the best innovation of the 21st century.

Q.4 We are sure you have read about sequencing in Unit 7. Sequencing of events is very important in any process work like cooking, writing dramas and even in some traditions. Write down a paragraph narrating your daily routine using sequence markers.


Q.5 Unit 8, of your textbook deals with prefixed suffixes. Following are the prefixes that reverse meanings. Construct some words using these prefixes. (Five each).


De- Re- Mis- Im- Dis-


Q.6 Fill in the following table with appropriate examples of prefixes and suffixes using the given base words.

Prefix – Root Word – Suffix
  1. ________grace__________
  2. ________historic_________
  3. ________agree__________
  4. ________legal___________
  5. ________reverse_________


Q.7 Read the following poem and underline the word that rhyme together. Also give a suitable title to the poem.


Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.

We had nothing to do and nothing to say.

We were nearing the end of a dismal day.

And there seemed to be nothing beyond,

The Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone’s face grew merry and bright,

And Timothy danced for sheer delight.

‘Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!

He’s crawling out the duckweed!’ Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,

And doubled up, shaking silently,

And the ducks all quacked as if they were draft,

And it sounded as if old drake laughed.

Oh, there wasn’t a thing that didn’t respond.

When Daddy fell into the pond!


Suitable title to the poem: Daddy falls into the pond

Rhyming words:

Grey/day, say/day, beyond/pond, bright/delight, quick/click, knee/qui, draft/laughed, respond/pond.


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