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Re: Communication Skills University Of Calicut

I want to get the details of Communication Skills in English course of University Of Calicut so can you provide me?
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Re: Communication Skills University Of Calicut

The Communication skills in English is the Common Course for BA/BSc/ BCom/BBA I Semester in University Of Calicut.

Communication Skills In English


Prepared by: Smt. Gayathri Menon K
House No. 21
Keltron Nagar, Kolazhi


Prepared by:

Smt. Swapna M.S.
Department of English
K. K. T. M. Govt. College
Pullut, Thrissur

Scrutinised by :

Dr. Anitha Ramesh K
Associate Professor
Department of English
ZG College, Calicut

Layout: Computer Section, SDE



1. The Phonetic Alphabet
2. Pure Vowels
3. Diphthongs
4. Triphthongs
5. Consonants
6. The Syllable
7. Word Stress
8. Stress in Compound words
9. Stress in Words Used as Different Parts of Speech
10. Strong and Weak Forms
11. Contracted Forms
12. Sentence Stress
13. Intonation
B. Listening Skills
1. Barriers to Listening
2. Academic Listening
3. Listening to Talks and Descriptions
4. Listening to Announcements
5. Listening to News on the Radio and Television
6. Listening to Casual Conversations

Unit I


Objectives :
At the end of this module you will have learnt
1. The sounds and symbols of English
2. Word stress and sentence stress
3. Intonation
4. How to be a good listener.
5. Barriers to listening.
6. How to listen for specific information in different discourses.

English is one of the languages where there is no one-to-one correspondence between the letters
of the alphabet and the sounds they represent. For example, the letter iis pronounced differently in
iceand in; the letter gis pronounced differently in give and gin; the two letters chare pronounced
differently in churchand character. On the other hand, the letter kin keep and cin carare
pronounced alike and it is the same case with the letters chin machine and shin ship. Therefore, in
English, one letter of the alphabet stands for more than one sound and, conversely, the same sound
is represented by different letters of the alphabet. Since there is no one-to-one relationship between
spelling and pronunciation in English, we need another alphabet representing all the speech sounds.


The International Phonetic Alphabet is an alphabet approved by the International Phonetic Association. This alphabet has symbols to represent all the sounds that exist in all the languages of
the world. This alphabet is based on the Roman alphabet.


The English alphabet has twenty-six letters, five of which are vowels and the remaining
twenty-one consonants. These twenty-six letters are enough to write English. Since there is a lot of
disparity between writing and pronunciation in English, we need another alphabet representing all
the speech sounds. Such an alphabet is called the Phonetic Alphabet. This alphabet consists of
forty-four speech sounds called phonemes or distinctive sound units. These forty-four phonemes
are broadly classified into vowels and consonants. Vowels are twenty in number and consonants are
twenty-four. Vowels are further classified into pure vowels and diphthongs. There are twelve pure
vowels and eight diphthongs. These phonemes help us to find out the correct pronunciation of

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University of Calicut
Thrissur- Calicut Road, Thenhipalam, Kerala 673635
0494 240 7227
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