BLI-225 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Solved Assignment 2021-2022
BLI-225: COMMUNICATION SKILLS
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course: Communication Skills Assignment Code: AST-1/TMA/ Jul.21- Jan.22
Blocks: 1 to 5
Units: 1to18 Total Marks: 70
|Title Name||BLI-225 Solved Assignment 2021-2022|
|Service Type||Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)|
|Course||Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Library and Information Science|
|Semester||2021-2022 Course: Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Library and Information Science|
|Session||July 2021 and January 2022 Sessions|
|Product||Assignment of BLIS 2021-2022 (IGNOU)|
|Submission Date||For July Session- 31st March|
For January Session- 30th September
Note: Answer all questions.
1.Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below. (2X10= 20 Marks)
Language, as we have seen, seems to be a highly developed form of animal signaling. But there is a
missing link in the chain. How, and when, did we start to talk? This is a problem of interest mainly to
ethologists (students of animal behavior), and one which has not yet been solved. Most linguists regard
this fascinating topic as being outside the realm of linguistics proper. They are more interested in
studying actual language than in speculating about its origins. But although how language began is a
puzzle, why language began seems rather clearer. Possibly it began because humans needed a greater
degree of cooperation with each other in order to survive, and this cooperation required efficient
Consequently the primary function of language is to impart factual information and to convey essential
commands. But language can also be used to communicate feelings and emotions. This aspect of
language is not as well developed as ‘information talking’, because humans, like other primates, can
convey emotions by screams, grunts, sobs, gestures and so on. So they need language only to confirm
and elaborate these more primitive signals.
In addition, there is the language of social chitchat, the meaningless small talk of everyday life. “Hallo,
how nice to see you. How are you? Isn’t the weather terrible?” This social patter has been called phatic
communion and is primarily a device to maintain social contact on a friendly level. Some ethnologists
call it ‘grooming talking’ and suggest that it is substitute for the friendly grooming indulged in by the
monkeys. There are other biologically less important functions of language. Humans may use language
for purely aesthetic reasons. In writing poetry, for example, people manipulate words in the same way as
they might model clay or paint a picture. Or they may talk in order to release nervous tension, a function
seen when people mutter to themselves in anger and frustration.
1.1.a). Say whether the following statements are true or false according to the passage. Correct the
false statements. (10)
i). Language is a highly sophisticated form of human sign communication.
ii). Ethnologists are interested in the study of animal behavior.
iii). How language began is obscure.
iv). The main function of language is to convey emotions and feelings.
v). Phatic communication is similar to ‘groom talking’ of monkeys.
1.2. b). Answer the following questions: (10)
i). List four reasons why human need to ‘talk’?
ii). Besides ‘talk’ how else do humans convey emotions?
iii). What is phatic communication? Give your own example of phatic communication.
iv). What is the primary function of writing?
v). Give an appropriate title to the passage.
2. Explain the different types of communication. (10)
3. Describe the different barriers to listening. (10)
4. Prepare a presentation with at least 10 slides on any one of the following topics. (10)
a). Telephonic skills
b). Social skills
c). Preparing your profile
5. Write on any two of the given topics in about 100 words. (10)
a). Correspondence at the workplace
b). Writing skills
c). Preparing your Portfolio
6.Write a letter to the prime minister of India requesting him for free COVID-19 vaccination
for all the citizens of India.
BLI-225, BLI 225, BLI225