Salaam, Everybody,

A pretty amusing assignment for you today.

Suppose you want to buy a new smartphone, but your Mrs wants to buy a few lawn suits from an ongoing sale. Write the quarrel in the form of a dialogue. 😄

Please avoid using indecent language.
Helpful words
stingy کنجوس
too lavish فضول خرچ
selfish   with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 1  April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Mr Hidayatullah Niazi wrote the BEST dialogue last night. Pleased to see his excellent command of the language.

Here is another amusing assignment :

Write a dialogue between two friends about PSL final.
I hope you know what that means, and also know the related vocabulary.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 2 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

A simple assignment about your personal experience

Suppose you come out of the examination hall after doing your English paper. One of your friends also comes out, and you start talking about the paper, Write the conversation in the form of a dialogue.

Some helpful words and phrases :
tough, easy, well-prepared, attempt, essay, idioms, correction of incorrect sentences, translation, expect, score.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik -5 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Just one of you (Mr Mashooq Khoso) did last night’s dialogue assignment. Strange, isn’t it ???

Even brilliant students like Falcon Rose, Touffique Baloch and Yahya Khan skipped that simple task. Looks like you are getting sick of dialogue assignments. Shall we take up something else instead ? If so, what ??

Of one thing be sure. I won’t give up writing English posts, because some of you are picking up English by reading my posts, I’m sure.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 6 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Suppose your friend wants to buy a new bike (motorcycle). He consults you in this regard. Write the conversation in the form of a dialogue.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 7 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Pleased to see the dialogues written by some of you last night. All the dialogues were fine, though not without some minor errors. But I choose to ignore such errors at this stage.

One error which everyone made in that dialogue needs your special attention. It is in the use of SUGGEST.

Please note that SUGGEST does not take a person as Object. It is, therefore, wrong to say ” I suggest you —- He suggested me —— or I suggested Aslam.

I hope the following sentences will give you an idea of the correct use of SUGGEST.

1.I suggested him some books to read (Incorrect)
I suggested some books for him to read. (Correct)

2.I suggest you to consult a lawyer. (Incorrect)
I suggest that you consult a lawyer. (Correct)

Let that be all for today.
Next dialogue assignment tomorrow, IN’SHA’ALLAH.   with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 8 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Another dialogue assignment :

Suppose you come home after attending a friend’s birthday party. Write a conversation (dialogue) on this subject between you and your brother.   with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 9 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Another interesting assignment :
Write a dialogue between a husband and his wife before going to attend a relative’s marriage.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 10 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Reading / writing dialogues is one of the best ways to learn speaking and writing English. That is why I have chosen to give you dialogue assignments. Even those of you who can’t write dialogues can benefit a lot from reading dialogues written by others.
Here is another assignment of this type :

Write a dialogue between two young friends about their plans for the future.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik -13 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Write a dialogue between two ladies about cloth shopping .

Some helpful words / phrases

variety, quality, fashion, lawn, sale, 30%off, affordable, summer wear, print, stock, cotton.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik -14 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

What’s up ???
Just 2 dialogues in response to our last night’s assignment !!!!

Where are my brilliant students, Falcon Rose, Mashooq Khoso, Attaullah Niazi, Rooman Khan, Malik Sanaullah, Niaz Bhumb etc ???

It was a pretty easy and interesting dialogue. Now come on, let me see what you can do about that dialogue. I won’t have the good old excuse
“Sorry, Sir. I forgot to bring my workbook / notebook.”

Will comment on your performance tomorrow, IN’SHA’ALLAH.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 15 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Write a dialogue between two passengers waiting for a train

Some helpful words / phrases :
late, on time, journey, comfortable, arrive, leave, tea stall,:
fare, available.   
with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 17 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Glad to see Mashooq Khoso and Rooman Khan back in the class.
Let this be your assignment for today:

Write a dialogue between a traffic sergeant and a young man driving a car without licence.

Some helpful words / phrases :
excuse, violation of law, in a hurry, this time, chalan, fine, forgot  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 18 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Let’s move on to assignments of another type. Here’s one.
Complete the given incomplete sentences :

1. As I was busy ———————————–

2. If you meet him ———————————

3. I wish I ——————————————–

4. Could you please ——————————

5. Where did you ———————————-

6. “No”, he said ————————————

7. I saw a man who ————————————-

Write complete sentences, not just the missing part.   with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik -19  April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

These two sentences have exactly the same meaning :
A. I could not attend the meeting because I was ill.
B. As I was ill, I could not attend the meeting.

Now rewrite the following sentences in type B

1. He cannot walk fast because he is too old.
2. I want to buy a new cellphone because I have lost my old one.
3. He failed in the examination because he was not well prepared.
4. The teacher did not allow him to come in, because he was late.

Be careful. Don’t make haste.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 21 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

A pretty simple assignment for today.

Convert the given sentences into Negative form :

1. He gave me what I needed.
2. Tell him I am waiting for his reply.
3. You must tell me the whole story.
4. Could you ask your father to help you ?
5. I knew that he was a liar.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 22 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

While checking your assignments I am often irritated to see errors about the use of capital letters ( A, B, F, G etc).

Use of capital letters is a basic part of writing skill. It should be taught at the very start.
Without going into the causes of this irritating habit, let me try to guide you in this regard.

Please remember that
1. The first word of every sentence starts with a capital letter.
For instance
He opened the door and came in.
It is raining outside.

2. The Pronoun “I” is always written in capital form as
I need your advice.
I told him that I was at home..

3. Abbreviations (short forms) are written in capital letters.
For instance
BA , USA, PTCL, DC etc

4. When more than one letters of a word are used in short form, only the first letter should be capital
For example
B.Ed ( Ed = Education )
B Sc ( Sc = science )

5. The names and Pronouns related to ALLAH should be in capital form
Example :
ALLAH loves HIS creatures.   with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 23 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Some more uses of capital letters for the beginners.

Always start with a capital letter:

1. Name of a person;
Mohsin, Jameela
Every word in a full name
Munawar Ali Malik
Aliza Ali

2. Name of a village, city or country
Jhambra, Lahore, Pakistan

3. Names of rivers, mountains and seas
Indus, Chenab, Himalayas, Koh e Suleman, Pacific

4. Names of days and months
Monday,Tuesday, April, July

5. Names of newspapers
The News, Jang, Dawn

6. Names of Institutions
Supreme Court, Pakistan Air Force, National Assembly,
Government College, Mianwali  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 24 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

A new type of assignment.
Combine each pair of the given sentences into one sentence :

1. I can’t go with you. I am busy.

2. I am busy. I can’t go with you.

3. He worked hard. He could not pass the examination.

4. He could not pass the examination. He worked hard.

5. The thief saw the policeman. He ran away.

6. The thief ran away. He saw the policeman.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 25 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

A few days back I gave you some tips about use of capital letters. Here is a little assignment to see how serious you are about learning English.

Rewrite the following passage using capital letters where necessary:

my friend kaleem is a student of government college d g khan. he belongs to the village wahova. his father , mr faiz, lives in uae where he works as manager of a ubl branch.

with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 26 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Another assignment of the same type.
Rewrite the given passage using capital letters where necessary.

“sir”, said he, ” my name is ghulam nabi. i belong to sialkot. i did msc in chemistry from punjab university last year. since november i am working in maple leaf cement factory, iskanderabad.

Please don’t make haste.  with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 27 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Another assignment about use of capital letters :
Rewrite the following passage using capital letters where necessary:

the train stopped at golra railway station. i got out and went to the tea stall to have a cup of tea, i had not yet finished my cup of tea when the train left. it was a risk to get on the moving train. so i stopped to wait for the next train for pindi. after abour 10 minutes a pindi-bound train arrived from peshawar. i got on it and reached pindi. my friend habib was waiting for me at the station.

with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 28 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Rewrite the following sentences, using Third Person Pronouns (he,him, his they, them, their etc) instead of First Person Pronouns (I, me, my, we, us, our etc) :

1, I know my job.

2, Give us some time to complete our work.

3. I shall wait for the next bus.

4. Please let me know my result in the test.

5. I do what I like.   with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 29 April 2019

Salaam, Everybody,

Change the given sentences into Past Tense :
1. I shall wait for his call.
2. He must leave immediately.
3. We are usually at home in the evening.
4. Please listen carefully.
5. He does not know that the train has left.  
with thanks Professor Munawar Ali Malik – 30 April 2019

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