Prof Muzaffar Bokhari

Prof Bokhari can be contacted at: muzaffarbokhari@rocketmail.com

Synonyms and Antonyms

1. Abandon:(v) We had to abandon the car and walk the rest of the way. SYN: forsake, leave, give up, relinquish ANT: retain, stay with 2.    Abase:(v) Don’t abase yourself before your boss. SYN: humiliate, disgrace, bring down, humble ANT: exalt, uplift, honour 3.    Abash:(v) He said nothing but looked abashed.  SYN: confuse, feel or made to feel ashamed, confound …

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Important Topics and Outlines for PMS-2011

Important topics Pollution Democracy in Pakistan Our Judicial System Terrorism Pakistan’s Economic Conditions Population Explosion Education in Pakistan Energy Crisis Global Warming Disaster Management  Women Empowerment Corruption  The need for Tolerance Outline of the Important Essays Pollution Points to develop: Concern for environment has increased and spread over recent years Pollution’ a major environmental concern. What is pollution?  Types, sources …

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PLEASURES OF READING (CSS-2011)

Let us analyse the cause of the pleasure which results from reading the printed matter that we buy from the book-stalls or borrow from the libraries. OUTLINE: 1.    The common factor in most reading is escapism. 2.    This factor lasts even into later life. 3.    Humorous novels are quite amusing and relaxing. 4.    Most educated people have a balanced reading …

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Use Your Word Power Right

In the sentences below, choose the words or phrases in parentheses that are correct or preferred usage. Answers follow. A certain (party, person) whom I won’t mention says she likes you. She (ought not, hadn’t ought) to go. Being as, Because, Being that) it’s late, I cannot go. I’m not going (anywhere, anywheres). (Regardless, Irregardless, Disregardless) of the price, I’ll …

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Vocabulary

Alert: To warn; call to readiness If you had not alerted him in time, he would have been killed by his enemies. Allocate: To allot; distribute; apportion The government has decided to allocate Rs. 10 million for health education. Allude: To intimate; hint; refer to indirectly She was far too polite to allude to the stain on his jacket. Allusion: …

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Vocabulary

Abash: To disconcert; embarrass He looked rather abashed at her criticism. Abate: To lessen; reduce in amount or intensity; lower The rain has started to abate slightly. Abdicate: To resign from a high position; renounce some right She has abdicated all responsibility for the project. Abduct: Carry off (a person) by force; kidnap The company director was abducted from his …

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English (Precis & Composition)

NOTE: (i) PART ‘II is to be attempted on separate Answer Book.(ii) Attempt all questions from PART-II 2.  Make a precis of the passage and suggest a suitable heading: Pride & Unhappiness  There are many causes of unhappiness all having something common. A typical unhappy man gives undue importance to some earlier deprivation and makes his life one sided. To …

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Acquaintance with English words would make composition easy and impressive.

We should learn the words not as dead specimens in a dictionary, but as living units of thoughts and feeling in a book. This is undoubtedly the best method. The question of vocabulary has tremendous importance for the students. If their stock of English words is not rich, they will be faced with insuperable difficulties at every step when they …

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The use of preposition

The use of inappropriate prepositions is a fertile source of errors with students. Learn the use of appropriate prepositions with words. Indeed, prepositions are the spice of a good writing and it is very difficult to master the art of using them. There are many nouns, adjectives, verbs and participles in English which take particular and appropriate prepositions after them. …

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Comprehension

Comprehension of an unseen prose passage forms quite an important part of CSS/PCS English. You may be asked to answer given questions on it or make a precis of it. In either case you will have to comprehend it thoroughly and interpret it correctly. You will have to read the passage twice or thrice in order to grasp its meaning. …

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