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Business Communication (ENG301)


Assignment 2 (Spring 2013)

Total Marks: 15




  • The assessment of students’ understanding of Business Communication
  • To motivate students for acquiring conceptual knowledge and practical application of the subject




  • Late assignments will not be accepted.
  • If the file is corrupt or problematic, it will be marked zero.
  • Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated. Plagiarism occurs when a student uses work done by someone else as if it was his or her own; however, taking the ideas from different sources and expressing them in your own words will be encouraged.
  • No assignment will be accepted via e-mail.
  • The solution file should be in Word document format; the font color should be preferably black and font size should be 12 Times New Roman.


Q1.    Individual cultural variables are very important to comprehend intercultural communication. Justify the statement with the help of three individual cultural variables.                                                                                           (10)     


Q2.      Fill in the blanks with suitable words.                                                            (5)


  1. i.                    The principle of correctness relies not only on grammar and spelling but on __________ as well.


  • punctuation
  • commas
  • balance
  • None of the above
  1. ii.                  Even a harsh response from your respondent demands a __________ answer on your part out of courtesy.


  • straight
  • short
  • tactful
  • All of the above
  1. iii.                To be mild in tone, respectful and sincere is a way to address which can be termed as ___________ as a whole.


  • courteous
  • concrete
  • humble
  • benign
  1. iv.                To explain a message in as minimum words as possible is called _________.


  • conciseness
  • concreteness
  • clarity
  • None of the above
  1. v.                  Clarity is the first principle to be followed in any message failing which would confuse the ________.


  • addressee
  • addresser
  • both
  • None of the above


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Q2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words. 



Solution Assingment # 2 ( ENG 301) 15 May 2013

1st question only demands 3 individual cultural variables...
so i will choose time, food and manners... we have to discuss about their importance in our life ...or we can simply describe it by comparing different countries cultures...
for example

TIME:Mostly, time is stated as driver of life. Individual of whole population use this precious scarce gift in different ways which then compose their culture with respect to its use. Some use it efficiently whereas some have it spare. For example,

Japanese lives are run by time. They are efficient in time management. Punctuality are known symbol for Japan. They are on time with happy faces unlike American people. Delay of trains in Japan refers the train is a min or two late whereas in European countries delay means 10 to 15 min late.
In Asian countries time is spare not scarce. So if you meet a person who is not punctual you might resemble him/her with Asian.

MANNERS:Before you communicate, you must be well known of the cultural background of the person you contact. Individual manner forms culture manners and they are different in various places. For example,

Businessman handshake in Europe and Britain as business ritual.
Swedes considered being quiet people. They will not like if you speak loudly.
Whistling is considered as applauding in America whereas European takes it as booing.

FOOD:The person choice in eating can lead us to its home country. Eating habits also varies person to person. For example,

A)In Nepal, lentils, curry, rice and pickles are food that should be in every meal. They don’t take breakfast.

B)Countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh use more vegetables. People here eat with their hands unlike Europeans.

C)American use vegetables but their young force is more into fast food similar to Europeans countries.

now try to use ur it is not a difficult asisignment but we all should try to give and share our opinions with each othe so it will be esay to attepmt it...



· Correctness
· Conciseness
Eliminate wordy expressions
Include only relevant material
Avoid unnecessary Repetition
· Courtesy 

The correctness principle is more than proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. A message may be perfect grammatically and mechanically but still lose a customer and fail to achieve the purpose. Though mistakes are never intentional, they spoil our image. Errors in the messages fall in the following categories:


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