Download CBSE class 11 English Core study material in PDF format. MyCBSEguide provides solved papers, board question papers, revision notes and NCERT solutions for CBSE class 11 English Core. The topics included are The Portrait of a Lady, A Photograph (Poem), We're Not Afraid to Die...if We Can All Be Together, Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues, Lubrnum Top, Landscape of the Soul, The Voice of the Rain, The Ailing Planet: the Green Movement's Role, The Browning Version, Childhood, Father to Son, The Adventure, Silk Road, The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse, The Address, Ranga's Marriage, Albert Einstein at School, Mother's Day, The Ghat of the only World, Birth, The Tale of Melon City
SECTION – A
Two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions including 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning. The total range of the 2 passages including a poem or a
stanza, should be around 900-1000 words.
1. 550-600 words in length (for note-making and summarising)
2. 350-400 words in length (to test comprehension, interpretation and inference)
An unseen poem of about 28-35 lines.
The passages could be of any one of the following types:
WRITING SKILLS AND GRAMMAR
Writing (60 Periods)
Short Answer Questions: Based on notice/ poster/ advertisement
(a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)
(b) letters to the editor (giving suggestions/opinions on an issue)
(c) application for a job with a bio-data or resume
(d) letter to the school or college authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements/suitability of courses, etc.
Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap filling, sentence re-ordering, dialogue completion and sentence transformation. The grammar syllabus will include determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and Change of Voice. These grammar areas will be tested using the following short answer type and MCQ type questions.
LITERATURE AND LONG READING TEXTS/NOVELS
Questions to test comprehension at different levels: literal, inferential and evaluative
1. Hornbill: Textbook published by NCERT, New Delhi
2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi.
The following have been deleted:
1. Landscape of the Soul
2. The Adventure
3. Silk Road
4. The Laburnum Top (Poetry)
5. The Ghat of the only World
Note: Values-based questions may be given as long answers in the writing or literature sections.
Extended Reading Texts (either one)
With a view to inculcate the habit of reading among the students, CBSE has introduced compulsory reading of a Long Reading Text - Novel in the English Core Course which will be evaluated in the Term-end Assessments. Schools can opt for either one of the texts.
It is recommended that speaking and listening skills should be regularly taught in the class.Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) 45 Periods
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