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CLASS XI (ENGLISH CORE)
Reading unseen Passage for Comprehension and Note-making 20 Marks 40 periods.
This section will have three unseen passages followed by a variety of questions. The questions will include those on vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning for 05 marks. The total length of the three passages shall be around 1100 words.
The passage could be any of the following three types :-
a) Factual passage e.g. instruction, descriptions, reports.
b) Discursive passages e.g. agrumentative, persuasive or reflective
c) Literary passage e.g. excerpts from biographics, novel, poems or essays of subjective type.
Q.1 and Q.2 will be two unseen texts - one from prose and the other from poetry. The total length of these two texts will be around 600 words. Each of these extracts will be for 6 marks - five marks for local, global and inferential comprehension in the form of Multiple Choice Questions and one mark for vocabulary.
Q.3 will have a prose passage of about 500 words and it will be used for note making (5 marks) and testing vocabulary (3 marks)
SECTION : B
4. One out of two short writing tasks based on personal response to a verbal stimulus in the form a narrative or a story (100 -150 words)
5. One out of two compositions based on a visual and/or verbal input (in about 150-200 words). The output may be descriptive, reflective or argumentative in nature such as an article for publication in a newspaper or a school magazine, a speech or a report either from a 3rd person point of view or as recounting of an experience/incident in the writer’s life.
6. Writing One out of two letter based on given input. Letter types include
(a) letter to the editor (giving suggestions or opinions on a issue of public interest) or (b) letter to the school / colleges authorities or private authorities regarding admissons, school issues, requirements/suitablity of courses and problems related to the common man.
SECTION : C
Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap-filling, sentence-reordering, dialoguecompletion. The grammar syllabus includes determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and voice. These grammar areas will be tested using the following test types :
7. Error Correction / Omission.
8. Dialogue Completion
9. Reordering of sentences
Please refer to attached file for CBSE Class 11 English Core Syllabus
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