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ENGLISH SYLLABUS | AHSEC CLASS 11 SYLLABUS | 2020 - 21 | REVISED AND REDUCED | HS 1ST YEAR

REVISED CURRICULA AND SYLLABII FOR

ASSAM HIGHER SECONDARY FIRST YEAR (AHSEC 1ST YEAR)

(Common Subject for All Streams)

Subject - English

Revised and Reduced syllabus for 2021 exam

3 Hours (One Paper - Marks: 100)

Unit wise Distribution of Marks:

Unit

Areas of Learning

Marks

A.

Reading Unseen Passages (Two).

20

B.

Writing

20

C.

Grammar

10

D.

Textual Questions.

A) Text book (Hornbill).

B) Supplementary Reader (Snapshots).

 

30

10

E

Conversation Skills.

A) Listening.

B) Speaking.

 

05

05

SECTION – A (Reading unseen Passages for Comprehension and Note-making 20 Marks)

Two unseen passages with a variety of questions including 5 marks for vocabulary such as words formation and inferring meaning. The total length of both the passages together should be around 1100 words. The passages could be any of the following two types:

(a) Factual passages e.g. instruction, descriptions, reports.

(b) Discursive passages involving opinion e.g. argumentative, persuasive.

SUMMARY

 

Unseen Passages

No of words

Testing Areas

1.

12 Marks

Around 600

Short answer type questions to test local, global and inferential comprehension Vocabulary.

2

08 Marks

Around 500

Note-making in an appropriate format Vocabulary.

One of the passages should have about 600 words carrying 12 marks; the other passage should have about 500 words carrying 8 marks.

The passage carrying 8 marks should be used for testing note-making for 5 marks and testing vocabulary for 3 marks. Vocabulary for 2 marks may be tested in the other passage carrying 12 marks.

SECTION – B (WRITING)

 

 

Marks

3.

One out of two tasks such as a factual description of any event or incident, a report or a process based on verbal input provided (80-100 words).

04

4.

One out of two compositions based on a visual and / or verbal input (in about 100-150 words). The output may be descriptive or argumentative in nature such as an article for publication in a newspaper or a school magazine or a speech.

08

5.

Writing one out of two letters based on given input. Letter types include (a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies); (b) letters to the editors (giving suggestions, opinions on an issue of public interest) or (c) application for a job.

08

SECTION – C: GRAMMAR (10 Marks)

Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap-filling, sentence-reordering, dialogue-completion and sentence-transformation. The grammar syllabus will include the following areas:

 

 

Marks

6.

Determiners, Tenses, Clauses, Modals and Error Correction.

04

7.

Editing Task.

04

8.

Reordering of sentences.

02

SECTION – D: TEXTUAL QUESTIONS (40 Marks)

Questions on the prescribed textbooks will test comprehension at different levels: literal, inferential and evaluative based on the following prescribed text books:

1.       Hornbill: Text book, published by NCERT, New Delhi.

2.       Snapshots: Supplementary Reader: published by NCERT, New Delhi.

[The following prose and poetry pieces are prescribed for H.S. First Year Course effective from the academic session 2013-2014]

PROSE

1.       The portrait of a lady.

2.       We’re not afraid to die… If we can all be together.

3.       Discovering Tut: The Saga continues.

4.       Landscape of the soul.

5.       The ailing planet: The green movement role.

6.       The browning version.

7.       My impression of Assam.

Khushwant Singh.

Gordon Cook and Alan East.

A. R. Williams.

Nathalie Trouveroy.

Nani Palkhivala.

Terence Rattigan.

Dr. Verrier Elwin.

POETRY

1.        A Photograph.

2.       The Laburnum Top.

3.       The Voice of the rain.

4.       Childhood.

5.       Father to son.

Shirley Toulson.

Ted Hughes.

Walt Whitman.

Markus Natten.

Elizabeth Jennings.

English Reader (20 Marks)

 

 

Marks

9.

One out of two extracts based on poetry from the text to test comprehension and appreciation

04

10.

Two out of three Short answer questions from the poetry section to test local and global comprehension of text (upto 30 words)

06

11.

Five out of six short answer questions on the lessons from prescribed text (upto 30 words).

2x5=10

12.

One out of two long answers type questions based on the text to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the set text. (Expected word limit would be about 100-125 words each).

10

Supplementary Reader

 

 

Marks

13.

One out of two long answers type questions based on Supplementary Reader to test comprehension of theme, character and incidents. (upto 100 words).

04

14.

Two out of three short answer questions from the Supplementary Reader (upto 30 words).

3+3=6

 

Snapshot’s Chapter Ranga’s Marriage Deleted

 

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