Curriculum and  Syllabus for Classes XI & XII

English (General)
Class XII
Class XI

One Paper 3 Hours 100 Marks
Units Unitwise Weightage Marks
1. Texts for detailed study  
  (a) Prose 25
  (b) Poetry 20
  (c) Comprehension 20
  (d) Usage and Composition:-  
       (i) Tense   2
       (ii) Passive   2
       (iii) Clauses   4
       (iv) Modal   2
       (v) Phrase structures   4
       (v) Mechanics of writing, punctuation, etc.   5
       (vii) Organisation of a paragraph   6
       (viii) Précis writing 10
    35
    35
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100
 
A. Text Books for Class XI
(i) An Anthology of English Prose and Poetry for Class XI.- published by PBS Publications, Delhi, for the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur.
(ii) Supplementary Reader for Classes XI and XII, published by the Council of Higher Secon. dary Education, Manipur.
(iii) A Guide to Pattern and Usage in Enplish by A.S. Hornby.
(iv) A Remedial English Grammar for Foreign Students by F.T. Wood.
(v) A Practical English Grammar by A.J.Thomson and A.V. Martinet.
(vi) English Work Book 1 published by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
B. Selected Pieces of General English for Class XI
 

Prose

1. Relative Duties of Young Men - H.W. Beecher
2. Exploring Space - Navin Sullivan
3. The Image R,K. Narayan
4. No Time for Fear Philip Yancey
5. Paul Julius Reuter Harry Menicol
 

 Poetry

1. Seven Ages of Man -William Shakespeare
2 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening -Robert Frost
3. No Men are Foreign -James Kirkup
4. The Echoing Green -William Blake
5. La Belle Dame Sans Merei -John Keats
6. Written in Early Spring -William Wordsworth
7. Ozymaijdias of Egypt -P.B. Shelley
8. Death the Leveller -James Shirley
 

Supplemenlary Reader

1. What is Science -George Orwell
2. The Child's Return -Rabindranath Tagore
3. The Three Students -A. Conan Doyle
4. The Man with the Scar -W. Somerset Maugbam
5. A Scone from Abraham Lincon - John Drinkwater

Note : Students are often clumsy in sentence constructions. Keeping this view in rnind certain phrases/structure items should be taught along with the other grammatical items.

The Suggested Items
Phrases and Word-order in Clusters

(a) Noun phrases (NP)/Clusters
(i) Determiner + noun e g.    the girl.
(ii) Determiner + adjective + noun e.g.    the tall girl.
(iii) Determiner + adverb + adj + noun e.g.    the very tall girl.
(iv) Determiner + adv.+ adv.+ adj + noun e.g.    the very mazingly tall girl.
(v) Predetermine + any of the above structures e.g.     half (of) the.
(b) Verb phrases (VP) clusters
(i) Single verb e.g.     (I) go.
(ii) Modal + verb e.g.     (I) shall go.
(iii) be + verb e.g.     (He)  is going / gone.
(iv) Has/have + verb e.g.     (He)  has taken (+en) /talked (+ ed).
(v)  has/have + be + verb e.g. (He) has been doing. (It) has been done.
(vi) Modal + have + verb e.g. (He) shall have done it.
(c) Verb pattern
(i) s + vi + to infinitive e.g.     We stopped to have a rest.
(ii) s + v t + to infinitive e.g.     I Prefer to start early.
(iii) s + v t + that clause e.g.     He admitted (that) he was wrong.
(iv) s + v t + noun/pronoun (I0) + that clause (DO) e.g.     He warned us that the roads were icy.
(v) s + vt + noun/ pronoun (DO) + for+ noun / pronoun e.g. I brought chocolate for you.
(vi) s + vt + noun/ pronoun (IO) + present participle (phase) e.g. I found him dozing under a tree.
(vii)  s+ vt + noun/ pronoun + preposition + noun/ pronoun phrase. e.g We congratulated him on his success.
(viii) s+ vt + adverbial participle + noun/ pronoun (DO) e.g. (You) put on your shoes.
(ix) s+ vt + noun/ pronoun (DO) + as/like/ for +noun/pronoun phrase e.g He began his career as a teacher. Certain exercises are to be constructed so that the students become familiar with such structures/ phrases or patterns.
 

English General

Class XII

One Paper 3 Hours 100 Marks
Units  Unitwise Weightage  Marks
1. Text for detailed study :  
(a) Prose  25
(b) Poetry  20
2. Text for non-detailed study  20
3. Higher Level Writing Skills  35
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100
A. Text Books for Class XII
(i) An Anthology of English Prose and Poetry for Class XII, published by pBS Publications for the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur.
(ii) Supplementary Reader for Classes XI and XII, published by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur.
(iii) A Guide to Pattern and Usage in English by A.S. Hornby.
(iv) A Remedial English Grammar for Foreign Students by F.T. Wood.
(v) A Practical English Grammar by A.J. Thomson and A.V. Martinet.
(vi) A Course in Written English for Class XII, published by the NCERT.
B. Selected Pieces of General English for Class XII
 

(i) Prose

 
1. On the Conduct of Life - William Hazlitt
2. Sinking of the Titanic -M. Geelan
3. The Kite Maker -Ruskin Bond
4.  Dear Departed -Stanley Houghton
5. Science and Human Life -Bertrand Russell
  (ii) Poetry  
1. The Highwayman -Alfred Noyes
2. To the Skylark -W. Wordsworth
3. Youth and Age -S.T. Coleridge
4. O Captain i My Captain - Wait Whitman
5. The Soldier -Rupert Brooke
6. The Snake - D.H. Lawrence
7. A Light Exists in Spring -Emily Dickinson
8. The Ruminations -Keki N. Daruwalla
  (iii) Supplementary Reader  
1. Love Across the Salt Desert - Keki N. Daruwalia
2. he Gift of the Magi -T - 0. Henrry
3. The Man-in-Black - Oliver Goldsmith
4. Terror - Jim Corbett
5. The Judgement of Paris - Leonard Merrick
  (iv) Higher Level Writing Skills  

Factual descriptions (objects, instruments, processes); Reporting (events, experiments); Paragraph writing; Letter writing; Note-making; Summarising; Abstracting; Recording (observations, findings, conclusions); Telegram writing; Notice writing; Advertising and Essay writing.