Syllabus Of Grade XI - ENGLISH (EN1101)

Instructions:

  • Separate marks are given with each unit.
Unit Area Covered Marks
SECTION
Listening skills Speaking skills Reading skills Writing skills Language Structure and conventions; literary devices
Unit 1 10 read more
Unit 2 10 read more
Unit 3 10 read more
Unit 4 15 read more
Unit 5 10 read more
Unit 6 15 read more
Unit 7 10 read more
Unit 8 10 read more
Unit 9 10 read more
Time: 3 Hours Total Marks 100

Unit 1 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to an extract from a story/song/ poem to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information
  • Listen for pleasure

Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in group discussions
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Reading skills

  • understand the elements of a short story
  • understand the meaning of new words in context
  • appreciate a poem on the unknown
  • read a one-act play

Writing skills

  • write a story about love (or the lack of it) creating a suitable atmosphere
  • write with logical continuity and fluency
  • write a poem/ ballad celebrating love
  • take down notes
  • precis writing

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Use of tenses
  • Direct and Indirect
  • Kinds of sentences
  • Transformation of sentences
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing skills

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Unit 2 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • listen and respond to a historical speech
  • \
  • listen and respond to a popular song
  • listen to grasp the main idea
  • listen for specific information

Speaking skills

  • participate actively in group discussions
  • present their viewpoint with clarity
  • discuss ways to resolve conflict in groups by following group norms
  • debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus
  • learn to give a speech

Reading skills

  • understand the themes elements of a short story
  • appreciate the theme of a poem/ story on war and peace and understand the futility of war
  • understand the meaning of new words in context

Writing skills

  • learn to write slogans on peace
  • write simple poems on peace
  • write an essay
  • write with logical continuity and fluency (a sustained piece of writing)
  • learn to fill up a form/ and learn to write a resume
  • Learn to write a formal letter

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Types of sentences
  • Relative clauses
  • Use literary devices like antithesis and irony to improve their writing skills

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Unit 3 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • watch a film/ interview related to the theme and respond to what they hear
  • listen actively to questions in an interview format
  • listen closely to follow dialogue in English

Speaking skills

  • take part in dramatisation of the text
  • conduct an interview
  • present their findings with the help of multi media

Reading skills

  • read and understand texts/ accounts of ambitious/ ego-centric people
  • identify the main events chronologically
  • deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • read, understand and enjoy a poem on the subject
  • suggested texts: play/ prose

 

Writing skills

  • learn to write dialogue for a skit/ play
  • a debate
  • a newspaper report
  • an account of events in chronological order
  • an account of events in the past as a part of the events • a diary entry
  • a proposal for a project

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Types of sentences
  • Noun Clauses
  • Understand the style and tone of a poem
  • Close passage

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Unit 4 (15 Marks)

Listening skills

  • listen and respond to a poem/ popular song
  • listen to grasp the main idea
  • listen for specific information
  • listen to, understand and interpret spontaneous discourse in familiar social situations

Speaking skills

  • participate actively in group discussions
  • narrate events, real or imaginary, in a chronological sequence
  • express and respond to personal feelings and attitudes • learn to participate in declamation

Reading skills

  • understand the elements of a short story and anticipate and predict what will come next in a text.
  • retrieve and synthesise information from a range of reference material using study skills such as skimming and scanning
  • understand the nuances of a travelogue
  • understand the meaning of new words in context

Writing skills

  • learn to write dialogue for a skit/play
  • write a Diary entry
  • write a description of a character and a clear account of events
  • expand notes into a piece of writing
  • write an informal letter

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Adverbial clauses
  • Transformation of sentences
  • Use of literary devices

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Unit 5 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • listen to a song or film on the theme
  • listen to a speech for gist and specific information
  • listen closely to follow dialogue in English

Speaking skills

  • conduct an interview
  • express their opinions and ideas in a group discussion • debate an issue, giving reasoned arguments for their views
  • participate in a role play

Reading skills

  • read a variety of texts with the theme of human relationships
  • read to understand the gist of the texts
  • read for specific information
  • understand meanings in context
  • find out the etymology of selected vocabulary in the given text
  • read, understand and appreciate a poem on the given theme

Writing skills

  • write a precis
  • write an informal letter
  • plan writing and organise ideas step by step
  • write an essay on a given topic
  • compare and contrast ideas and write a point of view
  • write a notice and a circular
  • write a memoir

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Conditional sentences
  • Use of literary devices

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Unit 6 (15 Marks)

Listening skills

  • listen and respond to a play/ film
  • listen to grasp the main idea
  • listen for specific information

Speaking skills

  • participate actively in group discussions
  • present their viewpoint with clarity
  • prepare and present powerpoint presentations
  • learn to present views with the help of multimedia

Reading skills

  • understand the elements of a short story
  • appreciate a graphic novel
  • read and understand the study of character and situation in a play on the given theme
  • understand the meaning of new words in context

Writing skills

  • write an informal letter
  • write in logical sequence and continuity
  • write a diary entry
  • write an essay
  • write a blurb

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Active and passive voice
  • Use literary devices to improve their writing

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Unit 7 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • watch a film related to the theme and respond to what they hear
  • listen actively to questions in an interview format
  • listen closely to follow dialogue in English

Speaking skills

  • take part in a dramatisation of the text
  • conduct an interview
  • hold a press conference
  • present a description of the efforts of crusaders with the help of multi media

Reading skills

  • read and understand nonnarrative/ factual texts
  • identify the main features of such texts
  • summarise the given piece
  • deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • read a poem on the theme

Writing skills

  • learn to write an e-mail
  • write a description of a person
  • write a critical appreciation of a poem
  • write a film/ book review
  • take notes
  • expand notes into a piece of writing

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Transformation of sentences
  • Cloze passages
  • Use of literary devices like irony and sarcasm

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Unit 8 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • listen and respond to a commentary
  • listen to grasp the main idea
  • listen for specific information

Speaking skills

  • participate actively in group discussions
  • present their viewpoint with clarity
  • debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Reading skills

  • read and understand nonnarrative/ factual texts
  • identify the main features of such texts
  • understand the elements of a biography/ autobiography
  • summarise the given piece
  • deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • read poems on the theme

Writing skills

  • learn to write a formal letter
  • write a newspaper article
  • write a biosketch
  • write a news paper report
  • write slogans and design posters
  • design a Manifesto of Fundamental Human Rights

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Transformation of sentences
  • Practice of grammar through cloze

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Unit 9 (10 Marks)

Listening skills

  • watch a film/ interview/ TV documentary related to the theme and respond to what they hear
  • listen actively to questions in an interview format
  • listen closely to follow dialogue in English

Speaking skills

  • take part in a dramatisation of the text
  • conduct an interview
  • present a description of their workspace with the help of multi media

Reading skills

  • read and understand drama/ radio film script as a literary genre
  • deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • read a biography

Writing skills

  • learn to write dialogue for a skit/play
  • write a formal letter
  • write a description of a character
  • design an invitation, a poster and a brochure for a Play/Video/ Music Show

Language Structure and conventions; literary devices

  • transformation of sentences

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