English - XI Syllabus

English – XI Syllabus

The contents of this paper are:

  • A remedial or refresher course. It will be given at the beginning of the session. The contents include basic English structures and the use of Dictionary.
  • Core English: The texts in this component primarily aim at teaching various language skills in an integrated manner. The emphasis is on providing looks for using language for communicative purposes, and for receiving as well as imparting information effectively.

The contents of this unit are:

  • Places
  • Decisions and intentions
  • Jobs and routine
  • Direction
  • Past event
  • Talking about new
  • Requests and offers
  • Recent actions and activities
  • Comparison
  • The past and the present
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Events and circumstances
  • Leisure activities and skills
  • Advice
  • Origin and duration
  • Location
  • Similarities and differences
  • Obligation
  • Prediction
  • Objects
  • Degree
  • Setting a scene
  • Criticizing
  • Explanations
  • Extensive Reading and Writing: The prescribed materials in this component expose students to various interesting and informative topics of global interest and common human concern. The contents include


  • Arthur Guiterman, “On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness”
  • Dorothy Charles, “Concrete Cat”
  • Mark Strand, “Keeping Things Whole”
  • Cowper, “The Poplar Field”
  • Wordsworth, “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold”


  • Barbara Halland, “Speaking of Children”
  • Joan Didion, “In Bed”
  • Issac Asimov, “The Nightmare Life Without Fuel”
  • Roger Rosenblatt, “Oops! How’s That Again?”
  • Harold J. Morowitz, “The Six Million Dollar Man”
  • S. Merwin, “Unchopping a Tree”


  • Stories of the Supernatural: L. “The Recurring Dream,” “The Lost Doll,” “The House Call,” “Fear,” “The Loving Mother”
  • Hamingway, “The Three – Day Blow”
  • Kipling, “The Gardener”
  • Patricia Hempl, “Look at a Teacup”
  • Euduora Welty, “A Wom Path”


  • N. Tagore, “Malini”