English - XII Syllabus

English – XII Syllabus

The contents of this paper can be divided into two components:

  • Core English
  • Extensive Reading and Writing

The text for language skills has the following units.

  • Experience
  • Appearance
  • Relating past events
  • Attitudes and reactions
  • Duration
  • Reporting
  • Deduction and explanation
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Clarifying
  • Wishes and regrets
  • Events and sequence
  • Comparison
  • Processes
  • Prediction
  • News

The texts for extensive reading are as follows:


  1. William Stafford, “Travelling through the Dark”
  2. B. Yeats, “The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner”
  3. William Shakespeare, “Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies”
  4. Ray Young Bear, “Grandmother”
  5. Hopkins, “God’s Grandeur”


  1. Moti Nissani, “Two Long term Problem”
  2. Marsha Traugot, “The Children Who Wait”
  3. Martin Luther king, “I have a Dream”
  4. Ilene Kantrov, “Women’s Business”
  5. Lilla, M and Barry, C. Bishop, “Hurried Trip to Avoid a Bad Star”
  6. Germaine Greer, “A Child is Born”


  1. A. Poe, “The Tell – Tale Heart”
  2. Dylan Thomas, “A Story”
  3. James Joyce, “The Boarding House”
  4. Garcia Marquez, “The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship”
  5. Chekhov, “About Love”
  6. Brothers Grimm, “Hansel and Gretel” and its variations


  1. B. Yeats, “Purgatory”