The syllabus consists of four sections: (i) Reading Skills, (ii) Writing Skills and Grammar, (iii) Literary & Long Reading Texts, and (iv) Speaking and Listening Skills.
|2||Writing Skills and Grammar||30|
|3||Literary & Long Reading Texts||30|
|4||Speaking and Listening Skills||20|
MCQs, very short answer and short answer questions: to test comprehension, analysis, inference, evaluation and literary appreciation
1. 450-500 words in length for note-making and summarising
2. 400-450 words in length (comprehension and vocabulary)
The passages or poems could be of any of the following types:
Note: In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than 200 words or 20-24 lines.
This section will include writing tasks as indicated below:
3. Short Answer Questions: Messages, notices, e-mails (formal) and description of people.
Note: Though e-mail is included as one of the writing tasks, it is suggested that it may be tested as a part of internal or formative assessment.
4. Long Answer Question: Based on a verbal or visual input:
5. Very Long Answer Question: Sustained writing tasks such as writing a speech, an article for a magazine or report based on a verbal or a visual input.
A variety of questions through MCQs and Very Short Answer type questions may be asked to test grammar items in context (not as isolated sentences). Though only modals, determiners, voice and tense forms are being dealt with in Class XI, other grammar items such as prepositions, verb forms, connectors which have been learnt earlier would also be included.
Questions are asked to test local and global comprehension involving interpretative, inferential, evaluative and extrapolatory skills.
Note: Short answer questions or long answer questions based on values can be given in the writing section or in the literature section.
Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL)
It is recommended that speaking and listening skills should be regularly taught in the class.
Extended Reading Texts: (either one)