The key aim of the course at this level is to upgrade your skills in the English language and Literature. You will be required to read and comprehend long texts and information. Developing greater confidence and proficiency is also a target you should aim for.
The overall meaning and organisation of the text and translating texts from your mother tongue(s) will also be done by you. Text-based writing, expository and argumentative essays, explaining and developing a topic will also be required from you.
The key areas of studying the English Language in class 11 include:
Comprehension-based exercises are a key to develop linguistic analysis, logical skills and understanding. You will be given passage(s) and asked to answer questions based on the passage’s facts and incidents, vocabulary, logic, etc. The passages may have excerpts or full pieces in Prose (both fiction and non-fiction), Poetry or Drama.
There are many exercises and items based on writing that you have to learn at this level. These include:
Letters and applications
Stories and Paragraph
Diversity in Living World, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its Applications, Ecology and Environment
The syllabus taught is as per the books prescribed by your educational board.
The two books prescribed in literature as per the CBSE Class 11 English syllabus are English class 11 Snapshots and Hornbill.