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CBSE Class 12 Commerce English Question Papers

CBSE Class 12 Commerce English Question Papers

CBSE Class 12 Commerce English Question Papers

CBSE Class 12 Commerce English Question Papers : Students are expected to have acquired a reasonable degree of language proficiency in English by the time they come to class XI, and the course will aim, essentially, at promoting the higher-order language skills.

For a large number of students, the higher secondary stage will be a preparation for the university, where a fairly high degree of proficiency in English may be required. But for another large group, the higher secondary stage may be a preparation for entry into the world of work. The Core Course should cater to both groups by promoting the language skills required for academic study as well as the language skills required for the workplace.

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Objectives
The general objectives at this stage are:

  • to listen and comprehend live as well as record in writing oral presentations on a variety of topics
  • to develop greater confidence and proficiency in the use of language skills necessary for social and academic purpose
  • to participate in group discussions, interviews by making short oral presentation on given topics
  • to perceive the overall meaning and organisation of the text (i.e., the relationships of the different “chunks” in the text to each other
  • to identify the central/main point and supporting details, etc., to build communicative competence in various registers of English
  • to promote advanced language skills with an aim to develop the skills of reasoning, drawing inferences, etc. through meaningful activities
  • to translate texts from mother tongue(s) into English and vice versa
  • to develop ability and knowledge required in order to engage in independent reflection and enquiry

At the end of this stage learners will be able to do the following:

  • read and comprehend extended texts (prescribed and non-prescribed) in the following genres: science fiction, drama, poetry, biography, autobiography, travel and sports literature, etc.
  • text-based writing (i.e., writing in response to questions or tasks based on prescribed or unseen texts)
  • understand and respond to lectures, speeches, etc.
  • write expository / argumentative essays, explaining or developing a topic, arguing a case, etc.
  • write formal/informal letters and applications for different purposes
  • write items related to the workplace (minutes, memoranda, notices, summaries, reports etc.
  • filling up of forms, preparing CV, e-mail messages., making notes from reference materials, recorded talks etc.

The core course should draw upon the language items suggested for class IX-X and delve deeper into their usage and functions. Particular attention may, however, be given to the following areas of grammar:
The use of passive forms in scientific and innovative writings.

Converting one kind of sentence/clause into a different kind of structure as well as other items to exemplify stylistic variations in different discourses modal auxiliaries-uses based on semantic considerations.

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Specific Objectives of Reading
Students are expected to develop the following study skills:

  •  refer to dictionaries, encyclopaedia, thesaurus and academic reference material
  •  select and extract relevant information, using reading skills of skimming and scanning
  •  understand the writer’s attitude and bias
  •  comprehend the difference between what is said and what is implied
  •  understand the language of propaganda and persuasion
  •  differentiate between claims and realities, facts and opinions
  •  form business opinions on the basis of latest trends available
  •  comprehend technical language as required in computer related fields
  •  arrive at personal conclusion and comment on a given text specifically
  •  develop the ability to be original and creative in interpreting opinion
  •  develop the ability to be logically persuasive in defending one’s opinion
  •  making notes based on a text

Develop literary skills as enumerated below:

  •  personally respond to literary texts
  •  appreciate and analyse special features of languages that differentiate literary texts from non-literary ones
  •  explore and evaluate features of character, plot, setting, etc.
  •  understand and appreciate the oral, mobile and visual elements of drama
  •  identify the elements of style such as humour, pathos, satire and irony, etc.
  •  make notes from various resources for the purpose of developing the extracted ideas into sustained pieces of writing

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Speaking and Listening

Speaking needs a very strong emphasis and is an important objective leading to professional competence. Hence testing of oral skills must be made an important component of the overall testing pattern. To this end, speaking and listening skills are overtly built into the material to guide the teachers in actualization of the skills.

Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL)

The CBSE had introduced the formal assessment of speaking and listening skills in class XI with effect from the session 2012-13. As a part of the School Based Assessment, it is believed that assessment should be used to control and regulate the quality and also to maintain the desired standards of performance in specific areas of learning. As good communication skills raise the self esteem and give student confidence to face the challenges of life, it is desired that the student acquires proficiency in it by the time he or she completes secondary education. In the present time, speaking and listening are considered to be the essential global skills of learning a language which are extensively used in one’s life.

Hence, the formal assessment of speaking and listening skills has been added in the overall assessment scheme with a view to bring in a ‘washback’ effect in the teaching process. While the focus of listening skills is to assess a student’s competency in listening for understanding the main points for identifying general and specific information for a purpose, distinguishing the main points from the supporting details, interpreting messages, understanding and following instructions, advice, requests, etc., the linguistic and non-linguistic features of a language, etc., and appropriate activities may be used for assessing the above mentioned objectives.

Speaking Assessment

The assessment of speaking skills is based on four aspects of a language which include language functions, grammar, lexis or range of vocabulary and phonology. Students will be assessed on a scale of 5-1 where in 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest. If a student performs very well but doesn’t completely fall in the highest category he or she can be marked in between 3 and 5. This will give a student wider range where the performance can be pitched.

Specific Objectives of Listening

Students are expected to develop the ability:

  • to listen to lectures and talks and to be able to extract relevant and useful information for a specific purpose.
  • to listen to news bulletins and to develop the ability to discuss informally on a wide ranging issues like current national and international affairs, sports, business, etc.
  • to respond in interviews and to participate in formal group discussions.
  • to make enquiries meaningfully and adequately and to respond to enquiries for the purpose of travelling within the country and abroad.
  • to listen to business news and to be able to extract relevant important information.
  • to develop the art of formal public speaking.

Specific Objectives of Writing

  •  to write letters to friends, pen friends, relatives, etc.
  •  to write business and official letters.
  •  to send faxes, e-mails[formal].
  •  to open accounts in post offices and banks.
  •  to fill in railway/airline reservation forms.
  •  to write on various issues to institutions seeking relevant information, lodge complaints, express thanks or tender apology.
  •  to write applications, fill in application forms, prepare a personal bio-data for admission into colleges, universities, entrance tests and jobs.
  •  to write informal reports as part of personal letters on functions, programmes and activities held in school (morning assembly, annual day, sports day, etc.)
  •  to write formal reports for school magazines/events/processes/ or in local newspapers about events or occasions.
  •  to express opinions, facts, arguments in the form a speech or debates.
  •  to draft papers to be presented in symposia.
  •  to take down notes from talks and lectures.
  •  to write examination answers according to the requirement of various subjects.
  •  to summarise a text.

About Reading

Inculcating good reading habits in children has always been a concern for all stakeholders in education. The purposes to create independent thinking individuals with the ability to not only create their own knowledge but also critically interpret, analyse and evaluate it with objectivity and fairness. This will also help students in learning and acquiring better language skills.

Problem Solving Assessment (PSA)

It is a widely acknowledged fact that research and analytical skills, ability to apply basic concept of different subjects, solving application based problems in Mathematics and Science, comprehending and analysing written texts and effective communication are the skills which ensure success in higher studies and professional areas.

Methods and Techniques

The techniques used for teaching should promote habits of self-learning and reduce dependence on the teacher. In general, we recommend a multi-skill, learner-centred, activity based approach, of which there can be many variations. The core classroom activity is likely to be that of silent reading of prescribed/selected texts for comprehension, which can lead to other forms of language learning activities such as role-play, dramatization, group discussion, writing, etc., although many such activities could be carried out without the preliminary use of textual material.

It is important that students be trained to read independently and intelligently, interacting actively with texts, with the use of reference materials (dictionary, thesaurus, etc.) where necessary. Some pre-reading activity will generally be required, and the course books should suggest suitable activities, leaving teachers free to devise other activities when desired.

So also, the reading of texts should be followed by post reading activities. It is important to remember that every text can generate different readings. Students should be encouraged to interpret texts in different ways.

Group and pair activities can be resorted to when desired, but many useful language activities can be carried out individually. In general, teachers should encourage students to interact actively with texts and with each other. Oral activity (group discussion, etc.) should be encouraged.

CBSE Class 12 Commerce English Question Papers

ENGLISH CORE (CODE NO. 301)
CLASS – XI
SECTION – A
READING COMPREHENSION                                                                           45 Periods

  •  Very short answer +/ Short answer and MCQ type questions:

Two unseen passages (including poems) with a variety of questions including 04 marks for vocabulary such as word formation and inferring meaning. The total range of the 2 passages including a poem or a stanza, should be around 900-1000 words.
1. 550-600 words in length (for note-making and summarising)
2. 350-400 words in length (to test comprehension, interpretation and inference)

An unseen poem of about 28-35 lines.

The passages could be of any one of the following types:

  • Factual passages, e.g., illustrations, description, reports
  • Discursive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, persuasive
  • Literary passages e.g. extracts from fiction, biography, autobiography, travelogue, etc. In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than the prescribed word limit.

SECTION B

WRITING SKILLS AND GRAMMAR
Writing 60 Periods

  • Short Answer Questions: Based on notice/ poster/ advertisement
  •  Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal/visual input. It would cover all types of letters.
  •  Letter types may include:

(a) business or official letters (for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)

(b) letters to the editor (giving suggestions/opinions on an issue)

(c) application for a job with a bio-data or resumé

(d) letter to the school or college authorities, regarding admissions, school issues, requirements/suitability of courses, etc.

  •  Very Long Answer Question: Composition in the form of article, speech, report writing or a narrative

GRAMMAR

Different grammatical structures in meaningful contexts will be tested. Item types will include gap filling, sentence re-ordering, dialogue completion and sentence transformation. The grammar syllabus will include determiners, tenses, clauses, modals and Change of Voice. These grammar areas will be tested using the following short answer type and MCQ type questions.

  •  Error Correction, editing tasks,
  •  Re – ordering of sentences,
  •  Transformation of sentencesSECTION C

LITERATURE AND LONG READING TEXTS/NOVELS 70 Periods

  • Questions to test comprehension at different levels: literal, inferential and evaluative
    1. Hornbill: Textbook published by NCERT, New Delhi
    2. Snapshots: Supplementary Reader published by NCERT, New Delhi
    The following have been deleted:
TextbooksSl no.Name of the lessons deleted
Hornbill01.Landscape of the Soul
02. The Adventure
03.Silk Road
04.The Laburnum Top (Poetry)
05. The Ghat of the only World

Snapshots 

  •  Very Short Answer Questions – Based on an extract from poetry to test reference to context comprehension and appreciation.
  •  Short Answer Questions – Based on prose, poetry and plays from both the texts.
  •  Long Answer Question – Based on prescribed texts to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the texts to bring out the key messages and values.
  •  Long Answer Questions – Based on theme, plot, incidents or events from the prescribed novels.
  •  Long Answer Question – Based on understanding appreciation, analysis and interpretation of the characters.
    Note: Values-based questions may be given as long answers in the writing or literature sections.
  • Long Reading Texts/Novels (either one)
    With a view to inculcate the habit of reading among the students, CBSE has introduced compulsory reading
    of a Long Reading Text – Novel in the English Core Course which will be evaluated in the Term-end
    Assessments. Schools can opt for either one of the texts.
  • Author
    i) The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde (unabridged 1906 Edition)
    ii) Up from Slavery Booker T. Washington (unabridged 2000 Edition)
  • Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) 45 Periods
    It is recommended that speaking and listening skills should be regularly taught in the class.

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