Exam Pack 11 English 2018


Stories
Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
  1. Aram Mourad – two Garoghlanian boys
    1. Garoghlanian Family
      1. It was known for honesty for many centuries
      2. It was an Armenian family
      3. Today this family is impoverished
      4. However, the older members of the family retains its name and values.
      5. This story presents two Garoghlanians who have dared to challenge the family’s fame.
    2. Aram the younger cousin
      1. Not very innocent
      2. More heartless than Mourad
    3. Mourad the elder cousin
      1. Michievuous
      2. Shrewd
      3. Good at justifying his act of stealing
      4. Very kindhearted
      5. Knows how to manage any situation.
  2. Stealing John Byro’s white horse
    1. Mourad steals a white horse owned by a poor farmer
      1. Name – John Byro
      2. Nationality – Assyrian
      3. Profession – Farmer
    2. Mourad rides on the horse for 6 months
      1. Hid the horse in a barn owned by Fitvajian
      2. Took the horse very early in the morning for ride.
      3. Took it back before morning.
  3. Uncle Khosrove
    1. Easily irritable person
  4. John Byro
Ranga’s Marriage
  1. Ranga – Son of the village accountant
  2. Ratna – Niece of Rama Rao
  3. Shyama (Narrator)
  4. Shastri (Astrologer)
Auto/biography
Portrait of a Lady
  1. Khushwant Singh
  2. In the village
    1. Went to a village school
    2. Studied
      1. Scriptures
      2. Hymns
  3. In the city
    1. Went to an English school
    2. Studied
      1. Science
      2. Music
  4. Narrator going abroad
    1. For 5 years
    2. Departed at railway station
    3. Narrator doubtful about meeting grandmother
    4. Grandmother kisses the narrator
  5. Narrator returns
    1. Grandmother still alive
    2. Receives the narrator at the railway station
    3. She collects all neighbors (women)
    4. Beats an old drum
    5. Singing the homecoming of warriors
    6. Grandmother strains a lot
    7. Everyone advised her to stop singing
  6. Grandmother dies
    1. Grandmother falls weak and ill
    2. She dies at night
    3. Thousands of pigeons gather around her body
    4. Narrator’s mother breaks breadcrumbs for the pigeon
    5. Pigeons ignore the breadcrumbs
    6. Cremation
    7. Pigeons fly away
    8. Next morning, the breadcrumbs swept off
Address – Marga Minco
  1. Before the war
    1. Mrs. Dorling
      1. Appears from somewhere
      2. Offers to carry the valuables from the narrator’s family to hers.
      3. Narrator’s mother (Mrs. S) agrees.
      4. The narrator doubts.
        1. Mrs. S dislikes the narrator’s doubting Mrs. Dorling.
        2. She criticises Marga for this.
        3. She thought that Mrs. Dorling was running risk for their family.
  2. After the war
    1. Marga Minco visits Mrs. Dorling’s address the first time.
      1. 46, Marconi Street
      2. Rings the bell
      3. Mrs. Dorling not glad to see her back
      4. She had not expected anyone from her family to be alive.
      5. She turns Marga away.
      6. Marga goes back.
    2. Marga Minco visits Mrs. Dorling’s address the second time.
      1. She was welcomed by Mrs. Dorling’s daughter
      2. Offered her tea.
      3. Marga Minco observes her dear belongings
      4. Mrs. Dorling’s daughter says that she had great attachment with all those valuables.
      5. Marga Minco returns home without claiming her belongings.
      6. She decides to forget the address.
Birth – A J Cronin
  1. Dr. Andrew Manson
  2. Joe Morgan
  3. Susan Morgan
  4. Christine
  5. Dr. Edward Page
Albert Einstein
We are not Afraid
Articles
  1. Discovering Tut
  2. Ailing Planet
Play
Browning Version
Mother’s Day
Poetry
  1. Voice of the Rain
  2. Childhood
  3. Tale of Melon City
  4. Photograph
  5. Father to Son
Questions for Practice

Grammar Section

  1. Editing
  2. Omission
  3. Unjumble
  4. Gap Filling – Prepositions, tenses, modals
  5. Reported Speech
  6. Process Writing – Passive Voice

Writing Section – The Magic of 6

  1. Poster
  2. Invitations
  3. Notice writing – 6 elements
    1. Name of the organization
    2. NOTICE / Public Notice
    3. Name of the Program
    4. Date
    5. Content
      1. What is the program
      2. When is the program
      3. Where is the program
      4. For whom / Organizer
      5. Last date
      6. Whom to contact
  4. Letters
    1. Sender’s address
    2. Date
    3. Receiver’s address
    4. Subject & Salutation
    5. Body
      1. FCCS (editor) / 1,2,3 (Business Letters)
    6. Closing
      1. Yours Truly
      2. Name of the writer
  5. Advertisements – For Sale
    1. What is there to sell
    2. Which model / how old
    3. Features
    4. Price
    5. Whom to contact
  6. Advertisements – Wanted
    1. What is wanted
    2. Who wants – Company
    3. Qualification – BBA
    4. Experience – 12 years’ experience
    5. Salary / allowances / negotiable
    6. Whom to Contact
  7. Articles
    1. Title
    2. Name of the writer
    3. Content – FCCS
      1. Para 1 – Facts
      2. Para 2 – Causes
      3. Para 3 – Consequences
      4. Para 4 – Solutions

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