The Accidental Tourist – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Accidental Tourist By Bill Bryson About the Author William McGuire Bryson is an American-British author. He was born on 8 December 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States but he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life. He holds dual American and British citizenship. He served as the chancellor … Read moreThe Accidental Tourist – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

A House is Not a Home – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

A House is Not a Home By Zan Gaudioso About the Author Zan is a contributing author and editor of several volumes of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She is also co-author of the award winning book, The Buddha Next Door. Zan is currently working on a documentary about Happiness, while also … Read moreA House is Not a Home – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Last Leaf – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Last Leaf By O. Henry About the Author William Sydney Porter better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings. He was born on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. When William was three, his mother died after giving birth … Read moreThe Last Leaf – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

Weathering the Storm in Ersama – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

Weathering the Storm in Ersama By Harsh Mander About the Author Image reference: thehindu.com Harsh Mander is an activist, who works with survivors of mass violence and hunger, as well as homeless persons and street children. He is the Director of the Centre for Equity Studies and a Special Commissioner to the Supreme Court of … Read moreWeathering the Storm in Ersama – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Happy Prince – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

The Happy Prince By Oscar Wilde About the Author Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. He was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854 to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. Oscar’s mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde … Read moreThe Happy Prince – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

In the Kingdom of Fools – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

In the Kingdom of Fools (A Kannada folktale from A.K. Ramanujan’s Folk Tales from India) ‘Folk Tales from India’ has been written by the renowned Indian translator, A. K. Ramanujan. This book is a compilation of 110 folktales from across India, translated from around 22 Indian languages. These tales have been passed down from one … Read moreIn the Kingdom of Fools – Moments – Class IX – English – NCERT

Iswaran the Storyteller – Moments – Class IX – NCERT

Iswaran the Storyteller By R. K. Laxman About the Author Image reference: thefamouspeople.com Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He was born on October 24, 1921 in Mysore, India, at the home of a headmaster. He was the youngest of six brothers and also had one sister. The famous writer, … Read moreIswaran the Storyteller – Moments – Class IX – NCERT

Active and Passive Constructions

Active and Passive Constructions There are two ways of expressing an action by using a transitive verb. Read the following sentences: 1. You invited me. 2. I was invited by you. These two sentences have the same meaning. They are simply two different ways of saying the same thing. In sentence 1, the subject ‘You’ … Read moreActive and Passive Constructions

Factual Description

Factual Description A factual description of a place or a person or an object requires details which must logically be woven in a paragraph with appropriate cohesion devices. The description should not appear sketchy, fragmented or loose. The appropriate format and style must be followed. (a) Description of a place/building must include the location, outside … Read moreFactual Description

Sample Question Paper (HY) – English Core – Class XI – CBSE

HALF YEARLY EXAMINATION  ENGLISH CORE Class: XI Time Allowed: 3 Hrs. Maximum Marks: 80 General Instructions: (i) This paper is divided into three Sections: A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory. (ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. (iii) … Read moreSample Question Paper (HY) – English Core – Class XI – CBSE

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