NBSE Class 12 Alternative English answers, notes of all chapters

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Get summaries, questions, answers, textbook solutions, extras, PDF of Alternative English which is a part of the syllabus of Class 12 students studying under Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE). These solutions, however, should be only treated as references and can be modified/changed. Please select the chapter and proceed.

Chapter 1: Letter to my Daughter
Chapter 2: Knowledge and Wisdom
Chapter 3: Of Followers and Friends
Chapter 4: The Last Lesson
Chapter 1: All the World’s a Stage
Chapter 2: Death be not Proud
Chapter 3: My Last Duchess
Chapter 4: Indian Weavers
The Boy Comes Home
Great Expectations

About NBSE Class 12 Alternative English textbook

The Alternative English is a subject/course designed for Class XII students under the Nagaland Board of School Education. The course aims to provide extensive exposure to diverse genres of writings in English by authors and poets of different countries while inculcating a love of literature and linguistic competence in students.

The syllabus for Class XII Alternative English is designed to develop the four critical skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and collaboration. The syllabus comprises six units viz. Prose, poetry, drama, fiction, grammar, and reading.

The prose section has four selections, including Letter to My Daughter by Jawaharlal Nehru, Knowledge and Wisdom by Bertrand Russell, Of Followers and Friends by Francis Bacon, and The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet.

The poetry section has four poems- All the World’s a Stage by William Shakespeare, Death Be Not Proud by John Donne, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, and Indian Weavers by Sarojini Naidu.

The drama and fiction sections comprises one piece each, The Boy Comes Home by A.A. Milne (drama) and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (fiction/novel). The play is a coming-of-age story that revolves around the central character, Philip, who returns home after serving in the army during World War I. The play explores the themes of love, friendship, family, and the effects of war on individuals and society. The fiction narrates the journey of an orphan boy named Pip from his childhood days.

The grammar section of the course covers prepositions, conjunctions, and common errors in the use of English. The exercises are accompanied by explanations that are lucid and concise, and adequate examples accompany them. The aim is to enable students to competently apply functional grammar.

The reading section of the course comprises age-appropriate reading challenges that enhance the overall linguistic competence of young learners. The reading skills include skimming, scanning, and reading with comprehension, enriching the vocabulary, and assimilating and processing information through meaningful interactive tasks. The aim is to promote measurable performance for enhancing students’ life-long learning capability.

The syllabus is designed to provide learners with ample opportunities to practice and apply their language skills, both through external evaluation and internal activities. By completing this course, students will not only gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of English literature but will also develop their critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills, preparing them for success in the twenty-first century.

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