As Hornby : The Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of current English
Daniel Jones : English Pronouncing Dictionary
Paper 1.2 SHORT STORIES AND ONE – ACTERS One – Act Plays : Detailed Text
Five modern One – Act Plays , ed , VA Shahane , Blackie Books
One – Act Plays : Non – Detailed Text
Plays in One Act ed. M.Elias , Orient Longman.
Only the following plays are prescribed.
Thornton Wilder : The Happy Journey
Anto Chedov : A Marriage Proposal
Tennessee Williams : Lord Byron’s Love Letter
Arthur Conan Doyle : Waterloo.
III Convengenece - Ed. Colleen D. Krishnaraj & Darius Krishnaraj.
Only the following stories are prescribed.
Gorinda and Goringal - Jakop and Wilhelm Grimm
The Tell - Edgan Allan Poe
Taking the Veil - Katherine Mansfield
The Cop and the Anthem - O.Henry.
A work of Art - Anton Chekhov.
A Duel - Guy de Manpassant.
Indian Camp - Emest Hemingway.
The Lost Child - Mulk Raj Anand.
I can’t climb trees any more - Ruskin Bond
Stranger than true - Barry Winston
IV . Choice : Short Stories, Ed, T. Sivasankaran , Allied Publisher Short Stories and One – Acters
QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
Qns, I to IV: Essays of about 450 words each.
4 Essays : 1 on each Text 4x20=80
Choice: 1 out of 3 on each text.
Qn. V: Annotations
4 Annotations out of 7 on Five Modern One-Act Plays 4x5=20
Paper 1.3 INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH I Prose: Detailed Text Representative Selections from Indian Prose, Ed. S.P. Appasamy & CD.Govinda Ral, Macmillan.
Only the following lessons are prescribed
d) Choosing correct expressions – all multiple choice type.
e) Rewrite Phrases / Sentences in the right order.
Section II Comprehension
Section Synonyms and Antonyms of given words , single word substitute , framing questions , Answering Questions in the candidate own words, etc.
Section III Letter Writing
a) Different types of letters - Personal / Social / Commercial
b) Letters to Newspapers
c) Letters to Complaints and Suggestions.
Section IV Composition relating to daily life.
a) Writing advertisements and replies -Matrimonial/Exhibition/Industry/Fairs/Seminars/
Films / Domestic / Articles
b) Reporting an incident / experience / appreciation of a film / play
c) Telegram writing to suit an occasion :
eg: Marriage / death / accident / winning an election / Attending an interview / accepting an invitation / Accepting a position / declining an invitation / Accepting a position / declining, etc.
d) Writing a dialogue on a given context.
Eg : Between a father and son about higher education mother and daughter about marriage TTE & a passenger
Passenger & a booking clerk
A house owner and a tenant
Section V Composition (General)
a) Note – taking including providing a title
b) Expansion of a axims and proverbs (200 words)
eg.: Rome was not built in a day
Make hay while the sun shines
c) General Essay (300 – 400 words)
eg: The rule of opposition in a democracy
The Computer and the modern man
The evils of multi-party system
PAPER 3.3 HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE Topics based on the following books:
W.H Hudson : An outline History of English Literarture
I for Evans: AShort History of English Literature
William J Ling: English Literature, Its History and Singnificance
Harry Blamires: A Short History of English Lit.
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE QUESTION PAPER MODEL To answer one essay under each Question. Questions 1,2,&4 to contain 3 topics by way of choice, and Questions 3 & 5 to contain at least 2 topics by way of choice.
Question 1: Poets (Major poets, from Chaucer to T.S. Eliot)
Question 2: Dramatists (Major dramatists, from Marlowe to Bernard Shaw)
Question 3: Prose, Prose writers (eg. (1) The Birth of Modern Eng, Prose, Periodical essay, Characteristics of 20th C.Eng Prose with suitable illustrations. (2) Dryden/Lamb as prose writer)
Question 4: Novelists (Major novelists, from Richardson to Thomas Hardy)
Question 5: Differen Literary Movements (eg. The Metaphysicals, Pre-Raphaelites, Romantic Poetry)
(NOTE): There will be no question on Shakespheare because there is a Separate Paper on Shakespeare. Questions should be asked Genrewise as given above, and NOT based on the chronological order of literature.
PAPER 3.4 SHAKESPEARE Detailed Texts
2) Twelfth Night
3) Richard II
4) The Tempest
General Shakespeare: Topics for study
Materials for a life of Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Stage and Audience.
Venus and Sonnets
Shakespeare’s Roman Plays
TheaRatso L Mnces of Shakespeare
Editions of Shakespear till the end of the 19th century
The Dark Comedies/Problem Plays of Shakespeare
The Supernatural Element in Shakespeare’s Plays
The Fools in Shakespeare.
Question Paper Pattern Marks
Qns. I & II : Detailed Texts
2 essays of about 450 words each
1 essay o EACH play
Choice: 1 out of 3 20 + 20=40
Qn. III : Non-Detailed Texts
1 essay of about 450 words
Choice: 1 out of 3,Questions to be given from both the plays
Qn. IV General Shakespeare