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Class 12 English Book

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Class 12 English Book

Class 12 Compulsory English book based on New Curriculum of National Examination Board (NEB) Nepal Class 12. Please download the Pdf file of the Grade 12 English Book from the following link.

The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) advocates the promotion of skill-oriented, life skill-based, employment-driven and value-based school education. It envisions developing the human capital dedicated to the nation, nationality, national integrity, and Nepali specialty. The English textbook for Grade 12 has been prepared following the spirit of NCF 2076 and Secondary Level Curriculum 2076 (Grade 11 and Grade12).

An attempt has also been made to incorporate the emerging needs of learners. The book includes the contents to develop all four language skills blended in the tasks and activities with contextual grammar and related vocabulary.

The book has two sections: language development and literature. The language development section includes a range of contemporary issue-based local and global thematic texts intended to develop intensive reading skills and foster competence in grammar, vocabulary, speech and writing. The literature section includes genre-based literary texts for both intensive and extensive reading, so as to enable the learners to
discern different aspects of the literary texts and practise creative writing. Each text is followed by adequate exercises to foster creativity and critical interpretation in the learners along with interactive skills and sensitivity about the culture and tradition.

This textbook is compiled and written by Dr. Bam Dev Adhikari, Mr. Khum Prasad Sharma and Mr. Bal Bahadur Thapa. It has been extensively improved and edited by Prof. Dr. Jib Lal Sapkota, Prof. Dr. Rishi Ram Rijal, Dr. Gopal Prasad Pandey, Mr. Nim Prakash Singh Rathaur, Mr. Shankar Adhikari and Mr. Nabin Kumar Khadka. Several personalities, notably the Director General Mr. Ana Prasad Neupane, the Director Mr. Tuka Raj Adhikari, Mr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire and Ms. Maiya Pokharel, have also contributed in shaping the book in this form. Several experts and practitioners: Mr. Ananda Dhungana, Mr. Lal Mani Joshi, Mr. Matrika Subedi, Mr. Ramesh Dhakal and Mr. Pashupati Pandya contributed to the revision and development of the tasks.

The illustration of the book has been done by Shree Hari Shrestha and the layout design by Khados Sunuwar. The Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) extends sincere thanks to all of them. With the view that teaching of English should be based on the authentic materials, the reading texts and the audio texts have been taken from various sources.The Centre would like to extend its acknowledgements to all of those sources. The Centre always welcomes constructive feedback for the betterment of its publications.

Curriculum Development Centre Sanothimi, Bhaktapur (2021)

Publisher: Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Curriculum Development Centre, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur

Printed at: Janak Education Materials Centre Ltd. Sanothimi, Bhaktapur

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Curriculum Development Centre
Phone: 01-6630588
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Table of Contents
1 Critical Thinking
2 Family
3 Sports
4 Technology 
5 Education 
6 Money and Economy
7 Humour Why do We Laugh
8 Human Culture
9 Ecology and Environment
10 Career Opportunities
11 Hobbies
12 Animal World 
13 History 
14 Human Rights
15 Leisure and Entertainment
16 Fantasy The Romance of a Busy Broker
17 War and Peace
18 Music and Creation
19 Migration and Diaspora
20 Power and Politics

Section Two: Literature

Unit One: Short Stories
1. Neighbours - Tim Winton 180
2. A Respectable Woman - Kate Chopin 184
3. A Devoted Son - Anita Desai 189
4. The Treasure in the Forest - H. G. Wells 199
5. My Old Home - Lu Xun 208
6. The Half-closed Eyes of the Buddha
and the Slowly Sinking Sun -Shankar Lamichhane 218
7. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 224
Unit Two: Poems
1. A Day - Emily Dickinson-232
2. Every Morning I Wake - Dylan Thomas-234
3. I Was My Own Route - Julia de Burgos-236
4. The Awakening Age - Ben Okri-239
5. Soft Storm - Abhi Subedi -241
Unit Three: Essays
1. On Libraries - Oliver Sacks-247
2. Marriage as a Social Institution - Stephen L. Nock-252
3. Knowledge and Wisdom - Bertrand Russell-257
4. Humility - Yuval Noah Harari-261
5. Human Rights and the Age of Inequality - Samuel Moyn-265
Unit Four: One-act Plays
1. A Matter for Husband - Ferenc Molnar - 272
2. Facing Death - August Strindberg -279
3. The Bull - Bhimnidhi Tiwari - 293


Class 12 English Book.pdf

Class 12 NEB