FRENCH (Code: 118)
EXAMINATION STRUCTURE
CLASS – XII (APRIL 2017 – MARCH 2018)

Time: 3 Hrs. Marks: 100

The Question Paper will be divided into four sections:

Section A: Comprehension / Reading –             25 marks
Section B: Writing Skills/ Composition    –       20 marks
Section C: Applied Grammar            –                    25 marks
Section D: Literature                       –                         30 marks

Scheme of Sections and Weightage to content:

Section Details of Topics/Sections Type of Questions
Section A (Understanding) 1 Unseen Prose Passage

1 Seen Passage

True or False
Short Answer Questions

Vocabulary Search:

Fill in the blanks/nouns/verb forms/
opposites/synonyms/language expressions/
adjectives /adverbs

Section B (Creative Writing) Writing Skills/Compostions

– Story writing based on outline

– Informal Letter

– Compositions on open ended topics with clues

Creative long answers

 

Section C (Applications) Grammar Short Answers

Transformations of Sentences/Fill in the blanks/Re-ordering/Editing Sentences/Asking/Answering Questions

Section D (Remembring and Analyzing) Literature

Lessons : 18-30, Prose/Poetry, Value based questiions

– Short Answers

– Objective type questions – based on the chapters, poems and prose from the textbook.

– Value based questions

 

TOPICS                                                                                                      Marks
A)  Comprehension / Reading:                                                                     25
–    One passage from the prescribed book                                            15
–    One unseen passage (factual/descriptive)                                      10

B)  Writing Skills / Composition:                                                                 20
–    Writing a story based on outlines provided (120 words)           10
–    One unaided composition based on topics in the prescribed text book (120 words )                                                                                                         10

OR

–    Informal letter (80 words)

OR
–    Composition on open ended topics with clues

C)  Applied Grammar :                                                                                 25
–    Filling up blanks with appropriate parts of speech
–    Transformation of sentences
–    Sentence correction (not involving punctuation and spelling)
–    Grammar based on lessons (18-30)
–    General application based questions

D)  Literature                                                                                                   30
Prose Lessons (18-30) Value based questions                             10×2=20
(Questions based on values and morals on everyday life.      5×1=5
Such questions should not be based on factual information)
Prose / Poetry based questions                                                             5×1=5

Poems to be studied:
1.  Les enfants dans le jardin public           –       Victor Hugo
2.  L’Attente                                           –       Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3.  Un monsieur bien amusant                    –       Andre Gide
4.  La poupee vivante                               –       Victor Hugo
5.  Une consultation chez un                     –    Jules Romains
medecin de campagne

Prescribed Book:
Cours de Langue et de Civilisation Francaises – II by G.Mauger
Lessons 18-30

Grammar Topics :

Class XI Class XII
1. Negatives 1. Sentence Re-Ordering
2. Interrogatives 2. Sentence Corrections
3. Sentence Re-Ordering 3. Terms of verbs (Excluding Passe Simple and Passe anterieur)
4. Sentence Corrections 4. Interrogative Pronouns
5. Terms of verbs (Excluding Passe Simple) 5. Uses of the infinitive
6. Relative pronouns (Simple/Compose) 6. Personal Pronouns – All types
7. Interrogative Adjectives 7. Prepositions
8. Qualificative Adjectives 8. Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns
9. Passive voice 9. Direct indirect speech