Tips to Prepare for Class 10 English Board Exam

fire and ice summary

Students of CBSE class 10 board do not focus much on the English subject as they lean towards the mainstream subjects like Maths and Science. They feel that they can score good marks in English by studying at the last moment. But, this does not happen and due to which they tend to score average marks in class 10 board exams. So, students need to give equal time to the English subject as they give to other subjects. They should focus on the English subject right from the beginning of the academic session. Here, we have provided some useful tips to prepare for class 10 English exam.

5 Tips to Prepare for Class 10 English Exam

Students must go through the tips mentioned below to score high marks in the English exam. They must follow these tips while preparing for class 10 English exam.

1) Know the English Syllabus

Students must go through the entire syllabus at the starting of the session. They should check out how many books they have in English subject and how many chapters are there in the books. In class 10, students have two books, one is “First Flight”, and another is a supplementary reader named as “Footprints Without Feets”. The First Flight book contains 11 chapters which include stories and poems. For a better understanding of the stories and poems, students must go through the CBSE Class 10 English Notes. These notes will give them a brief overview of the chapters in a short and concise way.

2) Tips to do Better in Reading Section

In the exam, the reading section is asked to check the reading and comprehending ability of a student. How well a student can understand the passage is checked through this section. Generally, a passage is given in the exam and based on it, some questions are asked. Students have to read the passage carefully and then answer the questions. Students can master the reading section if they daily solve 2-3 passages for practice. Students can easily score in this section, but they have to practice well to gain the speed in reading the passage and understanding it fastly.

3) Tips for Writing and Grammar Section

This section is meant to test students’ writing and grammar skills. Students can prepare the writing part by practising essay writing, letter writing, short stories, articles, notices, poster making etc. on different topics. For the grammar part, students need to have a good understanding of basic grammar such as tenses, verbs, prepositions etc. After that, students need to practice questions on different types such as fill in the blanks, error spotting, sentence rearrangement etc. Grammar can’t be learned in one or two days. So, students need to do regular practice and study continuously to gain command on it.

4) Tips for Literature Part

In the literature part, the questions are asked from the English books, i.e., First Flight and Footprints Without Feets. The questions are mostly from stories and poems. So, for this, students must know the meaning of the poems and stories thoroughly. They should try to write a summary of the poem for their quick reference. So, that just by going through the fire and ice summary, they can recall the complete poem – fire and ice, and comprehend its meaning. Similarly, they can do it for all other poems.

5) Solve the Previous Years Questions

To understand what type of questions are asked in the exam, students must solve the previous years’ question papers. On solving the papers, they will analyse the difficulty level of the exam and the way questions are asked in the exam. They get to know the exam pattern and section-wise marks weightage of the paper.

We hope these tips will help students in their class 10 English exam preparation. They should continue their studies and put all their effort to score high marks in class 10 board exam.


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