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NEB Grade 12 Compulsory English Book:

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 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. 

Contents in the Book: Class 12 Compulsory English

Section One: Language Development

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Family
  3. Sports
  4. Technology
  5. Education
  6. Money and Economy
  7. Humour 
  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
  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
  2. A Respectable Woman
  3. A Devoted Son
  4. The Treasure in the Forest
  5. My Old Home
  6. The Half-closed Eyes of the Buddha and the Slowly Sinking Sun
  7. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Unit Two: Poems
  1. A Day
  2. Every Morning I Wake
  3. I Was My Own Route
  4. The Awakening Age
  5. Soft Storm
Unit Three: Essays
  1. On Libraries
  2. Marriage as a Social Institution
  3. Knowledge and Wisdom
  4. Humility
  5. Human Rights and the Age of Inequality
Unit Four: One-act Plays
  1. A Matter for Husband
  2. Facing Death
  3. The Bull