English is a universal language and serves as an excellent medium for connecting people from across the world. From an early age, we are admitted to an English-medium school, are told to converse in English, and read and write all in English. However, learning a language can be difficult when it is not our mother tongue.
It is vital to use NCERT books for exam preparation and lay a strong foundation for the preparation of academic exams. CBSE Textbooks are the bible for students to ace their exams. Whereas, reference books are considered secondary books to the ones that are prescribed in the curriculum. These books can be helpful in clearing your doubts and help you prepare better for the exams. These books give enough practice to students which helps in enhancing their problem-solving abilities. Reference material also helps students in understanding the pattern of the exam, the weightage of questions, and help in determining how much time should be given to each chapter.
Therefore, in addition to the textbooks, students must refer to the material in these books to achieve better scores. Bur let’s first look at the two NCERT books that all students have to refer to for their class 7th English exam:
- CBSE Class 7 English- Honeycomb (Textbook): It consists of ten chapters that have good morals at the end. This is really good for enhancing vocabulary and testing students’ literary skills.
Honey Comb Chapter Name
Chapter 1 Three Questions
Chapter 2 A Gift of Chappals
Chapter 3 Gopal and the Hilsa Fish
Chapter 4 The Ashes that Made Trees Bloom
Chapter 5 Quality
Chapter 6 Expert Detectives
Chapter 7 The Invention of Vita – Wonk
Chapter 8 Fire Friend and Foe
Chapter 9 A Bicycle in Good Repair
Chapter 10 The Story of Cricket
- CBSE Class 7 English- An Alien Hand (Supplementary Reader): This also includes ten chapters based on various humorous and relatable themes to help students enhance their imagination. This book is curated to give students a fantastic learning experience. It consists of the following chapters:
An Alien Hand Chapter Name
Chapter 1 The Tiny Teacher
Chapter 2 Bringing Up Kari
Chapter 3 The Desert
Chapter 4 The Cop and the Anthem
Chapter 5 Golu Grows A Nose
Chapter 6 I Want something In The Cage
Chapter 7 Chandni
Chapter 8 The Bear Story
Chapter 9 A Tiger In The House
Chapter 10 An Alien Hand
- Class 7 English Grammar CBSE: This book helps to hone the basics and grammar of the English language. The different sections of grammar are listed below.
- Linking Words
- Adverbs (place and type)
- Tense forms
- Adjectives (Comparative and Superlative)
- Modal Auxiliaries
- Word order in sentence types
- Reported speech
Both the English class 7th NCERT books are easily accessible and students can learn a lot from them. Practice questions are also provided at the end of every chapter for the convenience of students. Some other material that can be used by students is the CBSE Class 7 Sample Papers for English. These can definitely help boost confidence and help students practice different types of questions. These can also help you in preparing better by increasing accuracy and enhancing speed. You can also ask your teachers or seniors to help you get the previous year’s question papers. Practising these would give you an idea of what can be asked. And you never know, the questions might get repeated!
There are a lot of other online resources available on YouTube and various other platforms in the form of e-books, video lectures, webinars and tutorials to guide you by helping you build interest and making things easy to understand. Your preparation should prioritize your strengths and weaknesses. The topics you find harder need to be given more time whereas the easy ones should be practised religiously too.
There are multiple solutions and worksheets available in the market by various publication houses. One good book for improving grammar is Wren and Martin by P.C. Wren which opens the door for so many types of questions to get a grip on the tough grammar. Many MCQ, assignments and online tests are also readily accessible to students on various virtual platforms. The Internet generation has a vast space online to explore all digital resources available, be it ebooks, video tutorials, practice questions, or recorded lectures. There are plenty of YouTube channels out there to provide you with a walk-through to all your textbook questions. These video lessons are made in a fun manner and happen to be quite easy to understand. You can watch them multiple times and at your own pace from anywhere in the world.
One thing that can not be ignored is making a proper study schedule. Develop a study routine for those self-study sessions, as well as try to grasp as much as possible during classroom teaching. Make notes while you prepare for your exams, as these notes will help you significantly during the revision phase. Every topic requires separate attention so it is important that you keep a notebook for writing a summary of each topic, answers to back questions of each chapter, as well as for all other important things. When you practice, these notes can come in handy and help you revise your topics with ease. You can use highlighters or different colour pens to mark important things before exams.
Understand the language first and then learn instead of mugging up the answers. Try to inculcate vocabulary in your daily life. English can become one of the scoring subjects if you diligently work and learn with an open mind. These above-mentioned strategies can definitely help you gain your desired scores and make you pass with flying colours.