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INTERMEDIATE AND SSC SYLLABUS

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INTERMEDIATE AND SSC SYLLABUS
LIVE DEMO INTERMEDIATE AND SSC BOARD AP/TELANGANA

VISION ACADEMY: SSC-ENGLISH

VISION ACADEMY: SSC-ENGLISH: AP-SSC-ENGLISH-DEMO LESSONS UNIT-1   A. ATTITUDE IS ALTITUDE B. EVERY SUCCESS STORY IS ALSO A STORY OF GREAT FAILURES C....

INTERMEDIATE-ENGLISH(2nd YEAR)

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INTERMEDIATE-ENGLISH(1)

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THE ART OF WICKET-KEEPING : THE UTTAKH-BHAITAKH BREED - RAMCHANDRA GUHA

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GENDER BIAS BY SUDHA MURTHY

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ROBOTS AND PEOPLE - ISAAC ASIMOY

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LATERAL THINKING BY EDWARD DE BONO

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THE HINDI ACADEMY: कुरुक्षेत्र (रामधारी सिंह “दिनकर”)

THE HINDI ACADEMY: कुरुक्षेत्र (रामधारी सिंह “दिनकर”): रामधारी सिंह “दिनकर” कुरुक्षेत्र प्रथम सर्ग वह कौन रोता है वहाँ-इतिहास के अध्याय पर, जिसमें लिखा है, नौजवानों के लहु का म...

ANECDOTE FOR FATHERS BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

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ANECDOTE FOR FATHERS BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH


I HAVE a boy of five years old; 
His face is fair and fresh to see; 
His limbs are cast in beautyÕs mold 
And dearly he loves me. 

One morn we strolled on our dry walk, 
Or quiet home all full in view, 
And held such intermitted talk 
As we are wont to do. 

My thoughts on former pleasures ran; 
I thought of Kilve's delightful shore, 
Our pleasant home when spring began, 
A long, long year before. 

A day it was when I could bear 
Some fond regrets to entertain; 
With so much happiness to spare, 
I could not feel a pain. 

The green earth echoed to the feet 
Of lambs that bounded through the glade, 
From shade to sunshine, and as fleet 
From sunshine back to shade. 

Birds warbled round me and each trace 
Of inward sadness had its charm; 
Kilve, thought I, was a favoured place, 
And so is Liswyn farm. 

My boy beside me tripped, so slim 
And graceful in his rustic dress! 
And, as we talked, I questioned him, 
In very idleness. 

'Now tell me, had you rather be,' 
I…

A SPIDER AND A FLY BY DON MARQUIS

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A SPIDER AND A FLY BY DON MARQUIS


“a spider and a fly
i heard a spider and a fly arguing wait said the fly do not eat me i serve a great purpose in the world
you will have to show me said the spider
i scurry around gutters and sewers and garbage cans said the fly and gather up the germs of typhoid influenza and pneumonia on my feet and wings then i carry these germs into households of men and give them diseases all the people who have lived the right sort of life recover from the diseases and the old soaks who have weakened their systems with liquor and iniquity succumb it is my mission to help rid the world of these wicked persons i am a vessel of righteousness scattering seeds of justice and serving the noblest uses
it is true said the spider that you are more useful in a plodding material sort of way than i am but i do not serve the utilitarian deities i serve the gods of beauty look at the gossamer webs i weave they float in the sun like filaments of song if you get what i mean i do not work at anything i play all the time i a…

TELEVISION BY ROALD DAHL

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TELEVISION BY ROALD DAHL


The most important thing we've learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set -- Or better still, just don't install The idiotic thing at all. In almost every house we've been, We've watched them gaping at the screen. They loll and slop and lounge about, And stare until their eyes pop out. (Last week in someone's place we saw A dozen eyeballs on the floor.) They sit and stare and stare and sit Until they're hypnotised by it, Until they're absolutely drunk With all that shocking ghastly junk. Oh yes, we know it keeps them still, They don't climb out the window sill, They never fight or kick or punch, They leave you free to cook the lunch And wash the dishes in the sink -- But did you ever stop to think, To wonder just exactly what This does to your beloved tot? IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD! IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD! IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND! IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND HE CAN NO LONGER UN…

A SPIDER AND A FLY BY DON MARQUIS

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HUMAN FAMILY BY DR. MAYA ANGELOU

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HUMAN FAMILY BY DR. MAYA ANGELOU






HUMAN FAMILY (POEM BY DR. MAYA ANGELOU) 
I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land.
I’ve seen the wonders of the world,
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I’ve not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,
we weep on England’s moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we’re the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we…

VISION ACADEMY: THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN

VISION ACADEMY: THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN: THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN Once there was a tree.... and she l...

THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN

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THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN





THE GIVING TREE BY SHEL SILVEERSTEIN
Once there was a tree....
and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come
and he would gather her leaves
and make them into crowns
and play king of the forest.
He would climb up her trunk
and swing from her branches
and eat apples.
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired,
he would sleep in her shade.
And the boy loved the tree....
very much.
And the tree was happy.
But time went by.
And the boy grew older.
And the tree was often alone.
Then one day the boy came to the tree
and the tree said, 'Come, Boy, come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my 
branches and eat apples and play in my
shade and be happy.'
'I am too big to climb and play' said
the boy.
'I want to buy things and have fun.
I want some money?'
'I'm sorry,' said the tree, 'but I
have no money.
I have only leaves and apples.
Take my apples, Boy, and sell them in 
the city. Then you will have money and
you will b…

VISION ACADEMY: EQUIPMENT BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST

VISION ACADEMY: EQUIPMENT BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST: EQUIPMENT BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST Figure it out for yourself, my lad, You've all that the greatest of men h...

EQUIPMENT BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST

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EQUIPMENT BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST









Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You've all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say 'I can.'

Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart.
But you've all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if only you will,
You're well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go.
How much you will study the truth to know,
God has equipped you for life, But He
Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courag…

EQUIPMENT BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST

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VISION ACADEMY: HARVEST HYMN BY JOHN BETJEMAN

VISION ACADEMY: HARVEST HYMN BY JOHN BETJEMAN: Harvest Hymn by John Betjeman Harvest Hymn by John Betjeman Getting Started  List the things that we get fro...

HARVEST HYMN BY JOHN BETJEMAN

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Harvest Hymn by John Betjeman




Harvest Hymn by John Betjeman
Getting Started  List the things that we get from Nature. What do we give in return?  What is likely to happen if there is no land to cultivate in the future? 
We spray the fields and scatter  The poison on the ground  So that no wicked wild flowers  Upon our farm be found.  We like whatever helps us  To line our purse with pence;  The twenty-four-hour broiler-house  And neat electric fence. 
All concrete sheds around us  And Jaguars in the yard,  The telly lounge and deep-freeze  Are ours from working hard. 
We fire the fields for harvest,  The hedges swell the flame,  The oak trees and the cottages  From which our fathers came.  We give no compensation,  The earth is ours today,  And if we lose on arable,  The bungalows will pay. 

HARVEST HYMN BY JOHN BETJEMAN

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VISION ACADEMY: BULL IN THE CITY BY SRIRANGAM SRINIVASA RAO (SRI S...

VISION ACADEMY: BULL IN THE CITY BY SRIRANGAM SRINIVASA RAO (SRI S...: BULL IN THE CITY BY SRIRANGAM SRINIVASA RAO (SRI SRI) Bull in the City On the main thoroughfare of the city The bu...

BULL IN THE CITY BY SRIRANGAM SRINIVASA RAO (SRI SRI)

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BULL IN THE CITY BY SRIRANGAM SRINIVASA RAO (SRI SRI)

Bull in the City
On the main thoroughfare of the city
The bull casually 
Perhaps with the memories from the earlier birth
Chewing the cud with half shut eyes
Without moving or shifting
The bull in the heart of the city.
As if it is the right holder of the road
Leaving the responsibility to the times
Heckling the scampering of the civilisation
Stood there that it is the King!

Who dares to ask the bull to move
Look how it glances around
Aye! Aye! Motor car!
What is the hurry with you?
Oh! Brother Cyclist!
Careful! The bull wouldn't budge!
Anti-machinery, proponent of non-violence and a vegetarian
Expert in anti alcoholism
On the main road of the city
Obstructing the passage of the civility
However long like this
This bull can stand!

If the bull has no sense
Shouldn't the man have it?
నగరంలో వృషభంనగరం నడి వీధిలో
వృషభం తీరుబాటుగా
గత జన్మ సంస్మృతులు కాబోలు
కనులరమోడ్చి మెదలకుండా
నగరం హృదయంలో వృషభం
దారికి హక్కుదారు తానే అయినట్టు
పరిత్యజించి కాలానికి బాధ్యత
పరిహసి…

BULL IN THE CITY BY SRIRANGAM SRINIVASA RAO(SRI SRI)

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ANECDOTE FOR FATHERS BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

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TELEVISION BY ROALD DAHL

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ON FRIENDSHIP BY KAHLIL GIBRAN

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ON FRIENDSHIP BY KAHLIL GIBRAN


And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship."

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery …

MOTHER'S DAY BY SHIV K KUMAR

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MOTHER'S DAY BY SHIV K KUMAR 


We do it differently 
in this dark continent. 
Not just once a year 
a string of spurious verses 
ensconced in a bouquet 
shaped like Chinese house of dreams. 
My mother is more demanding - 
an obeisance at each sunrise, 
like a devotee throwing a handful 
of yellow rice to the birds. 
Holding a candelabrum before an idol, 
Just once a year 
Is desecrating it. 
Whenever I see a caterpillar slouching 
towards a pansy's eye, 
or hear ancestral voices in a wind's howl, 
I invoke my deity - 
sometimes twice a day.

MOTHER'S DAY BY SHIV K KUMAR

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THE FOUNTAINHEAD BY AYN RAND

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT BY FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

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BRAVE NEW WORLD BY ALDOUS HUXLEY

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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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THE STRANGER BY ALBERT CAMUS

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

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TEARS, IDLE TEARS BY TENNYSON

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