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NCERT Books Class 10 English PDF Download for 2024-25

English is a language subject designed to improve students' language abilities in writing, grammar, vocabulary, and understanding. Exams are a method to evaluate these skills directly. The way the textbooks are organised is intended to encourage conceptual clarity. They offer explanations, examples, and illustrations to assist students in fully grasping topics. This is advantageous when it comes to responding to application-based test questions. The new pattern questions Extract-based MCQs are also based on the theory given in this NCERT English (Footprints Without Feet and First Flight) PDF below.

This book covers all the important topics and concepts that are prescribed in the NCERT Curriculum and CBSE Class 10 English (Footprints Without Feet and First Flight) Syllabus. In recent years, not only CBSE-affiliated schools but schools from other state boards have started to apply NCERT books for the academic year study of class 10. Below is easy access to the complete book PDF updated for 2024-25 as well as the chapter-wise PDF to easily download as per your requirement for free. This is the latest 2024 version of the book as provided to us by NCERT.

Class 10 English and Hindi are the highest-scoring and easiest subjects. NCERT Class 10 English textbooks are the foremost choice for students who want to prepare for the board exams. Like NCERT English, students can also use the NCERT Hindi textbook in class 10.

Class 10 First Flight Prose PDF Downloads

Chapter No. Download Chapter-wise (First Flight) pdf
Chapter 1 A Letter To God
Chapter 2 Nelson Mandela A Road to Freedom
Chapter 3 Two Stories About Flying
Chapter 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank
Chapter 5 Glimpses of India
Chapter 6 Mijbil The Otter
Chapter 7 Madam Rides The Bus
Chapter 8 The Sermon At Benares
Chapter 9 The Proposal

NCERT English First Flight (Prose) Class 10 Book PDF

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Class 10 First Flight Poems PDF Downloads

Poems Chapter-wise (First Flight Poems) PDF
Poem 1 Dust of Snow
Poem 2 Fire and Ice
Poem 3 A Tiger in the Zoo
Poem 4 How to Tell Wild Animals
Poem 5 The Ball Poem
Poem 6 Amanda
Poem 7 The Trees
Poem 8 Fog
Poem 9 The Tale of Custard the Dragon
Poem 10 For Anne Gregory

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Class 10 Footprints Without Feet PDF Downloads

Chapters Chapter-wise (Footprints Without Feet) PDF
Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery
Chapter 2 The Thief's Story
Chapter 3 The Midnight Visitor
Chapter 4 A Question of Trust
Chapter 5 Footprints Without Feet
Chapter 6 The Making of a Scientist
Chapter 7 The Necklace
Chapter 8 Bholi
Chapter 9 The Book That Saved The Earth

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NCERT Class 10 Solutions for English are curated by experienced English subject matter experts and are published after a rigorous editing process. Both poem and prose from both Class 10 English textbooks- Beehive and Moments chapter-wise solutions are available for students to get concept clarity and prepare for the questions better. Download 10th Class NCERT Solutions for English from the link below.

NCERT English Class 10 Book Solutions PDF

The following chapters are rationalized from the Class 10 NCERT.

First Flight

  1. Animals (Poem)
  2. The Hundred Dresses-I
  3. The Hundred Dresses-II

Footprints Without Feet

  1. The Hack Driver

Let's Recall the Chapters Of NCERT English Textbook Class 10

NCERT English Textbook in PDF is a useful resource for the students who will appear in the new session 2024-25 as students can use this PDF at any time using any device with an internet connection. English is amongst the most scoring subjects but students often ignore it. The content stated below is written from the Class 10 NCERT textbook. Now you can have an idea of those chapters which are quite important and need more attention:

First Flight - Prose

1. A Letter to God:‍

‘‘It’s really getting bad now,’’ exclaimed the man. “I hope it passes quickly.” It did not pass quickly. For an hour the hail rained on the house, the garden, the hillside, the cornfield, on the whole valley. The field was white as if covered with salt. Not a leaf remained on the trees. The corn was totally destroyed. The flowers were gone from the plants. Lencho’s soul was filled with sadness.

“That’s what they say: no one dies of hunger.” All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope: the help of God, whose eyes, as he had been instructed, see everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience. Lencho was an ox of a man, working like an animal in the fields, but still, he knew how to write. The following Sunday, at daybreak, he began to write a letter which he himself would carry to town and place in the mail. It was nothing less than a letter to God.

Lencho showed not the slightest surprise on seeing the money; such was his confidence — but he became angry when he counted the money. God could not have made a mistake, nor could he have denied Lencho what he had requested.

A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred; he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.

2. Nelson Mandela Long Road to Freedom:

The ceremonies took place in the lovely sandstone amphitheatre formed by the Union Buildings in Pretoria. For decades this had been the seat of white supremacy, and now it was the site of a rainbow gathering of different colours and nations for the installation of South Africa’s first democratic, non-racial government.‍

Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.

The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Let freedom reign. God bless Africa!

The day was symbolised for me by the playing of our two national anthems, and the vision of whites singing ‘Nkosi Sikelel –iAfrika’ and blacks singing ‘Die Stem’, the old anthem of the Republic. Although that day neither group knew the lyrics of the anthem they once despised, they would soon know the words by heart.

The policy of apartheid created a deep and lasting wound in my country and my people. All of us will spend many years, if not generations, recovering from that profound hurt. But the decades of oppression and brutality had another, unintended, effect and that was that it produced the Oliver Tambos, the Walter Sisulus, the Chief Luthulis, the Yusuf Dadoos, the Bram Fischer, the Robert Sobukwes of our time* — men of such extraordinary.

3. Two Stories about Flying:

His First Flight- The great expanse of the sea stretched down beneath, and it was such a long way down — miles down. He felt certain that his wings would never support him; so he bent his head and ran away back to the little hole under the ledge where he slept at night. Even when each of his brothers and his little sister, whose wings were far shorter than his own, ran to the brink, flapped their wings, and flew away, he failed to muster up the courage to take that plunge which appeared to him so desperate.

The sun was now ascending the sky, blazing on his ledge that faced the south. He felt the heat because he had not eaten since the previous nightfall. He stepped slowly out to the brink of the ledge, and standing on one leg with the other leg hidden under his wing, he closed one eye, then the other, and pretended to be falling asleep. Still, they took no notice of him. He saw his two brothers and his sister lying on the plateau dozing with their heads sunk into their necks.

His feet sank into the green sea, and then his belly touched it and he sank no farther. He was floating on it and around him, the family was screaming, praising him and their beaks were offering him scraps of dogfish. He had made his first flight.

The Black Aeroplane- I was dreaming of my holiday and looking forward to being with my family. I looked at my watch: one thirty in the morning. ‘I should call Paris Control soon,’ I thought. As I looked down past the nose of the aeroplane, I saw the lights of a big city in front of me. I switched on the radio and said, “Paris Control, Dakota DS 088 here. Can you hear me? I’m on my way to England. Over.”

Paris was about 150 kilometres behind me when I saw the clouds. Storm clouds. They were huge. They looked like black mountains standing in front of me across the sky. I knew I could not fly up and over them, and I did not have enough fuel to fly around them to the north or south. “I ought to go back to Paris,” I thought, but I wanted to get home. I wanted that breakfast.

‘I’ll take the risk,’ I thought and flew that old Dakota straight into the storm. She looked at me very strangely and then laughed. “Another aeroplane? Up there in this storm? No other aeroplanes were flying tonight. Yours was the only one I could see on the radar.” So who helped me to arrive there safely without a compass or a radio, and without any more fuel in my tanks? Who was the pilot on the strange black aeroplane, flying in the storm, without lights?

First Flight - Poem

1. Dust of Snow:

The way a crow

Shook down on me

The dust of snow

From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart

A change of mood

And saved some part

Of a day I had rued.


2. Fire and Ice:

Some say the world will end in fire

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favour fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.


3. The Ball Poem:

What is the boy now, who has lost his ball,

What, what is he to do? I saw it go

Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then

Merrily over — there it is in the water!

No use to say ‘O there are other balls’:

An ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy

As he stands rigid, trembling, staring down

All his young days into the harbour where

His ball went. I would not intrude on him;

A dime, another ball, is worthless. Now

He senses first responsibility

In a world of possessions. People will take

Balls, balls will be lost always, little boy.

And no one buys a ball back. Money is external.

He is learning, well behind his desperate eyes,

The epistemology of loss, how to stand up

Knowing what every man must one day know

And most know many days, how to stand up.


Footprint without Feet

1. A Triumph of Surgery:

Horlicks at night to make him sleep — nothing much really.” “And did you cut down on the sweet things as I told you?” “Oh, I did for a bit, but he seemed to be so weak I had to relent. He does love cream cakes and chocolates so. I can’t bear to refuse him.” I looked down again at the little dog. That was the trouble. Tricki’s only fault was greed. He had never been known to refuse food; he would tackle a meal at any hour of the day or night. And I wondered about all the things Mrs Pumphrey hadn’t mentioned.

“Are you giving him plenty of exercise?”

The expected call came within a few days. Mrs Pumphrey was distraught. Tricki would eat nothing. Refused even his favourite dishes; and besides, he had bouts of vomiting. He spent all his time lying on a rug, panting. Didn’t want to go for walks, didn’t want to do anything. I had made my plans in advance. The only way was to get Tricki out of the house for a period. I suggested that he be hospitalised for about a fortnight to be kept under observation.

At the surgery, the household dogs surged round me. Tricki looked down at the noisy pack with dull eyes and, when put down, lay motionless on the carpet. The other dogs, after sniffing round him for a few seconds, decided he was an uninteresting object and ignored him. I made up a bed for him in a warm loose box next to the one where the other dogs slept. For two days I kept an eye on him, giving him no food but plenty of water. At the end of the second day, he started to show some interest in his surroundings and on the third he began to whimper when he heard the dogs in the yard.

During the excitement, I helped the chauffeur to bring out the beds, toys, cushions, coats and bowls, none of which had been used. As the car moved away, Mrs Pumphrey leaned out of the window. Tears shone in her eyes. Her lips trembled. “Oh, Mr Herriot,” she cried, “how can I ever thank you? This is a triumph of surgery!”

2. The Midnight Visitor:

Ausable was, for one thing, fat. Very fat. And then there was his accent. Though he spoke French and German passably, he had never altogether lost the American accent he had brought to Paris from Boston twenty years ago.

“You are disappointed,” Ausable said wheezily over his shoulder.

“You were told that I was a secret agent, a spy, dealing in espionage and danger. You wished to meet me because you are a writer, young and romantic. You envisioned mysterious figures in the night, the crack of pistols, drugs in the wine.”

Ausable blinked a few times.

“Max,” he wheezed, “you gave me quite a start. I thought you were in Berlin. What are you doing here in my room?”

Max glanced at Fowler, who was standing stiffly not far from Ausable, and waved the gun with a commanding gesture. “Please sit down,” he said. “We have a wait of half an hour, I think.”

“Thirty-one minutes,” Ausable said moodily. “The appointment was for twelve-thirty. I wish I knew how you learned about the report, Max.” The little spy smiled evilly. “And we wish we knew how your people got the report. But no harm has been done. I will get it back tonight. What is that? Who is at the door?”

White-faced, Fowler stared after him. “But...” he stammered, “the police...”

“There were no police.” Ausable sighed. “Only Henry, whom I was expecting.”

“But won’t that man out on the balcony...?” Fowler began.

“No,” said Ausable, “he won’t return. You see, my young friend, there is no balcony.”

Importance Of NCERT 10th Class English

Once a student starts their academic journey, the importance of the English language is taught to them and the language subject remains with them till they complete their senior schooling. The books are authored by expert SMEs and go through a rigorous process before getting published for everyone’s access by NCERT. 

There are more than many reasons why the class 10th English book NCERT is included in the class 10 curriculum. 

  • For the overall development of comprehension and communication skills that are essential in both real and academic life, English books play a significant role. 
  • For exam preparations and achieving dream scores, studying from NCERT will help significantly as it covers all the topics and concepts in detail.
  • To connect the dots after analyzing texts, and improving critical-thinking skills, NCERT 10th English plays a significant role.
  • The language is globally used and learning it will be significant when introducing them to different cultures.

How to Prepare from NCERT 10th English Books Effectively?

Students can prepare effectively for the CBSE 2024 Class 10 board exams by using NCERT 10th NCERT books. Having access to the book is useless when students don’t know how to prepare for it effectively.  Below are mentioned step-wise approaches to how students can prepare for the NCERT 10th English and score their dream marks.

  1. Understand the Syllabus

Class 10 CBSE 2024 board syllabus for English subject is available at the official site or students can download the syllabus from this link. After downloading the syllabus, understand how many chapters are added to the syllabus along with the deleted topics. 

  1. Make a Study Plan

Once students understand the syllabus, they can make a list of all the important chapters, challenging chapters, and chapters with the least weightage. Keeping other subjects in mind, make a study plan and allot dedicated time to every chapter based on the preparation time students have.

  1. Read thoroughly from NCERT Chapters

Students must read the chapters thoroughly and actively while making notes simultaneously. Try to write summaries in their own words and go through the chapter again if they feel there is any missing point or they didn’t understand the chapter completely. There are many YouTube one-shot videos available that can help in understanding the chapter better.

  1. Start Practicing NCERT Questions

There is a high probability that question in CBSE board exams comes straight from NCERT so practicing NCERT exercises is necessary. After reading the chapter, practice NCERT in-text and exercise questions. Students can try to answer the questions by themselves and can cross-check them from the NCERT Class 10 English Solutions PDF provided below. Evaluate the performance and modify the strategy based on the performance.

Students need to understand that practicing regularly will improve their performance and they will appear confident in the exam and can score their dream marks. Students can download the class 10th English book PDF from the official site and can download it from the links provided in the above section. 

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