MP Board Class 12th English A Voyage Workbook Solutions Unit 5 Writing
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Write messages on the themes given below:
Shweta is leaving for office when suddenly she realizes that some guests would becoming for dinner. She requires 1 kg of potatoes and some fresh fruits from the market but as she would be late, she leaves a message for her husband who would be returning in the afternoon asking him to buy the same.
25th September, 20xx
Some guests are coming to dinner. I may be late. So, please purchase one kilogram of Potatoes and some fresh fruits from the market.
‘HelIo, may I speak to Amit, more, please. I am Junaid All.’ Mr. Ah, Pm afraid Amit is not at home. Could I take a message, please? I am his sister, Kirti.
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20th September. 20xx
Mr. Junaid All had called you to inform that there would be no tuition classes today arid for tomorrow he is going away for two days.
You are personal assistant to Mr. S.S. Saxena, the Principal of K.G.N School, Khandwa. Using the following notes from his note-pad, draft a message on his behalf for Mr. Shriniwasan, the Vice-Principal of the school.
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12th September, 20xx
The principal wants to meet the entire Science Faculty urgently In the staff room at 2 pm to discuss the event for science exhibition and do the planning for the same.
P. A to Principal
You are Vinita. The students of your class are being taken on an excursion to ‘Sanchi’. our friend Arti was absent on the day when a few instructions were given. Write a message to your friend using the following information.
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12th September, 20xx
All the students of our class are going on an excursion to Sanchi. Reach the railway station at 9 am. Carry your lunch, water bottle. You need not bring more than 100. We are expected to be back by 6 pm.
You are Arushi. You and your friend Mahuri love to read books. You see the following advertisement in a newspaper and you wanted to visit this Book Fair with ‘our friend. Write a message for your friend inviting her to join you. Also, fix date, time, and place to meet.
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10th September, 20xx Mahuri
We are going to visit the National Book Fair, Bhopal today at 12 noon. Please meet us at the main gate. We have booked your ticket too.
You are Sahil Kapoor. You have come across the following advertisement for a television Course in Physics, Chemistry and Maths on a banner. You think it will benefit you and your friend, Parag Jam. Write a message using the information given in the advertisement, to suggest to your friend that she joins the course with you.
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12th September, 20xx
Learner’s Institute offers a Revision Course for the students of 9th to 12th classes. It will run for 30 days, starting from 10th May at 245, Gulmohar Villa, B Sector, Patel Nagar. I think that we should not miss this opportunity. I am going to contact the office tomorrow at 10 am. Come and join me.
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Write notices on the themes given below:
You are Sunil Agarwal studies in Class XII in Govt. Excellence H.S.S., Barnagar
(Ujjain). You have lost your blazer at the playground bn the Annual Sports Day. Write a notice to be put up on the School Notice Board. (M.P, Board 2010)
Govt. Excellence Higher Secondary School Barnagar, Ujjain
This is to bring to your notice that I have lost my blazer somewhere in the playground on the Annual Sports Day. It is of navy blue color. Anyone who finds it please submit it to the common room office or inform me. I shall be thankful to him/her.
You are Abraham John, the Secretary of your school’s Science Club. A science exhibition is being organized in your school. Write a notice for the school notice-board inviting projects and models from the students. Also, encourage them to volunteer their services in managing the event. The exhibition is to be held on 25th September, 20xx.
Scindia Sr. Secondary School, Bhopal
Our school is going to organise a Science Exhibition for three days, starting from 2nd October. All the students are hereby invited to submit their projects and models for it. Three best projects and models shall be rewarded. Many eminent personalities shall grace the occasion. The last date for submission is 25th September. For any queries, you may contact the Secretary in the office of the common room, between 2-3 pm.
You are Alok Yadav, President of a Cultural Organization called Progressive Theatre, Bhopal. Write a notice for publication in a newspaper inviting interested students between 15 and 17 years for an audition to be held at Ravindra Bhawan, Bhopal on the 15th of June.
The Children of the town between 15 and 17 years of age are invited to come for an audition to be held at Ravindra Bhawan on 25th Oct., 20xx from 10 am to 6 pm. The selected students shall be given a chance to represent the town in the Inter-State Competition to be held in December. The interested candidates are requested to contact the office during office hours.
A boy is missing. The police are trying to trace him out. They enquire of his father about his details. Read the conversation between the Policeman and his father. Draft a notice to be broadcast over the T.V. Put the notice in a box.
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A boy, Ronit Arora, aged about 14, a student of class X A is missing. He is about 5 ft, 2 inches and very thin. He is wearing a school uniform. He was last seen at the school gate. If someone traces him out please inform the nearest police station or his father on the Phone No. 9460195287. The informer shall be suitably rewarded.
Ajay Chouhan of class XII B has lost his watch somewhere in the school premises. Besides being valuable, the watch has an emotional valuator. He puts up a notice on the school noticeboard, promising a good reward to one who finds it. Write the notice and put it in a box.
ABC School, Jabalpur
I have lost my watch somewhere in the school premises during recess hours on 25th September. It is a valuable one and l am very emotional about it. If anyone finds it, please submit to the Principal office or meet me. The boy will be given a treat.
You are Taruna Vyas, incharge of the cultural committee, Paramount Public School,
Sagar. Your Principal gave you a letter about an Inter-School Cultural Competition in which your school has to take part. Taking relevant details from the letter, write a notice asking students to appear for selection.
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Paramount Public School, Sagar
2nd October, 20xx.
Explain the notices below. Where would you happen to find each of these notices?
On the road – In hospital, clinic, School.
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Write an article for your school newsletter on the positive as well as negative aspects of using cell phones. (M.P. Board 2010)
Using Cell Phones A Dilemma—by John Abraham
Cell phones have become the basic need of today’s society. Everyone is seen busy with it every time. In a very short duration of not more than a few decades, it has occupied the center stage. It is a boom in communication technology. It has made easy access to the whole, world at fingertips. Now with the advancement of technology, it has become a mini-computer, a complete media house, and a device for social networking. It has made our life connected to everyone all the time but we can’t deny that it has also damaged us. We use it while driving and invite accidents and slow down traffic. We use it in the office and hamper our prime duties. Sticking to cell phones also damages our nervous system to lose concentration. Sometimes, we are vexed. It has both negative and positive aspects. We need to be wise while using it. Great care is needed.
You are Frakash Ojha of class XII. You observe that there is a steep decline in reading habits amongst children. The major cause for this is the T.V. You decide to write an article in a newspaper on ‘Ways to Promote Reading’.
Ways To Promote Reading—by PrakashOjha, class XII
Since a few decades it has been a major concern that there has been a rapid decline in the reading habits amongst children. As reading is a bliss and gives the real ecstasy it should be maintained. However due to the thrilling and exciting TV Programmes children are diverted. They pay more attention to TV than on reading. Moreover, books are becoming costly. It also causes this decline. Hence, there is a need to promote reading habit by providing books at low price. Children should be attracted to the library by arranging various entertainment cum education programmes there.
You are Ajay Sinha. You happened to see the following news in a local newspaper and were prompted to write an article describing the rising trends in drowning deaths and lack of concern on the part of authorities near picnic spots.
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Drowning Death: Lack Of Concern Of Authorities—by Ajay Sinha
During the last few months a number of drowning cases have been reported. These incidents occur due to the canal located at the Khargaun village. As the canal has developed some ditches and uneven floor, it should be mended but the authorities are blind to this fact. They fail to provide security to the children who go there for swimming. All cries of the people fail to convince them. If this situation continues more deaths shall be caused.
You happened to overhear the following conversation:
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On hearing this dialogue, you decide to write an article in the local daily on the need to provide security at tourist spots. Also, suggest the ways and means to fight terrorism.
Security To Tourists—by ABC
Our country has been victimized by terrorism since a few decades, though the whole world is shattered with this problem, India has suffered a lot. We fear to go even out of our house during festivals. Nobody knows what is to happen in the next moment. Even the top security agencies of the government fail to save people. The terrorists are so bold that they send messages through e-mails about their attacks. Even then the government fails to provide protection. Now it is the prime time that the civilians should take their own way to protect themselves. Arms should be generalised.
You are Sonia Nigam, while watching a news channel covering a rally of ‘Green Peace Activists’, you saw the following intriguing posters that prompted you to write an article for a newspaper on ‘It’s Worth, Saving the Earth’.
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Saving The Earth—by Sonia Nigam
We live on earth. It is our mother. We get all our resources from it. However, it is our own fault that we are destroying it. Population is growing so rapidly that we are consuming earth’s resources rapidly to compensate our need. The speed of consuming earth and its resources is greater than its capacity to compensate. Hence it is being exhausted and a day will come when it will fail to fulfill our need. Then you can imagine what would happen to our life. Naturally everything will be finished one day. So, we need to be wise to save our earth so that we can love more.
You are Mokit Joshi. Traffic jams and road accidents are a common feature in your city as people don’t follow the traffic rules and don’t drive in proper lanes. As a concerned citizen, you decided to write an article on ‘Art of Safe Driving’. You can take help from the following tips.
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Safe Driving: Safe Life—by Mohit Joshi
Reckless and speed driving has been a growing craze among people specially the young generation. It causes accidents and traffic jams. Safe driving saves you a lot. You save time as there is no traffic jam. It also saves petrol consumption. There are no chances of risk, heated arguments, and traffic hazards. You can reach your destination safely and in time too. So, we should follow the norms of safe driving.
You are Preeti Tandon, a resident of a posh colony. Adjacent to the colony is a slum. You are taken aback by the unhygienic conditions prevailing there, specially when you come to know that the garbage of your colony is being dumped in that area. Using the photograph given below as an aid, write an article for a national newspaper highlighting the problems.
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Unhygienic Condition Of The Colony—by Preeti Tandon
I live in the locality of Ankur Vihar. There is a slum locality adjacent to it. The hygienic condition of this area has been so affected that living appears to be a curse. The corporation has worsened the situation by making the place a dumping area. It is causing nuisance as it has become a place for pigs and dogs. It is breeding mosquitoes. There is a threat of spreading diseases and deadly hazards. Hence, I wish to attract the attention of the authorities to these hazards.
5.4 Speech Writing
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As one hailing from rural background, prepare a speech for your morning assembly describing the difference between urban and rural India. You can use the following visual for clues.
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A View Of Rural India
Respected Principal, teachers, and my fellow students! It is my privilege to speak on the topic ‘Difference between Urban and Rural India. India is a land of agriculture and most of the v people related to it live in rural areas but it is their ill-luck that they don’t get proper facilities to live a proper life. The government doesn’t pay attention to them. You can just imagine how rural people live. The teledensity of rural areas is only 1.67 percent in comparison to urban which is 25-30 percent. High monthly rentals and poor infrastructure are also to blame. Punjab shines with 87-99 percent of its rural homes wired while it is 17.82 percent for Orissa. Assam gets power for 16 percent of the time. 2,17,000 villages do not get safe drinking water. 71 percent villages in Madhya Pradesh are not connected with township. All these facts I put to show the differences between the rural and urban areas. This disparity compels the rural people to migrate which causes badly to our economy.
You are Sohan/Sonia. You have seen the following news in the newspaper. Using this and your own ideas, write a speech describing both the benefits and drawbacks of using these high-tech devices.
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The technologies are growing fast. Science has invented a lot which provide all comforts to us. However it has also invented things like video games, Internet, cell phones, and lots of other things which are causing hazards. No doubt internet is useful but it depends upon its use. These itenus can corrupt one by sensitizing the young generation. The growth of crime is a great danger. The children know a lot through them. Crime and violence grow in them. There is ameed to educate children to use them properly.
You are required to speak on ‘Pollution’ in an inter-school competition. Prepare your speech taking help from the following points.
You are required to speak on “Need for Environmental Consciousness” in an inter-school speech competition. Prepare your speech taking help from the following points: (M.P, Board 2012)
(ii) Sources of pollution.
(iii) Ecological balance.
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Respected Principal, teachers, and fellow students! Pollution has become a great threat to our life. We have polluted land, water, air, noise. The major sources for it are garbage, smoke, and chemicals. Growing industries create many problems. We are also damaging ecological balance by felling trees, building dams, and congesting localities. We are damaging our own habitats. We need to be conscious in order to enjoying good health. We need plantation, parking, and shifting of factories and mills.
You are Ira/Arun. Write a speech to be delivered at the morning assembly of your school about the increase in road accidents in your city. Use the following data and your own ideas. Also, give suggestions to curb them.
Year- No. of road accidents
- 2003 – 110
- 2004 – 155
- 2005 – 204
- 2006 – 265
- 2007 – 316
Respected Principal, teachers and fellow students! Today I, Ira will like t:o speak about an increase in road accidents in our city. Accidents have become a day-to-day news of life. Everyday’ we get through them in the newspaper, on TV, or even on roads. In 2007, the reported cases were 316 in comparison to 110 in 2003. The data shows growth in road accidents year after year. There are various causes for it growing number of vehicle, specially small vehicles, reckless driving habits, and improper traffic signal are some of them. If such a thing continues, the situation will be even worse. We need to be alert.
You are Prabhakar Goel. Your class team has conducted a survey to find out how teenagers spend their free time. Following results were observed. Below is; a pie-chart. Using the data given in it together with your own ideas, write a speech on the topic- “How teenagers spend their free time?”
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Respected Principal, teachers and fellow students. I Prabhakar Goel with my class team have got an opportunity to conduct a survey and express my views on ‘How teenagers spend their free time.” So far as the data show 40 percent of them spend it on watching TV while 20 percent on talking to friends and 20 percent on playing indoor and outdoor games. It is a major concern to think that only 10 percent spend their free time on reading course books while 5 percent on reading GK books and 5 percent on doing some creative activities. It is really shocking that the inclination to reading is becoming lesser. TV viewing causes violence in society. It is spoiling our new generation. We need to be alert and take care of our children.
5.5 Letter Writing
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You are Rakesh Pandey residing at 69/B Sai Nath Colony, Barwani. Write a letter of complaint to the Supervisor, M.P. Electricity Board, Barwani regarding the frequent break down in electricity supply in your area. (M.P. Board 2011)
69/B, Sai Nath Colony Barwani (M.P.)
25th March, 20xx
M.P. Electricity Board
Subject: Frequent Power-cut.
I wish to draw your attention to a very serious problem that we are facing for the last six months. There is an acute shortage of electricity in our area. Frequent power cut has become a regular feature. We can do nothing in day or at night. It is the examination period. Students are Very much distressed. We don’t get power for even two hours in a day. You can imagine the life of people living in this area. We have made several complaints but all of no effect. I request you to take special care to our problem.
You are Jayant Garg living at 12/F, Silver Hills Colony, Dhar. You are class XII student in St Mary’s Convent School. There was an Annual Sports meet in your school and you had participated in it. Write a letter to your friend Manish Shah describing the Annual Sports held in your school. (M.P. Board 2011)
12/F, Silver Hills Colony Dhar
20th March, 20xx
My Dear Manish
I am very excited to share some of the unforgettable moments of my life. I participated in the Annual Sports Meet of my school last week. Every year our school celebrates this occasion with great pomp and show. This time the Sports Minister of State was the Chief. Guest. I participated in many categories and luckily, I won the first prize in four of them. It was really a great moment for me. I missed you on the occasion. I am sending some clips of photographs to you.
You are Naveen Pratap Singh, a resident of 27, Rishi Nagar, Ujjain. You came across the following histogram in a magazine. The histogram shows that deaths due to violence have increased considerably during recent years. Write a letter to the editor of the magazine ‘World Today’, suggesting how educated youth can play a major role in establishing peace in society.
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The Editor World Today
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462001 25th September, 20xx
Subject: Deaths due to violence Dear Sir
Through your esteemed magazine, I wish to draw the, concern of the people to the growing violence in society. As the available data shows most deaths caused by violence in 19xx were only 2 in 1000 which doubled to 4 in 20xx and in 20xx it grew to 8. It means the number is doubling very fast. I think the violence among youth is a major cause. We need to be alert. A social awareness camp should be organised every month in schools. Parents need to becoming too. Otherwise, the situation would be more grim.
Naveen Pratap Singh
You are Ritesh, a student of class XII, residing in sector A, Tilak Colony, Bhopal. You read the following clipping in a daily newspaper. You are worried as you commute to school by bus. Write a letter to chairman, State Transport Corporation (STC) to reconsider the decision in the interest of the passengers and students.
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State Road Transport Corporation Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462001
Subject: Hike in Bus Fare.
I would like to draw your attention that the decision of 40 per cent hike in bus fare has shattered us. A lot of passengers are being adversely affected due to it. Most of the daily commuters on this route are from middle class and students. Hence, they will have to face great problems. So, I request you to reconsider this decision, otherwise, there may be mass agitation. I will be grateful to you if you ponder over our problem and quick decision in our favour.
You are Vartika residing at 275, Railway Colony, Itarsi. You are distressed to see wild-life becoming extinct due to hunting and poaching and its adverse effect on human life, taking ideas from the given poster, write a letter to the editor of a daily newspaper, expressing your concern over the issue offering some suggestions.
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Subject: Saving of Wildlife From Extinction.
I wish to highlight the issue of the extinction of rare species through your esteemed newspaper. Due to the madness of people, we are losing the species which are rare. Animals are dumb. They can’t tell their sufferings. They are an integral part of our ecosystem. If we kill them, we kill ourselves too. We kill them for fun, for.commercial use but we are also damaging nature. We must know they are good creatures and have the right to live as we do. There is a need to spread this concern to protect our life too by putting a ban on hunting and poaching. I will be very grateful to you if you will help in drawing the attention of people through your newspaper by giving data (statistics), posters of life after the extinction of wildlife and conducting various education drives.
You are Anand Sharma. You live in a rented house which requires special repairs after monsoon. Write a letter to your landlord Mr. Dubey asking him to undertake the repair work immediately. Take the help of these notes and write your letter. (M.P. Board 2012)
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275, Anand Apartment Jabalpur
I would like to remind you that the house I live in has become completely damaged. It needs reparing after this rain. The roof is leaking, plasters are felling, wiring is damaged, and the switches are loose. It has become very insecure to live now. Please be serious for its repair.
You are Maria of 7, Rajeev Gandhi Nagar, Ratlam. Write a letter to your friend Asma, enclosing this newspaper cutting. Ask her whether she thinks such “so-called researchers” should be given importance in the print media.
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7, Rajeev Gandhi Nagar Ratlam
Today, I saw a news article about a research paper. The researcher has given a new dimension by showing how dancing calms down hyperactive kids. It is really good news. As you know, kids are becoming hyperactive due to TV and videos. We are very anxious about them. Parents fail to control them. They can’t pay attention to them. They have no time to spare for children. It is a major cause for the kid’s derailment. The new dancing theory can help the kids a lot. It will improve their concentration. It will also encourage their inclination to our culture. Such researchers should be promoted. They should be given opportunity to explore their theory. It will create a new generation. I hope you would agree to my view. Give regards to uncle and aunty and love to Jawed.
You are Rajat Sharma, a student of class XII, as you are appearing for the board examination, you are worried on the declaration of power cut from 7 am to 9 pm every day in your area. Write a letter to the Collector to intervene and order the MPSEB authorities to postpone the schedule of power cuts until examinations are over.
The Collector Indore
Subject: Power cut in our locality.
I would like to draw your attention to the announcement of MPSEB regarding daily power cut between 7 am to 9 am. Please note that there are a number of students appearing for the Board exams. As it is the peak hour of the study the power cut schedule would cause a great problem for us. Please interfere in this matter and divert the schedule for few months till the exams are over or shift the time. I will be highly obliged if you look into this matter as soon as possible and take the decision for the same for the betterment of the student.