Monday, May 27, 2013

LETTER WRITING: OFFICIAL AND PERSONAL SPECIMENS


                                               
Official                                                                      (Marks: 10 each)

1. Write a letter  (within 120 words) to the Editor of an English daily expressing grave concern about the rampant misuse of mobiles especially by the teenagers.
Ans.
To
The Editor
The Telegraph
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Kolkata – 700001
         Sub: Rampant misuse of mobile phones especially by the teenagers
Sir,
     Through the Readers’ column of your esteemed journal daily, I would like to express my grievance against the rampant misuse of mobile phones especially by the teenagers.
      Day by day, the misuse of mobile phones is increasing highly especially with the teenagers. They are often seen around us posturing with cell phones. In public places, in buses, trains, trams and even in hospitals and auditoriums, they often blare out or enjoy songs loudly. They are indifferent to their loud voices or songs which cause trouble to other fellow passengers. The teenagers fashionably use mobiles even while driving a bike or a car and cause accidents. They become so much mobile-addicted that they use it while crossing a railway track or a road. Naturally, they become victims of accidents. Sometimes, they take objectionable snapshot of someone and circulate it through MMS. They often get access to the unwanted sites through mobile internet and commits crime out of fun.
    This is a matter of grave concern. The guardians should immediately be conscious about their wards. The teenagers should be given proper counselling at school and home. The Govt. should also strictly enforce vigilant laws. (192 words)
                                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                       (own name)
(Own address & date)

2.Write a letter (within 120 words) to the Editor of an English daily expressing grave concern about the bad condition of road causing accidents in your area:
Ans.
To
The Editor
The Telegraph
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Kolkata – 700001

Sub: Bad condition of road
Sir,
       Through the Readers’ column of your esteemed journal daily, I would like to express my grievance against the bad condition of road causing accidents in our area.
       The condition of the NH 34 near Raiganj is so dreadful with so many pits and pot-holes on it that it is always a danger to the traffic. No repair was done after the rains of the last year. The stones are teething out in patches rendering the road open to accidents. Moreover, there are road materials and shops on both sides of the road leaving very little space in the middle. But the drivers of the buses, lorries, taxies and mini-buses very often try to overtake other buses and lorries and collide with one another. Hardly a day passes without a serious accident. The death toll is increasing day-by-day.
      I feel that the authorities should take necessary steps to repair the road and stop reckless driving at the same time. A public opinion should also be created through your editorial column. ( 169 words)
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                     Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                         (own name)
(own address & date)

3.Write a letter (within 120 words) to the Editor of an English daily expressing grave concern about giving punishment in educational institutions.
Ans.
To
The Editor
The Telegraph
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Kolkata – 700001

Sub: Giving punishment in educational institutions.
Sir,
     Through the Readers’ column of your esteemed journal daily, I would like to express my grievance against the continuous rise in giving corporal punishment in educational institutions.
     The practice to exercise corporal or mental punishment in educational institutions needs attention to be paid. We come across several cases of this inhuman practice through media. Educational institution is a place where green minds go to get education. When they are treated like a prisoner for any cause by the teachers in the classroom, they got a great shock and humiliation. They become terrified and their mental growth is retarded. Sometimes, the teachers cross the limit in such a way that the victims have to be hospitalised. These incidents are unexpected from the learned class of the society.
     Punishment is not the way of solution to any problem faced by the teachers. Proper education and counselling should be incorporated in the classrooms to manage the students. The concerned guardian should also be called in if necessary. Corporal punishment should be strictly banneed in the institutions. The Govt. should enforce the existing law in this regard. (182  words)
                                                                                                                    Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                        (own name)
(own address & date)

4. Write a letter  (within 120 words) to the Editor of an English daily expressing your views against the present unrest among students in different educational institutions.
Ans.
To
The Editor
The Telegraph
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Kolkata – 700001

     Sub: Present unrest among students in different educational institutions
Sir,
     Through the Readers’ column of your esteemed journal daily, I would like to express my grievance against the present unrest among students in different educational institutions.
     The recurring incidents of violence and clashes in different educational institutions are just reflections of growing unrest among students. Such incidents bring forth the dismal condition of student community. They are often seen to create havoc movement even on unethical issues such as to promote the unsuccessful students in test exams, to allow unfair means during exams, etc. They lock up the teachers inside the school for hours to fulfil their immoral demands. They do not pay due respect either to the law and order or to the teachers of their institutions. The ugly infiltration of narrow politics into academic life of students is the main cause behind it. The students often fall prey to various political leaders who mislead them to satisfy their own interests. The students are emotionally exploited by the leaders. As a result their studies are hampered.
      The political leaders are hereby requested to exclude the student community from politics so that the students and the society remain in peace and solidarity. The students at the same time must be ethical and unbiased to their demands. (206 words)
                                                                                                                     Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                         (own name)
(Own address & date)

5. Write a letter  (within 120 words) to the Editor of an English daily about the harm that is caused to the environment by the use of plastic bags and plastic cups. [HS-2005]
Ans.
To
The Editor
The Telegraph
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Kolkata – 700001

                Sub: Use of plastic bags and plastic cups
Sir,
     Through the Readers’ column of your esteemed journal daily, I would like to express my grievance about the harm that is caused to the environment by the use of plastic bags and plastic cups.
     Nowadays, plastic is used at a large scale in various forms. The most popular use of it is in the making of plastic bags and plastic cups. These are used widely to carry food materials, groceries, fish, meat, etc and to serve tea, coffee, cold-drinks, etc. Though they are light, convenient and cheap, they create serious threats to environmental balance and healthy life. They are not biodegradable. As these are made from harmful chemicals, they are not safe for health. Throwing them away carelessly here and there creates lots of problem. They stop the flow of water in the drainage system. As a result, roads remain waterlogged for days together, particularly during the rainy season. When they mixed with soil, they prevent entry of air and water into it affecting proper cultivation.
      I, therefore, appeal to the Govt. and the concerned authorities to strictly enforce the laws that have forbidden the manufacture and use of plastic bags and plastic cups. (194 words)
Yours faithfully,
(own name)

(Own address & date)


Personal                                                                   (Marks: 10 each)

1. Suppose your brother lives in a boarding school and reads nothing beyond his school books. Write a letter to him advising him to read an English newspaper daily.
Ans.
                                                                                                                               Islampur,
                                                                                                                        Uttar Dinajpur
                                                                                                                 14th January, 2012
My dear (brother’s name),
                          I am glad to learn that you have scored high marks in the last exam. It is true that class books are necessary for good results, but you also need to read a newspaper regularly.
              Nowadays you can’t keep pace with the outer world if you don’t read a newspaper on a regular basis. It gives you an all-round knowledge on variety of topics. It gives information on current events, sports, career options, job opportunities, etc. A man who does not read newspaper remains ignorant of the outer world like a frog in a narrow well. He cannot take part in talks and discussions in a learned society. Most of all, an English newspaper will increase your vocabulary and the power of comprehension which are vital to follow your English syllabus. It will help you to acquire skill in English.
         So, develop the habit of reading an English newspaper daily. It will help you in the long run. (158 words)
With love and best wishes,
                                                                                                                                        Yours affectionately,
                                                                                                                (own name)
Name & address
of brother