CBSE Class 12 English Writing Skills – Practice Test – 1
You are Mohan/Mohini, General Manager of PK Industries, Hyderabad. You need an Accountant for your company. Draft, in not more than 50 words, an advertisement to be published in ‘The Hindu’ in classified columns. (4)
As Games Teacher of Maharani Rukmini Girls School, Jodhpur, draft a notice in not more than 50 words asking all students and games coaches to return the sports and games equipment they have borrowed from the Games Store within 3 days, for annual stock-taking purposes. You are Ms Kavita Kaul.
Situation Vacant Required a qualified and experienced Accountant, efficient in handling accounts of a medium sized company. The selected applicant will be a Commerce graduate with at least 7 years experience. Apply to Mohan, General Manager, PK Industries, 74, Industrial Estate, Hyderabad -500042.
MAHARANIRUKMINI GIRLS SCHOOL, JODHPUR
26th March, 20XX
Return of Sports and Games Equipment Borrowed
All students and coaches must return any sports and games equipment borrowed like hockey sticks, tennis racquets, volleyballs, basketballs etc to the Games store by 29th March for conducting the annual stock-taking. This equipment can be re-issued after 1st April, when the stock-taking will be completed.
You are Surbhi/Saurabh of 14, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Mahim, Mumbai – 400014. Write a letter to the Station Master, Vadodara Junction, informing him about the loss of your briefcase which you realised only on alighting at Vadodara. You travelled by Gujarat Express from Mumbai Central to Vadodara Junction. (6)
Read the advertisement given below, which was published in the ‘Deccan Herald’ newspaper and write a letter applying for the job. Also give your detailed resume to be sent along with the letter. You are Sambhav Saxena of 713 / 3, Mangalore Road, Hassan.
Situation Vacant Wanted Postgraduate Teacher in Information Technology to teach Senior Secondary Classes in a reputed school in Hubli. Candidate should have a minimum of five years teaching experience. Apply to Box No. 455, c/o The Deccan Herald’, Hubli-580020.
14, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Mahim
Mumbai – 400014
1 st March, 20XX
Vadodara Junction, Vadodara -395001
Subject Loss of Briefcase
I want to bring to your notice that I lost my briefcase while travelling by Gujarat Express from Mumbai Central to Vadodara Junction on 27th February, 20XX in AC 3-Tier Compartment B3.1 noticed the loss of the briefcase only when I alighted at Vadodara Junction station at around 3 AM on 28th February, 20XX.
The briefcase is of dark brown colour, VIP make with the letters SK written on its front left corner. It contains important documents including my various certificates and a bunch of keys, besides some clothes.
Kindly make necessary inquiries and, if found, please inform me on my mobile number given below. Thanking you
713/3, Mangalore Road
Hassan – 573202
25th July, 20xx
Box no. 455
c/o ‘The Deccan Herald’
Subject Application for the Post of PG Teacher in Information Technology
With reference to your advertisement in ‘The Deccan Herald’ dated 25th July, 20XX for the post of postgraduate teacher in Information Technology to teach Senior Secondary Classes in your school, I offer my candidature for the same. If appointed, I will ensure that the students will do brilliantly in the examinations.
My CV is enclosed.
|Father’s Name||Ashok Kumar Saxena|
|Address||713/3, Mangalore Road, Hassan – 573202|
|Contact Telephone no||099149XXXXX|
|Date of Birth||2nd September, 1985|
|Educational Qualifications||Name of Exam College/Board/University||Year||Percentage|
|BCA (IT)||DCP College, Delhi University||2006||75%|
|MCA (IT)||HIT, Kolkata||2008||68%|
|Work Experience||Working as PG Teacher in Information Technology with Sriram Public School, Hassan, since July, 2008.|
|Programming Knowledge||.NET, C++, Java|
|Strengths||Excellent Communication skills, Result oriented personality|
|References|| (i) Dr P Sachdeva (Mobile 0994324321X), HOD Computer Software Department, HIT, Kolkata
(ii) Mr MS Sandhu (Mobile 0996567827X), Principal, Sriram Public School, Hassan
A lot of people use public transport like the metro trains daily. The trains are usually congested/overcrowded. Pushing, suffocation, angry faces and rumpled clothes upset travellers a lot. Write an article in 125-150 words on ‘Travelling in an Overcrowded Metro’. You are Suhani/Sushant. (10)
Adolescence (12 – 18 years of age) is thought of as the most joyful period of a student’s life. Sharmila, who represents the adolescents of today, feels that the pressure of the currently competitive environment that we live in has made this age less exciting. She expresses her thoughts in an article entitled, ‘On Being an Adolescent Today’ for the students’ page of the Sunday section of a daily newspaper. Write the article in 150-200 words.
Travelling in an Overcrowded Metro
by Sushant Dwedi
Delhi is looked at from an altogether different perspective since the inception of the Metro Rail. Lakhs of people commute daily by Metro making it the busiest public transport. Yet some people make the travelling experience annoying for others. People get very upset when they have to travel in an over-crowded Metro. Pushing, suffocation, angry faces or rumpled clothes are a common sight during the office hours. It is astonishing to observe that some people do it just for fun or for entertainment. There are constant complaints of pick-pockets and thefts. Commuters feel relieved only after getting off the train.
The defaulters are us only. Its’ high time we all should take up our responsibility and be courteous to fellow commuters. As a responsible citizen we should refrain from all kind of misbehaviour and stop others too from misbehaving. Let’s pledge to make Delhi Metro the best and the safest public transport of the country.
On Being an Adolescent Today
by Sharmila, an adolescent
My parents and elders feel that I am poor in my studies. This is resented by me ever since the day I learnt to learn. The pressure of the competitive world has doused my enthusiasm for enjoying life. My adolescence has been ruined because of the high expectations of my elders. They try to portray false
images of themselves by constantly trying to show that they are successful in their careers and expect me to do the same. They feel that I am a complete idiot when it comes to my future. They feel that I am a poor student. However, I know that there are many careers which do not require brilliance, but just some social skills. I want to become a social activist.
Contrary to expectations, my group of adolescents is very involved in various social activities like making poor school dropouts literate, helping them to get jobs etc. But my elders interfere in my activities, which restricts the development of my personality. In this world of competitiveness, too much emphasis on studies without any other activities will prevent a harmonious development of my personality.
Write a speech in 150-200 words for your school morning assembly, explaining the ‘Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya’ campaign. (10)
You have been asked to participate in a debate competition on the topic, ‘We are happier than our previous generation (our parents)’. Write a debate in favour of the motion in 150-200 words. You are Bhavna / Bishwajeet.
Respected Principal sir, honourable teachers and dear friends.
Today I, Sammer Rastogi, will inform you about the ‘Swachh Bharat – Swachh Vidyalay Abhiyaan’ initiated by our Prime Minister. A key feature of this campaign, also known as ‘Clean India: Clean Schools’, is to ensure that every school in India has a set of functioning and well maintained water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
Water, sanitation and hygiene in schools refers to a combination of technical and human development components that are necessary to produce a healthy school environment and to develop or support appropriate health and hygiene behaviours. The technical components include drinking water, hand washing, toilet and soap facilities in the school compound for use by all students and teachers. The human development components are the activities that promote conditions within the school and the practices of children that help to prevent water/hygiene and sanitation related diseases.
Having safe water, toilet and hygiene facilities in schools promotes equity. All children are equal in their right to access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, and all children gain benefits through the improved hygiene practices promoted in schools.
We are implementing it in our school. Let us join hands to make it a success.
Honourable Judges, my worthy opponents and dear students.
Today I, Bishwajeet of Class XII, will speak for the motion, ‘We are happier than our previous generation (our parents)’.
I am sure that my parents will agree with me – they did not have all the facilities which help to create an atmosphere of happiness when they were of my age. I am doing excellently in my studies – giving me immense happiness – due to the proliferation of information available over the interne^ which did not exist when my father was in Class XII. Even the large number of reference books in our school library has helped me a lot. Although my father studied in this school itself, there were hardly any reference books available in the library at that time.
Even for games, the facilities are truly wonderful. We have an Olympic standard sports arena due to the financial help given by the state government, due to which we can develop our potential for sports and games. No such arena was available 25 years ago.
Thus I am very happy and it reflects in the results I am getting in both my studies and in sports.
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