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CBSE Class 12 English Writing Skills – Practice Test – 2
Your friend Isha Gulati has invited you to attend a play in which she will be performing. You cannot attend it as you have your brother’s wedding on the same day. Write a polite letter in not more than 50 words, expressing your inability to attend the play and give her your best wishes. You are Nisha/Nishant of 27, Rajpura Colony, Delhi. (4)
You want to hire a Social Science teacher to coach your daughter in Class X, who is weak in this subject. Draft a suitable advertisement in not more than 50 words to be inserted in the classified columns of ‘The Hindu’ giving all necessary details.You are Ms Manisha Malik, 102 Gandhi Colony, Davangere.
27, Rajpura Colony
20th May, 20XX
Thanks a lot for inviting me to see your play. I know its a big day for you. However, I regret my inability to come as I have my brother’s wedding on the same day.
I wish I could make it and see you performing on the stage. Please accept my best wishes.
WANTED SOCIAL SCIENCE TEACHER
Wanted a Social Science teacher, preferably female, for individually coaching a student of 10th Standard. Candidate must have a Master’s Degree in any branch of Social Science with a minimum 2 years of coaching experience or as a teacher in a reputed school. Contact Ms Man isha Malik, 102 Gandhi Colony, Davangere. (Mobile 097653XXXXX)
You are Shrishti/Sashwat of 16, Civil Lines, Patna. You have seen an advertisement in ‘The Hindustan Times’ for the post of Event Manager in Whizcraft Pvt Ltd. Apply for the job with complete bio-data. Write in 125-150 words. (6)
You are Sarvesh Mathur of 101, MG Road, Nampally, Hyderabad. Recently you bought a Wide Screen LED TV set from ‘Sunil Traders’, 83, Gopalan Market, Secunderabad. The TV developed a problem within a month of purchase. Write a letter to the dealer giving details of the nature of the problem and asking them to rectify the defect or replace the set.
16, Civil Lines
13th March, 20XX
The Human Resource Manager
Whizcraft Private Limited
3V building, Churchgate Road
Subject Application for the Post of Event Manager
In response to your advertisement in ‘The Hindustan Times’ dated 12th March, 20XX, I wish to apply for the post of Event Manager in your reputed organisation. I have a post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from a reputable institution. In addition, I have a total experience of 6 years in event management. Currently, I am working as a Head Event Manager in a well-known company. Also, I am ready to relocate to Mumbai.
I am enclosing my bio-data and attested copies of my certificates.
Enclosed : Bio-data and attested copies of certificates
|Date of Birth||16th March, 19XX|
|Father’s Name||Mr Brijesh Patel|
|Current Address||16, Civil Lines Patna-800008|
|Educational Qualification|| HSC (ASDF Board) 2001 Commerce Stream SSC (ASDF Board) 2003 Commerce Stream B.A. (P) (Delhi University)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication (FGH University)
|Work Experience||6 years of work experience in the event industry.
-Rich Exposure of working in the field of Events, Exhibitions, & Promotions. -Proficient in organising B2B conferences, training programmes, & exhibitions
|Prizes and Awards||Won gold medal in graduation for highest score, Won award for best management of UN Meet event in Patna|
|Other Skills||Well-versed in English and Hindi, Knowledge of MS Office, Knowledge or handling Accounts and Book Keeping.|
|Salary Expected||4.5-5 lac p.a.|
101, MG Road, Nampally
Hyderabad – 500001
24th October, 20XX
M/s Sunil Traders
83, Gopalan Market
Secunderabad – 500007
Subject New TV set is defective
I regret to inform you that the 73 cm Wide Screen LED TV set I purchased 20 days ago from your shop has become defective with the pictures not visible clearly – they appear defocused. The TV set is within the guarantee period and must be repaired immediately or replaced. The invoice of the TV is numbered ST/466/20XX dated 4th October, 20XX.
I am also surprised that such a premium model TV set has become defective so quickly.
Recently the success of the Indian space mission to Mars was in the news. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Mangalyaan a feather in India’s Cap. You are Saroj/Sameer. (10)
Children living in cities nowadays do not play outdoors much because they are too busy with other attractions like computer / mobile games or watching television programmes. Write a speech in 150-200 words for the morning assembly highlighting the need and value of outdoor games. You are Sameer / Saira.
Mangalyaan a Feather in India’s Cap
Mangalyaan is truly a feather in the cap for India’s scientists! On September 23, 20XX, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan) successfully reached the position from where it entered Martian orbit. It had travelled 10 months, covering a distance of 661 million km to achieve this. ISROscientistsdidallthe manoeuvring with great skills. They pre-programmed its entry into Martian orbit, for which the command was in the satellite itself. This feat, executed with immaculate precision, was the result of a frugal innovation.
Mangalyaan’s cost is approximately one-tenth of the $670 million that NASA spent on its Maven explorer. European Space Agency’s Mars Express Orbiter cost about $386 million. ISRO minimised expenses by using relatively small rockets because of the low designed, engineered and procured scientific payload, about 15 kg, compared to Maven’s 65 kg.
The mission is a marvel not only in space science but also in project management. All aspects—cost, schedule and quality, have been met with excellence The Mangalyaan team consisting of 14 members has set a benchmark in project management, which-calls for close coordination between every functional area of management. It highlights India’s success sutra in the 21st century – innovation management. ’
Respected Principal sir, honourable teachers and my dear friends.
Today, I, Saira of Class XII – C, will speak on the need and value of outdoor games during the schooldays.
Nowadays we rarely see children playing in the streets or parks neartheir homes. Hardly 20 years ago, in the evenings we could see groups of boys and girls playing in the streets and parks. They were running and jumping, playing badminton or cricket, and so on.
However, we should know that outdoor games and sports are essential for children. Play plus recreation and education go side by side. A sound mind resides in a sound body. A child with a strong body and fresh mind works harder than a student with a frail body and tired mind. Sports and co-curricular activities go to a long way in moulding the personality of an individual.
In contrast, today’s children waste their time on watching TV or playing video games, neglecting their studies in the bargain. This puts more strain on the eyes, causing such habits to become health hazards.
So let us go back to playing outdoor games and build a healthy mind and body.
You have heard that soon Delhi would be a free Wi-fi enabled city. Write a debate in favour of or against the motion ‘Delhi Should be a Free Wi-fi Enabled City’ in 150-200 words. You are Naisha/Nikunj. (10)
The news channels on TV give us instant news from every part of the world. But the importance of the newspaper remains intact. Write a speech for the morning assembly in 150-200 words expressing your views on ‘The Relevance of Newspapers., You are Kamal/ Kamla.
Respected Judges, Principal, teachers and my dear friends.
I, Naisha Kapoor, strongly oppose the motion, ‘Delhi should be a Free Wi-fi Enabled City,. Instead I feel the funds should be properly used to help the needy, to build proper roads and for providing better supply of water and electricity. Wi-fi all over the city will increase cyber crime and financial thefts, also compromising the privacy of many people. Moreovers, we all know that radiation emitted affect the health of human as well as animals.
In my opinion, a person who can afford a smart phone can very well afford the cost of internet too. Enabling citizens with free medical services, giving better pension, opening more orphanages and government schools would help citizens far more than free Wi-fi would. Many foreign countries already have this facility, but then their citizens have much better amenities than we have. So, I firmly believe that giving free Wi-fi will not solve the core purpose of the state, but would only increase crime.
Respected Principal sir, honourable teachers and my dear friends.
Today, I, Kamal of Class XII, will speak on the relevance of newspaper in this modern age.
Newspapers are important for everyone, whether he is rich or poor, politician or social activist, businessman or employee of a company. Reading the newspaper in the morning is a very good habit. Due to advancement of time and technology and world events, newspapers have become very important in our day to day life.
It is true that the Electronic Media is very popular in current times. Television gives us breaking news from morning to evening. Although a .number of news channels are ready to give us news, but they cannot take place of the newspaper for depth of coverage, editor’s opinions and various features which are part of every newspaper. After waking up in the morning, one feels the necessity of looking at the newspaper, as it gives the complete idea of different types of information on all topics and makes us aware of what is happened in far off areas also.
In the rural areas, where electricity may not be available when we need it, the newspaper is the best means of knowledge and information.
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