You are Sunidhi Prakash, the Vice Captain of Brilliant Vidyalaya, Barra, Kanpur. You have recently noticed several posters around your school premises conveying a hazardous message: - English - Language and Literature

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You are Sunidhi Prakash, the Vice Captain of Brilliant Vidyalaya, Barra, Kanpur. You have recently noticed several posters around your school premises conveying a hazardous message:

Lose weight in just a month!
“A WONDER DIET comes to your rescue…
A privilege available for only a few!”

Write a letter to the Editor of The DWA, in not more than 120 words, drawing attention towards harm caused by such advertising. Propose the implementation of “Wholesome Lunch Month’ in schools as an idea to address such practices, mention the advantages and share suggestions to foster healthy eating routines and develop positive body image among youngsters.

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Solution

Brilliant Vidyalaya,
Barra,
Kanpur. 
25th April, 2021

The Editor,
The DWA,
Kanpur.

Subject: Need for Promoting Healthy Eating Routines

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter to draw your attention to the increase in adverts promoting hazardous diets promising quick weight loss. I have been noticing several such ads promising fast weight loss around my school. They not only create the false impression that thin is beautiful but also trigger eating disorders among young people. I know many students in my school who have fallen prey to such dangerous diets. They despise their body and show desperation to lose weight. Unfortunately, by adopting such inadequate diets, they are depriving their body of essential nutrients. This affects their health and subjects them to various ailments.

I would like to propose the idea of implementing "Wholesome Lunch Month" for all school students to counter the implications of such misleading advertisements. I feel that schools should celebrate Wholesome Lunch Months to create awareness among students about including all essential nutrients in their diet. If your newspaper can promote such campaigns, more and more schools will come forward to implement them in their campus. Such programs will make children aware of the dangers of adopting these crash diets and encourage them to start eating healthy again.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours truly,
Sunidhi Prakash,
Vice Captain of Brilliant Vidyalaya,
Barra, Kanpur.

Notes

Marking Scheme

FORMAT – 1 mark

NOTE - full credit if all aspects are included. Partial credit (½ mark) if one-two aspects are missing. No credit if more than two aspects are missing.

Note for given descriptors - Dedicated marks at a level are to be awarded only if ALL descriptors match. If one or more descriptors do not match, the marks are awarded at a level lower.

CONTENT - 2 marks

  • 2 marks
    • All points included
    • Well-developed with sustained clarity
  • 1½ marks
    • Almost all points incorporated
    • Reasonably well-developed
  • 1 mark
    • Some points incorporated
    • Fair attempt at developing ideas with some impact on clarity of response
  • ½ mark
    • Most of the points of the given task not incorporated
    • Limited awareness of task development

ORGANISATION OF IDEAS - 1 mark

1 mark - Consistent with a frequent display of the listed parameters.

  • Highly effective style capable of conveying the ideas convincingly with appropriate layout of a formal letter viz. addresses, salutation, subscription, and ending
  • Carefully structured content with organised paragraphing presented cohesively.
  • Highly effective register (formal tone, tense, and vocabulary), relevant and appropriate sentences for conveying the ideas precisely and effectively.

½ mark - Limited display of listed parameters.

  • Inconsistent style, expression sometimes awkward, layout barely accurate.
  • Poor sequencing of ideas; often sporadically clear and related to the given topic in an attempt to maintain a general overall cohesion. Displays disjointed portions, exhibiting a lack of coherence of ideas.
  • Range of vocabulary is limited but manages to convey, largely, the overall meaning and the purpose of the writing. A large portion of vocabulary copied from question.

ACCURACY - 1 mark

1 mark

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar consistently/largely accurate, with occasional minor errors, that do not impede communication.

½ mark

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar display some errors spread across, causing minor impediments to the message communicated.

No credit

  • Frequent errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar, impeding communication.
Concept: Letter Writing
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  • Accommodation details
  • Food facility and provision for online booking.

You are Rohit/Rohini of A-45, Pitampura, Delhi. You observed that the subways in Delhi are seldom used by pedestrians who are always trying to cut across traffic. You have decided to write a letter to the editor of 'Hindustan Times' highlighting the dire need of creating awareness about it. Based on the points given along with your own ideas write a letter in 100-120 words.

  • infrastructure unutilised
  • pedestrians prone to accidents
  • accumulation of stagnant water/garbage in subways
  • need for improvement and regular cleanliness under proper supervision.

Write a letter to the librarian, City Library, in not more than 120 words, for purchase and addition of popular fiction and non-fiction titles in Braille and also the intake of audiobooks, to promote inclusion. You are an NGO employee, from the same city. You may use ideas from Unit 2: Education, along with your own ideas to write this letter.


You are a sports scout. Write a letter to the Governor of your region, drawing attention to the need for creating and upgrading sport facilities and following practices to enable the local/indigenous sporting talent from your city, to hone their skills. Include specific recommendations. Write the letter in not more than 120 words using ideas from Unit 1: Health and Medicine, along with your own.

* A person who uses their expertise and knowledge of the sport to identify potential talent and recruit individuals who can contribute to the team's success.


You are Anita/Anil of Panday Park. You recently worked on a school project on the powerful impact of media in promoting national integration. Write a letter to the editor of The Hindu, sharing your views on the role of media-word limit 100-120 words.


As Armaan Khan, the School Literary Captain of Ujjwal Academy, Old City, Kiladerabad, you believe that languages can help bridge regional divides and promote unity.

Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily, in about 120 words, suggesting the introduction of an online regional language learning programme managed and run by student councils and language clubs in the city. The programme aims to help residents who have recently relocated to a new region in picking up the local language organically. Share the importance and credibility of such a programme and suggest a feasible way to execute it along with possible activities.


When you think about your city, you feel proud of its historical monuments, places of cultural interest, shopping centres and beautiful parks. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a national daily expressing your views on 'Your City'. Also, suggest ways to increase footfall to these places like the government's recent initiative of free entry to all historical monuments on the occasion 75th Independence Day.

You are Sangeeta/Sanjay, 45 Vijay Nagar, Delhi. (Word limit 100-120 words) 


You are Ankit/Ankita of Mahavir Public School, Delhi. You have seen an advertisement in “The Times of India’ regarding the starting of new batches of 'Astronomy Club’ by the National Science Centre. You wish to join the club. Write a letter to the Director, enquiring about the venue, duration, fee-structure, activities, etc. (Word limit 100-125 words)


Technology today is an effective and convenient means of learning.

TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
PROS CONS
Improves engagement and retention. Distracting
Promotes interactive collaborative learning Reduces problem solving skills
Prepares students for the future Reduces direct peer interaction
Reduces costs Expensive to maintain
Promotes technological skills Information may not be authentic
Provides current information Communication

You are Meera/Vaibhav and would like to share your views on the pros and cons of technology in education.

Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper expressing your views in about 100-120 words.


You are Rita/Rahul, you purchased a T.V. set from Capital Electronics. However after a month the T.V. set stopped working properly. The volume could not be adjusted and the screen kept going dark. 

Write a letter of complaint to the Manager of the store asking them to send a technician and if required replace the T.V. set since it was within warranty period.


Draft a letter to the editor of a renowned daily in 120-150 words on the need to keep our surroundings clean to avoid outbreaks of common diseases like malaria and dengue. You are Bharat/Bharati.

Use the given cues along with your own ideas to compose this letter.


You are Anil/Anita of Vasant Road, Lucknow. You saw the given advertisement in the newspaper and wish to apply for the position advertised. Write a letter of application in 120-150 words, along with a detailed biodata.

Credence. Pvt. Ltd.

Required: Food Technologist

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

2 years degree/diploma in Food Technology, having minimum 2 years Lab experience.

Competency in basic computer skills.

Send your bio-data within 10 days to Manager, Credence Pvt. Ltd., Hazratganj, Lucknow.

For further details, check our web site - www.credence.com.


You are a resident of Pranihar Colony and a member of the Resident Welfare Association. During your morning walks, you have noticed that the parks are in dismal condition. Due to neglect, the parks are no longer safe for residents or children to play. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in about 120-150 words, expressing your views on the situation and suggest ways of improving and maintaining the park. You are Satish/Sunaina, member RWA. Use the given cues along with your ideas to compose this letter.

Reasons for Neglect

  • Unpruned trees
  • No dustbins
  • Stray dogs
  • Lack of security

Efforts to be taken

  • Regular maintenance
  • Removal of broken benches
  • Security tightened
  • Waste bins

You are Prerna Seth, you saw the given advertisement in the newspaper and wish to apply for the position advertised.

Dimla Pvt. Ltd.

Required - an accountant with a minimum of 5 years experience.

Lob Responsibilities - prepare salaries, accounts, and the record of income and expenditure.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications - B.Com., C.A. with knowledge of computers, especially Excel.

Send your bio-data within 10 days to Rajiv Arora, Personnel Manager, Dimla Pvt. Ltd., Nehru Enclave, Indore.

Write a letter to The Managing Director, Dimla Pvt. Ltd., along with your bio-data, expressing your interest in the situation vacant.


The newspapers today have full-page advertisements promoting luxury items. With the increase in consumerism, people find it difficult to resist and soon find themselves trapped in a world of social one-upmanship. Write a letter to the editor expressing your views on the consequences of this consumerism, giving suggestions on how to control this habit. You are Renu/Rajan. Use the given cues along with your own ideas to compose this letter.

Consequences

  • trapped in a competitive world
  • social acceptability
  • living beyond budgets
  • mental trauma

Solutions

  • responsible role of media
  • make informal decisions

Mitali Kedia sees the following advertisement and wishes to apply for the position advertised. Write a letter of application in 120-150 words, along with a detailed bio-data.

Skill Development Institute

  • Requires Part-time Trainers for Computers/Car Mechanics
  • The applicant must be professionally qualified.
  • Must be competent in basic computer skills.
  • Experience-minimum 5 years as a trainer.

Apply within 10 days to the Director, Skill Development Institute, Meerut.


A survey reveals that advertisements impact both young and old. They are lured by the discounted prices and the promises made by the product manufacturers. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing your views in 120-150 wards on how advertisements may mislead consumers and give suggestions on how they can make informed decisions. You are Carol/Philip. You may use the given input.

Advertisements

–Read with care

  • Inaccurate facts
  • Exaggerate features
  • Heavy discounts
  • Promote products with unproven value
  • Distract with visuals

Mansi/Manu of Viewside Road, Kanpur, sees the following advertisement in 'The Everyday News' and decides to apply for the job of Marketing Executive. Write a letter of application along with the bio-data in 120-150 words to the Personnel Manager, India Book House, Mall Road, Kanpur.

India Book House

– Requires Marketing Executive

Qualification:

  • Graduate in Marketing and Sales
  • Experience 3-5 years
  • Fluency in English and Local language
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills Job requirement.
  • Setting targets and timelines
  • Supervising sales

You are concerned about the increase in the number of incidents taking place on poorly lit roads in your city. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national daily expressing your views and suggesting solutions. You are Hamida/Hamid. You may use the cues given below.

BE SAFE

  • Poorly lit roads
  • Do not travel alone at night
  • Be alert of your surroundings
  • Road accidents-hit and run incidents
  • Petty crimes – snatching valuables at knifepoint

You are Anita/Andrew of B-15, M. G. Road, Jammu. You read the advertisement for an Accounts Officer in the local newspaper and wish to apply for the same. Write a letter of application in 120-150 words along with your bio-data.

World Solutions Delhi - Requires Accounts Officer

Qualification - B.Com.

Experience - Minimum 2 years

Job Requirement - Maintaining books of accounts, preparation of Balance Sheets

Knowledge of basic computer skills

Apply to:

Managing Director
World Solutions
Galaxy Building
Geetanjali Enclave
New Delhi


A survey reveals that most of the health issues faced by teenagers are related to excessive use of gadgets. You are concerned about this. Write a letter to the editor of ‘Navbharat Times’ in 120-150 words expressing your views on the topic. Offer solutions. You are Mala/Mohan of M. G. Road, Jhansi. You may use the cues given below.

Gadgets And Health

Problems

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Social isolation
  • Emotional disorders

Solutions

  • Disciplined use of gadgets
  • Spend family time
  • Follow an exercise routine

Anita/Amit of Civil Lines, Kanpur, sees the following advertisement in ‘The World News’ and decides to apply for the job of Sales Manager in a reputed export house. Write an application along with your resume in 120-150 words to the Personnel Manager, Dezine Furniture Exports, Kanpur.

Dezine Furniture Exports: requires a Sales Manager

Qualification: B.Corn

Experience: 3-5 years

Job requirement: Managing executives, setting targets and timelines.

Apply to:

The Personnel Manager
Dezine Furniture Exports
Tara Deep
Kanpur


Letter writing.

Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Write a letter to your friend describing the details of the vacation.


Letter Writing

In your locality, dirty gutters are overflowing. It has made the hygienic conditions of the area very poor. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper bringing to the notice of the public the above-mentioned matter and its harmful effects. Suggest some possible solutions.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Letter Writing

In your locality, dirty gutters are overflowing. It has made the hygienic conditions of the area very poor. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper bringing to the notice of the public the above-mentioned matter and its harmful effects. Suggest some possible solutions.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Mr and Mrs Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of their daughter's twenty-first birthday, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time, and venue in about 50 words.


The street lights of your locality are not functioning properly leaving stretches of dark/blind spots at night. Due to this problem, chain and mobile snatching incidents have increased.
Write a letter to the editor of a local daily, in about 120 words, expressing your concern at the situation and suggesting measures to resolve the problem and drawing attention of the concerned authorities. You are Tamay Saroha/Gauri Saroha of 709, Gold Apartments, Prem Vihar, Amar Nagar.


As Sarla Mehta/Santosh Mehta of 983, Sterling Apartments, Vikas Nagar, you believe in the importance of staying fit and exercising. Your society does not have an open gym in the premises. Write a letter to the RWA of your society, in about 120 words, requesting them to set up an open gym in the garden area where residents can exercise, emphasizing upon the importance of staying fit and healthy.


Imagine you are Shivam/Shivangi Patil residing at 47 Raman Baugh, Satara. Read the following poster and attempt any one of the following letters:

Developing Writing Skills

  • Read prose and poetry lessons purposefully and loudly.
  • Enrich your vocabulary by reading newspapers and story books.
  • Try to converse in simple English with your friends and teachers.
  • Write down new words and find out their meanings from the dictionary.
  • Write your thoughts, ideas and feelings neatly in your own words.
  • Review your studies regularly.

Poster prepared by:
The Incharge,
Eng. Club, Satara

Write a letter to your friend who is not doing well in English. Advise him/her to study well. Make use of the points given in the poster.
* Add your own points.


Imagine you are Shivam/Shivangi Patil residing at 47 Raman Baugh, Satara. Read the following poster and attempt any one of the following letters:

Developing Writing Skills

  • Read prose and poetry lessons purposefully and loudly.
  • Enrich your vocabulary by reading newspapers and story books.
  • Try to converse in simple English with your friends and teachers.
  • Write down new words and find out their meanings from the dictionary.
  • Write your thoughts, ideas and feelings neatly in your own words.
  • Review your studies regularly.

Poster prepared by:
The Incharge,
Eng. Club, Satara

Write a letter to The Club incharge, English Club, Satara, thanking him for giving poster of 'Developing Writing Skills'. Also, assure him the tips and guidance in the poster are useful to every English Learners.

  • Add your own points.

Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Letter Writing

In your locality, dirty gutters are overflowing. It has made the hygienic conditions in the area very poor. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper bringing to the notice of the public the above-mentioned matter and its harmful effects. Suggest some possible solutions.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Letter writing.

Send a formal letter of invitation in 50 words to Dr. Mehra, noted novelist and educationist, to speak on, 'The Importance of Books'. You are Lena/Sanjay, Secretary, Literary Club, S. S. Public School. Mention the day, date, time and venue.


Informal Letter -

Write a letter to your friend describing the details of the vacation.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Letter Writing

In your locality, dirty gutters are overflowing. It has made the hygienic conditions of the area very poor. write a letter to the editor of a newspaper bringing to the notice of the public the above-mentioned matter and its harmful effects. Suggest some possible solutions.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Letter Writing

In your locality, dirty gutters are overflowing. It has made the hygienic conditions of the area very poor. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper bringing to the notice of the public the above-mentioned matter and its harmful effects. Suggest some possible solutions.


Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal of Pushp Farms, Kolkata, are hosting a party on the occasion of the twenty-first birthday of their daughter, Vinita. Write a letter of invitation to Sonakshi, their niece, giving details of the date, time and venue in about 50 words.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


Write a letter to the curator of the museum seeking permission for a school visit.


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