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STORY :

Last week students week was held in your school . Describe the details of the students week .

Write an essay starting with, The thunder with heavy rain made the evening cold and dark. I was enjoying the weather by sitting in the
cozy room with a warm cup of tea when there was a heavy knock at the main door. I opened the door and saw

There is an isolated building near your school. You and your friends are very curious to explore it. One day you manage to look inside
that mysterious building through a key hole. Make up an exciting story including your reactions to the building. Tell us What did you
see inside? Give general impression using sensory details. What was the mystery about? How was it solved?

Sometimes our disappointments are temporary and we realize that the restrictions imposed by our elders are beneficial for
us . Write a story on such a situation in which your displeasure on your parents constraint turned out to a blessing for you,
in disguise .

Parents are our first and most important teachers .Describe a time when you learned a valuable lesson from one of your
parents.

One day you went to your school and found windows broken , furniture scattered and people gathered outside school .Write
a narrative based on the possible happenings the night before .

Write a story which includes the following:


It was obvious that he/she never intended to keep his/ her promise .
The time I was given some bad advice.

Write about an occasion when someone made a great sacrifice to keep a best
friend.
EMAIL:
Your school had organized a concert. A total of 500 people were to attend it so that the cost of organizing it could be recovered. The day
prior to the concert your school had managed to sell only 400 tickets and the school administration was very worried. A token of 5000
Rs. was set to be given to the person who could bring more tickets. Behold! You were the hero who did it. Write an email to your friend
telling him the secret of how you managed to sell the tickets.

Your cousin who lives abroad is coming to your house next week and you have to meet her in your parents absence
.Unfortunately , you are already committed at the relevant time .Write an email to your friend describing the problem in
detail and request your friend to pick your cousin on your behalf.
Imagine that you have received an email from a friend who has recently moved to London. S/he wrote to you about his/her new school.
Write an e-mail replying, and telling him/ her about the kind of school you would like to study in. Write about
teachers rules and regulations the system of promotion from one class to another the timing of the school day.
LETTER :
You are taking part in your school's annual end-of-term performance. Write a letter to a friend telling her/him about the
performance.
In your letter you should:
tell your friend what the performance is and what part you are playing;
explain how you are preparing for the performance;
invite your friend to come to the performance.
Your letter should be between 100 and 150 words long. Any one of the pictures above may give you some ideas, but you are free
to use any ideas of your own.
You will receive up to 7 marks for the content of your letter, and up to 6 marks for the style and accuracy of your language.

The growing trend of absenteeism of students from school has greatly affected the educational atmosphere of the institutions .
Write a letter to your friend encouraging her to attend school regularly.

Most school going children face the problem of being bullied by some stronger or senior students .Write a letter to your
sibling telling a bout an incident in which a child suffered at by a bully .

You are staying in a hostel abroad . You also have a roommate , who is a very mysterious / funny person. You have also
started cooking for yourself ,though you badly need good recipes. Write a letter to your father of 200- 300 words telling
him about how you cope up with things here.
Remember to tell him about :
Your room mate .
Your experience with cooking .
How you manage to meet challenges.

Write a letter to your distant friend telling about the heavy rain hazards affecting people in your area.

Write a letter to reply your pen pal who is very inquisitive regarding your one most liked and the
other least liked ritual of your culture.

Suppose you are on a scholarship .On your return , one of your foreign friends will visit Pakistan with you.
Write a letter to your mother including following in your letter:
A brief introduction about your friend
His/er interests and eating habits
A brief plan to visit your city [name three places]
Suppose one of your internet friends want to visit you next month . Write a letter to him/er giving a brief introduction of
your city .
Include following in your letter :
Three important places to visit
Two good shopping centers
Two picnic points with some details of each place.

DEscription:

DESCRIPTIVE WRITING:
Describe two places, one your favourite indoor place and the other your favourite outdoor place.

(Remember that you are creating the atmosphere of the two locations and why they are so special

to you.)WORD COUNT : 250-300 WORDS

PLACE 1
What can be seen? What can be heard? What can be What can be What can be
felt? tasted? smelt?

Last week students week was held in your school . Describe the details of the students week .

Your parents were away for a day and you asked to take the charge of the home and look after your younger brother
.Describe how you spent the whole day and also include following details :
The place your parents had gone
Your responsibility in your parents absence
The way you manage to carry out those duties
Your feelings being the in charge for the day

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EXPRESSIVE WRITING :
Think about yourself and the kind of person you are. Describe one of the qualities that you think is best in you and is appreciated by
other people. Include: How did you develop that quality? When was the first time you realized that you had this strength? How do
you use this to help people? In case you are not using this strength of yours, how do you think you can use it in future?
Parents are our first and most important teachers .Describe a time when you learned a valuable lesson from one of your
parents.

FORMAL LETTER:
The school Principal had promised last year , to include two more extra -curricula r activities in schools
calendar .He has asked your class to suggest any two extra curricular activities. Write a letter to him to suggest ideas.
Make sure you tell him :
Two activities to be included.
Suggestions for implementations.
Benefits of the suggested activities.

You have decided to write a letter to the editor of a news paper about the problems of sewerage in your area.
You must include the followings:
Details of sewerage problems[name of the location , how it is affecting the residents , what other issues is it leading to]
Suggestions for solutions .
What benefits would come to the community.

Is there a book that you feel should be required reading for every one ? Write a letter to your school authorities persuading
them to make to make it a part of school curriculum.

A sports competition is being held to raise funds for scholarship for needy but brilliant students .Write a letter to an
important public figure inviting him/er as a chief guest.
You must include the followings:
Mention time and venue.
Explain the cause in detail .
Give the background of needy students.

PERSUASIVE WRITING:
Sometimes our disappointments are temporary and we realize that the restrictions imposed by our elders are beneficial for
us . Do you believe in this philosophy? Support your argument with supportive details.

SUGGESTIONS FOR A BOOK:

The right to read, like all rights guaranteed or implied within our constitutional tradition, can be used wisely or foolishly. In many ways, education is an effort to
improve the quality of choices open to all students. But to deny the freedom of choice in fear that it may be unwisely used is to destroy the freedom itself. For
this reason, we respect the right of individuals to be selective in their own reading. But for the same reason, we oppose efforts of individuals or groups to limit
the freedom of choice of others or to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community at large.

The right of any individual not just to read but to read whatever he or she wants to read is basic to a democratic society. This right is based on an assumption
that the educated possess judgment and understanding and can be trusted with the determination of their own actions. In effect, the reader is freed from the
bonds of chance. The reader is not limited by birth, geographic location, or time, since reading allows meeting people, debating philosophies, and
experiencing events far beyond the narrow confines of an individual's own existence.

In selecting books for reading by young people, English teachers consider the contribution which each work may make to the education of the reader, its
aesthetic value, its honesty, its readability for a particular group of students, and its appeal to adolescents. English teachers, however, may use different works
for different purposes. The criteria for choosing a work to be read by an entire class are somewhat different from the criteria for choosing works to be read by
small groups.

For example, a teacher might select John Knowles' A Separate Peace for reading by an entire class, partly because the book has received wide critical
recognition, partly because it is relatively short and will keep the attention of many slow readers, and partly because it has proved popular with many students
of widely differing abilities. The same teacher, faced with the responsibility of choosing or recommending books for several small groups of students, might
select or recommend books as different as Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Jack Schaefer's Shane, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of
Ivan Denisovitch, Pierre Boulle's The Bridge over the River Kwai, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, or Paul Zindel's The Pigman, depending upon the
abilities and interests of the students in each group.
And the criteria for suggesting books to individuals or for recommending something worth reading for a student who casually stops by after class are different
from selecting material for a class or group. But the teacher selects, not censors, books. Selection implies that a teacher is free to choose this or that work,
depending upon the purpose to be achieved and the student or class in question, but a book selected this year may be ignored next year, and the reverse.
Censorship implies that certain works are not open to selection, this year or any year.

Wallace Stevens once wrote, "Literature is the better part of life. To this it seems inevitably necessary to add, provided life is the better part of literature."
Students and parents have the right to demand that education today keep students in touch with the reality of the world outside the classroom. Much of classic
literature asks questions as valid and significant today as when the literature first appeared, questions like "What is the nature of humanity?" "Why do people
praise individuality and practice conformity?" "What do people need for a good life?" and "What is the nature of the good person?" But youth is the age of
revolt. To pretend otherwise is to ignore a reality made clear to young people and adults alike on television and radio, in newspapers and magazines. English
teachers must be free to employ books, classic or contemporary, which do not lie to the young about the perilous but wondrous times we live in, books which
talk of the fears, hopes, joys, and frustrations people experience, books about people not only as they are but as they can be. English teachers forced through
the pressures of censorship to use only safe or antiseptic works are placed in the morally and intellectually untenable position of lying to their students about
the nature and condition of mankind.

The teacher must exercise care to select or recommend works for class reading and group discussion. One of the most important responsibilities of the
English teacher is developing rapport and respect among students. Respect for the uniqueness and potential of the individual, an important facet of the study
of literature, should be emphasized in the English class. Literature classes should reflect the cultural contributions of many minority groups in the United
States, just as they should acquaint students with contributions from the peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

REPORT WRITING:
Suggested Format
Step 1: The first part is as follows (Just
suggestion, no harm to follow):

To: __________________
From: ________________
Subject: ______________
Date: ________________
Step 2: Address the receiver, write down the
name of principal and the school as
well.
Next line, write down the name
of the sender
Step 4: Next two lines, the subject and
date of the report.

Write your report in sections or


paragraphs.
End your report with a clear
ending, by making an inference/
suggestion.
Lastly, sign your report on the
left-hand side. You may include
your post if you have one.
Section A: Directed Writing
Many of your schoolmates are not interested in sports. You have carried out a survey on the reasons for their lack of
interest. Based on your findings, write a report to the Principal regarding the matter. In your report, give reasons for the lack of
interest in sports and provide suggestions to overcome the problem.
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