CBSE Class 10 English Assignment - Article Writing (1). Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practice them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.
Articles and speeches express the personal opinion of the writer and present
information on a variety of themes.
1. Write the HEADING/TITLE at the top.
2. Write the name of the writer below it.
3. Split your subject matter into 3-4 paragraphs.
(i) Paragraph-1: Introduction-briefly tell what the Article is about, giving some
startling fact or quotation to arouse interest.
(ii)Paragraph-2&3: Develop the cause and effect of the problem. Give example to
support your views. Compare and contrast.
(iii)Paragraph-4:Conclusion.Briefly offer suggestions and solutions to improve
the situation. Predictions and personal observation may be included.
4. Systematic presentation of ideas is a must.
5. Pay attention to grammatical accuracy and use of good vocabulary.
6. Use sentence linkers to ensure continuity- e.g. firstly, finally, moreover, etc.
7. Remove irrelevant information and repetition.
8. Follow word limit (150-200 words)
Write a good ending:
In an article, it's better to give the readers something to think about, perhaps by
asking them another question or giving them a call to action. Often, the best endings
link back to the starting point in some way. Use of quotes, slogans, couplets may be
incorporated as per the requirement and relevance.
Common mistakes students make in articles
The language is too formal and more suited to essays. Avoid words like: to
sum up, some people say, nevertheless, on one hand etc.
They don't use quotes or examples.
They either use not enough, or too many, questions. The questions, called
rhetorical questions because they don't require an answer, shouldn't be
more than one per paragraph. Some examples are:
Have you ever ……..?
What do you think about ……..?
Are you one of those people who think that ……?
What would life be like if ……?
Will the future bring us ….. ?
A direct, rhetorical question in the first paragraph will make readers want to
find out the answer.
Manage time while writing an article. You should not cross the word limit
and spoil your precious time.
Use CODER to finally write your article. (Explained in the MCB of Class – IX)
DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS: (5 marks)
FORMAT: (Title &writer’s name) 1mark
CONTENT: (2 marks)
FLUENCY AND ACCURACY: (2 marks)
(Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spellings
Coherence and relevance of ideas and style )
Women walk long distances to fetch water in certain parts of the country. There is not
only scarcity of water but water in most places is also contaminated. Using the hints
given below together with your own ideas, write an article in about 125 words on the
scarcity of clean drinking water, suggesting ways to improve the situation.
Scarcity of clean drinking water
Women travel long distances in certain areas like Rajasthan and Gujrat to fetch
Contamination of water
Awareness of clean drinking water habits
Water harvesting/water conservation
Water is the biggest crisis facing India in terms of spread and severity. With 20%
of the world’s population, India must meet its water needs with just five percent of the
globe’s available supply. The situation has reached the nadir because of dwindling
water-supply, rapidly rising population and changing lifestyles.
Groundwater, which is the main source of drinking water, has been heavily
overused. Moreover, it is polluted due to overuse of pesticides and chemicals in
agriculture. River water, too, is contaminated and rendered unfit for drinking, due to
discharge of effluents from industry and domestic sewage.
To provide permanent relief against water woes, the government must prepare a
concrete plan of action. Awareness drives to educate users about water use should be
carried on. Rain water, a free source of nearly pure water, must be harvested. The bitter
irony is that large swathes of the east and northeast are flooded annually, killing
hundreds and displacing millions, but schemes to link- rivers that would relocate the
water to where it is needed the most have remained only on paper. These schemes
should be implemented without delay.
Only a healthy nation can make a headway and it is imperative to make every
serious effort to make its citizens healthy and fit. This can only be possible if a concerted
effort is made with gravity.
Q1.Over the past few years there has been constant rise in Coaching Institutes and
private tuition centers all over India .Write an article in about 150-200 words
highlighting the exploitation of young minds that seek sincere counseling and
proper direction. You are Mahesh/Mita a student of class IX of Kendriya Vidyalaya,
Q.2. Students spend a lot of time in front of the TV. They watch advertisements selling
various consumer products targeted at children. As a result, children demand the
clothes, shoes, food etc. advertised on the TV.
TV Advertisements and Children
A flood of new TV advertisements leaves no doubt that children are a major focus of
advertisers. In April-May of 2002 an estimated 35% of all TV ads were using
children to attract consumer interest and a large proportion were targeting the child
According to our findings, almost 75% children in 8-15 age group say they want to
own products advertised on TV. Asked to name their ten favorite ads, they named
detergent and even airline ads rather than ads for toys, games, sweets or food
Using the information provided here and using your own ideas, write an
article for school magazine in about 125 words.
Q.3.You are Upasana Dutta, President of ‘Save the Child Foundation’. You are a social
activist working for the welfare of children in the developing world. As you travel to
many developing countries, you have collected the following facts and then you
decide to write an article to highlight the problem related to childhood. Using the
information given below and your own ideas, write the article. (word limit: 100 to
In the developing world, more than one in three children do not have adequate
shelter, one in five children does not have access to safe water and one in seven has
no access to health services.
As many as 120 million children, majority of them girls, do not attend school.
Two million children under the age of five die every year because they are not
immunized with routine, commonplace vaccine.
If just 0.5 percent of global military spending were diverted to immunization, every
child in the world could be immunized for the next decade.
Q.4.While reading the newspaper, the following news item caught your attention.
Lucknow, 25th July 2016
Cut out the junk food
More worrisome than addictions like cigarettes, alcohol, drug abuse or even excessive
tea or coffee which would earn a social frown, junk food addiction not only has the
sanction but it is not even considered worthy worrying about. Yet this addiction to junk
food is a habit that invites a host of diseases ranging from obesity, diabetes, heart
disease, cancer, arthritis, lethargy, anaemia and depression among others. The problem
is that the onset of this addiction is very slow, almost like, committing slow suicide, a
little bit every-day.
Using the information given above and adding up your ideas write an article for
your school magazine on junk food addiction, sharing your concern. Remember, you are
Jiya/Jay, the School Captain of your school. (word limit: 100-125
Q.5.You are Sachin/Saumya, a student of AMA School, you are assigned a lot of homework.
This makes you feel tired and depressed and you are not able to do out- door
activities. Write an article on the consequences of excessive home- work, using your
own ideas and the information which you have got in the MCB unit ‘Education’.
Q.6.India, as a tourist destination, has been attracting foreign tourists but incidents like
misbehavior and misconduct with them have created a bad impression about our
country. You feel concerned about it and decide to write an article about how can
we, as true citizens of the country, help in improving the image of the country. By
using your own ideas and the ideas shared in the MCB unit Travel & Tourism, write
Q.7. The greatest strength of our country is our unity amidst diversity. In the present
world environment it is important to strengthen the unity of the country and so you
decide to write an article on the need of standing united as a nation. Using your own
ideas and the information shared in the MCB unit- ‘National Integration’ write the
article in about 100-125 words.
Q.8“ BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO “ is a tri-ministerial effort that aims at empowering
the girl child Despite sustained social mobilization and awareness campaigns, the drop-outs
of girls in school education is truly a discourage one. Write a letter to the editor of National
Daily highlighting the problems plaguing girl child education.
Q.9 How much touted campaign “ Make in India” launched by our honourble prime
minister will provide employment opportunities to millions of Indians. It compels the
innovations in science and technology. Write a letter to the editor highlighting the salient
features of this campaign.
Q.10 Tourism is an industry which not only generates foreign revenue but also creates a
plethora of employment opportunities. In spite of having rich treasures of historical
heritage, India is lagging behind in projecting itself as a global tourist destination. Write a
letter to the Editor of a National Daily about the reasons for the grim state of tourism and
suggest ways and means to promote tourism.
Q.11 India is one land embracing a multitude of castes, creed, color, conviction, culture,
cuisine, costume and customs; yet we are one. The real strength lies in its unity in
diversity. India is celebrating its diversity, but each part, each region, each state is
constantly working for the unity and integrity of the nation. Write an article for the school
magazine “I love my India”.
Q.12 India is the victim of recurring terrorist attacks. Attack on Taj Hotel in Mumbai,-
Parliament House- Akshradham in Gujarat- Lumbini park in Hyderabad- and recent
Pathankot attacks. It is clearly understood our country is very much prone to terrorist
attacks. Hence Government and people should work in tandem to protect the Nation.
Vigilant citizen can avert major tragedies‟- You are askedto speak in the morning
assembly on the topic “ the role of youth in combatting terrorism” .
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