CBSE Class 10 English Assignment - Article Writing (1)

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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.

FORMAT:

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 )

SOLVED QUESTION:

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

water

Contamination of water

Linking rivers

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.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

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,

BHU Varanasi.

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

viewer specifically.

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

products.

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

120 words)

Lost Childhood

FACT SHEET

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.

Juhi Singh

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

words)

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

the article.

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.

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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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