CBSE Class 10 English Assignment - Formal Letter Writing. 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.
WRITING AND GRAMMAR
FORMAL LETTER WRITING - LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Purpose of the letter:
To express one’s opinion on a wide range of issues
To express and share one’s observations and views in a public forum, for example a
magazine or a newspaper
Language of the letter:
Formal language must be used
Repetition of ideas must be avoided
Sub paragraphs should be used in an organized way
Personal outlook must be included but biased language should be avoided
Word limit must be kept in mind
Address of the addressee
Body of the letter (in 3-4 paragraphs)
1. Statement of the problem (Introductory)
2. Causes of the problem
3. Outcome of the problem
Yours faithfully/Yours sincerely
SAMPLE FORMAL LETTER
Question: You are Saurabh Srivastava, a resident of Defence Colony Bagdogra, Siliguri.
Your colony is facing the severe problem of supply of inadequate and poor
quality of tap water. You decide to express your views and make the
authorities aware of the situation by writing a letter to the Editor of The
Siliguri Times, Siliguri. Write your letter in about 150 words.
15th April 2016
The Siliguri Times
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Subject: Inadequate and bad quality of water supply.
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention
of the civic authorities to the bad quality and inadequate supply of tap water in our
It is unfortunate that the local civic authorities do not take care to provide the citizens
with even the basic amenities such as proper and adequate water supply. In our
locality, water is supplied only for three hours in the morning. For the rest of the day
the taps remain dry. Also, the quality of supplied water is poor. It is unhygienic and
contaminated. There have been cases of water borne diseases like diarrhoea and
dysentery. It is highly expected that these diseases may break out in form of epidemic
if the problem is not properly addressed.
It is expected that instead of ignoring the issue, the authorities concerned will take
immediate steps to ensure supply of adequate and good quality of water in our
locality so that we citizens are able to live a disease free and stress free life.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Q.1. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper expressing your views on the
importance of saving water as you have seen people wasting water carelessly on one
hand and on the other hand people fight for a single drop of water and farmers die
because of drought. On the basis of the ideas reflected in MCB unit Environment and
your own ideas write the letter.
Q.2. Recently you read a report on increasing stress level among the younger generation
and you are very disturbed with the scenario. You decide to write a letter to the
Editor of a newspaper expressing your concern and also about some measures which
can be adopted by the youth to overcome stress. On the basis of the ideas reflected in
the MCB unit Health and Medicine and your own understanding write the letter to
Q.3. Recently you came across a newspaper article depicting diversity of India as its
greatest identity. After reading the article you are inspired enough to write a letter to
the Editor of a newspaper expressing your views on the importance of maintaining
unity and integrity for the growth of the nation.
Q.4. Recently, you got an opportunity to meet some courageous girls, who, despite
serious opposition from their families, continue their education. This has made you
feel both proud and concern about these girls and you decide to write a letter for the
Editor of a newspaper emphasising upon the need to promote girl child education.
Add up your own ideas to the ideas reflected in the MCB unit Education and write the
letter to the Editor.
Q.5. A survey reveals that most of our health related problems are due to our over
fascination with modern gadgets like smart phones, lap tops, television and video
games. The findings of the survey compel you to share your views on the issue and
you decide to write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper. On the basis of your
understanding of the MCB unit Science and your own understanding write the letter.
Q.6. There is a ‘Divyanga’ (Physically Handicapped) child in your class and every day
you watch him very closely. You appreciate his efforts and enthusiasm, but you find
some of your classmates making fun of him regularly and you try to make them
realise their insensitivity but they don’t change their ways and means. This has
provoked you to write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper expressing your views on
the need to be respectful to every individual including the specially abled ones.
Q.7. You observe that most of your class mates bring fast food items as part of their
school tiffin and even some of them regularly suffer from one disease or other but
they keep on bringing fast food. You wish to make parents of such children aware of
the harms of the fast food and so you decide to write a letter to the Editor of a news
daily. On the basis of the ideas represented in the MCB unit Health and Medicine and
your own understanding of the problem write the letter.
Q.8. Your friend studies in a school where there is no play- ground and also no facility
for sports and games. He has to stay in his class room throughout the day. You feel
about your friend and decide to write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper
emphasising upon the need to have play grounds and other sports facility in schools
as they help in the all- round development of an individual.
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