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MP Board Class 11th English A Voyage Workbook Solutions Unit 4 Report Writing

See Workbook Page- 152-153

Exercise

Write formal reports (100 to 150 words) on the themes given below:

1. You are the School Captain. You have been asked by the Principal to write a report on additional facilities required by the students.
Answer:

From: David John
To: The Principal
3 Sep. 2008

Additional facilities required by the students
As I have been asked to submit a report on the additional facilities required by the students. I surveyed and came to the following conclusions.

  1. A better Sanitary condition is the first requirement.
  2. A big hall for some indoor games is required.
  3. Some audio visual aids are required for better education.
  4. Transport facility needs to be impured.
  5. Security on transport is needed.
  6. Excussion tours need to be organised at least two times a year.
    The above points are the prime additional need at this hour.

David John
School captain

Question 2.
You are the Head of the Disaster Management Committee of M.P. Which was affected by flood. The Home Minister has sought a report from you on the extent of damage and loss of life, relief and rescue operations, grant and compensations given to the affected people and financial support needed Tor their rehabilitation from the government. Write a report including all the necessary details.
Answer:
From: Sushma Singh
To: The Home Minister Govt, of India
25 Aug. 2008

Damages caused by flood and relief measures
As I have been asked to submit a detailed report on the damages and loss of life, relief and resume operations grant and compensation given to affected people and financial support needed for their rehabilitation from the govt. I have prepared the following report.
Heavy damages have been caused. A great loss need to be compensated. Relief and other grants are very insufficient villages and local NGO’S are trying their best for rescued operation. People need govt, aid immediately.

Sushma Singh
Head, Disaster Management Committee

Report Writing: Newspaper Reports

See Workbook Page- 155-156

Exercises

Write reports (100 to 150 words) on the themes given below :

Question 1.
Yesterday a fire broke out in the busy Bada Bazaar Area. More than 1,000 shops were gutted. There has been a heavy loss of life and property. As a correspondent of a Local Daily, write a report.
Answer:

Fire Broke Out: Heavy Loss To Life

By Local Correspondent

New Delhi Aug 25. A fire broke up in the wee hours in the busy Bada Bazaar Area. More than 1000 shops were gutted. As it was the busy hours there was a panicky situation. People began running nervously to save themselves. Many fell down and were crushed down. Nearly 50 People were badly injured while 5 died in hospital. Fire brigade reached the spot but it was too late. However, the fire was controlled after the rigorous attempt of three hours. Most of the shops were completely ruined. Property estimated around  5 crore have been burnt and damaged. The businessmen are very upset. It will take a long time to compensate for the loss.

Question 2.
The misuse of water is a concern that affects everyone. Write a report for a Daily Newspaper urging people to stop the misuse and help in conserving water.
Answer:

Conserve Water : Save Life

By Local Correspondent

It has been a shocking fact that the people of this locality are not conscious enough to conserve water. Water is the prime need of our life. As it is a natural resource its availability is limited. People misuse it is washing their vehicles roads. They don’t care to turn off then taps when they are not in use. It is affecting us badly. Govt, supply can’t help us. We’ll have to take use steps. There is a need to be conscitous of our need and nature’s capacity to compensate it. We should find other ways to conserve water. Rain water harvesting, plantation are some of the useful ways to conserve water.

Question 3.
Recently your school organized a ‘book-week’. During this week many competitions were held such as-book reviews, discussions on books, meeting with authors etc. Write a report for your school magazine.
Answer:

Celebration Of Book Week

By Rohit Sharma

Last week our school organised a book week. It was a very purposeful occasion. Collection of rare books was put on dis- /play.’Some comptetions were also organised. Students were very much exited during the discussions if on books and meeting with famous authors who come to grace the occasion.
The Minister for Human Resources was the chief guest while the chairman UGC presided over the function on the closing day. It was grand occasion for the school.

4.2 Diary Entry

See Workbook Page-158

Exercise

Write diary entries on the themes given below :

Question 1.
You discover that Anita, whom you consider a good friend, has been indulging in backbiting against you. Record your feelings in your diary.
Answer:
August 15
Friday
Today I was shocked to know the fact that Anita, my best friend has turned to be my critic. She indulges in backbiting against me. I don’t know why she is doing so. I have always honoured her feelings. I am very close to her. I have always supported her in every situation still she is doing so. I really didn’t believe it when I came to know it. But I later got it confirmed. It has really hurt me and made me very upset. Once I think to ask her what the reason is. It is unbearable for me.

Question 2.
You have just joined a new school in a big city where your father has been transferred. It was difficult for you to leave your friends and shift to a strange place. Make a diary entry after your first day in the new school.
Answer:
August 25
Monday
It was my first day in the Greenfield Public School Bhopal. Recently my father has been transferred here and so I was to join this school. I was very much sad I couldn’t forget my friends at Jabalpur. I had spent four years with them. It is a long time. Some of the boys and teachers there were so special to me that I miss them. It will take time to adjust without them. They all were very helpful and unique for me. I have written letters to them today.

4.3 E-Mail Writing

See Workbook Page-160-161

Exercises

Compose e-mail messages on the following themes :

Question 1.
You are Deepa. Compose an e-mail to your friend Jaya whose address is jayal418@yahoo.com, asking her to mail you the pictures she had collected for the science project.
Answer:
To: jayal418@yahoo.com cc :
Subject: Pictures of Science Project.
Hi Jaya
Please send the pictures you have collected for the science project through mail without delay as I need it urgently.
Deepa

Question 2.
You are Managing Director of Agro-Products Ltd. Write an e-mail message wishing Happy Diwali on behalf of your firm, intended to be sent to three of your vice-presidents. (Hint : Write one e-mail address in the ‘To’ box and the other two in the ‘Cc’ box separated by a semicolon.)
Answer:
To: Agro@yahoo.com
Cc: Vice Presidents
Sub: Diwali greetings
This is to great you all the very very happy and prosperous Diwali.
Managing Director

4.4 Writing Advertisements

See Workbook Page-162

Exercise

Write short advertisements on the topics given below :

Question 1.
You are Anand Singh. You wish to sell your car, Tata Indica 2004 model in good condition. Write a classified advertisement.
Answer:

SALE -SALE -SALE
A car TATA INDICA 2004 Model in a good condition is on sale. Interested persons may contact soon.
Anand Singh
Contact No. 9350655123

Question 2.
You are the proprietor of Payal Book Depot. Your firm is celebrating its Silver jubilee. You have decided to put up a week long exhibition-cum-sale at Community Hall Raipur. Compose an attractive display advertisement highlighting the variety of books and the special discounts offered.
Answer:

A Grand Occasion

Don’t miss

An exhibition-cum-sale has been organised at community Hall Raipur. It is first of its kind. A variety of books are available at an attractive discount. You can get even rare books.
This is nine days wonder only.
Come-Enjoy-Avail-Be Benefitted.
for detail contact
Proprietor
Payal Book Depot Tel. No. 25659518

Question 3.
You are Shalini Khanna. You are going to launch a new toothpaste. Write a display advertisement.
Answer:

Shine—A Herbal Toothpaste.
Product—A revolution in the field of
Protects your gum. An all-round Protection.
Affordable Price—Available in 50g, 100g and 175g.
for Business enquiry contact
Shalini Khanna 9439295436

Question 4.
DAV School, Narsinghpur needs teachers for Maths, English and Economics. Only experienced and qualified teachers are asked to apply within 15 days. Write a classified advertisement for the posts.
Answer:

Staff Required
DAV School Narsinghpur requires qualified and experienced teaching staff for Math, English and Economics. Salary no bar for suitable candidates. Residential facility is available. Apply/Contact personally with in 15 days to :
The Principal
Time: 8 AM-2 PM
Tel. No. : 2395632

 4.5 Paragraph Writing

See Workbook Page-165-166

Exercises

Question 1.
Write a paragraph on the ‘Evils of Gender Discrimination’ in about 100 words. You may use the following suggestions as well as your own ideas :

  • male-dominated society-privileges to boys-biased behaviour-evil effects
  • curse to society-put an end-measures etc.

Evils Of Gender Discrimination
Answer:
Gender discrimination is an age-old orthodox view of our social system. It has created a very awkward situation in our society. It is very unjust to treat women with so much disgust. They are the pillars of success for a society. They can build a society. If we ignore their contribution we ignore the development of society. This distributing attitude must be abolished otherwise we shall leg behind in the race of globalisation.

Question 2.
Write a paragraph on ‘My Favourite Festival’ in about 100 words. You may use the following suggestions as well as your own ideas :
– Diwali-firecrackers-happy children-sweets-decorate the houses-cleaning the houses-exchange presents-Laxmi Puja- festival of joy-victory of good over evil etc.
Answer:
Diwali is my favourite festival. It is celebrated after the great festival of Durga Puja. It is a festival of light. The goddess Laxmi is worshipped. Children burst firecrackers and eat sweets. Houses are cleaned and decorated. We exchange presents. It is a festival of the victory of good over evil. It is a festival of joy and happiness. It brings wealth and prosperity to all.

Question 3.
Write a paragraph in about 100 words describing ‘A Train Accident’. Mention the following points :
– date-time-venue-impact of the accident-relief measures- probable causes reactions of passengers and Railway Staff etc
Answer:
Last week on 10th of August, 2008 at about 6 AM a train collided with one coming from the opposite direction just a few yards away from the Indore station. The accident was so serious that 5 boggiss of the train deraited. About 100 passengers were seriously injured, 5 died on the spot. The local people come to their rescue and took the injured to hospital. As it was assumed that the accident was the fault of the railway staff on duty. The railway staff became the victim of people’s outrage. However, the situation was controlled with the help of RPF.

Question 4.
Write paragraphs in about 100 words on each of the following topics :
(i). Where there is a will, there is away.
Answer:
‘Where there is a will, there is a way’ is a very old and perfect proverb. It is said in the context that if one has a with one can do anything. Will paves the way for any destination. It leads to success. It gives one determination and confidence. Confidence can win over every impossible target. Hence will is the way that brings success to us. If one has no will one make effort and shall always be idle. He can never get success.

(ii). Wars are no solutions to peace
Answer:
Wars are the worst form of man-made disaster. It always brings- ruin and destruction to life and property. It leads to nowhere but to great devastation. If one thinks to achieve peace through war it is just an illusion. Peace can never be achieved through it because one war gives birth to another. It is an endless process. War leads to war not to peace. Peace is achieved only through peaceful ways.

iii. Importance of sports in education
iv. Save the trees
v. Influence of media on students
vi. Beggary-a nuisance
vii All that glitters is not gold
Answer:
Do yourself in your notebook.

4.6 Letter Writing: Informal Letters

See Workbook Page-170-172

Exercises

Write informal letters on the themes given below :

Question 1.
A friend of yours has been hospitalized because of a fracture while playing football. Write him a letter giving some cheerful news, a promise of an early visit and wishing him a speedy recovery.
Answer:
6/5, Shivaji Enclave Bhopal
My dear Rohit
I was shocked .to know about your accident. I wished to see you come to see myself but I have to appear at an inter exam so I couldn’t came. I wish all my best for your early recovery. You shouldn’t be nervous. One can’t know what the god has for us in this store. I shall come to meet you very soon. I pray to god for your well being.
Yours
Rakesh

Question 2.
Write a letter to your younger sister who has failed in the final examination advising her not to give up hope and to do her best next time.
Answer:
Laxmibai Park
Gwalior
Dear Kusum
I have come to know about your result. You don’t get disheartened. Failures are the pillars of success. It gives a new spirit to start a new; labour hard concentrate yourself upon study, you are sure to get a better result next time. Hope for the best. Chances are bright. It depends upon the man how one takes it or how one avails it. If you have any problem is study inform me. First take up those subjects which are weak.
Hoping for your better future
Yours
Avneet

Question 3.
You have had a quarrel with your best friend and are not on talking terms anymore. Write a letter to your father seeking his advice about how to make up and be friends again.
Answer:
Gandhi Colony
Jabalpur
My dear father
You now Chanden has been my best friend since I joined this school. He has always been so helped and co-operative and loving that I never thought of him other than my own brother. But due to some misunderstanding, we are not on the talking terms and our friendship is broken for some quired him much. I went to pitch it up. but don’t. I misunderstand how. Advise me on how I can do it. I am very upset. The other student ridicule us. please write soon,
yours
Anup

Question 4.
Suppose you have done something against your father’s wishes and desire to be forgiven. Write a letter to your father, asking him to forgive you.
Answer:
Do yourself in your notebook.

Letter Writing : Formal Letters

See Workbook Pase-174-175

Exercises

Question 1.
Write a letter to the Principal of your school requesting him/ her to open a career-counseling centre in the school to help and guide the students in the choice of subjects at + 2 level.
Answer:
To
The Principal
Vivekanand Shiksha Niketan
Jabalpur
25 Aug. 2008.
Sir
With due regards I wish to request you that we need a career councelling centre in our school. As the modern trend in education creates much confusion we feel its need urgently. We can get proper guidence for the choice of subject for our career. I hope you’ll arrange to start it soon.
Thanking you
Your sincerely
Ankur Chandra
Students’ Representative

Question 2.
Write an application to the Principal of your school requesting him/her to issue you a certificate in connection with a; Blood Donation Camp, which you attended.
Answer:
To
The Principal
St Lawrence Convent
Jabalpur
20 Aug. 2008
Sub : Certificate for Blood Donation Camp.
Sir
With due regards, I wish to bring to your notice that I arranged a Blood Donation Camp last week. It was a grand success. It brought many lands to our school. I request you to please issue a certificate in this connection which I will be an added benefit in my career.
Yours faithfully
Rakesh Singh
Students Representative

(II) Job Application

See Workbook Page-177-178

Exercises

Write job applications in response to advertisements as described below. Also, write your resume :

Question 1.
You have seen an advertisement for a salesperson in a fast food restaurant.
Answer:
To
The Manager
Navelty Fast Food Restaurant Gwalior
Date : 28 Sep. 2008
Re : Post of Selesperson
Dear Sir
I have come to know through an advertisement that a post said above is lying vacant under your control. I hereby submit my bio-data for the post. I am confident of serving your job satisfactorily.

Bio-Data
Name : Avinash Chandra
Address : 3/149, Ashok Vihar, Bhopal
Contact No. : 235439/9433259616
E-mail : Chandra25@yahoo.com
Date of birth :25 Jan. 1985
Educational Qualification: PG Diploma in Sales Management
Experience: Three years job experience at Hotel Ashoka
Skills: Computer Basics
Language Known: Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali, Frenchi

Question 2.
You are Pawan. You have done your M.Sc. in Mathematics from Vikram Vishwavidyalaya, Ujjain and have also done your B.Ed. You have seen an advertisement from Maharani Laxmi Bai Senior Secondary School, Rewa in The Hindustan Times asking for Post Graduate teachers.
Answer:
To
The Principal
Maharani Laxmi Bai Senior Secondary School, Rewa
Sub: Post of Postgraduate teachers
Date: August 30, 2008 Dear Sir
In response of your advertisement for the post said above I hereby submit my bio-data. I am confident to prove my ability to the maximum satisfaction of your requirement.

Bio-Data
Name : Sheetal Desai
Address : 14, Cresent Road, Rewa
Contact No. : 9319352526
Date of birth : 25 Dec. 1980
Educational qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed.
Experience : 5 years teaching experience as TGT in DAV Public School.
Skills : Dancing, Singing, Debate
Language known : English, Hindi.
Sheetal
Desal

(iii) Letters Of Complaint

See Workbook Page-181

Exercises

Write letters of complaint on the following themes :

Question 1.
You have ordered some books from Messrs Agni Prakashan. On receipt of the package, you find that the books are not the same as ordered by you.
Answer:
To
The Manager
M/s Agni Prakashan
Indore
Sub : Complaint for wrong order
Dear Sir
This is to bring to your notice that I had placed order for books vide letter No. 25/08 dated 13 Sep. 08. But to my surprise when I received the package I found the books were not the same. I had ordered. Hence I request you to replace their books and supply the exact that I had ordered otherwise refund my advance.
Thanking you.
Yours Sincerely
Prakash Singh

Question 2.
You are Arvind. Every time you stop at the red light crossing you find a number of beggars who swarm around the cars begging for alms. You have also noticed that recently the number of child beggars is increasing. Write a letter to the Editor highlighting the evils of beggary and suggesting some positive measures to check children from begging.
Answer:
To, The Editor
The Times Jabalpur
3 Sep. 2008
Sub: Problems of Beggar in the city
Sir,
This is through your esteemed newspaper that I wish to draw ‘ the attention of the concrened authorities to the grimmest problem of beggar at public places and red light signals. Every day we come across a number of beggars begging at these place. You know they present a very bad picture of our country. The tourists and people from other countries also come to visit our country.
They travel in cities but at red light Signals they see these beggars and get a very poor impression about our country. There beggars also do crimes like snatching, robbery etc. This practice should be controlled. Their rehabititation should be taken with priority. They should be promoted to awk in positive direction. I hope you would highlight this cause of forcefully.
Thanking you.
Yours Sincerely
Arvind Pandey

(iv) Letters Newspapers

See Workbook Page-184

Exercises

Question 1.
Write letters to newspaper editors on the following themes:
You are Varun Rohila. You are quite concerned about the bad condition of roads in your locality. Your letters to the authorities concerned have gone unheeded.
Answer:
To
The Editor
Bhopal Times
Bhopal
Sub: Poor Condition of Roads.
Sir,
Through your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw attention of the authorities to the poor condition of the roads of Bhopal. It causes many accidents. People had to risk their life while driving along these roads. For a number of time, we sent our complaints to the officials but of no use.
Hence raise our need with strong concern in under to save our life.
Yours Sincerely
Varun Rohila
President, Bhopal citizens forum.

Question 2.
You are Shailja Khakre. In your locality, it is common that certain people pilfer electricity from electric poles by putting wires on the main lines. As a result there are frequent break-downs in the supply of electricity.
Answer:
To
The Editor
The Hindustan Times Gwalior
Sub : Tampering with electric poles.
Sir,
I would like the attention of the concerned authorities to the pilfering electricity from electric poles by some people causing frequent breakdowns in the supply. It is very nuisance. Local police don’t bother for its. Please highlight this cause strongly.
Yours sincerely
Shailja Khakre
Secretary
RWA shineji colony
Gwalior

4.7 Essay Writing

See Workbook Page-186-189

Exercises

A. Write essays (about 300 words) on the following topics. You can use the words/phrases given below as hints:
Answer:
1. A scene of an Accident
an unpleasant event-happens unexpectedly-causes injury-late after-noon-going for tuition-crowded street-lots of traffic-a young boyriding a bicycle-suddenly takes a right turn-car in its own lane- screeching tyres-smell of burning rubber-could not stop in time-boy flung up high in the air-people shrieking-gather around-car sped away- no police in the vicinity-another car stops-a kind elderly man-takes the child to hospital-police arrives-license plate number noted by me- children should be instructed on rules of the road-rash driving punished-social awareness.

No one can say what will happen the next moment. Yesterday I was going to my tuition in the afternoon at about 3 p.m. Road was busy. Suddenly a young by on a bicycle look a right turn. A car was coming at fast speed. It hit the boy and speed away. There was no police in the vicinity. People gathered. The boy was ’ unconscions. He was bleeding. In the meantime another car came and stopped.

There was an elderly kind man in it. He took the child to the hospital. As I had seen the car that hit the boy from a close distance. I noted the number of the car. I reported the police that reached after an hour. The boy was very serious. As I saw it was not the fault of the car driver solely. The boy had turned suddenly at a great speed which caused the accident. I feel the boys should be taught properly how to walk or more along the road. There is a need of social awatenss.

2. Journey to Jupiter’s Moon
Year 2057-India’s first manned flight to Europa, one of Jupiter’s larger moons-scientific research-Europa’s surface consisting of ice sheets-warm ocean of water may be below-possibility of life forms-blast off at midnight-refuelling for the long journey at a permanent space station in our Moon’s orbit-pass by Mars-red planet-human colonies already established-asteroid belt-danger of colliding-Jupiter looms over-gas giant- red spot-landing on Europa-calm but extremely cold-sun, a small bright star-under water exploration-samples collected-excited to find some thing unexpected-safe return-congratulation-government and every Indian. Year 2057 will add a new chapter in the history of India when its first manned flight will land at Europa, one of the Jupiter’s large moons.

Scientific research have confirmed the existence of life including ice sheets warm ocean of water. There would be blast off midnight and refuelling would be done for a long – journey at a permanent space station in our Moon’s orbit. It would pass by Mars-red planet, human colonies which would have already established asteriod belt. But there may be a danger of collision. There would Jupiter looming large over gas giant- red spot landing on Europa. It is a calm but extremely cold- sun, a small bright star.

There would be exploration under water. Samples would be collected. Man would be excited to find something unexpected. He would return to earth safely and will be greated from all over world. The government would appreciate the team with several rewards. It would be a giant leap for mankind.

B. Write an essay about 300 words each on the following topics:
1. A friend in need is a friend indeed
2. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy
3. Choosing the right career
4. Computerization-its advantages and disadvantages
5. It I were a millionare
6. India of my dreams
7. Population explosion
8. Self help is the best help
9. The book I like most
10. Think before you shop
Answer
Do these topics in your notebook.

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