Syllabus: B:- 1



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IClass – XII Subject- English Core

Section B (Advanced Writing Skill)


Syllabus:-
B:- 1

One short composition of not more than 50words e.g. advertisement, notices designing or drafting posters, writing formal and informal invitations and replies etc.. 5



B:- 2

A report or factual description based on verbal inputs provided (100-125 words.) 10



B:- 3

Writing a letter based on verbal input. Letters include (a) business or official letter (for making enquires, registering complaints, asking for and giving information; placing orders and sending replies; (b) Letters to the editor (giving suggestion on an issue); (c) application for jobs. 10



B:- 4

Compositions based on visual and / or verbal inputs (about 150 words.) Output may descriptive or argumentative in nature as in an article/ a speech etc. 10


B.1. Short Writing Task
( Advertisement, notices , Designing posters , writing formal & informal invitations & replies.)


  1. Advertisement


Marking scheme (format – 1 , content –2 , Expression-2 )

Classified advertisement

General advertisement
(1)Some of the classified advertisement are:

Situation vacant

Situation wanted

Matrimonial

Lost & Found

For sale and purchase of property / vehicle / house hold goods etc.

To Let

Missing persons / pet animal



Travel and Tours
(2)Main characteristic of classified advertisement

Categorized into column according to different classes.

Space, more economical

Written in short phrases and words

Language simple and concise
Model classified advertisements and essential details:-
Situation vacant


  • Begin with ‘wanted’ or ‘Required’

  • Name of the company, post and no of vacancies

  • Age and sex of the candidate

  • Qualification and experience

  • Other details

  • Pay scale and perks

  • Mode of applying

  • Contact address and phone no.





Situation Vacant
Wanted a smart, confident PA/Stenographer for a leading export house. Qualification graduate, age 25-30 yrs, typing speed 40 w.p.m. Preference to those who can handle computer. Salary negotiable. Apply with complete Bio-data upto 15-12-2006 to Secretary, Orient Export House, M. H. Nagar, Chennai – 670001






Situation Wanted
A first class B Tech civil Engineer from Calicut university seeks a job in or around cochin. Presently working with a private firm in Calicut. Salary expected 25000. Please contact. Rajesh Kumar – Shastri Nivas- Kannur (Dt.) Phone 0497 - 2786003


Matrimonial



  • Mention groom / bridge groom

  • height, age, caste, religion, complexion, educational qualifications

  • Phone number / post box no. and name of news paper.





Bridegroom Wanted
Alliance invited for Ramgarhia, Sikh Girl 29/165, M. A. English, tall, fair & beautiful. Caste no bar. Send recent photo & biodata. Ph. 0497 – 2788330. Box No. 1015 – B Indian Express COCHIN – 650337

Lost and Found



  • Begin with ‘lost ’ or ‘found’

  • Specify item

  • Brief physical description.

  • When / where lost or found.

  • Reward if any

  • Contact address and phone no.





Lost and Found
Lost a black coloured VIP suitcase model no 555, 38 x 30 contain important documents related marketing, left in bus no. DL-p 6778 on Delhi to Jaipur route on 10thy November 2006. Kindly contact Purmal Singh Ph No. 9419284539



 For sale



  • with for sale/purchase etc

  • Type of accommodation / vehicle /article / household items.

  • Brief physical description

  • Contact address & phone number.




Car for Sale
For sale Maruti 800 DX, 2000, white, sparingly used, scratch less, self driven, stereo-fitted, beautiful upholstery, excellent condition, no expense, rate Negotiable. Contact Amit Sharma , 25677900

To Let




  • Begin with ‘wanted’ or ‘Available’

  • Type of accommodation

  • Brief description

  • Rent expected

  • Contact address & phone no.





To Let
Available on rent Anand Vihar Colony First Floor 2/3 bedroom, well furnished and ventilated, facing Park, car Parking, walking distance from main market. Reasonable rent. Contact. H. R. Meena 1A /23, Anand Vihar 278810017

žMissing person/pet animals



  • being with ‘missing’

  • brief physical description;

  • four person- name, age, height complexion, built, clothes and other identifying features

  • for pet-name, age, colour of fur and other identifying feature

  • since when/ from where missing

  • Reward

  • Contain address and phone no.




Missing Person

Missing a boy, Santosh Kumar, 15 years, 5’5”, fair slim built wearing black t-shirt and white paints, since 10-11-2006 from Kota railway station. Finder will be duly rewarded. Inform Kota police station phone no. 0744-220010 or A.K. Sharma H.B road Kota phone no. 0744-220007





žTravels and Tours


  • Being with’ package available’ etc

  • Name of travel agency

  • Destination and duration

  • Details of package-food/ boarding/lodging/sightseeing etc

  • Cost and discount if any.

  • Contact address and phone no.




Travel and Tours
Attractive package available for Manali and Ooty, 5 nights/4 days, breakfast and dinner, stay at 5 star hotels, sight-seeing included. Rs 10000 per head. Special discount for booking till 10th November 2006. Contact blue star travel and tours. Chennai. 044-288000555


Commercial advertisement
Main characteristics:


  • Designed for commercial purpose

  • More space, more expensive in terms of the advertising cost.

  • Visually attractive with catchy slogans/ with expression and pictures or sketches

  • Varying font size or shape

  • Language; colourful and lucid..

  • Proportionate spacing with appealing overall arrangement


Essential details:


  • Name of the company/ institute/organizers etc

  • Detail regarding products/event/ educational course etc

  • Special offer or discount if any

  • Address of the company/institute/organizer etc



Example:


SALE

Hurry !


Up to 50% discount

Shoes & slippers

Rush----------------------today
TATA FOOTWEAR
GLORY Market- JAIPUR




(b) Notices

A notice is an art in which we provide maximum information by using minimum words. It should be exact, precise, simple, clear and comprehensive so that the reader can understand it easily. While drafting a notice, the following steps should be kept in mind:
Marking Scheme:

Format: 1 Mark

Content: 2 Marks

Expression: 2 Marks

Format for a Notice


Notice

Address

Heading

Date:

………………Content of the notice……………………

……………………………………………………………

Signature of the issuing authority

Designation



Sample:

Write a notice of an excursion tour to Goa. You are, Sumit the Secretary of Air Force Public School, Mathura.

Notice

Air Force Public School
An Excursion Tour to Goa

20th Dec’2010

The Students Council of our school has organized a week educational tour to Goaduring the autumn break for senior students. The touring party will leave the campus on 30th December and will return on 06th January 2011 in the evening by 4.00 p.m. Interested students may deposit Rs. 500 as tour expenses with a consent letter from their parents within five days in school office.
Sumit

Secretary




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c) Poster Designing


Main features
(i) Layout

  • Eye catching and visually attractive

  • A catching title

  • Sketch or simple drawings

  • Letters of different size & shape

  • Proportionate sparing etc.


(ii) Content


  • The theme or subject of the poster

  • Essential details like time, venue and date in case of an event

  • Name(s) of the issuing authority, organizers etc.


(iii) Expressions


  • The overall organization and sequencing of the matter

  • Appropriate and accurate language

  • Creativities

Sample 1.
Q. Design a poster against the ill-effects of plastic on the environment.



SAY NO TO PLASTICS


  • Non-Biogradable

  • Burning causes air pollution

  • Dumping polybags pollutes environment

  • Toxic chemicals cause lung cancer



Instead use

Paper bags / jute bags / cloth bags


PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

STAY HEALTHY

Issued By: President, Environment Club, DAV Public School, Delhi





  1. Invitation & Replies


Main characteristic of invitation
žInvitation can be both formal and informal

žThey can be printed on cards or can be drafted as social letter.

žA single sentence presentation in third person, in case of a formal invitation of fist/second person in case of an informal invitation.

ž It answer who, when, where, what time and for what i.e.

(a)The occasion

(b) Names of the invite

(c)Name of the host

(d) Date, time and venue

žThe other details include mane, designation and address of the organizer, sponsor of host or names of special guest and invitees in case of and official invitation.



The Principal Staff and Students of

Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad

cordially invite you to the

ANNUAL SPORTS DAY CELEBRATION”


on Saturday the 10th November 2006 at 10 A. M. at the school ground

Shri N. M. Singh Distt collectors has consented to be the chief Guest.


RSVP
Principal 0744-288255



Formal (letter type)
It is just like a standard formal letter and then students should be guided to write as given below.


Delhi public school

Ghaziabad

5-11-2006

Shri K.J. Sharma

D.G.P. – Ghaziabad

Sub: initiation annual sports day celebration

Sir,

We are pleased to inform you that our school is celebrating. …………………………………………............................................................



……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Soliciting a line in reply or call on us/ do attend and make it a success.

Your Faithfully

Sd/
Principal





Informal Invitation

N.B. It is to be written in first/ second person. Other characteristics are same as that of formal one. The format is just like that of a personal letter



Senders address
Date
Salutation
Body
Complementary close
Name of the sender




12 A. C. Nagar

Delhi


10th November 2011

Dear Ashok

Would you like to join us ………………………………………………………………………………...

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


Hope to see you soon
With warm regards

Anil Malhotra




Replies:


  1. Replies are again two types formal and informal. It can be written in either in card type or in letter type.

  2. It is meant for accepting an invitation or to show inability to attend it


Formal reply – (written in third person)

Acceptance (card type)


Mrs. and Mr. S. N. VERMA
Accept with pleasure the kind ---------------------------------- - -------------------------------------------------------------

At

- -----------------------------------------



On ------------- at their residence
S. N. VERMA

10-11-2010




Regret (card type)

Mrs. & Mr. S. N. VERMA


Regret their inability --------------------------------

---------------------- at dinner

On--------------------- because of prior engagement

S. N. VERMA


10-11-2010



Formal reply (letter type)


12, AB Nagar

Kolkata


10th November 2010

Sir
Mr. & Mrs. V.K. Verma………………………………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

How even they express their inability to be present -----------------------------


With best wishes

V. K. VERMA




N.B.- For informal replies the format is same like the one given above only the language and person ( first & second) are ,different.


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