Punjab State Board PSEB 10th Class English Book Solutions English Letter Writing Exercise Questions and Answers, Notes.
PSEB 10th Class English Letter Writing
परीक्षा-पत्र में निम्नलिखित प्रकार के पत्र पूछे जा सकते हैं
1. Personal letters to friends and relatives.
2. Letters of complaint, enquiry, request; applications.
3. Letters to Editor.
पत्र-लेखन के सम्बन्ध में कुछ आवश्यक जानकारी
1. आजकल पत्र-लेखन के सम्बन्ध में एक नई विधि को अपनाना शुरू कर दिया गया है, यद्यपि भाषा-विज्ञान की दृष्टि से इसका कोई आधार नहीं है।
2. नई विधि के अनुसार पत्र-प्रेषक का पता तथा पत्र लिखने की तिथि कई बार ऊपरी दाएं कोने में लिखने की बजाए बाएं कोने में लिख दिए जाते हैं, और प्राप्तकर्ता का नाम, पता तथा सम्बोधन करने के शब्द, आदि भी इसी के साथ नीचे लिख दिए जाते हैं तथा इनके लिखने में विराम-चिन्हों का प्रयोग भी लुप्त कर दिया जाता है। पत्र के अन्त में पत्र-प्रेषक अपना नाम या हस्ताक्षर भी बाईं तरफ़ ही डालता है। यह विधि यद्यपि कुछ अटपटी सी प्रतीत होती है, फिर भी बहुधा लोग इसे अपनाना बेहतर मानते हैं।
3. परम्परागत पुरानी विधि के अनुसार पत्र-प्रेषक का पता तथा पत्र लिखने की तिथि दोनों ही दाईं तरफ़ के ऊपरी कोने में लिखे जाते हैं और प्राप्तकर्ता को सम्बोधित करने सम्बन्धी शब्द बाईं तरफ़ नीचे को हटा कर लिखे जाते हैं। पत्र-प्रेषक अपना नाम या हस्ताक्षर, आदि भी पत्र के अन्त में दाईं सरफ़ हटा कर डालता है। तथा इन सब के लिखने में विराम-चिन्हों का विशेष ध्यान रखा जाता है।
4. विद्यार्थी को पत्र लिखते समय इस बात का विशेष ध्यान रखना चाहिए कि वह नई या पुरानी, किसा भा वाध का प्रयोग कर सकता है। किन्तु इन दोनों को किसी भी हालत में एक-दूसरी से मिला कर न लिखे। ऐसा करने से अंक काटे जा सकते हैं।
5. इस पृष्ठ पर ऊपर दिए गए उदाहरणों में पुरानी विधि के अनुसार विराम-चिन्हों का प्रयोग किया गया है, किन्तु . आजकल अधिकतर पत्र नई विधि के अनुसार ही लिखे जाते हैं, जैसा कि अगले पृष्ठों में दिखाया गया है।
Important Personal Letters
Advising Brother To Improve His Health
You are Rohit Verma, living at 27, Gandhi Nagar, Delhi. Your younger brother is a bookworm. He is good at studies but weak in health. Write him a letter, advising him to take part in games.
27 Gandhi Nagar
12 April 20… …
Your friend, Ashok, met me a few days ago. He told me that you have become a bookworm. You do not care at all about your health. You do not take part in games. It is not good on your part. Games are a part and parcel of education. Health is wealth. You can’t have a sound mind without a sound body. No doubt, you are good at studies, but you have a very poor health.
I advise you to be careful about your health. You should go out for a walk daily. Take part in games also. You must improve your health. One can’t enjoy one’s life without good health. If health is lost, everything is lost. Be a good boy. I hope you will act upon my advice.
Permission To Join An Educational Tour
You are Rahul Duggal, studying in class X at Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Maud Kalan, Bathinda. Write a letter to your father, requesting him to allow you to join an educational tour conducted by your school.
Govt. Sr. Secondary School
10 December 20– —
My dear Father
Our school is breaking up for Christmas holidays on the 24th of this month. Some students of our school are going on an educational tour. The tour has been organised by our Principal. It will be a seven-day tour, from December 25 to December 31. The students shall visit Bengaluru, Mysore, Chennai and Madurai. I request you to allow me to go on this tour. Each student has to deposit ₹5000/ for this tour. I shall do with ₹ 1000/- only for my pocket expenses. Kindly send me ₹ 6000/- as soon as possible. I hope you will not disappoint me.
Inviting Cousin To Spend Winter Break With You
Write a letter to your cousin Pulkit, inviting him to spend his winter break with you. You are Rohan and you live at 24, Mall Road, Shimla.
24 Mall Road Shimla
16 December 20– —
I invite you to come to Shimla in your winter vacation. We will have a nice time together. Snowfall in Shimla is a beautiful sight. Many tourists come to see it. We will also visit all the beauty spots near Shimla. I hope you will definitely come. Pay my deep regards to dear uncle and aunt.
To Father About Home News
You are Monu and you live at 51, Central Town, Nangal. Write a letter to your father, who is away on a long tour, giving him home news.
51 Central Town Nangal
6 September 20
Many things have happened since I wrote you last. Bittoo fell down the stairs and broke her leg. She became senseless. She was moved to hospital. She is quite fit now. You need not worry about her. Mohan’s result Was out yesterday. He got 700 marks. He is sure to get a scholarship. He is very happy. Uncle Kartar Singh also visited us last week. He stayed with us for two days. We all miss you badly. Please come back home soon.
Giving details of a medical camp
Write a letter to your sister, Mohini, giving her the details of a free medical camp that your grandmother arranged recently. You are Sudhir Singh and live at 111, Chandigarh Road, Rajpura.
111 Chandigarh Road Rajpura
20 November 20– —
You know our grandmother is a social activist. Last week, she organized a free medical camp for poor patients in the local Town Hall. Eleven eminent doctors provided their services. Patients were given free consultation and medicines. More than 1000 patients benefited from this camp. Such camps are really a true service towards mankind.
A Letter Of Condolence
You are Tanbir Singh, living at G-312, Adarsh Colony, Moga. Write a letter of condolence to your friend Amrit on the death of her mother.
G-312 Adarsh Colony Moga
5th January 20
I was shocked to learn about the untimely death of your mother. She was quite healthy. I met her the other day. I never thought that her end was so near.
She was a very noble lady. She was kind to all. She was a lovable mother. She took keen interest in your studies. She looked upon me as her own daughter.
Dear Amrit your loss is great. But it was God’s will. His ways are strange. We must bow before Him. May God grant peace to the departed soul !
With deep sympathies …
Thanking For Gift
Write a letter to your uncle, thanking him for the birthday gift he has sent you. You are Bhushan, living at 37, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.
37 Civil Lines Ludhiana
5 August 20_ _
My dear Uncle
Thank you for the lovely gift you have sent me on my birthday. Your gift is truly after my heart. The wristwatch sent by you looks very beautiful. All my friends have liked it very much.
Dear uncle, I was badly in need of a watch. I was often late for school. I had to pay some fine every month. This watch will now prove useful for me. It will help me during the examinations. It will also help me to regulate my daily work. It is a token of your love for me. I shall keep it with great care. I once again thank you for this nice present.
Describing A Visit To A Historical Place
Write a letter to your younger brother Hitesh, describing your visit to some historical building. You are Naresh, living at Pratibha Hostel, Bal Bharti, Delhi.
10 October 20_ _
You will be glad to know that I went to Agra during the last Christmas holidays. Our history teacher arranged this tour. There we visited the Taj. It has a majestic look. It is a large and beautiful building. It stands on a raised platform. In the middle of the platform, there is a splendid white dome. At its four corners, there are four stately towers. Underneath the white dome are the marble tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. The Taj was built by Shah Jahan in the sweet memory of his beloved wife. It is made of pure white marble. The beauty of the Taj beggars description. It looks like a fairy dressed in white. We stayed there for about two hours. I left the place most unwillingly. Its memory is still fresh in my mind.
About Your Stay With Your Uncle And Aunt
Write a letter to your mother, telling her about your stay with your uncle and aunt. You are Rajni and you live at Mansarovar Hostel, Vanketeshwara College, Karnal.
20 June 20 _ _
During my last holidays, I visited Uncle Rajan in Delhi. I spent there a couple of days. Aunt Neeru was very happy to have me there. She took me daily for shopping. We visited a number of historical places also. I came back on the fourth day with lots of gifts. How nice these people are !
Congratulating Friend On Success In Examination
You are Vishal and you live at New Janta Nagar, Jalandhar. Write a letter to your friend, Tanuj, congratulating him on his grand success in the Matriculation Examination.
415 New Janta Nagar
Jalandhar 20 March
My dear Tanuj
The result of the Matriculation Examination was declared today. I looked up your roll number in the gazette. You are getting a high first division. It has given me great pleasure. Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your grand success. It is really a big achievement for you. And it is all the result of your hard work.
All of us are full of joy at your success. Please convey my congratulations to your dear parents also. They must be proud of your success. I hope you will be giving a party to celebrate your success. Don’t forget to keep my share. What are your future plans ? Write to me.
Your loving friend
Scolding Brother For Neglecting Studies
You are Deepak Gupta. You live with your parents at 61, G.T., Road, Rajpura. Write a letter to your younger brother, Keshav, scolding him for neglecting his studies.
61 G.T. Road
20 March 20_ _
My dear Keshav
I received your result card yesterday. Your result is very poor. You fail in all the subjects. This is a matter of shame for us. Manav, you should mend your ways. You should work very hard. Engage some tutor. Leave bad company. Make friends with good boys. Stop seeing movies. Start playing games in the evening. All this will pay you in the long run.
If you do not mend your ways now, you will repent later on.
I hope you will act upon my advice.
Important Bussiness Letters
Wrong Supply Of Books
Write a letter to a bookseller, complaining about the wrong supply of a books. You are Jatinder Singh, living at 21, Model Town, Nakodar.
21 Model Town
26 March 20 _ _
Messrs India Book Depot Mai Heera Gate Jalandhar
Subject : Wrong Supply of Books Dear Sirs
On 15th March, I ordered 10 copies each of books, ‘Background of Music’ by H.S. Narang and ‘History of Punjab’, by A.C. Arora, remitting ₹ 2000/-, the entire amount of their price, in advance.
On opening the parcel, received this morning, I found that it contained copies of the different titles by the same authors. I regret to say that I did not place the order for these titles. I am, therefore, returning them by parcel and requesting the replacement. I hope the replacement will be despatched at the earliest date. I also hope that I shall not be charged any additional packing or postal expenses.
Ordering Sports Goods
Write a letter ordering some sports goods to the firm, Messrs Avtar Singh and Sons at Jalandhar. You are Prabhjot, studying at Government High School, Nawan Shehar.
Govt. High School Nawan Shehar
28 November 20_ _
Messrs Avtar Singh and Sons ’ Sports Goods Suppliers
Nakodar Road Jalandhar
Subject : Order for sports goods Dear Sirs
Kindly send the following sports goods at your earliest.
Footballs Cosmo 6 pcs.
Cricket Bats English Willow One dozen
Cricket Pads Antel One dozen
Please check the above goods before packing. Send these goods through Satluj Transport Company. An a/c payee cheque for ₹2500/- is enclosed as advance payment.
Complaint About A Tv Set
Ravi Sundaram of 28, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, bought a colour TV set from Messrs Ram Electronics, 14, Bazaar Marg, Ludhiana, a month ago. Now he finds that the sound is not clear and the picture changes to black and white from time to time. He writes a letter to the dealer, complaining about the same and requesting him to attend to it at the earliest. Write the letter.
28 Civil Lines Ludhiana
28 March 20_ _
Messrs Ram Electronics
14 Bazaar Marg
Subject: A recently purchased colour TV Set Dear Sirs
I bought a Venus Colour TV set from your shop against cash memo no. 1786 dated 17.3.20 and I regret to inform you that the set is not working properly, to the great dismay of each one in the house. The sound is not clear and the volume keeps fluctuating automatically. The picture also changes to black and white from time to time. The set is still under warranty, and I request you to attend to it at your earliest.
I hope you’ll enable us to watch on our TV the one-day Singer Cup cricket matches going to commence next Monday.
Cancelling An Order
You placed an order with Messrs Readymade Woollens, Ludhiana, for the supply of ladies cardigans, but they have delayed the execution of the order. Write a letter to them, cancelling the order. You are Nirmal Jain, Proprietor, Messrs Nirmal and Sons, Sangrur.
Messrs Nirmal and Sons
5 October 20_ _
Messrs Readymade Woollens Ludhiana
Subject : Cancelling the order Sirs
We placed an order with you on 5th September for 200 pieces of ladies cardigans to be delivered by 20th September. But till now, we have received neither the goods nor any letter from you. The time of delivery has long expired and we are compelled to cancel the order, and should the goods arrive, they will now be refused.
Placing An Order For Books
Imagine you are Rahul. You live at Muktsar. You live in Gandhi Nagar. Your house number is 765. You want to buy same books. Write a letter to Manager, Layal Book Depot, Ludhiana, ordering books of your choice.
765, Gandhi Nagar
21 August 20_ _
Layai Book Depot
Subject: Placing an order for books
Kindly send me one copy each of the following books by V.P.P. AU the books should be of the latest edition. I need them very urgently. Please send them at your earliest.
1. Modern English Grammar by Prof. Dharam Pal Bhanot (B.A. I)
2. History of Punjab by M.S. Mann (B.A.I)
3. Indian Political System by R.N. Duggal (B.A.I)
4. Essentials of Macro Economics by V.K. Srivastava (B.A.I)
Complaint About A Beauty Product
You are Simran, living at Old Court Road, Sunam. Write a letter to Rama Herbal Cosmetics, Bengaluru, complaining about the body lotion they sent you.
36 Old Court Road Sunam
20 June 20_ _
Messrs Rama Herbal Cosmetics Bengaluru
Subject : Complaint about the body lotion sent by you Dear Sirs
Taken in by your much advertised body lotion, I had ordered three vials of it, the supply of which was received last Monday. But now I find that the lotion is very sticky and gives a very bad smell. Since this lotion is of no use to me, I want my money back. Please arrange to take back the vials and make good all the costs that have been borne by me.
Yours faithfully Simran
(Prop. Shiva Cosmetics)
Complaint Against The Postman
The postman of your street is rude and irregular. Write a letter to the postmaster complaining against the conduct of the postman. You are Gurpreet Singh, living at 11, Sector 25, Model Town, Jalandhar.
11, Sector 25
Model Town ‘
Jalandhar 19 April 20 _ _
The Postmaster General Post Office Jalandhar Sir
I am very sorry to report that my letters are not properly delivered to me. Ram Lai, the postman of our area, is very careless. Often he comes very late. He does not do his duty honestly. On the outer wall of my house, I have put up a letter box. It bears my name. But the postman never cares to put my letters into this box. He often throws them in at the gate. Sometimes, he hands them to the children playing in the street. Many important letters are thus lost. Kindly look into the matter and take suitable action.
Important Official Letters
Suggesting New Programmes For Children
During summer vacation, children stick to the television most of the time. Write a letter to the Director, Doordarshan, suggesting some new programmes you would like to have for children. You are Nikhil Gupta, living at 12, Patiala Road, Nabha.
12 Patiala Road Nabha
28 May 20- –
Subject : Request for showing certain programmes for children
As you know, these are the leisurely days of summer vacation. The school-going children can’t play outdoors due to scorching heat. They spend most of the time in front of the television. Therefore, I request you to telecast programmes on cartoons, general knowledge and new discoveries. It would help to increase their knowledge and also use their time in a constructive manner.
I hope you will do the needful.
Thanking you in anticipation
Request For Installation Of Traffic Lights
Write a letter to the Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Chandigarh, requesting him to install traffic lights at the crossing near your school. You are Raj an Sethi, a student of class Xllth, DA.V. School, Chandigarh.
D.A.V. School Chandigarh
28 September 20
The Superintendent of Police (Traffic)
Subject : Installation of traffic lights at the crossing Sir .
There are no traffic lights at the crossing near our school. The traffic is very fast there. There is a grave danger to the life and limb of the students.
I, therefore, request you to kindly arrange traffic lights at the crossing.
Hoping for an immediate action
Request For A Study Loan
Write a letter to the manager of a bank, requesting for a loan for higher studies. You are Nikhil, living at 34, Krishna Nagar, Patiala.
34 Krishna Nagar Patiala
28 November 20
The Manager Punjab National Bank Patiala
Subject : Request for a study loan Dear Sir
I read your advertisement in Hindustan Times yesterday. I have cleared the CAT examination and’have been selected for IIM, Ahmedabad. My father is a government teacher. The entire family banks upon him alone. So it is quite impossible for him to pay the fees for my course which is about ₹5 lac. I request you to sanction me a plan of this much amount. I undertake you to return the amount as per the conditions given in the advertisement.
Complaint About Insanitation
Imagine you are Raman. You live in Gali Ram Nath, Malerkotla. Write a letter to the Health Officer of your town complaining about the insanitary condition of your street.
Gali Ram Nath
16 March 20 _ _
The Health Officer Malerkotla
Subject : Insanitary condition of our street Sir
I beg to draw your attention to the insanitary condition of Gali Ram Nath in this city. Mainly poor people live in this area. Perhaps that is why no Sanitary Inspector
has ever visited it. There are very few proper drains here. The drains are not cleaned regularly. These are never flushed with water. No dustbins have been provided. People throw all their refuse here and there. Flies and mosquitoes buzz about. All this gives this area a very dirty look.
I hope you will take suitable measures to improve the sanitary condition of this area.
About Environmental Pollution
You are Raghu, staying at 12, Balmik Colony, Gurdaspur. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper to create awareness among the masses about pollution hazards.
Balmik Colony Gurdaspur
March 20- –
The Editor The Tribune
Subject : Environmental pollution
Environmental pollution is the biggest problem facing the modern man. Only recently has our government become aware of the gravity of this situation. More attention is being paid to afforestation. The unauthorised felling of trees is being checked. Scientists are developing methods to minimise the effect of smoke let out by our autos and chimneys. In fact, environmental awareness is a social necessity. It is not only the duty of the government, but also a social responsibility of the masses to keep the environment free from pollution.
About The Problem Of Begging
You are Ramesh, living at 86, Sunam Road, Mansa. Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper suggesting how the problem of begging can be solved.
Adarsh Vihar Dwarka 27 April 20-
The Indian Express
Subject : The problem of begging Sir
The problem of beggars has assumed an alarming proportion in the city. Some beggars, no doubt, deserve our sympathy. They are handicapped. But the pity is that most of the beggars are able-bodied. Begging has become a profession for them. Some of them are criminals. They beg only to hide their crimes.
Begging should be abolished by law. Able-bodied beggars should be forced to work. If they go without work, they must also go without food. We should not encourage them by giving alms. People can thus play a big role in ending this evil.
Application For The Job Of A Computer Operator
Write an application for employment in Hindustan Limited, New Delhi, as a computer operator. You are Manu Gupta, living at 811, Sector 15, Rohini, New Delhi.
811 Sector 15
Rohini New Delhi
25 July 20_ _
The General Manager Hindustan Limited
Subject : Application for the job of a computer operator
With reference to your advertisement in The Times of India, dated 20 July 20
I want to apply for the job of a computer operator in your company. As regards my qualifications, I have done Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA) after doing 10+2 from the CBSE. I have served for three years with a travel agency and am fairly good at all basic operations related to computer. If given a chance, I am sure you will feel satisfied with my services.