Formal & Informal Letter Writing
3rd July, 2020.
How are you keeping there? Here I am very fine. Just my exams are over. Papers were very easy. How were your papers?
I think, you have watched/experienced the nuisance created by the wild animals viz. wild monkeys and deer. Here in Shivam Nagar, people especially farmers are too much affected by this. Wild animals e:g monkeys and deer come in flock and destroy all the plants, crops and fruits. Wild monkeys attack cows and goats. Sometimes, they bite children and old people also. So, because of their attack lot of problems and commotion is in our colony. Deer also come suddenly and destroy everything.
People, mostly children and women are very much frightened. They do not go out for work and for other chores. Everywhere, there is a fear in the atmosphere. None is ready to come out of the houses. And, you know wild life laws are very strict. We cannot catch or hurt or kill them. It will be an offence if we kill or catch them. So, everyone is helpless. They cannot do anything. They only watch their destroying fields.
I think, the same type of situation will be also in your area. Because, your residence is very near to the forest area. What is happening and how people are protecting themselves from this attack? I think, we can save ourselves from this by following precautions. We have to keep some traps to catch them. We should patrol in our area by using fire crackers. We have to inform about this to the forest departments to make free from this problem. We have to fence our colony and our farms also. We have to keep CC TV to observe them and their attack. I think, we should provide food for them into their habitat. May be they do not get sufficient food in their habitat. So, I think these precautions will give some relief from this.
What is your opinion? Please write me soon and tell about the situation in your area.
Warm regards to your parents. Love to little Bunty. Now, I stop my pen. Write me soon.
Formal Letter :-
Ganesh Apats. Flat No-5,
The Divisional Forest Officer,
Sub: Request to take a quick action against the nuisance of wild animals. Dear Sir,
I undersigned is the resident of above-mentioned address. I would like to draw your attention towards the problem we people of Shivam Nagar are facing now a days. Last one month in our area, the wild animals like monkeys and deer are attacking our farms and surrounding areas. They are destroying our crops, plants and fruits every day. Wild monkeys attack children and people. Sometimes, they attack our cows and goats. They have bitten some children. So, everywhere there is a fear of this. People do not go out for work. No one is ready to come out of their houses. And we cannot hurt or kill them because of your Wild Life Laws. So, we people are only watching our destroying farms and fields.
It’s our humble request to you to look into this matter and give relief to all of us. Please take some strong steps to protect our farms and lives from this attack. I would like to suggest some steps regarding this attack. Put fencing around the nearby forest. Provide sufficient food and water for them into their natural habitat. Once again on behalf of all people I request you to take necessary steps and actions and give relief to all of us from this attack. Thanking you in your anticipation.
Enc: Some photographs of the attack.
Q.1 Write a letter to your little brother to guide him how to set goals and accomplish them in life. Tell him how to set SMART goals, as you learnt it in your textbook.
Nagpur – 416006
22nd April, 2019.
I am shocked to hear from mother that you have been always wasting so much time in watching IPL Matches and cartoons. I know well that, you will support yourself by telling me that the exam. is over.
But do you know, Champions aren’t made in a single day? They have to have the skill and the will. Successful professionals thrive in the same manner. We all have natural talents. If we use that talent to set our goal in life, we can easily get success in life. To accomplish goals, experts recommend a five-step approach. It is as follows –
SMART goals are a methodology of thinking that helps people reach success.
SMART stands for – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.
- We must find the specific areas to improve.
- We should follow the achievements in that specific area before our efforts and after it.
- We must set goals in our decided area so we can achieve them.
- We must have the clear picture in mind and ability to achieve the goals.
- We must establish time parameters around each goal, as it will help to increase focus and accountability.
Always remember, ‘Success is a walk in the dark.’ So we must concentrate on – Finding the right footing, mastering the skills and getting to the next place. It all depends on how we approach and tackle the problem. Now be SMART and start with a new hope without wasting time.
Love to all at home.
Your loving brother,
Q.5 (A) Letter Writing skill
The students should be given practice to:
- The difference between formal and informal and informal letter.
- Know all the aspects of both the types of letters.
- Use proper words to express emotions and opinions
- Write all the components of the selected letter in ‘BLOCK FORMAT’, aligning all the matter to the left-hand side.
- Mention the names/address of a Sender and a a Receiver as given in Activity sheet.
❖ FORMAL LETTER
- Sender’s address and date: ½ mark
- Recipient’s address: ½ mark
- Subject and Salutation: ½ mark
- Main body: 2 marks
- Subscription/ closing: ½ mark
- Grammar: ½ mark
❖ INFORMAL LETTER
- Sender’s address and date: ½ mark
- Salutation: ½ mark
- Main body: 2 ½ marks
- Closing: ½ mark
- Grammar: 1 mark
A1. OR A2. Do any of the following activities: (5 marks)
1. Imagine you are ‘Suyash Deshmukh/Sonali Deshmukh.’ 110/A, Lakshmi Niwas, Ashok Nagar, Solapur 413003. You have read the following appeal regarding ‘Corona disease’.
Now attempt any one letter of the following
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
A1. Informal letter.
A1. Read the above appeal and write a letter to your friend telling him how to take precautions to stay safe from Corona Virus. You may add your own points.
110/A, Lakshmi Niwas, Ashok Nagar,
Solapur 413003. 24th May 2020.
How are you? I am fine. I am preparing my study material for std 10th. How are you spending your vacation? I am writing this letter for a special purpose.
Friend, you know that Corona virus is spreading throughout our country. Many people are dying due to Corona Virus. And many people are infected due to not taking precautions. I want to tell you some important tips to beware from Corona disease. You should wash your hands minimum three times with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You should avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you do not feel well, stay at home. Don’t go outside. If you go outside, maintain at least 3 meters distance from you and others. You should avoid going to crowded places. You should wear a cloth face mask. It is better to avoid travelling.
Convey my best regards to your parents and grandparents.
Yours lovingly, Suyash.
A2. Formal letter.
A2. Read the above appeal and write a letter to the ‘Commissioner’ of the Solapur Municipal Corporation for expressing thankfulness for the appeal for controlling Corona Virus. You may add your own points.
10/A, Lakshmi Niwas, Ashok Nagar, Solapur-413003.
Solapur Municipal Corporation, Solapur.
Sub: About expressing thankfulness for the appeal for controlling Corona Virus.
I am the resident of Ashok Nagar area. In my area the Corona Virus is spreading very fast. People are not following the rules made by the government. So it is very important to make these rules very strict. Sir, you have appealed people to take proper precaution to be safe from corona. Among these important tips washing hands are very essential. People should keep social distance and wearing mask is a must thing. During these days travelling should be avoided as well as going to crowded places should be strictly prohibited.
Once again, I express my gratitude on behalf of our area for appealing and making the rules very much strict. Thanking you.
(2) Letter Writing
A1 OR A2) Do any one of following:
Personality Development Camp
Organized by: Dr. Anupama Shah.
Saraswati Society, Vijapur Road, Solapur.
Duration: 7 days, 9th Oct. to 16th Oct.2020.
Hurry up!! Register your name. Limited seats are available.
A1. Informal letter
Imagine you are ‘Aryan/Apurva Bhosale. Write a letter to your friend appealing him/her to join the personality development camp. Make use of the points given in the advertisement. Add your
Plot no 12/B,
Dear Friend Prasanna,
How are you? How are you enjoying your Diwali Vacation? In this vacation I am going to join personality development camp. Will you like to join with me?
In this Diwali Vacation, in our area the personality development camp is organized by Dr. Anupama Shah. It is organized for a week. The fees is affordable for all. It is only Rs.3000/- we are going to learn so many things in this camp. We will perform so many social activities in this camp. We will get a lot of useful guidance for maintaining good health by an eminent doctor. English and Hindi speaking skill will be developed in this camp. This camp is very important for developing our self-confidence. Our hidden talent will be given an opportunity to develop during this camp.
So, friend I want that you should also join this camp with me. We are going to learn so many things in this camp. You are very much fond of cultural games as we as social activities. You will get a chance to perform them. The most attraction of this camp will be a special guidance on yogas and pranayams. I appeal you that you should participate this personality development camp with me. Only limited seats are available so try to register as early as possible. I hope that you will join it with me. We will enjoy a lot. What a memorable camp it will be for both of us.
Convey my best regards to your parents and grandparents.
A2. Formal letter
Imagine you are Aryan/Apurva Bhosale. Write a letter to the organizer Dr. Anupama Shah informing her that you are interested in joining the camp. And also express your thankfulness for organizing the camp and also ask her about the things to be carried with you for the camp.
Plot no 12/B Bandappa Nagar,
31st May 2020
Personality Development Camp,
Saraswati Society, Vijapur Road, Solapur.
Sub: Express thankfulness for organizing camp and about joining the camp.
I am the resident of Bandappa Nagar Julee, Solapur. I read your advertisement of Personality Development Camp in ‘Lokmat Times’. I am very thankful for organizing this camp in our area.
In this camp we are going to perform so many social and cultural activities. I am very much interested in this camp. I know this camp will be very useful for developing our personality. I want to join this camp because I will get an opportunity to show my talent as well as I will get an important tip from for maintaining good health from an eminent doctor. I will improve my English as well as Hindi language speaking skills. Really this camp will be very beneficial for our development. We will also learn yogas and pranayams in this camp. So I am very much eager to join this camp. Sir, I want to know that which things should we carry with us for this camp. Definitely this camp will be very useful for our personality development.
Really, Madam, I am very much thankful for organizing this camp. In future also, we want such kind of camps should be organized. We will be very grateful for that.
3) Letter writing
Imagine you are ‘Sonali / Soham Ramesh Jadhav’, 10/A Ashok Nagar, M.G Road, Solapur413003. Now read the following poster regarding ‘How to save Mother Earth from Global Warming.’ And attempt any one of the following letters.
Let us stop Global Warming
How to save Mother Earth from Global Warming
Use vehicles whenever required
Reduce the use of home appliances like refrigerators
Start using recycle base articles
Say good bye to plastic
Use maximum paper bagsUse cotton clothes rather than silk
Avoid all kind of pollutions
Let us plant and grow at least a tree in every house Issued in the Public Interest By-
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Student’s Organisation for Social Service AND
Members of ECO CLUB
A1) Informal letter
Write a letter to your younger brother/sister informing him/her about the remedies on Global Warming. Use the points given in the poster. Add your own points. Answer:
Soham Ramesh Jadhav,
Date: 1st June 2020.
Dear brother, Rohit
Hello! How are you? I am fine. I miss you a lot.
I am sending this letter to you for a special purpose. You know that now a days there is a rapid growth in the problem of Global Warming. It is an ever-increasing problem for all of us. Really it is a burning issue. It is the duty for all of us to stop this problem to save this Mother Earth.
I would like to suggest some solutions on this problem. We should use the vehicles whenever necessary. So it will help us to control the air pollution we should reduce the use of home appliances like refrigerators, coolers and other things. However, it is good to use internet for our daily business like banking, shopping and booking. This will help us to save our time as well as money. We should use the things which are recycled. Now the time has come to say good bye to plastic and use cotton and paper bags. We should avoid use and throw articles. If we avoid all kinds of pollutions then and then only we can control this global warming. Let us plant and grow at least one tree around our house. Do you like all these solutions? Please, inform these things to your friends. Let us make our Motherland free from Global Warming.
Convey my best regards to parents and love to little Pinku.
A2) Formal letter
Look at the above poster. Write a letter to the President of Yashwantrao Chavan
Maharashtra Open University Student’s Organization, Solapur for social service thanking him for informative and appealing poster. Use the points given in the poster.
Add your own points.
Sonali Ramesh Jadhav,
10/A, Ashok Nagar, M.G Road, Solapur-413004.
1st June 2020
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Student’s Organization, Solapur.
Sub: Expressing thankfulness for informative and appealing poster
I am Soham Jadhav. I am the student of well-known school in Solpaur. Yesterday I came across your informative and appealing poster about Global Warming. Really all the information given in the poster is very practical to overcome the problems of Global Warming. Now a days this issue has become very crucial for all of us. If we do not control all these things in time, then our Mother Earth will be in danger. I would like to express my special thanks to you. What a praiseworthy work this is!
In future also, please continue your work of awareness among the people. Will you prepare posters on saving energy and about rainwater harvesting?
4) Letter writing
‘Health is Wealth’ Say “NO” to Fast Food
Difficult for digestion
Processed food- unhealthy food
Not fresh and original
Not prepared from natural ingredients
Root cause of many diseases
Good to turn home made and fast food
BUY LOCAL, Buy seasonal, Buy organic Issued in the Public Interest BY Doctors’ Association, Solapur
A1) Informal letter
Imagine you are ‘Anand/ Anjali ‘Patil, 9/A, Sundaram Nagar, Vijapur Road, Solapur – 413004. Suppose your younger sister likes fast food. Write a letter to her informing them about the bad effects of fast food. Use the points given in the poster. Add your own points.
Nagar, Vijapur Road,
Date-2nd June, 2020.
My dear Anuja,
Hi! Anu, how are you? I received your letter yesterday. I became very happy to read that you stood first in ‘State Level Elocution Competition. I am preparing for my annual examination. I miss you a lot.
Anu, I am writing this letter to you for a special purpose. I would like to inform you of the importance of good health. I know that you always like to enjoy fast food. You always give preference to fast food. I would like to advise you to avoid fast food. As per the doctor’s advice, fast foods are very difficult to digestion. They create many diseases in our bodies. However, they are not original and fresh, so they are unhealthy. Fast foods are prepared with the help of artificial ingredients. So fast foods are artificial foods. Because of all those practices, they become the root cause of many diseases. So it is very essential for you to avoid fast food.
On the other hand, I would like to tell you about the importance of homemade or deshi food. You should enjoy the food cooked by our mother. It is good to buy local, seasonal as well as organic food. Please, follow these suggestions for better health. I hope that you will inform your these suggestions to your friends also.
Convey my best regards to parents and grandparents and love to little Sonu.
A2) Formal letter
Imagine you are ‘Anand/ Anjali ‘Patil, 9/A, Sundaram Nagar, Vijapur Road, Solapur –
413004. Look at the above poster and write a letter to the President of Doctors’ Association, Solapur, thanking him for the informative poster. Use the points given in the poster and add your points also.
9/A, Sundaram Nagar, Vijapur Road,
9th June, 2020.
The President, Doctors’ Association, Solapur.
Sub: Expressing thanks for the informative and guiding poster.
I am Anjali Patil, a student at a well-known school in Solapur. Yesterday I came across your poster cum appeal in a leading newspaper ‘LOKMAT TIMES.’ I am very much thrilled to read your informative poster about ‘Say ‘NO’ to fast food. Really, Sir, it is a great work of your association.
You have designed a poster on a burning issue. It is the need of the age because all over the people are so addicted fast food. I liked all the points mentioned in the poster. I would like to congratulate you as well as all the members of your association for preparing this poster. I have no words to express my gratitude.
Please, continue such awareness programmes on different health issues. I assure you that I will follow those suggestions in my daily life. I will inform these tips to my friends as well as my relatives.
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2. Clauses Expand the sentences
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