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English Writing Worksheet | CBSE | ICSE

Updated: Apr 5, 2021

1.Notice writing

a)You are the secretary of the “Cultural Club” of your school. The club has decided to organize a tour to visit places of historical importance in Jaipur. Write a notice in about 50 words informing students about the tour. Give all the relevant details.

b) You are Ria/Rohan of Mother Teressa Public School. You lost your wallet in the school playground during the recess. It contained your library card and 100 rupees. Write a notice for your school notice board inventing all the necessary details.

c) You are Karan/Kiran, the Cultural Secretary of your school. You have been asked to inform the students of classes IX – XII about an Inter – House Poem Recitation Competition. Write a notice in about 50 words to be put up on your school notice board with all the relevant details.

Objectives & Assessment Criteria



• To assess skill of expressing ideas in clear grammatically correct English

• To present ideas coherently and concisely.

• To use a style appropriate for a notice.

Assessment Criteria

  • Contents – 2,

  • Fluency & accuracy – 1.

  • Up to one mark may be deducted for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.

2. Factual Description/ Paragraph Writing

Give a brief description of the orphanage you have recently visited (100 words). You may use the following clues.

  • orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity

  • moved by the sight of children between the ages of 1 and five years living in the orphanage

  • most of the children abandoned by unwed mothers and poor parents

  • children well looked after – well fed and cleanly dressed

  • airy rooms and clean surroundings

  • greatly touched by the dedication and commitment of sisters and nuns

  • generous donations by people.

3. Email Writing
Objectives & Assessment Criteria

Objectives :

• To use an appropriate style and format of an email.

• To plan, organize and present the ideas coherently. The value points given are suggestive points only

Criteria of Assessment

  • Content – 3 Marks (M)

  • accuracy – 1 M

  • fluency – 1 M

  • Up to 1 marks may be deducted for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.

Format of an Email

a)You are Reshma . You have come across many incidents of ragging in educational institutions. Write an e- mail to the editor of a local daily highlighting the problem. Also suggest concrete steps to deal with the menace.

b) As the sports captain of your school, you want a special summer camp to be held for basket ball coaching, as it would help the students to perform better in inter school competitions and prepare them for state level selection round. Write an e-mail to the Principal of your school requesting him to consider your suggestion. (about 120 words)

C) You are Rohit/Ruhani. You have made a new friend John/Maria on a social networking site. Write an email to him/her in about 150 words describing your family, hobbies and the Ranthambore National Park you visited last month.

  • members of your family/status

  • hobbies – travelling/making friends/painting

  • Visit to Ranthambore one of the finest wildlife parks over Ramganga river

  • exciting elephant rides.

4. Article Writing

1. You are Rohit. You happened to see the following lines in a newspaper.

“ We all mourn and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology , and yet each one of us , in our comfortable little ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It is time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved mother deserves”, says, Ed Anser , an environment supporter.

Write an article for the school magazine titled ;Save the Planet Earth‟ .Write the article in about 150 words.

2. In Delhi, the problem of power crisis is becoming more and more acute. As Delhities lose their patience over worsening power crisis, the power supply companies seem to be unable to cope with the rising demand. Write an article in about 120 words on the power crisis in Delhi and suggest steps to be taken to deal with the problem.

5. Biography Writing/Bio-sketch
Objectives & Assessment Criteria


Objective :

• To plan, organize and present ideas coherently.

Assessment Criteria

  • Content – 3 M

  • Fluency – 1 M

  • Accuracy – 1 M

  • Up to one mark may be deducted for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.

1. Given below is a profile of Mr. Ratan Shah your school gardener. Write a short bio-sketch of Mr. Ratan Shah in about 100 words.

  • Age - 50 years

  • Physical appearance - short, slim, very active, pleasant face.

  • Experience - 30 years

  • Educational qualification - studied till VIII std.

  • Family - married with 3 grown up daughters.

  • Duties - maintains school garden, takes care of trees and potted plants always concerned and caring.

2. Given below are some particulars about Lal Bahadur Sharstri. Making use of the information provided, write a bio-sketch of Lal Bahadur Shastri in about 100 words.

  • Birth : 02 Oct 1904. Born in a poor family at Mughal Sarai…..

  • Marriage : 1927, Lalita…..

  • 1928 : Joins congress as an active worker at the call of M.K. Gandhi

  • Achievements: Elected to Rajya Sabha – 1951, Becomes Minister – 1955 – 64. Elected as Prime Minister of India – 1964.

  • Death : Due to heart attack at Tashkent, Russia – 11 Jan 1966.

3. Using the information given below, write a bio-sketch of Satyajit Roy in about 100 words.

  • Birth-May 2,1921, into a culturally rich environment.

  • Became a well known figure in Indian cinema.

  • A writer, music-composer, film-maker, painter.

  • Awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1992.

  • Awarded Bharat Ratna in 1992.

  • Renowned for films like Pather Panchali, Charulata, Aranyer Din Ratri and Ghare Baire.

  • Death – 23rd April, 1992.

6. Story Writing

It was a bright day and you were reading a book in your lawn. Suddenly a man threw a bag in your garden and ran away. You called him out but __________ . In about 150 words, write a story using some of the phrases given below.

  • Bag looked suspicious

  • called police,

  • parents concerned,

  • neighbours gathered,

  • bomb squad called,

  • opened the bag,

  • full of old used clothes.

Debate Writing

1. You are Nikita/Nitin. A Debate competition is going to be organized in your school. Write a debate in about 120 words for the competition on the topic „Computer – A Boon Or A Bane.‟ You have been told to speak for the motion. You may take help of the clues given below:

  • Computer an asset

  • Fast and accurate

  • Internet access

  • Social networking

  • Data warehousing

Letter Writing

1. The world today is very unsafe. At every step, we can face disaster of any kind – natural or manmade. Realising the importance of disaster management, write a letter to the chairman CBSE regarding the inclusion of disaster management in school curriculum. The letter should be in about 120 – 150 words. You are Sanjay/Swati of 189c/ Park street Kolkata.

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