NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Hornbill – Chapter 11 – Letter Writing
Activity : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 114
Q1: You have not received your Roll number card for the Class XII examination. Write a letter to the Registrar Examination Branch CBSE asking for it.
Class: XII, Sec. B
St. Thomas School
February 20, 2012
Subject: Inquiry about the roll number card for class XII board examination
This is to inform you that I have not received my roll number card for the forthcoming Class XII board examination. The examinations are scheduled from March 14, 2013 and the roll number is generally expected to be received one month prior to the examination.
As all the students of my class have already received their respective roll number cards, I am afraid that my card has not been issued or has been misplaced during the delivery process.
I, therefore, request you to kindly issue my roll number card for the forthcoming examination without which I will be debarred from sitting in the examination. I am furnishing my details for your kind consideration.
Class: XII, Sec. B
Class roll no. – 35,
St. Thomas School
Q2:Write a letter to the President, Residents’ welfare Association of your locality suggesting some measures that could
67, Mansarovar plaza
October 7, 2012
Residents’ Welfare Association
Subject: Problem of water scarcity and measures for water conservation
On behalf of the residents of Mansarovar plaza, I would like to draw your attention to the pressing problem of water scarcity in our society. The water supply is not enough to cater to the needs of the residents. Despite this situation, many people are not concerned about water being wasted in house hold chores, washing of cars, etc.
In this backdrop, I have few suggestions to address the above mentioned issue. A seminar cum workshop could be organised to discuss the issue with the residents. Water conservation experts may be invited to make us aware about various methods and technologies available to conserve water. Moreover, the residents should be sensitised to conserve water while bathing, cooking, washing clothes, utensils, etc. Alternatively, a door to door campaign can be organised to spread awareness among the residents about the need for conserving water.
I request you to kindly take immediate steps to address the issue of water scarcity and conservation measures and motivate the residents to solve the problem collectively.
Q4: Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your views on the deteriorating law and order situation in your city.
October 18, 2012
The Times of India
Subject: Deteriorating law and order situation in the city
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the fast deteriorating law and order situation in the city.
The inhabitants of this city are going through a phase of panic. Media is repeatedly reporting crime stories of rape, arson, kidnapping, burglary and theft.
Our city is world famous as a tourist and business hub. Due to deterioration of law and order situation, the number of tourists has decreased and participants for business fairs are also withdrawing their participation. In this context, it is advisable that the concerned authorities should rope in paramilitary forces to tackle the deteriorating law and order situation. It is a matter of concern that intelligence agencies failed to provide adequate and timely clues about various incidents which have taken place recently, creating panic among people.
While immediately taking hold of the situation, the government should take steps in allocating adequate funds for the development of the adjoining areas of the city. This will bring about a permanent solution to the problem. I hope the concerned authorities will take the required measures on an urgent basis.
Q4:Write a letter to your friend narrating your experiences in a rescue operation.
September 21, 2012
I am writing this letter to share my experiences during a rescue operation. You might have heard about the recent earthquake that rocked some areas of Sikkim. The earthquake was devastating, killing thousands and rendering hundreds of people homeless.
Being the part of NCC of my school, I got the opportunity to participate in the noble mission of helping the distressed. We started the rescue operation on the morning of Sept 15, 2012. Foul smell was coming from all directions. Many were dead and some were stranded in the debris. In the first half my team was able to rescue 60 people. We carried them to the nearby tents erected by the Army Medical Corps. We worked round the clock and the operation continued for three days. I could not sleep at night as the scenes of helpless people kept streaming in my mind. After we returned, the school staff and the officer in charge of NCC appreciated our work.
I would also suggest you to join the NCC as a cadet and play constructive role whenever required.
Q5:Write a letter to the editor of a magazine describing a dance performance you have seen or an art gallery you have visited.
November 18, 2012
Subject: Visit to an art gallery
Through the columns of your esteemed magazine, I would like to share the experiences of my recent visit to an art gallery, which showcases the art work of visually challenged people. The art gallery named Inner Eye is rightly named as it shows how the visually challenged artists from various parts of the country express their inner vision, perception and sensibilities through the medium of colour and brush.
The painting exhibition was inaugurated by Hiren Pathak, an eminent art critic. The theme of the paintings ranged from corruption, climate and poverty to the themes of mythology. Some works displayed fusion of styles like the traditional Madhubani style with modern art. Post-modernist trends were also noticed. The management of the art gallery deserves compliments for undertaking the stupendous task of promoting the works of the visually challenged.
The exhibition reminded me of a saying by Shakespeare: “What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties!” The exhibition was inspiring, motivating and a glaring example of the capabilities of man.