9th August, 2008. Arvind Kapoor IXC
(50) Write an application to your Principal to permit your School Hockey Team to participate in the District Hockey Tournaments to be held at Jaipur in the ensuing month.
Govt. Higher Secondary School
I am the captain of our School Hockey Team. District Hockey Touranaments are to be organized in Jaipur next month.
Several good teams will take part in it. Ours is a very good team. If we get a chance to take part, we may possibly win there. You are, therfore, requested to permit our Hockey Team to participate in the District Hockey Tournaments and make necessary arrange-ments for the same.
Thanking you very much for your favour.
Yours very obediently,
24.10.2008 School Hockey Team
(51) Write a letter to your mother for winter clothing as the winter is approaching.
D.P. Inter College,
Dated : 28.11.2008.
My dear Mother,
I am sorry I could not write to you earlier because I was very busy with my half-yearly examination. Now I am free, the examination is over and thank God I have done very well in the examination. I'm sure I will get a high rank in the half-yearly examination. There will be biting cold after a few days. Mother, you know that I do not have sufficient woollen clothes. I need a woollen sweater and a woollen coat. They will probably cost a thousand rupees. Please send me this money soon so that I may purchase these clothes from the exhibition next month.
Kindly remember me to my brothers and sisters.
Your dearest son,
(52) Write a letter to your maternal father asking him to send money to enable you to join an Excursion Party to Kashmir arranged by your college.
D.A.V. Inter College,
December 5, 2008
I received your kind letter yesterday. My joy knew no bounds to read about Mamaji's marriage. I could not acknowledge it as I was busy in the annual sports of my college. Now I am free from the strain You have asked me my plan during the witner holidays.
The students of my college are going on an excursion to Kashmir for a week. I am anxious to go with them as it will teach me a lot besides recration. I have a keen desire to enjoy the natural scenes and spacious lakes of Kashmir, the paradise of India. I'll get an opportunity to see the waterfalls, house-boats and fruit cultivation there.
I have to deposit five hundred rupees for the travelling expenses by the 15th of this month. I shall need another five hundred rupees for my personal expenses. I request you, Nanaji, to send me this money in time to join the party.
My best regards to Naniji and love to Teenu and Palak.
Your loving son,
(53) Write an application to the Principal of your college requesting him to give you a certificate regarding your conduct and character.
Saraswati Inter College,
Respectfully I beg to say that my father has been transferred to Allahabad. As I have to join the D.A.V. Inter College, Allahabad, I need a certificate about my conduct and character.
I may inform you that I joined your college in 2002. I have in- variably stood first in my class. Last year I passed the High School examination and my percentage of marks obtained was 72 per cent.
I was a member of football eleven last year. I was the Captain of the football team for two years—2005 and 2006. I also won first prize in debate competition last year. Kindly issue me the certificate within four days as we are leaving for Allahabad on 25th July, 2007.
Thanking you for the favour,
Yours most obediently,
Dated 20.07.2007 Varun Sarkar XIB.
(54) Write a letter to your friend telling him about your daily life.
F-105, Kamla Nagar
March 25, 2008.
My dear Rajeev,
Thank you very much for your sweet letter. I was really expecting it everyday. My qualifying tests are over and my mind is free from strain. Now I am leading a routine life. I get up at 5 o’clock, go to bathroom, brush my teeth, wash my hands and feet. After that I go for a morning walk with a friend of mine, who lives next door to me. At about 7 a.m., I come back and take tea with a light breakfast. I sit to study for about two hours. At nine I get up to take a bath. Then I take my food, collect my books, put on my clothes and go to school. I return from school at 4.00 p.m. I take tea and some fruits. After half an hour's rest, I go to school play ground for playing hockey. I come back home before sunset. I devote nearly two hours in doing my home-work and preparing my lessons for the following day as also revise my lessons. I finish this by 9.30. Then I take my dinner with my parents. Sometimes I see T.V. programme. After that I go to bed. On Sundays I wash my clothes and help my mother in one or the other domestic work.
My daily routine keeps me physically fit and mentally peaceful. I would advise you to follow a programme of your daily life to achieve pleasure and peace.
Your dear friend,
(55) Write a letter to your friend telling him about the television programme you like the most. Also write why you like it.
12th March, 2008
My dear Sanjay,
Received your letter and noted the contents. I am quite well here and hope the same for you. I am studying hard for my examinations and I am sure to do very well in it. In this letter, I am writing to you about the television programme I like the most.
My favourite programme is T.V.S. Sa-Re-Ga-Ma. It is telecasted on every Monday at 8 p.m. on Zee Television. It is a programme that helps new singers to show their talent. As you know I am a good singer and singing is my hobby. So I like the programme very much.
Convey my respect to your parents and love to Gunjan and Jolly.
With best wishes,
(56) Write a letter to your friend telling him how you celebrated your birthday this year.
9th February, 2008.
My dear Subhah,
I have received no letter from you since 10th January. I invited you to my birthday party which was on 7th February, but neither you came nor sent any letter. Are you angry with me?
I had invited all my friends and relatives on my birthday this time. It was arranged at my house. The front lawn was decorated with buntings, balloons, ribbons and multi-coloured bulbs. There was a decent music and dancing programme. Manoj and I sang a few film songs, which were appreciated by all. There were a lot of your favourite dishes. I really missed you very much on that day. Father arranged a Kawwali programme which was liked by all. The artists were delighted with a shower of rose flowers and currency notes. A lot of presents were presented to me. I was very happy to receive them.
Convey my resepect to your Mummy and Papa and let me know the cause of your absence per return of post to lessen my worry.
With best wishes,
(57) Write a short letter to someone in hospital to cheer him or her up.
Sarojini Naidu Road,
20th September, 2008.
My dear Meena,
I was shocked to know that you met with an accident and have been admitted in the hospital. All the girls of our class miss you and pray the Almighty for your speedy recovery.
The annual function was held on 10th instant. The Principal awarded you a Medal for your standing first in the class in the Antyakshari Competition held early last month. I received the medal on your behalf and have kept it with my mother. How everybody clapped and cheered when your name was announced!
May you recover soon and be with us with best wishes,
(58) Write a short letter to a pen friend who lives in a foreign country telling him briefly about youself.
F-6, Kabir Nagar,
May 16, 2008
Dear Robert, Hi,
My joy knew no bound when I received your letter through pen-friend mail. I am sure you would like to know about me and mine.
I am seventeen, studying in XII standard. My optional subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Hindi and Engilsh are my compulsory subjects. My father is a doctor, child specialist of name and fame in the district. My hobbies are swimming and photography. In my next letter I shall send you some photographs of the members of my family. I have a loving mother, a younger brother and a sister. They both read in Delhi Public School in Class VIII and VI respectively. I shall feel happy to hear soon about you and your family members.
With regards to your parents and love to young ones.
With best wishes to you.
(59) Write a letter to your sister advising her to lend a helping hand to ailing mother in household work.
14th August, 2008.
My dear Rajni,
Received father's letter and was sorry to know that mother is ill. How is she now please write to me per return of post. I am worried about her very much. She is already weak, lean and thin. See that you yourself do the household work and let not mother share in it. I shall come next week to see her when my monthy tests are over.
You are quite grown up now and realize your duty. You can sweep the house, prepare tea and breakfast. Ask Kakiji to come and cook food. You also help her. Please give medicines and milk etc. in time to mother.
Convey my regards to Mother, Papa and Kakiji and love to Munmun.
With best wishes and love to you.
(60) Write a letter to your father telilng him about your hostel life.
Room No. 5, Hostel
Mahendra Public School,
15th July, 2008.
I have not received any letter from you since I left home. It has caused me worry about your welfare. In this letter I am writing you about my hostel life to minimize your worry about me regarding my boarding and lodging.
There are twenty-five students in our hostel. There are five rooms and five students live in each room. We have a stool, a table, an armed chair and an almirah for each hosteller.
There is satisfactory arrangement of breakfast and meals in the hostel. We take milk and bread slices with butter in breakfast and rice, vegetable, dal and chapati in lunch and dinner.Two special diets are given each month.
We play games in the evening. Our hostel provides facility in Tennis and Volleyball.
Our warden is very gentle and kind. He keeps an eye on our studies, food and games. I am very happy here.
Convey my regards to mother and love to Raju and Palak.
Yours loving son,
(61) Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for sending you a gift on your birthday.
Nehru Nagar, Agra
24th July, 2008.
Yesterday I celebrated my birthday with great pomp and show. Every member of the family was present in the party except you. We all missed you very much.
I thank you very much for the nice gift of a pen set sent by you on my birthday. Auntie gave it to me and told me about your going to Kanpur or an important piece of work all of a sudden. The colour design and flow of the pen is wonderful. Everybody praised it. I also longed for such a pen set. I thank you once again Uncle, for such a nice and useful gift.
I'll shortly come to you when I hear about your return from Kanpur to thank you in person.
Your loving nephew,
(62) Write a letter to your father to raise your monthly allowance.
7th September, 2008.
How happy was I when I received your loving letter late last week, in which you advised me to work hard and get a good division in Board's examination. I promise to follow your advice in letter and spirit.
These days the prices of everything, edible or non-edible, are rising high and becoming dearer very frequently. The mess charges have been raised by the contractor. The milkman has also increased his rate and so are the fruitsellers donig. It has become very difficult for me to pull on with the monthly allowance you are sending me now. I cannot easily take milk and fruits which are very essential to keep fit and good health. So, I request you to very kindly increase my monthly allowance from rupees four hundred to five hundred.
With regards to mother and love to Manju and Neeraj.
Your loving son,
(63) Write a letter to your friend Deepak to accompany you in a trip to Goa.
35/A-3, Namak Mandi,
November 28, 2008.
How is it that you have not replied my previous letter of the 10th inst. It has developed my curiosity to know about you and yours.
The old saying ‘No news is good news’ consoles me and I hope you are perfectly well and happy just as we are here.
Here is a happy news for you my chum. Father is taking all of us to Goa during the X-mas holidays. It would double our gaiety if you are also with us. You are quite familiar to our family. Even then I assure of all ease and comforts in our company.
I am sure you won't disappoint me. Please remember me to your parents and convey my regards to them.
(64) You are Mukund, residing at 5, Civil Lines, Jabalpur. Write a letter to your father requesting him to permit you to go on a college tour to Nepal.
5, Civil Lines,
22nd October, 2008
I received your letter two days back and read the contents with untold pleasure. I am glad you are all well and miss me on all festivities every now and then.
You will pat me on my back to know that I have secured 72 per cent marks in my first terminal test. My school is closing for a week on account of Dassehra.
Father, this time, I don't intend to come home during the holidays. My college tour is scheduled for Nepal. We shall go under the guardianship of our class teacher and such opportunities are few and far between in life. May I, therefore, request you to permit me to go with my classmates for a change. Arrangements have already been made for our boarding and lodging there. We shall leave Jabalpur on 25.10.2008 and shall be back on 31.10.2008.
I hope you will be pleased to permit me to join the tour and send me Rs. 250/- only.
With lots of love.
(65) Write a letter to your younger sister sending her a present on her winning a gold medal in Hop-step-and-Jump in college sports.
129, Lucky Market,
December 18, 2008
Tell mother that I am well and have wished you the same. Now that you are in class IX, you can write to me with ease, from time to time, about your well-being and progress.
While reading the sports news of our District, my eyes fell on your name. My curiosity arose and I read the news with care. How happy I was when I read of your winning a gold medal in Hop-step-and-Jump in the college sports. I am sending to you a copy of English-Hindi concise dictionary by M.L. Agarwal in this context. Useful as the dictionary is, you'll certainly like it and feel proud of possessing a dictionary of this standard.
Wishing you repeated such occasions in your life,
Your loving brother,
(66) Write a letter of thanks to your friend Ashok Saxena who has sent you congratulations on your success in the examination.
10/2, Manohar Marg,
June 9, 2008
My dear Ashok,
I am proud of having a friend like you, who has always been encouraging me for marvellous performances in life.
I got your letter of the 2nd instant congratulating me on my success in the competitive (C.P.M.T.) examination. To be very fair, the credit of my success goes to your time-to-time guidance and encouragement.
Dear Ashok accept my sincere thanks for your congratulations and remember me to your brothers and sisters.
With lots of respects to your parents.
(67) You are Vinod Khanna, residing at 35, Vivekanand Marg, Panchmarhi, M.P. Your father is out of station. Write a letter to him stating that your mother is ill and he should come back soon.
25, Vivekanand Marg,
April, 6, 2008.
My dear father,
Your leter of the 21st March, 2008 was received only yesterday. We were all very anxious to know about you. We are glad to learn that you are perfectly well there. My annual examination begins from 14.04.2008. I am, therefore, very busy with my books. Unluckily mother is suffering from viral fever these days. She is feeling lonely and uncared for. As a matter of fact she is missing you. I request you to come back home at your earliest convenience to console her.
Kindly bring me some good story books if not inconvenient to you.
(68) You are Joseph Anand studying in Class X D of Gorkhi Higher Secondary School, Lashkar, Gwalior. Write an application to your Principal for issue of books from the Book-Bank in your school.
Gorkhi Hr. Sec. School,
Most respectfully I beg to submit that I am a student of XD of your school. My father works as a time-keeper in a local factory. He gets a salary of Rs. 800/- per month only as is evident from his employer's certificate attached herewith. He is thus unable to buy me all necessary books.
I, therefore, request you to issue me some books from the school Book-bank. I promise to keep them with great care and return the same after my annual examination.
Thanking you ever so much.
Dated 25th July, 2008 Joseph Anand XD.
(69) You are Abdul Majid, a student of class X, Saraswati Higher Secondary School, Morena. Write an application to your principal for re-admission.
Saraswati Hr. Sec. School,
I beg to say that I am a student of Class X of your school. My name is Abdul Majid.
My father works in Gwalior Cotton Mill, Gwalior. He did not get his salary on due date as the workers were on strike. Hence I failed to deposit my school fees in time. And as such my name has been struck off.
Now I am ready to deposit my old dues. Kindly permit me for re-admission and oblige.
Hoping to be obliged.
Your most obediently,
Dated 05.12.2008. Abdul Majid.
(70) Write an application to the Secretary, Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal requesting him to issue you a duplicate copy of your mark-sheet. Give full details of your original mark-sheet.
Board of Secondary Education,
I am very sorry to inform you that I have lost my mark sheet during my railway journey in which someone stole my attache. I need it very badly for my admission in B.Sc. Part I.
I will fail to secure my admission in case I fail to submit the mark-sheet of the Intermediate Exam. by the 25th of this month. As such I very humbly request your goodself for an early compliance.
The relevant details are given below—
Name — Manoj Kumar Goel
Father's Name — Shri Yogendra Kumar Goel
Year of Exam. — 2006
Roll No. — 81630
Name of Centre — Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Bilaspur
Postal orders for Rs. 25/- are enclosed herewith.
Thanking you for the favour.
Encl. : Postal orders Manoj Kumar Goel
Dated : June 6, 2008 10/18, Civil Lines, Bilaspur.
(71) Write an application to the Principal, Scindhia School, Gwalior, requesting him to grant permission for a friendly hockey match.
We, the players of the hockey team of this school, beg to say that we desire to play a friendly match against the hockey team of Gorkhi Higher Secondary School, Lashkar on Wednesday, November 24, 2008.
The match will begin at 3.30 p.m. sharp on our playground. You are requested to grant your permission for the same and oblige.
We would further request you to ask our Games Superintendent to make necessary arrangement for the match.
Thanking you for the favour.
Raj Mohan Kalra
Dated 22-11-2008 Captain, Hockey Team.
(72) Write an application to your Principal requesting for refund of your caution money.
Holy Public Hr. Sec. School,
Respectfully I beg to state that this year I have passed the High School Examination from this school. It will not be possible for me to continue my study here, since my father has been transferred to Indore.
May I, therefore, request you to very kindly instruct your office to refund my caution money amounting to Rs. 100/- and oblige.
Thanking you in advance,
July 4, 2008 Shalini Yadav
(73) You have passed the S.S.C. Examination. You went to Delhi to get admission in a college there. Write a letter to your father apprising him how you got the admission and also about your stay in the hostel.
My dear father,
I understand that you are eagerly waiting for a letter from me. I am happy to inform you that I got admission to the college yesterday. There was no difficulty about the admission. The Principal and two profsessors interviewed me. They were very kind and understanding. I am admitted to the Science group.
I joined the college hostel yesterday itself. The hostel is a very good one. I have another boy in my room. He is the son of a doctor in Allahabad. He is very friendly.
I don't need any more money. Please tell mother that I shall look after myself very well.
(74) Write a letter to your friend, describing your experience in the Exam. Hall.
At last my examination is over. I am awfully tired and I really need a holiday. Before I go for a holiday, let me tell you some of my experiences in the examination hall.
I felt very nervous on the first day, when I was waiting outside with the other students for the doors to open. Most of them were talking and laughing. I felt so anxious that I could not speak to anyone. At last the doors were opened and we all crowded in and searched for our seats. We settled down in our places and waited anxiously for the papers. When I got the English question paper, I felt I could not answer a single question. However, when I read the questions more carefully, I learnt that I could answer most of the questions. I did not have much difficulty with Physics and Chemistry. But Mathematics was difficult. The supervisors were very strict and so there was no chance for any mal-practice. One boy was caught for copying and was expelled.
Now that my examination is over, I am going for a holiday. I hope for a good result.
(75) Your father has just bought a new cycle for you. Write a letter to your cousin informing him about it and the first ride you had.
My dear Shyam,
You will be glad to know that my long felt desire of buying a bicycle has been fulfilled. How happy I was when my father bought it home in the evening! I could hardly wait anyone to see it. I snatched it from my father and found myself immediately on the roads. With a jump I was on it and felt like a bird in the air. It took me only a few minutes to have a round of Gandhi Square and to reach back home.
I wish you were here to share my joys.
(76) Write a letter to your friend writing about his faults and also about the good points of his character.
March 20, 2008
My dear Satish,
I am in receipt of your letter dated March 14, 2008. I was surprised to read that you want me to give my free opinion about you. Ordinarily, I would think twice before speaking on such matters because few people like to hear the truth. In your case, however, I have no hesitation because I know you thoroughly well.
You have certain quailities of head and heart. You are very intelligent indeed. In fact, a less intelligent person would never have asked others to bring out his virtues and defects. You have consistently improved upon your capacity to listen. Now you can be trusted with giving others a patient-hearing. You may at times lose patience under great provocation but certainly you are not liable to lose your nerves. Your ideas on friendship are no doubt high. You are worthy of being called a friend in need.
Another point which goes in your favour is that you are very hard working. You are kind and generous by nature and cannot tolerate injustice being done to anybody. You are not liable to be led away by personal prejudices. You cannot, I am sure, be bribed. In fact, you have right qualities which a prospective candidate for I.A.S. should possess.
In spite of this there is a great drawback in you which alone can mar all your qualities. You are very emotional and liable to be swayed away by pity. Sometimes this creates in you a sense of quality and you cannot decide matters forthwith. Remember you restless you were when you caught a pickpocket red-handed but were about to leave him after patiently hearing from him the misery with which his children would face in his absence. In similar cases your sympathies may be misplaced and you, in spite of yourself, fail to do justice.
Well, you know everybody has some fault or the other in spite of his virtues. But it is only the wise who go in for heart-searching. That in itself is a great quality.
I have given my free opinion about you. Write to me how do you feel after reading it ?
How are your mother and father? Please convey my best regards to them.
(77) Write a letter to your father informing him of your success in winning a prize at a debate.
216, Chandni Chowk,
February 26, 2008
My dear father,
You will be very glad to know that this year's top prize for the best debator has come to me. It is a silver trophy beautifully cast and the name of the school is engraved on it.
The debate was on ‘Inter-school’ level. Three other boys from different schools took part in it. The topic of discussion was ‘Whether Municipalisation of Secondary School Education would be Beneficial.’
All the three boys spoke in favour of it. They said that municipali-sation of secondary education was the only way to bring about reforms in the system of education. According to them, it was proper to pass over secondary education to Municipal authorities to enable them to correlate the primary and secondary education. This would, they argued, channelise education from primary stage to higher secondary stage in one single stream which will make for uniform progress.
Their argument convinced many. My teachers felt restless when I stood up to speak. I started with a feeble voice but soon it became forceful. I smashed their arguments by saying whether my friends, in order to channelise education in one stream, would like to municipalise college education as well ? My arguments went home and the audience seemed convinced. I was highly applauded. My rivals were silent and I was declared the winner.
I was later told by my teacher that the manner of my speech was forceful as were my arguments. The boys and teachers of my school were very happy because I had brought honour to them. The function ended happily.
How is mother ? I wish you were here these fine days. Love to Kuckoo.
(78) Write a letter to your old teacher, giving impressions of your new school and teachers.
July, 24, 2008.
I reached my new place of study on Saturday last. Today is Tuesday. Within three days I have learnt a lot about school boys and teachers here, and I am writting this letter to give young a gist of my experience.
Ordinarily it would be difficult to form an opinion about others within such a short time. But the saying that coming events cast their shadows before time is correct, I think I will never have to change my opinion.
The moment I reached my school and sent word to the Principal, boys came rushing to receive me. They seemed happy to find a new addition in the rolls of the school. Many of them put different questions in a single breath asking my name, class, name of the previous school and my parents. They took me by the arm and conducted me to the Principal's room.
The Principal offered me a seat. I gave him the letter of recommendation from you. He praised you very much and assured me that a teacher of your standing would never write a letter of recommendation in undeserving cases. Therefore, he said, I was welcome to the school.
He then introduced me to my class teacher. He gave me a test. The manner of his asking questions from me was so sweet that replying to him was a matter of joy for me. His treatment showed that I was not at all a stranger to him.
I have been granted admission to Xth class and I have started my studies in the right earnest from the beginning. Though I feel quite comfortable here, yet I miss you very much.
I hope to see you during the Dussehra holidays to relate more experiences.
Meanwhile I remain, Sir,
(79) Suppose you are a foreigner touring India. Write a letter home to some member of your family giving him or her your impressions of the country.
Tip Top Hotel,
December 24, 2008
My dear Alice,
I hope you have received my previous letter by now.
During these days, I have been visiting one place after another. In my last letter I told you that I was leaving Mumbai for Varanasi. I reached Varanasi early in the morning of Tuesday last. There beautiful ‘ghats’ or the banks of the Ganga are a scene of great activity for the Hindus in the morning. The river flows so charmingly at a distance from the big shrines. There is neither the swiftness nor the shapelessness of the rivers here as in England.
I saw the Taj yesterday on a moonlight night. You will not believe me how enchanting the Taj is. It is all white marble and the layout of the gardens around it adds to its magnificence.
In the morning today I flew to Bhakra Nangal. It is a very high dam and matchless in the history of Asia. It is a great feat of engineer-ing skill.
Wherever I went I found the people busy in their work. At Varanasi, I saw a class of people called here ‘Brahmins’ who sit on the river banks and invoke blessings of gods and goddesses in favour of their visitors. Quite a number of them do not look like genuine priests. In this country people are very hospitable. This I found during my visit to Bhakra. The sturdy peasants of this region called the Punjab actually surrounded me and expressed their joy at meeting me by performing a dance called ‘Bhangra’. It is such a carefree exercise of the linbs that the like of which I have never seen in any other part of the world.
The country, as a whole, has changed a lot. I saw progress in every field of activity. Many new industries have sprung up. I was told that India was now capable to participating in space race.
There is still another point. Wherever I went, I found people desirous of peaceful progress. There is no effort at making false claims and creating mischief. It is really a socialist society which Indians were labouring hard to raise out of the ruins of the past.
I feel my visit to this country has paid me well. I wish you were able to accompany me.
Your loving brother,
Manik Chand Jain
(80) Write a letter to your father telling him about your new friend. Describe what you have liked about him.
April 20, 2008.
My dear father,
I apologise I could not write to you earlier. It was not that I was busy in my studies. It was just for very interesting thing. Only a fortnight ago, a new boy named Mahendra Yadav joined our school in my class. He was given a seat beside me. At first sight I did not like him but his habits have endeared him to me and to many other boys so much that on the first Saturday we all went out for a picnic to a nearby village and passed our Saturday holiday on his initiative.
Mahendra is almost of my age and complexion. He is very good at studies. Because he sits with me in the classroom, we have become fast friends.
The most lovable thing in Mahendra's character is his quality of leadership. He has not been here for more than a mere fortnight and he is already being tipped for leadership of our class. During this period he has organised on two occasions outings and managed the whole show single handedly. Few boys can compare with him. The teachers are also very impressed by him.
You would be glad to know that I have already invited him to accompany me during the summer vacations. I am sure you would be glad to meet him.
Please convey my respects to dear mother.
Your loving son,
(81) Your friend is poor but good at studies. He is thinking of leaving the school. Write a letter advising him not to take this step and promising help to him.
September 18, 2008
My dear Raghubir,
I am in receipt of your letter and beileve me, the contents of it shocked me. I could never imagine that a student of your ability could ever think of leaving school because of financial hardships.
I know that your parents are too poor to support you. It is a strange thing that such a brilliant boy as you are should belong to a family too poor to enable you to continue your studies. In the circumstances you are in a more pitiable position for no fault of yours.
But I advise you not to lose heart. Life is a great struggle and one cannot taste its ultimate sweetness unless one has experienced its miseries, who knows what good will come out of your present difficulties?
Last night when I was reading your letter and thinking over it, my father suddenly appeared on the scene and inquired about you. He was very much shocked to learn about your difficulties. He was all the more sorry to think that a brilliant student like you would ruin his life because of financial difficulties. You will be glad to know that he very kindly agreed to a monthly allowance of Rs. 150/- to you. I hope you will have no obligation to this help and will never think of leaving school before completing your studies.
Please let me know if this amount will enable you to meet your needs. We can raise the amount upon your asking. Please be frank and do not worry about anything.
Your sincere friend,
(82) Write a letter to your friend giving your impressions of the hostel life in a school.
July 28, 2008.
My dear Kapil,
You will be happy to know that I have succeeded in getting a room in the school Vaishya hostel. I am writing this letter to give you my impressions of hostel life.
Hostel life for a student is very useful. It regulates his life and creates in him a sense of discipline. Generally, more than one student lives in a room which provides all of them opportunity to come into one another's contact more closely and study human nature.
In our hostel 90 students of various classes have been given accommodation. On the very first occasion I felt a sense of loneliness but soon I made several friends. Now life in the hostel is full of charm. It is extremely delightful and interesting. Though mostly we live inside our hostel yet there are no rigid checks and restraints.
Our warden is a great disciplinarian. He always expects from us everything in time. He is as much interested in our studies and health as in our moral make-up. He keeps a strict watch on those who return to hostel late in the night.
From what I have seen in my hostel I can say that it is here that we learn the art of living. We discuss about current events and organise outdoor trips and come to know how to move in society. As such life in a hostel is never dull and monotonous.
I would appreciate very much if you could come over here to live with me for a couple of days and see things with your own eyes. Shall I hope you will come ?
Your sincere friend,
Ram Mohan Gupta
(83) Write a letter to your brother describing your experience of a very cold and rainy day.
My dear father,
I am in receipt of your letter and have noted its contents. I am really sorry for not writing any letter to you during the past two weeks. In fact, life in Shimla these days has become very difficult on account of the sweeping cold wind and continued rains.
The 18th of January this year was the coldest day of the season. Though it had been raining continuously since the 16th, yet it was on the 18th that we experienced the heaviest rainfall. The cold increased to almost unbearable extent. Every blow of wind sent shivers in our body. The heaters in our rooms were unable to warm us. Our woollies could not keep away the cold from our bodies.
The sky was heavily overcast with dark clouds and the rain had been lashing the ground with full fury. It was impossible to go out. All streets and roads wore a deserted look and small streams of rain water were flowing down the mountainous roads.
That day our milkman did not turn up at our house and we were afraid of going out to buy fresh milk from the bazar. Consequently we had to fall back upon powdered milk. Tea or coffee taken many times during the day afforded little comfort and we continued shivering even amidst the warmest atmosphere in our rooms.
We thanked God when in the evening the clouds burst and rain stopped. Yet this was no satisfaction because the icy cold night lay ahead. Our teeth were chattering and our fingers benumbed so much that our hands had been incapacitated. It was with great difficulty that we passed the night. I had never experienced such a cold and rainy day in my life.
Please convey my respects to dear mother and father.
Your loving brother,
(84) Write a letter to your mother telling her how you saved the life of a child.
F/42, Rooki Mandi,
April 16, 2008
My dear father,
Today I am writing this letter to relate to you a very happy experience of the day. I hope you would be very glad to know that my scouting in school has helped me to save the life of a child today.
It so happened that in the morning today, I along with six boys of my hostel went to take a bath in the river. We saw there men, women and children taking their bath near the banks. A woman was giving her four-year old son a bath at a little distance from the main ghats. The child suddenly slipped from her hand and was carried away by the current. The woman started screaming but in the noise her cries were not audible.
The cries suddenly fell on my ears and at once I understood the reason from her raised hands pointing towards the drowning child. It was too much for me and at once I jumped into the river without bothering to take off my clothes.
There was not much water in the river and the current was also not swift. It was however, too much for a little child who was being carried away slowly and slowly by the current.
I was swimming swiftly. When I was about to catch hold of the child suddenly I slipped into a ditch. I was about to go down into the water but my scouting spirit came to my rescue and I did not lose courage.
I am an expert swimmer. I raised myself from my slip and again dashed towards the child. Soon I was able to catch hold of him. In the meantime a couple of other swimmers had swam up to me and we were now able to raise the child above the water and bring him back to the bank.
The child was unconscious. I gave him first aid and water in his stomach was drained out. After some time the child regained consciousness and his mother heaved a sigh of relief and with tears in her eyes folded her hands before me.
She must be of your age. I told her that it was just my duty. After all it was not for nothing that I had become a scout.
The other boys related the incident to my teachers who were very pleased with me. It was praised very much and the Headmaster proposed to give me some reward.
I am all right here. I hope to see you soon during the summer vacations.
Please pay my respects to father and love to Munni.
(85) Your father is in Mumbai recovering after an operation. Write a cheerful letter to him giving him the news of your life and work at home.
February 24, 2008
My dear father,
I am in receipt of your letter. We were all glad to learn that you are satisfactorily progressing towards recovery.
You have inquired about news here. I think you should not have worried yourself about us during your illness.
You will be glad to know that Ashok stood first in the class in the examination. He is likely to get some reward. Most probably it would be a medal and some books.
Rita and Krishna have also been declared successful though without distinction. They are very happy because both of them had fared badly in their Arithmetic papers, and were expecting failure.They have promised not to waste their time in playing and do hard work in future.
You will be glad to know that the Manager of your office visited us yesterday to enquire about your health. He assured me of financial help to any extent. I thanked him on your behalf. He spoke very kindly, accepted tea from us and inquired about my studies.
Our neighbours are helping us a lot, Rama's mother cooks our meals in time and never allows us to feel the absence of mother. Before going to sleep, Rama's father also visits our house to cheer us and their servant, Makhu sleeps in our house to guard us. In fact we are being looked after very carefully. We have no worry except when to see you back hale and hearty.
Please pay my best respects to dear mother. Assure her not to worry about us.
Your loving son,
(86) Write a letter to a pen friend living in England, telling him about your school.
January 21, 2008.
My daer Harry,
I am in receipt of your letter and a copy of your photograph. Believe me I was so glad to look at it that I showed it to my friends and parents. I really wish we were able to meet each other some time in life.
You have expressed your desire to know about my school. I give below a brief account of it.
The name of my school is Govt. Model School. It is situated at a distance of 2 km. from the city. It has a built in area of 2,000 square yards. Every room contains simple furtniture. It has a big playground, a garden, a laboratory, a library and 24 classrooms.
The school was started sixy years ago. Its Principal is a very well-known academician who has been to England as a teacher for several years. He takes great interest in teaching his students. He always stresses the importace of punctuality and discipline which, he says, English children learn in their mursery. His motto is; hard work and high character. He calls meetigns every Saturday and gives a gist of English life and society. It is through his efforts that our school has become a model institution.
Our teachers are equally interested in teaching us. They give due importance to sports. They give us all facilities to do hard practice. It is as such that our school is second to none in the field of sports.
Once a month outdoor rallies are organised. We are taught how to move in society. How to face great dangers without losing courage. In fact, the lessons of a lifetime importance are a part of our syllabus.
Scouting is another feature of our school. Our P.T.I. always stresses the importance of building up high character in a highly developed body. Rallies and jamboories are organised off and on. We get instruction as well as recreation.
Our school is very expensive. We have to pay Rs. 450/- per month as tuition fees and spent about Rs. 140/- more per month on stationery, bus and pocket money. In India, middle class families cannot afford to spare so much. Consequently, children of high class people alone can benefit from this standard.
Please pay my best regards to your parents. I am enclosing a copy of my photograph as desired by you. I do not know to which of your frinds you will show it but please do not show it to your parents otherwise they will make a fun of you for having chosen an ill-figured boy like me as your pen friend.
Your sincere friend,
Laxmi Narain Garg.
(87) Write a letter to your Headmaster giving an explanation for your misbehaviour with the class teacher and offering an apology.
D.A.V. High School,
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter asking me to submit my explanation for misbehaving with my class taecher. I am pained to learn that you intend to take a disciplinary action against me for breach of discipline.
I think I shall be failing in my duty if I do not offer a satisfactory explanation to you. To state in brief, my class teacher, Sri Krishna Chand's complaint against me is not justified though not in the least objectionable also, because it is based in misunderstanding.
He has joined the school only recently and I was not aware of his strict nature. By speaking in the class very quickly, he might have just thought of making an impression on us. And when I interrupted him by asking a question, I never meant any dis-respect to him. I wanted a clarification and nothing more. There was no doubt in my mind about his scholarly qualities.
Even if he has taken exception to my putting a question, I am really very sorry for it. I could never think that I would give him such an impression.
I assure you, Sir, that I have never been a mischief-maker. You can gather opinion about me from other teachers of my class. In any case, I offer my apologies to you and to him. I also promise never in future to give him any chance of complaint against me. I trust I have made my point quite clear to you and you will kindly drop the charges against me.
Brij Kishore Saini
(88) Write a letter to your Uncle describing the Inspector's visit to your school.
January 17, 2008
I am sorry that I could not write to you earlier. I was so busy here in my studies because the annual exam. is at hand.
The Inspector of Schools paid a surprise visit to our school today, as we were later told that somebody had complained against our school. Therefore he reacehd our school at 9 a.m. sharp, perhaps to see for himself whether the school starts its work in time. Before he arrived, the entire school was ready as if to receive him. He visited every classroom, office, laboratory and the library. Everywhere he found things in order and everything was neat and clean.
He entered many classrooms and saw teachers taking classes. He examined us in English and we did well. He was very much pleased with my pronunciation.
He was accompanied by the Deputy Inspector of Schools and two other officials. These officials visited other classes and examined boys in various subjects.
In the office, they examined a few registers. He was so pleased with all round progress that he entered very good remarks in the school log-book and left about 1 p.m. He was very glad with the progress the students had been making. As such we were given a holiday for the rest of the day in Hour of the visitor.
With best wishes and kind regards.
(89) Write a farewell letter of thanks to the Headmaster of your school, on leaving school to join college.
16th March, 2008
May I inform you that I have succeeded in getting admission to St. Peters College. The rush of admission-seekers was so heavy at one stage that I had lost all hopes of getting admission.
When I appeared before the Admission Committee for an interview, I requested the members of the Committee just to go through the certificate which you were so kind to award me at the time of my leaving the school. The certificate had the desired effect and finally I was admitted without taking the trouble of answering very many questions.
Believe me, Sir, I cannot thank you by words alone. You have been always so kind and generous to me that I will never forget. It was really our good luck that you came to be the head of our school. In these times it is ordinarily not possible to have at the head of institutions persons with a broad outlook on life and a sense of duty. You always took a real interest in the welfare of students and teachers. All these generosities when recalled make the idea of parting with you very painful. Yet part we must.
I, therefore, write this to express my heartfelt thanks to you and other teachers of my school with whom I had a year's long association.
(90) Write a letter to your friend telling him what profession you would like to adopt in life.
February 16, 2008.
My dear Ajay,
Please accept my thanks for your kind letter. I am glad to learn that you have passed your M.A. Examination in English in the first division. Your brilliant success has, I think, already decided about your future. You would, I believe, make a very succcessful lecturer.
You have asked me about what profession I would like to adopt in life. To speak frankly, it is very difficult for an average student to decide what exactly he wants to do in life, because so much depends on success in annual examinations alone.
So far as I am concerned, and if my past academic record is any guide. I may go in for training in librarianship. You know a librarian has got to be a very responsible, learned, and hard working man. And I have, I think, all these qualities. You know my record in school is top-most. I have a great aptitude for keeping in safe custody books of great value, and I know how to deal with students in schools and colleges when they borrow and return books.
Besides this there is a great scope in this line, and given proper encouragement and training, I may be able to attain perfection. There are other equally honourable professions, but I am either not interested in them.
I do not know what you would think of me after reading this letter. But I shall be glad to get your true and honest opinion about my choice of the profession.
(91) Write a letter to the head boy of your school congratulating him on his success in being elected to the office of general secretary of the school union.
Mammoon Bhanje Ghatia,
November 10, 2008.
My dear Suresh,
Please accept my congratulations on your elections as the general secretary of the school union. Believe me, your election to this high office is not a mere accident. The students of our school must be a very intelligent electorate. Indeed their choice has fallen on a very well-deserving among them.
You already enjoy a high reputation in our school and you have enough experience of conducting the affairs of the union. I have no doubt in my mind that the interests of the school's students as well as those of the teachers will always be taken note of by you in deciding matters of various kinds.
With best wishes.
(92) Write a letter to your pen-friend informing him that you are sending a book to him.
27, Rampur Garden,
December 10, 2008
My dear Alice,
I am glad to acknowledge the receipt of your very kind and appreciative letter of the 2nd inst.
I wonder whether you have already received the booklet of poems that I sent to you. Today, I am forwarding a second book on to you by separate post and shall be glad to hear that you have received it safely.
I wrote this boy during the course of the summer holidays in Simla.
I do not know whether the poems are readable at all by your standard. In any case I shall be grateful if you could give me your opinion about them.
Meanwhile I am going through your book of poetry. I find many poems in it are very interesting. I shall give my opinion in my next letter after I have finished reading them.
Please pay my best respects to your parents. You do not know how much I wish I were able to see you, but then as somebody said : “If wishes were horses—”
With kindest regards,
Yours very sincerely,
(93) Write a letter to the Principal of the college in which your son is reading complaining of your son being bullied
February 10, 2008
I am sorry to point out that my son Vinay Kumar Katyal, student of IXth class of your college, has been found to be very much distressed and out of sorts for the last few days. There are bruises on his cheeks and forehead and his face is pulled down. He has not told me the true facts but I can presume that he is receiving injuries from some boys of higher classes.
I am afraid if I don't bring this fact to your notice, I will not be doing duty as a guardian. I request you to please take Vinay into confidence and discover the facts so that if there is anything wrong with him it may be mended.
Please don't think that I am writing this in a complaining spirit. In fact, Vinay has gained a lot since he joined your school. Only the low spirits in which I have found him during the last few days have compelled me to write this letter to you so that you could make enquiries and do anything you consider necessary for the welfare of my son.
Yours very truly,
Abdhesh Kumar Katyal
(94) Write a letter from a father to his son asking him to work hard to pass the examination with high marks.
46, Rani Bazaar,
22nd January, 2008
I am in receipt of your school report. I am pained to read that you are not doing well in your studies. In English and Social Studies you have got barely pass marks. In Hindi also you have not fared well. I am really greatly dissatisfied with the report. I wonder whether you are caring that your annual examinations are at hand.
I learn from your report that you have done well in games. Maybe, your whole attention towards games is responsible for your poor results. Games are quite good, but at all the cost of studies. Too much of games is as bad as too much of studies. Remember the old saying ‘excess of everything is bad’. By playing too much and not reading at all, as Har Dayal said, “you feed the body and starve the soul.”
Do not neglect your studies, now that your annual examinations are near. For the rest two months you should devote your full attention to the studies and pass the examination with credit. It is no use passing third division.
I shall be anxiously waiting for seeing improvement in your studies in your next monthly test.
Love from mother.
(95) Write a letter to your father asking permission to join the National Cadet Corps (N.C.C.) of your school.
Dayal Bagh, Agra
12th August, 2008
My dear father,
I am keeping well. The atmosphere in the new school is good. Lessons have begun and I am studying them well.
Next week they are selecting pupils for National Cadet Corps of our school. I am eager to join the N.C.C. and get military training. They will give a certificate at the end of two years. It will be very useful in future. I am sure the N.C.C. classes will in no way affect my studies.
I request you to give me permission to join the N.C.C.
Your loving son,
(96) Write a letter to your father asking him to send you to college for higher education.
48, Kabir Nagar,
19th June, 2008
My dear father,
I am glad to write to you that I have done very well in the Higher Secondary Public Examination. I am sure of getting very good marks in all the subjects.
After passing the plus-two examination, I would like to join the college and continue my education. You know I am not old enough to go in for a job. I shall take up B.Sc. Course. I am sure I will do well in college.
I request you to send me to college for higher education.
(97) Write a letter to your mother to send something that you need. (Imagine that you live in a school Hostel).
75, New Hostel.
26th August, 2008
My dear mother,
I am quite happy with my hostel life. I am studying well. I am sure of getting good marks. I am also taking part in sports and games.
My Physical Education Teacher insists that we should wear blue shorts and white banian without sleeves during physical education classes. I require a pair of white canvas shoes. So I request you to supply these things to me as early as possible.
Kindly convey my humble regards to father.
Your loving son,
(98) Write a letter to your mother inviting her for your School Day Celebration.
20/A, Ashok Nagar
28th November, 2008
My dear mother,
I am getting on well with my studies. I am happy to tell you that my School Day Celebration is to be next month on second Saturday. There is Entertainment Programme. I am acting in a drama as the hero. I will also receive a prize for general proficiency.
I am herewith sending the invitation. Please attend the function with my younger sister.
Kindly convey my regards to father and remember me to brother.
Your loving son,
(99) Write a letter to your brother advising him to improve his handwriting.
A-7, Shahid Nagar,
My dear Sumit,
I received your letter yesterday. The hand writing is not legible. It took me twenty minutes to make out the contents of your letter.
I would advise you to improve your hand-writing. Then only you can score high marks. Write two pages in a copy writing note book daily. I must see definite improvement in hand writing in your next letter.
(100) Write a letter to your Uncle seeking his advice about what you should be after passing the High School Examination.
F-140, Kamla Nagar,
27th March, 2008
My dear Uncle,
I have done well in the High School Examination. I hope to get more than 75 marks.
My father is of the view that I should learn type writing and short hand and go in for a job. But I feel I am too young to take up a job. So I wish to take up plus-two course and then degree course in a college.
I request you to kindly give your valuable advice in this matter and guide me.
Your loving niece,
(101) Write a letter to your class teacher asking him to suggest the subjects that you may take in Intermediate Course.
94, Car Street,
The Class Teacher (XA)
E.R. Intermediate College,
I am glad to inform you that I have passed the S.L.C. Examination with a total of 456 marks out of 600 marks. I wish to continue my studies in Intermediate course in our school. But I have not decided the subjects I shall take. My Uncle wants me to take up Science Group. My father asks me to take Commerce Group and go for B.Com.
I want your guidance in this matter. So please suggest to me the subjects that I may choose in the Intermediate Course.
Your obedient pupil,
(102) Write a letter to your Principal requesting him to recommend you for a job.
14th April, 2008
I wish to state that I passed the Intermediate Commerce Examination in the year 2007 with first class marks. Steno-typing was my optional subject in which I got distinction. Since my father has retired, I have to go in for a job. There is a vacancy in Mukand Brothers, New Colony, Kiroli. The proprietors of that company are your old students.
I request you, Sir, to kindly recommend me for that post.
(103) Write a letter to your friend requesting the loan of his camera.
104, Maida Mohalla,
18th Dec., 2008
My dear Anand,
How are you getting on ? I am doing well in my studies. When do your Half-Yearly Examination begin ?