The instructions suggested hereunder may help you perform better in your upcoming Madhyamik Examination 2018.
Complete and thorough practice of the following questions is recommended (2nd language). Learners need to keep in mind that the following questions recommended for writing skills should be read and practiced thoroughly for better performance in their upcoming examination. This would save their valuable allotted time in the examination hall.
- Write a newspaper report on recent flood in the districts of North Bengal using the following points:
Points: Affected areas – Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Balurghat, Raiganj, Vast part of Malda – Cause: Heavy continuous rain, Dam pulled down in Purniya, Bihar – Highways and railways cut off, bus and train services disrupted, at least 50 people died and near about 15 lakh affected, rescue team, reliefs and medical teams sent by the Govt.
- Write a report on the celebration of Kanyashree Divas in your school with the help of the following points:
Points: Date and time – Chief guest – other guests – opening song – speeches – short cultural programme – closing song.
- Report about “Tree Plantation Programme” in your school with the help of the following points: tree plantation programme observed on – a short function with songs and recitations – saplings planted by teachers and students – each section planted a sapling – great enthusiasm among students.
- Letter to your friend telling how your school has celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita.
- Letter to a friend advising him to visit the local library as many times as possible.
- Letter to your brother advising him not to waste time uselessly surfing the social network sites with the help of the following points:
Student life is a time of study – many unnecessary issues are discussed in social sites – impending dangers from unknown people.
- Letter to the Editor of an English daily about anti-social activities in your area.
- The number of accidents are going up as a result of a large number of young people are found talking over cell phone at the time of crossing the road, railway tracks or driving on busy streets. Write a letter to the editor of an English daily expressing your concern over it. Suggest some ways to solve the problem.
- Letter to the Headmaster requesting him for providing reference books in your school library with the help of the following points:
Points: No availability – High prices in the market – old and torn pages – New syllabus – necessary for better results.
- Letter to the editor of a newspaper stating the scarcity of water in your locality and ask for necessary solution/action.
- Letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your grievance about the ever rising price of essential commodities with the help of the following points: Prices of rice, dal, potato etc. rising – spices are scarce – coal and kerosene are out of market – statiomary goods are beyond the reach of common people – your comment with an appeal to the authorities concerned.
- Letter to the Editor of an English daily on drug addiction.
- Letter to the Editor of an English daily on irregular clearance of garbage. Points: garbage remains for a prolonged time – spreads diseases – unhealthy atmosphere – immediate remedy required.
- Letter to the editor of an English daily about the disturbance caused by the thoughtless use of loudspeakers.
- Letter on Nature study camp.
- Letter to the Editor of an English daily expressing your concern on indiscriminate use of carry bags.
- Letter to the editor of a newspaper about the disturbances caused by traffic congestion in your locality.
- Write a paragraph on “Digital India”.
- Global warming: Points: Rising temperature – greenhouse gases – melting of polar ice caps and glaciers – rise of water level in the sea – submerging of islands – a great threat – preventive measures – global awareness.
- Travelling a part of Education. Hints: Introduction – Know the unknown – see the unseen – first-hand experience – know many places – geographical and historical importance – people and their culture – helps nation unity.
- Paragraph on “Kanyashree Prakalpa” with the help of the following points:
Points: Introduction – Purpose – Features – Impacts on society – Conclusion.
- Pleasure of Reading
Points: Introduction – contents of books – importance of reading books – conclusion.
- Benefits of using good dictionary: Points: familiarity with new words – develops idea on usage – helps in learning a language – develops writing skill.
- Importance of libraries in educational institutions: Encourage children – daily habit – silent reading – books expensive – full of reference books – learn to select books – varied materials – learn to handle books.
- Ideal student: points: Introduction – care to students – moral qualities – care to health – social duties – conclusion.
- Student life: Prime time of life – education must have aim, direction, gathering information – comparison with the old – complex present – conclusion.
- Benefits of early morning ecercise.
Points: good for health – fresh air – keeps one active throughout the day.
- Your Aim in Life: Points: Introduction – necessity of aim – your aim – why you aim it – what you will do – what India needs.
- Early rising.
- A film that you have recently watched.
- A book that you have recently read.
- Mahasweta Devi
Introduction: Fiction writer and social activist – Born: 14th Jan, 1926 at Dhaka, Bangladesh – Parents: Manish Ghatak, a novelist and mother Dharitri Devi, a social activist – Education: I.A. from Ashutosh College in 1944, M.A. in English at Calcutta University – Works notable: Hajar Churasir Maa(Mother of 1084), Aranyer Adhikar(The right of forest) – Gananatya, a literacy movement – Award: Gyanpith Award in 1996, Ramon Magsaysay in 1997, Padma Vibhushan in 2006, Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration – Death: 28th July, 2016 in Kolkata.
- APJ Abdul Kalam
Name: Dr. Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam – Birth: 15th October, 1931 at Dhanushkothi in the temple town Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu – Education: Passed the B.Sc. exam from St. Joseph College, Tiruchirapalli, became the first graduate in his family, attended Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) – Career: Joined Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 1958 and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 1963, Known as “Missile Man of India”, became 12th President of India, Fond of music, the Koran and the Gita.
- Sister Nivedita
Real Name: Margaret Elizabeth Nobel (a Scot – Irish social worker) – Born: 28.10.1867, Dungannon Country, Tyron Ireland – Father: Samuel Richmond – Mother: Marry Isabel – Education: Halifax College – Work: Teacher of 1884 at Keswick, in 1886 at Wrexham and in 1889 in Chester schools, in 1895 she met Swami Vivekananda in London. Travelled to Kolkata, India in 1898, initiated her Brahmacharya on 25th March, 1898. Became a disciple of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda gave her the name Sister Nivedita. – Literary works: Famous books “The web of Indian Life”, “The Master I Saw Him”, “Religion and Dharma etc.” – Death: 13.10.1911 in Darjeeling.
- Dialogue between two friends on the uses and abuses of mobile phones.
- Suppose your bicycle has a sudden tyre puncture in your way to school. You have taken the cycle to a repair shop. Write an imaginary dialogue between the shopkeeper and you.
- Dialogue between two friends about the prohibition on the use of mobile phones within the school premises during the school hour.
- Dialogue between two friends on the “Pass – Fail System”.
- Dialogue between two friends on their preparation for the ensuing Madhyamik Examination.
- Dialogue between two friends about the Co-curricular activities in schools.
- As the secretary of the local club you are directed to write a notice to the members of the club inviting them to actively participate and donate books that the club expects from the willing members to open a library.
- Notice as a school captain informing students that an awareness programme about the use of mobile phones will be held in your school campus.
- Notice prohibiting the use of mobile phones within the school premises during the school hour.
- As the secretary of the “Eco-club” of your school write a notice for the students of your school requesting them to take part in the “Mission Nirmal Bangla Abhiyan” to be held in your school.
- Notice about an essay competition on Nazrul to be held in your school.
All the questions for writing skills set above are mere assumptions. Learners are suggested to study as thoroughly as they can to avoid any controversy regarding the relevance of the topics mentioned. This suggestion is constructed only with a view to assist the students to perform better in their upcoming Examinations and does not produce any claim to be set in the Madhyamik question paper (Eng. 2nd Language) 2018 in any way.
Probable grammatical questions other than Textual Grammar (non-textual) will be discussed in our upcoming posts.
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