O. Read the informal letter given below.
15, Beach Road
Date: 10th July 2018
Salutation: Dear Rosy,
Body of the letter:
How are you? I am fine. I couldn’t write earlier, because I was very busy.
I like my new home. It is a lovely house. I have a big bedroom looking over the garden. I helped Mummy paint the bedroom walls yesterday. We chose a pretty yellow.
A boy called Sundar lives next door. He likes animals not just like we do but even more. He says he is going to be a Vet when he grows up.
I am still thinking about being a writer. Do you want me to send the story I am writing. It is all about Ooty – the Queen of Hill Stations.
Write soon. I am looking forward to hear all your news.
Subscription: Yours lovingly
Signature : Mangai
Now write a reply to Mangai.
Body of the letter
Write a reply to Mangai
217, WB Road
20th July 2018
I am happy to hear from you after a long time. Indeed your letter was a pleasant surprise to me.
This year I have come to a school nearer to my house. I like it very much. The teachers here are kind and helpful. I have a good friend here. She is Lakshmi and she is my constant companion.
I am delighted to know that you write stories. Why don't you send me some of your stories? I shall read them with my friend and write to you.
I am interested in writing poems in English. Recently I have written some poems about keeping the earth green. Very soon I'll send you some of them.
Write soon. I look forward to meeting you during the holidays.
P. The Pooja holidays are about to start. Prasanth and Deepak are friends. Both their families have planned to go on a trip to Munnar. Develop a conversation on how they plan for their trip.
* How many days to plan for the trip?
* What mode of transport to use?
* Which route to take?
* Which hotel to book for the stay?
* What are the tourist spots to be visited?
* What are the things to be packed for the trip?
Prasanth : Hey Deepak! Are you ready for the trip?
Deepak : Is it to Munnar? How long can we stay there?
Prasanth : Yes it's to Munnar and we shall be staying there for three days.
Deepak : Shall we go by bus?
Prasanth : No, my father has arranged a van.
Deepak : Which route shall we take?
Prasanth :We shall go through Theni and Cumbum.
Deepak :Where are we going to stay?
Prasanth : Of course, in a hotel. At George Residency.
Deepak : What places can we see there?
Prasanth : We can visit the tea estates. We can enjoy boat ride at Mattupatti. Then we can go to places of interest in and around Munnar.
Deepak : I am happy to hear that we are going to stay in a hill station. What things should we bring with us?
Prasanth : You know, Munnar is a cool place. Don't forget to bring your woollen sweater. We can use our cell phone to take photographs. It is good to take our shoes, muffler, torch light and first aid kit for an emergency.