Composition Based on Verbal Input


CBSE Class 6 English Composition Based on Verbal Input

1. Pleasures Of Watching Television

Outlines :

Cheapest source of entertainment—for all ages and topics—fun and infor¬mation—childrens’ special—family serials etc. ;

Television has become the cheapest source of entertainment. It is watched by all for it gives everybody a choice of programmes. These programmes are on all topics and for people of all age groups. So there are many pleasures of watching television. First of all, it gives us the latest inforrhation about every event. We get the latest news from it. It adds to our knowledge. It entertains us by its programmes on films. There are programmes for children, young and the old. Housewives see various serials of family interest. Television is like newspapers. It has brought the world of entertainment to one’s bedroom.

2. A Small Family Is A Happy Family

Outlines :

More people more demands—difficult to fulfil—poor country—people un-employed and underemployed—small family, small worry.

Small family is always a happy family. More mouths mean more and more things. It is very difficult to manage these things in these days. There is poverty in the country. Then many persons in the country do not have good jobs. They barely manage to live within their means. In a small family food, clothing, education, health etc, can be looked after. We can give the small family quality things. They would go higher in their lives. In short, they would become successful in their careers. Their lives will be full of pleasure and devoid of worry.

3. Joy Of Living In A Village

Outlines :

Full of joy—no crowds—peace—fresh air—simple living—no noise—beauty of nature.

There is, indeed, a great joy in village life. The villages are calm. They are not overcrowded. The life in them is carefree. There is fresh air all around. The fields present a very beautiful scene. One is always at peace of mind in the village. The food is pure and simple. But it is very good for health. It is not adulterated as it is in cities. Then there is no noise in the village. There is no traffic-jam. One can walk leisurely in a village.

4. Disadvantages Of Living In A Big City

Outlines :

Many disadvantages—tension and hurry—expensive life—crowded streets— frightening traffic—no fresh air—unnatural life.

There are many disadvantages of living in a big city. Life in it is always full of tension. Everybody seems in a hurry suffering from worry. Things are always not within reach. But they are available in black market. Facilities are limited. There is always a crowd. Buses and trains do not come in time. There is a big crowd in them. Then one can’t cross the roads easily. There are big and tall buildings and big colonies. Natural scenes are absent in big cities. Fresh air is not easily available. Eveiything is artificial.

5. If I Were The Principal Of My School

Outlines :

Held in fear—love of education—enforce discipline—I will be different—dear to students—give them chance to show—talent—be friend, philosopher and guide.

Students are always afraid of their Principals. It is due to their love of education. The Principals want their students to progress in life. If they do not do their work, they beat them. Then the Principals enforce discipline among their students. But if I were the Principal, I would endear myself to them. I would remove the causes of fear from their minds. I would see that they are not afraid of me. I would see that their hidden talents are out. I would solve all their problems regarding their studies. I would be their friend, philosopher and guide.

6. My Grandmother

Outlines :

Old—yet active—wakes up early—tea—cleans her room—bath—temple prayer—shopping—takes me to bus—helps in studies—loves birds and animals.

Like all grandmothers my grandmother is also old. She has wrinkles all over her body. She is seventy years old. Despite it she is still very active. She rises early in the morning. She takes a bath and prays. Then she starts work¬ing. She cleans the house. She helps my mother in the kitchen. She even goes to the nearby shops to buy things. She takes me to the bus stand. When I come from school, she takes me back home. She also helps me in my studies. She feeds the sparrows during the afternoon. I love her very much.

7. An Ideal Teacher

Outlines :

Rare—loves learning—sacrificing—missionary—unselfish love—high thinking—simple loving—an ideal for his students.

The ideal persons are rare in life. It is more so in the field of education.

An ideal teacher is one who loves to learn and to teach. His mission in life is teaching. He sacrifices his every thing for the cause of education. He is always giving everything to his students. He has no interest in money or power. His only aim in life is to teach his students to be good persons. An ideal teacher is above worldly pleasures. He is like a saint who serves the people selflessly.

8. Environmental Pollution

Outlines :

Pollution—a global problem—dangerous to life—three main types of pollution—their cause and prevention—conclusion.

Environmental Pollution is now a global problem. It is a great danger to human life. There is air, water and sound pollution. Air pollution is caused by vehicles’ and factories’ smoke. It contains carbon monoxide and carbon diox¬ide. These cause diseases like asthma. Factories release poisonous water into rivers. This pollutes the water. It is not fit for drinking. It causes various wa¬ter-born diseases. The sound pollution is caused by music shops, pressure horns and loudspeakers. People become deaf. Their blood pressure rises. It causes heart failure. So environmental pollution is dangerous.

9. Need For Moral Education In Schools

Outlines :

Moral education—the need of the hour—society lacking in morals—the need to increase brotherhood—no quarrelling—tolerance and love—our age old culture.

We find that our moral standards are very low. This may be due to many factors. Morals are very important for the society. So there is a great need of moral education in schools. There are no fellow-feelings among the people. They are always ready to fight. They have anger, ill-will, jealousy. They have become selfish. They do not think of others. The humanity is vanishing. So to bring back the glory of our age-old culture, moral education is necessary.

10. Why I Love My Country

Outlines :

Country—above all other things —essential for survival—mortal man— immortal country—sacred and supreme—ready to make sacrifice for the country.

My country is the dearest of all things to me. It is above parents, members of the family and all other things. Because of it,- we exist. It gives me an identity. It is both my motherland and fatherland. I owe everything to it. I am made from its dust. Man is mortal but the country is immortal. People come and go. But the country and its identity is permanent. It is something sacred and supreme for me. I love my country the most. I wouldn’t hesitate to make any sacrifice for my country.


CBSE Class 6 English Composition Based on Visual Input

Question 1.
Read the following extract from an article in a magazine and then using your own ideas, write an article for your school magazine on the Delights and Usefulness of Walking.
Walking has its own delights. Sadly, in India walking is associated with deprivation and poverty. “If you have a car, why walk ?” asked the professor, revving up his Maruti for the few metres from his house to the college build¬ing. Pavements and pedestrians get second class treatment.’
Delights and Usefulness of Walking
Walking is a pleasure. When we are in a vehicle, our attention is fixed on the road. There is no time to spare for the things on either side of the road. A walker can, however, enjoy the sights on either sides. If he so likes, he can change his speed. He can walk slowly when there is much beauty around. He can go fast when he wants his walking to be an exercise for the limbs. However, no young person should walk thinking that it is an exercise. It will kill all the pleasure. Moreover, there are many other exercises that are good for health. Walking should be made a habit for enjoyment. One should feel relaxed and not tired after a good walk. We should walk only when the weather is fine. We should avoid walking when it is hot or misty.

Question 2.
Gauri sees the following scene as he looks out of his bedroom window. He is alarmed at the way his city has changed in the past five years. He writes an article for his city newspaper expressing his alarm and painting the present position cautioning people against environmental pollution. Write that arti¬cle considering yourself to be Garni.
CBSE Class 6 English Composition Based on Visual Input 1

The Traffic on the Road

Our cities are changing very fast. My father tells me there were no traffic jams in our city ten years before. Then no body found it difficult to cross the road. Today, the roads are better and wider but crossing them is always dangerous. The traffic jams have become common. There are few trees and in the evening the smoke envelopes the city. It is not easy to breathe in the polluted air. It is all due to the vehicles on the road. There are more cars than the city roads can accommodate. As a result breathing diseases such as asthma have become very common. Something must be done to lessen the number of vehicles on the road.

Question 3.
Write a letter to the Editor, Jan Jagriti, Surat registering your protest against government/local body’s apathy towards cleanliness in the city during the days of reported outbreak of plague in the city and migration of people to the neighbouring centres/State. Look at the picture below and write your letter.
CBSE Class 6 English Composition Based on Visual Input 2
The Editor
Jan Jagriti
3 March, 2007 Sir
Through your newspaper. I wish to draw the attention of the authorities towards my city. The city seems to have become a dustbin. The sweepers sweep the roads but leave the garbage on the sides. This garbage lies there for weeks. The pigs and such other animals can be seen feasting on it. Stray dogs are a worse nuisance. They do not bark but bite. Many people have suffered because of them. There are open drains in many parts of the city. These drains are almost always choked. So the dirty water flows on the road making the air foul-smelling.
I urge the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to clean all garbage. The drains must at once be cleaned. In short, the city must be made clean at once.
Yours faithfully

Question 4.
Read the following swnmary of a study conducted titled The Impact of Television Advertising on Children. Then based on the information in the summary and your own ideas on the subject, write an article for the school magazine titled Children and T.V. Advertising.

One Year Out of Ten is Spent
Watching Tv

  • On an average, children in Delhi watch 17 hours of TV every week. Children spend more time in front of the small screen than on hobbies and other activities, includ¬ing homework and meals.

  • The average 8-year-old spends about 68 hours every month, 30 days (of 24 hours each) every year, and one entire year out of 10 exclusively on watching television.

  • Seventy-five per cent of children said they loved watching ads on TV.

  • Children below eight like advertisements better than the programmes and see them as pictures with storylines. Only older children understand the ad’s intention to sell.

Children and T.V. Advertising
Namita Unnlkrishnan and Shailaja Bajpai have found that children spend much time in watching TV. Children in Delhi watch 17 hours of TV every week. Most of their time is spent in front of TV instead of outdoor games and homework. Thus the average 8-year-old child spends about 68 hours every month. This means one entire year out of 10 is spent on TV.

It was also found out that children liked advertising much. Advertising now caters to children age-wise as it does to women etc. Secondly, children find bold advertisements appealing to their imagination. It was also found that children below eight like advertisements better than the programmes. They see them as pictures with storylines. Only the older children understood the intentions of the advertisers to sell.

The younger children take them as true. They want the goods advertised on the TV. They sometimes try to imitate what the character in the advertisement does. Both these things have a very unhealthy effect on their minds. Parents should see that their children do not waste much time on TV.

Question 5.
Deepika Lai sees the poster below on child abuse. She decides to write to the editor of a local newspaper voicing her concern about the growing crime. Prepare that article considering yourself to be Deepika Lai.

Peoples Forum Against Child Abuse


— Laws governing child abuse

— Society’s reaction

— Family support

— Victim’s trauma

The Editor
The Hindu
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi
25 July 2007
Dear Sir
I want to draw the attention of the authorities to the problem of child abuse. The abuse is growing unchecked.
Almost in all small hotels, dhabas and tea shops one can see small children working. In small scale industries they work in the most unhygienic conditions. The society reacts to such inhuman scenes with indifference. The responsible people pass by such scenes. Even government officials ignore taking any action against the guilty. There is no doubt that family support is behind this child abuse. It is poverty and lack of employment that is responsible for it. It is hunger that forces the i children to work. One can well imagine what the children feel when they are forced to work. Their sweet childhood is snatched from them. Instead , of learning the alphabet, they learn to clean the plates. Lack of food, improper clothing, unhealthy conditions increase this misery of the children. And this goes on without any prick to our conscience.

I would urge the authorities to take immediate steps to check the child abuse at the earliest.

Yours faithfully

Deepika Lai