Composition

Writing
A writing skill development course

3

• Essays

• Letters
• Narratives
Editors
Khem Nath Kadariya
Uday Sharma

• Recounts
• News Reports
• Invitations

Author
Charlayne Gomes

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Publisher
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Publisher
Edition
First 2069
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Foreword
Welcome to the art of creative writing!
Writing, as we all know, is a very important skill to learn in school.
It is primarily a skill that cannot be learned through theory, but
only by practice. A good foundation in writing skill will not
only improve a student’s ability to communicate effectively with
others, but will also strengthen their skills in their future studies
and working life. Competence in writing is increasingly seen as
vital to equip learners for success in the twenty-first century.
Composition Writing is a series of ten books. They have been
solely written for students in the age group of 6 to 16. The lessons
herein are age-appropriate and cross-curricular and have been
compiled and written with the sole purpose of developing a
student’s creative thinking and expression. They cover the basics
of vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and sentence building
and focus on guided and free writing. They also deal with the
techniques of brainstorming and editing.
These books aim to help learners find their way slowly but steadily,
to help them become familiar with some of the ways in which
texts can be structured and write confidently, fluently and with
understanding. Most importantly, they are aimed at developing
a student’s power of imagination, inventiveness and critical
awareness.
The series may be used independently or alongside other English
course books for the teaching of Writing Skills. Whatever the
purpose it is used for, we are confident that if students go through
the series conscientiously, they will learn to write well.
Suggestions for improvement and correction of any errors will be
gratefully received and acknowledged.

CONTENT
Unit
1

2

Subject

Skill

Practice

Picture
Composition

* Grammatically correct
descriptive sentences.
* Write clearly and concisely.
* Assemble sentences into
paragraphs to clearly
communicate visual skills and
thoughts.
* Story building skills.

* Writing paragraphs.
* Writing a title.
* Using picture prompts
to write an essay.
* Picture writing.

My Family

* Capital letters and correct
punctuation.
* Nouns, pronouns, adjectives.
* Assembling sentences into
paragraphs.

* Writing the introduction
and topic sentences.
* Writing the title.

Narrative

3

The Person I
* Punctuation.
Admire The Most * Adjectives.
Narrative
* Paragraphs.
* Title.

* Essay writing.
* Writing the title.

4

Things I Like
* List.
About My School * Building up on points noted.
Narrative
* Correct grammar and spelling.

* Making a list.
* Essay writing based
on points in the list.
* Writing a title.
* Fun time activity.

5

If I Were A
Teacher For A
Day
Imaginative

6

Narrative
If I Were An
Animal, I Would
Like To Be…

* Grammar.
* Spelling.
* Punctuation.
* Pronouns.
* Interesting introduction.
* Topic sentences.

* Writing an essay.

* Ability to visualize and put
thoughts on paper.
* Adjectives.

* Noting details.
* Writing an essay
based on those
details.

* Brainstorming.

* Making a web.
* Essay writing.
* Fun time activity.

* Ability to write a real or
imaginary account.
* Adjectives.

*Essay writing.
* Fun time activity.

* Ability to remember and recall.
* Ability to put one’s thoughts
down on paper.

* Essay writing.
* Writing a title.

Imaginative

7

A Visit To The
Zoo
Narrative

8

My Pet
Narrative

9

My Favourite
Storybook
Narrative

Page

10 If I Could Be A Different Age Imaginative 11 The Cow Descriptive 12 Parrots Descriptive * Brainstorming. spelling and punctuation. 13 Letter Writing 14 Invitation And * Creativity. * Visual presentation. * Punctuation. * Adjectives. * Correct grammar. * Making your own Invitation and Thank you cards. * Writing sentences that develop around a central idea. Thank You Cards * Fill in the blanks. * Main idea. * Punctuation. * Clear and neat writing. * Writing different kinds of letters. 15 Poetry * Choosing the correct words to !ll in the blanks. * Details. * Spelling. * Creativity. * Main idea and details. * Titles. * Essay writing. * Grammar. * Making a list showing the main idea and details. * Capitalization. * Grammar. * Making a list. * Writing an essay * Title. * Title. * Writing short poems. * Margin. * Writing in an organized manner. . * Ability to rhyme.

Unit 1 Picture Composition Composition Writing 3 1 .

. ........................................... ....... ..................... ....................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................... ....................................................................................................... Write at least ten lines........ A dark clouds heavy rain puddles people carrying umbrellas ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Composition Writing 3 ..........Practice Use the picture prompts to write about the given pictures.................................................................................................................. ............................... Remember to write the titles................... ..................... ..........................................................................

.......................... ................................ sunny day..................... ................................ swings................................................. .. .................................................................................................................................................................................................. ...........................................................................................................................................................................B bright.......................... green trees..... ....................... ................................................................................................. people..................................................... children playing......................................................................................... pretty flowers.................................................................................. ............ benches ....... ............................................. slides........................... Composition Writing 3 3 ...........................................................................

... .............................................................................................. 4 Composition Writing 3 .............. .......................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................. .......................................................................................................................... .............................. ...............Now do this yourself............................................................... ..................................................................................................... C ......................................................................................................................................................................... ......................................................

He is good at his job. cars and motorbikes race down the street. There is always a lot of traffic. vans. There have been no accidents on the street where I live. Composition Writing 3 5 . They wait for the vehicles to stop before crossing the street.A Busy Street The street near my house is very crowded. A traffic policeman controls the vehicles. Buses. He is on duty the whole day. People follow the traffic rules.

........................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... ......................... 6 Composition Writing 3 ................................................................................................. Write a title................................................................................ You can use the words given below........................... .................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................................................................................. Write three or four paragraphs about the picture.............................A................... crocodiles tigers monkeys bear birds snakes elephant rabbits sea-creatures restaurant ........ ....... .................................................................................... ... .................................................... ............................

tigers. Composition Writing 3 7 . The zoo has a restaurant where people can have tasty snacks and soft drinks. I like visiting the zoo but I feel sorry for the animals. a bear and an elephant. A zo t a e Paragraph 3 y. b . snak ferent kind e s e l i d n hav e dif r d croco e l r i a h nd c here zoo. They should be set free. a a Paragraph 2 also. People visit e c a l is a p cages A zoo s are kept in rd and bi see them. s r o ge a zoo t Paragraph 1 ys. holida A Place For Wild Animals And Birds A zoo is a place where wild animals are kept. There are crocodiles and fish also. M see the anim le can p o e p o t re come nt whe o visit on a a r u a t t is a res nice place There a o is . T ny people a ls and birds. There are cages with many different birds. ti ants in the e k n o are m es and eleph s of fish e r e h T . ears.Title A Zoo nimals a d l i w where . deer. I can see monkeys.

...................................... ................ coloured powder......................................................................................................... Write a title for your composition............................... .............................................................................. ................. happy festival .................................................................................................. ...... water balloons................ Write at least three paragraphs about the picture............................. water................................ .......... water guns................................................................................................................................................................................. .................... 8 Composition Writing 3 ................................................................ Use the picture prompts given below................................................................. ................................ colourful........... ................................... ................................................................................................B...... festival....................................... children playing............................ wet clothes.......................

Composition Writing 3 9 . I enjoy it a lot. The Festival Of Colours Holi is the festival of colours. They are happy. Holi is a very nice festival. Holi is a nice festival. Grown-up people also enjoy this festival.Holi The children in the picture are celebrating Holi. They throw coloured powder on each other. The children are having fun and enjoying themselves. They are using water balloons. Holi is the festival of colours. Children wake up early in the morning to play with pichkaris and water balloons. They are throwing water balloons also. They also play with coloured water. The children are spraying coloured water on each other.

........................................ ............................................................ ......... ........................................................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................... Paragraph 2: ..................... ............... Paragraph 1: ............................... ........ ...................... Paragraph 3: .....................Look at the given pictures......................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................. ............................................................................................. A Title: ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ..................... Write three short paragraphs about what you think may have happened......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Composition Writing 3 ................................................. Remember to write the title...................

a strong breeze blew his kite toward a tall tree. his kite dropped low and got stuck in the tree. Composition Writing 3 11 . There was a good wind and his kite went high up in the sky. A Day To Fly Kites Johan woke up early. Sadly. Slowly.A Day To Fly Kites One day. He was so happy but he did not notice the tall tree near by. The boy tried hard to get it down but he could not. The boy managed to get his kite up. It was a clear. He was very sad. the young boy went to a park to fly his kite. There was a nice wind. Johan tried hard to get his kite out of the tree. The sun shone brightly. It was a nice one that his father had given him. He could not and had to break the string. he broke the string and returned home. He had no more kites to fly so he returned home. It got stuck in the branches. Suddenly. How happy Johan was. A perfect day to fly his kite. He went to a park close to his house with his kite. sunny day. Higher and higher it went.

.............................................................. .................................................................................................................... Paragraph 3: ...................................... ......................................................... .............................. ................... ...... ..... ................................................................................................. .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................ 12 Composition Writing 3 ......................................................................................................................................... ..................................... ........................................................................................................B Title: Paragraph 1: ................................................................................................................... Paragraph 2: ................................ ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...............................................................................................................................................

............. .............................................. ............................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .................................................... ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................. ................................. .................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................... Paragraph 2: .................................................................................................. Paragraph 3: ........................................................................................................................ .......................................................................... ........ Paragraph 1: ..................................C Title: .................................................... Composition Writing 3 13 .......

Unit My Family Narrative 14 Composition Writing 3 2 .

Use adjectives to describe a person. them. place or thing. him. you can have a good essay! Composition Writing 3 15 . Write good sentences to make a good paragraph. When you have good paragraphs. it. yours. All special names or nouns begin with a capital letter. my. Use pronouns like I. Write clearly and neatly. her. our. Use a full stop at the end of a sentence.Writing Skill Always use a capital letter to start a sentence. animal. we and us in place of nouns. they.

He spends a lot of time with my mother and me on holidays. His name is Rajiv Sharma. He owns a small business. We all live together in a beautiful house in Kirtipur. She is a housewife. My mother's name is Binita Sharma. He never shouts at me. He is very hardworking and comes home late every Topic sentence 1 day. All the green highlighted words are describing words or adjectives 16 Composition Writing 3 Introduction All nouns start with a capital letter. She stays at home and takes care of me. We go for picnics and long drives in his car. He helps me with my math homework when he has the time. He is funny and makes me laugh all the time. . He is my hero.Title My Family I have a small family. My father is big and tall. I have never seen him get angry. He is the kindest man I know. My father is the head of the family.

place or idea without repeating the nouns everytime. I know they love me very much.My mother is a soft-spoken and gentle person. She spends her free time painting and Topic sentence 3 writing poetry. My dad has put up many of her paintings in our home. him. My friends enjoy coming over because they like her cooking. we. She is a good cook and makes very tasty snacks. She is my best teacher. things. She enjoys staying at home to cook and take care of my father and me. her. I have the best parents in the world. she are all pronouns By using pronouns. us. his. you can talk about the same TIP person. Words like I. She keeps our home neat and clean. Composition Writing 3 17 . My mother helps me with my school work. I enjoy the cakes that my mother bakes for us. My parents have taught me all the good things about life. Topic sentence 2 She is tiny but we are afraid of her when she gets angry.

................................ .......................................................................................... Paragraph 3: ............................ ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Write an introduction and three topic sentences....................................... ................................................................................................................................. Paragraph 1: ................................... .................................................................................... ..................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................................................Writing Practice Write an essay about your family.................................................................................................................... .................................... ....................................................................... ................................................................................. Remember to write the title................ 18 Composition Writing 3 ....... Title: ...... .................................................................................................................................................................................................. Paragraph 2: ................................................................ .................................................................... .................................

Unit 3 The Person I Admire The Most Narrative Composition Writing 3 19 .

He is my grandfather. He looks very strict but I know what a wonderful person he is. Use adjectives to make your essay interesting to read. Divide your essay into separate paragraphs. He always walks 20 Composition Writing 3 . The Person I Admire The Most Start a sentence with a capital letter. I like and admire many people but there is one person that I admire very much. My grandfather used to be in the army when he was younger. Each paragraph should relate to the one after it. Maybe that is why he looks so strict. Use a comma to show a pause in a sentence. He is now seventyfive years old. The last paragraph should relate directly to the main idea. Write the title.Writing Skill Use a capital letter to start each sentence. He is a tall man with grey hair. Start with an introduction.

He has taught me to be a good person and never tell lies. He has a nice. He makes everything seem so real. kind man. Use a comma to show a pause in a sentence. I respect him a lot. straight and tells me to do the same. There are many good things that my grandfather has taught me. He enjoys walking and we both go for long walks together.End each sentence with a full stop. He spends some time every evening reading me stories. He has very good manners and that is something I have learned from him. I enjoy listening to all his stories about the army and all the places that he has visited. Composition Writing 3 21 . My grandfather is a good. I have learned to love books because of him. Keep space between words. He has taught me that a person has to work hard to do well in life. He is and always will be the one person that I admire the most. Adjectives make your essay more interesting. deep voice and I enjoy listening to him.

.................................................................... ..................... 22 Composition Writing 3 ............................... ............. ............................................................................... ....................... ........................................................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ............................................................Writing Practice Write an essay about the person you admire the most............................................................................................................ ..................................................... ....... Write the title........................................... ..... ............................................................................................................................................................................ ................................ ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

Unit 4 Things I Like About My School Narrative Composition Writing 3 23 .

Build up on the points given in your list to write the introduction and the other three paragraphs. be d nice roun g y pla s big lide s d n gs a n i sw es gam gym hers c a e t en gard ry libra s abit h d goo 24 Composition Writing 3 .Writing Skill Make a list of the things you like about your school. t Lis l hoo c S y M tiful u a . Use correct grammar and spelling.

My school is nice and beautiful.Things I Like About My School My name is Kareena Rai. I like playing basketball and so do all my friends. One is for the younger children and the other is for the senior girls. I like our library very much. We have two big playgrounds. She always says that exercise is good for us. It is in Dhumbarahi. They also teach us other important things like taking care of our belongings. Composition Writing 3 25 . We have a big gym and our gym teacher is very good at what she teaches us. We have other games like table tennis and badminton. Each class takes turns to water the plants and clean the grounds every day. I am so proud to be a student of Mary Poppins School for Girls. In my school. We have a garden in the front with many beautiful flowers. We want our school to look beautiful and clean all the time. It is a girl’s school so there are no boys to tease us. It is something that we all enjoy. My Principal makes sure that we get a lot of exercise. There are classes from playgroup to class 10. sharing and helping one another. I am eight years old. There are swings and slides for us to play on. I study in Mary Poppins School for Girls. There is a basketball court for us. There are so many wonderful and interesting books for us to read. our teachers teach us the subjects very well.

Writing Practice A. Make a list about the things you like about your school. st i L 26 Composition Writing 3 .

... ... ................................ .................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................ Now.....B..... ....................................................................................... write an essay based on the points you have written down............................................................................................................... .. Composition Writing 3 27 ........................................................................................................................................ ...................................................................................................................................... Write the title...................... ..... ................. ................................................. .............

Fun Time Activity Draw a picture of your school. My School 28 Composition Writing 3 .

Unit 5 If I Were A Teacher For A Day Imaginative Composition Writing 3 29 .

Make your introduction interesting. spelling and punctuation. 30 Composition Writing 3 . Remember each paragraph should have a main topic sentence. The introduction can be one long sentence or a short paragraph.Writing Skill Use correct grammar. Use pronouns to avoid repetition.

I know they would be happy to see their teacher running around and shouting happily. The topic sentences support that idea. soft drinks and ice creams. Maths. I would let the children eat what they want to eat instead of rice. dal and vegetables. But just for that one day. I would have games and races for them. strawberries and candy. Everyone would have burgers and French fries. Science and History books. I would give them paper and ask them to draw and paint funny pictures. I would join them in their play and I would be their leader. I would make them laugh and play and be happy the whole day. Composition Writing 3 31 .Title If I Were A Teacher For A Day Introduction Topic sentence 1 Topic sentence 2 Topic sentence 3 Conclusion TIP If I were a teacher for a day. I know that we all go to school to learn important things. We would have so much fun that day. We would have the most delicious lunch that day. I would let the children put away their English. I would have a singing competition for them because many of my classmates have very good voices. If only I could be a teacher for a day! The introduction shows the main idea of the essay. I would do so many fun things for the children.

......................................................................................................................................................... .................................... .............................................................Writing Practice Write an essay on the topic ‘If I Were A Teacher For A Day’ If I Were A Teacher For A Day ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Composition Writing 3 ............................... ....................................... ................................................... .......................................................... . .......................................................................................................... .......................................................................... ................................... ................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................................................................................

Unit 6 If I Were An Animal. I Would Like To Be… Imaginative Composition Writing 3 33 .

what it eats .where it lives KEY N O M s tive c e j Ad e clev y luck r ny fun as nan a b – d o es Fo – tre es e e tre m h t o H from s g win s • S oup r g in ives L • 34 Composition Writing 3 .Writing Skill Think of any animal you would like to be. Write it in a box. Now note the following: .words to describe the animal .what it does .

I Would Like To Be… I love animals. I wish I could be free like a monkey. Monkeys are very clever animals. I would like to be a monkey! Monkeys live in trees. That is why I would choose to be a monkey. They are free to go where they want and do what they want. All the highlighted words are describing words or adjectives. How I would love that! They live in close groups and take care of each other. I would eat as many bananas as I like. I would sleep in the trees whenever I want. That is such a nice thing. I would do tricks to make little girls and boys laugh. I would like to be clever and funny like them. Composition Writing 3 35 . They are not forced to eat the things they don’t like to eat like we are. I would scare the ladies in my neighbourhood because they always shout at little children. I would do all the fun things that monkeys always do. My mother always keeps telling me not to go here and there. They can be quite funny. They have a lot of fun swinging from tree to tree. I think they are really lucky. They can do many tricks. Monkeys are free to go where they want.If I Were An Animal. No one would tell me not to be greedy. small and big. They have no problems like human beings. I would swing from the branches.

....................................................... other details: ............ ............................. ............ ............................. home: ........ Animal: adjectives to describe the animal.............. ...................................................................... food: ................................. 36 Composition Writing 3 ...................Writing Practice A.. Fill in the details in the box given below........................................... ...................................................................................

..... ............................................... ..................................... .................................... ....................................................................................................................................... Composition Writing 3 37 .............................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................... If I Were An Animal..............................................................................................................................................................................B.................. ....................................................................................... ................. ............................................................................... ............................................................................ ......... I Would Like To Be… ............ Now take the points from your box and write an essay about an animal that you would like to be....................................... .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................

Unit A Visit To The Zoo Narrative 38 Composition Writing 3 7 .

Writing Skill Brainstorming Brainstorming means to think about many different ideas and then show them in a web. WEB sleeping crocodiles deer colourful snakes birds ZOO boat ride spotted monkey bear elephant big babies rides sad black Composition Writing 3 39 .

There were spotted deer also. While watching the birds. I nearly fell into the water while looking over the side. I felt sorry for it because it had to take so many people for rides. They were very tasty. we all went for a boat ride. We went to see the crocodiles first. I went with my parents and younger sister. There were so many baby monkeys playing with each other. It looked very sad. I do not like snakes. It was big and black. I did not want to waste time eating the fruits so I went to see the birds. My father wanted to see the snakes next. They were all sleeping in the sun. We left the zoo at 4:30 p.m. People were sitting on its back. 40 Composition Writing 3 . We then went to see the bear. so we found a nice place to sit down. My sister kept laughing at me and made me very angry. My sister was hungry. some were small. the elephant came along. so I stayed far. We fed them bananas. My mother took out the sandwiches. Before leaving the zoo. We left the house at 8:30 in the morning. The zoo is situated in Jawalakhel. They made us laugh. Some were big. I wanted to see the monkeys so I ran off with my sister to their cages.A Visit To The Zoo I visited the zoo last Saturday. We reached the zoo at 9:15 and went in after buying our tickets. We then visited the deer. Maybe because its cage was smelly. Some of them had beautiful colours. We spent some time watching them. I hope the people in charge can get more animals so that I will have more to see during my next visit. My mother packed some sandwiches and fruits in a picnic basket. There were many different kinds of birds in the zoo. I enjoyed my visit to the zoo and cannot wait to go there again. There was only one bear in the zoo when I visited.

Make your own web.Writing Skill A. Mention the animals/birds that you saw. EB W Composition Writing 3 41 . Write one or two adjectives that best describe that animal or bird.

........................................................................................................................................................................................... Now....................................................... .................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................................................................B..................... .... ........................... ................... ............................................................................ ... ....................... .................................. ................................................................................................................ take points from your web and write an essay about your visit to the zoo......... .............................................. Use adjectives to make your essay interesting............................................... 42 Composition Writing 3 ..................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................... Write the introduction and three topic sentences.... ....

.. g – ............... r – .......... o – .......... r – ................................ t – ........... b – ...................................................... r – ............... d – ...................... Use each letter to write the name of any other animal or bird..................................... e – .................. o – .... e – ..... p – ....... a – ......................................................crocodile a .. a – ......................................................................... o – .........................ant t – tiger d – .. Composition Writing 3 43 ................................ y – ........................................ Example: c ......Fun Time Activity Word game Given below are names of some animals and birds......................... k – ................... n – ....................................

Unit My Pet Narrative v 44 Composition Writing 3 8 .

Composition Writing 3 45 . which was strange. my father brought home another duck so that Samantha would not be lonely. She enjoyed eating green chillies and popcorn. One day. But she was the best pet ever. Samantha did not like water. My friends thought it strange that I kept a duck as a pet. My father gave her to me when she was a tiny duckling. Her name was Samantha. I had to take her out fast and dry her. Samantha is no more with me. In her hurry to get away. I can never forget her. quacked loudly in fear and waddled away. She was not like other ducks. She was not afraid of my big dog but would run away if she saw another duck. very different. She would follow me around the house like a dog. Poor thing! There were many other funny things that Samantha would do. She was different. She would always make me laugh. I kept her in a box in my sitting room. She slept on my bed that night. I had never seen a duck so frightened. But she took one look at the duck. She died last year. she did not see the water tank at the back of my house and fell right into it. I know that ducks love water.Writing Skill Ability to write a real or imaginary account about a given topic Use of descriptive words Correct use of grammar and spelling My Pet I had a duck for a pet.

She likes eating fruits and rice. She listens to no one but me. too. She is very scared of Nikki. I. Nikki does not sleep till I go to bed. have a pet but an unusual one. I have a monkey. My mother got a big shock when I brought her home.An Unusual Pet People keep dogs and cats as pets. I will give her to some one who loves animals. I will miss her very much but I have no other choice. My mother will not allow me to keep her. Her name is Nikki. She waits up for me. She always says that Nikki will bite me one day. She loves to sit in my lap. I have to give her away when she grows really big. I give her a bath once a week and dry her in the sun. Nikki has grown up to be a sweet and gentle monkey. She plays in my garden and climbs up and down a pole that has been put up for her. 46 Composition Writing 3 . I got her from a pet store when she was very small.

................. ................ .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. .................. Composition Writing 3 47 ........................................... Make up a story about one if you have never owned a pet............................................. ......................................... ........................................................................................................................Writing Practice Write an interesting essay about a pet you have or had before................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................. ....... ...................... ................................................... ................................................................................................................................. .................................................... ................................................................................................

. imaginary creature that you would like to have as a pet. My Imaginary Pet Name: ... alien creature from another planet...... It could also be a picture of a strange......... 48 Composition Writing 3 ............Fun Time Activity Draw a picture of a funny................ Give your imaginary pet a funny name.

Unit 9 My Favourite Storybook Narrative Composition Writing 3 49 .

This story has also been made into a movie. Time passed and soon the ugly ducking grew into a beautiful swan.Writing Skill Ability to remember and recall a story read Ability to put down in words a story read or listened to My Favourite Storybook My favourite storybook is The Ugly Duckling. Everyone thought he was ugly. Actually. He had only looked and sounded different. It was written by a famous writer called Hans Christian Anderson. Everyone made fun of him. This is my favourite storybook because it has a happy ending. He never was. He was not an ugly duckling anymore. He wrote beautiful fairytales for children. He was lonely and sad. His parents. I like happy endings. The story is about a little duckling. 50 Composition Writing 3 . he was a baby swan and not a duckling. brothers and sisters did not bother with him because he was different. I like to believe that every thing will turn out right in the end. How happy he was now! Everyone admired him and no one was mean to him anymore. He did not look like them and he did not sound like them.

This is my favourite storybook because it taught me a lesson. She was a sweet and kind girl. Then the prince married her. He was a famous writer who wrote beautiful stories for children. I know all the children’s stories and all the fairy tales. One day. They both lived happily ever after. you will be rewarded in the end. At the ball she lost her slipper and the prince found it. My best time is bedtime because my mother reads to me every night before I go to sleep. where she met a handsome prince. But Cinderella never told her father anything. My favourite storybook is Cinderella. Her father married again but her stepmother and stepsisters were mean to her. Good things come to good people and Cinderellla was good. Composition Writing 3 51 .My Favourite Storybook I enjoy reading storybooks and I like listening to stories. Her mother had died when she was very small. far away from her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. her fairy godmother allowed her to go to a ball. I learned that if you are kind and good and patient. Cinderella was written by Hans Christian Anderson. They were jealous of her because she was very beautiful. They made her wear old clothes and do all the housework. She lived with her father who was a king. The story is about a pretty girl called Cinderella.

.............................................................................................. ................................................................................... .............................................................................................. ....................................... ................................. ....................................................................................... ......................................................’ Make your essay interesting.......................................................................................................................................................................Writing Practice Write an essay on the topic ‘My Favourite Storybook................................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................................... ................... ........................................................................ ..... ......................................................................... ....................................... ........................... 52 Composition Writing 3 ................................................................................................................................................ ...... ................................................................. Remember to write the title. ....................................................................................................

Unit 10 If I Could Be A Different Age Imaginative Composition Writing 3 53 .

one. l h d p e b obile o to m g n ï y ow m e v a ï h 54 Composition Writing 3 . g e n ds e. i Thin t r a f l y ut th m i tay o w s ï ovies m r o fo ï g ate.Writing Skill Listing some things you would like to do if you were older Writing sentences that develop around a central idea LIS T Correct use of grammar. spelling and punctuation to like d l u I wo e g A 1 8 be: e: is ag h t re I we f i do to like d l u I wo s .

They have so much freedom. clean my room or be home early every day. If I were eighteen years old. I wish I could be a different age. Older children have so much fun. Composition Writing 3 55 . They say I am too small. I would then be considered an adult. Eighteen years old would be nice. Sometimes. I would go for nice movies instead of just watching cartoons and fairy tales. Yes. I would have my own mobile phone. I would like to be older.If I Could Be A Difference Age I am nine years old. No one would force me to sit with my books and study for more than three hours a day. There are so many things that I would like to do but cannot. I would do so many things. They do what they want and go where they want. I would like to be eighteen. I would go out with my friends and not have to come home early. Being older would be so much fun. No one would always tell me to pick up my clothes.

...................................... Now make a list of all the things you would like to do if you were that age............................ ... Write down the age you would like to be......................................................................Writing Practice A....... LIST Age I would like to be: ............................................................................ ..................... ....................................................... ....................................................... Things I would like to do if I were this age: .... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................. ...................................................................................................................... 56 Composition Writing 3 .......................................

..................................................................................... ................. ........................................................... ........................................... ..................... ........................................ .....................................................................................................................................................................................................B...... ............. Composition Writing 3 57 ...........................................................................’ .................................................................................................................................................................................. ........................................................ .................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. Write a short essay on the topic ‘If I Could Be A Different Age.............................................................................................................. .................................. ......................

Unit The Cow Descriptive 58 Composition Writing 3 11 .

It has four legs and a tail. A cow feeds its young with milk. Cows are worshipped in our country. A cow is a domestic animal. A Cow The cow is an animal.Writing Skill Use correct grammar. spelling and punctuation. People are not allowed to kill cows. paneer and cheese. We should not be cruel to this wonderful animal. Present neat and clear work. A baby cow is called a calf. A cow eats grass. They are punished if they do so. Use adjectives to make your writing interesting. It has calcium which is good for our bones and teeth. cream. It uses its tail to chase away flies. Composition Writing 3 59 . It is a gentle animal. Milk is good for us. It gives us milk from which we can make butter.

........................................................................................... .......’ Write the title................... 60 Composition Writing 3 ..................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. .............. Write a short descriptive essay about ‘A Cow...............................................Writing Practice A.................................................................................................................................................... ......................... . ............................................................................................ ...................................................... ........................................................................................................................................................................... .................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................... ...............................................

..........B.................... ............................................................................... A Rabbit ..... ............................................................................. ....................................................................................... .......................................................................................................... A Goat 2............................... ............................................ ............................................................... Write a short descriptive essay on any one of the following topics: 1......................................................................................................................... A Tiger 3........................................................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................................. Composition Writing 3 61 ........................................ ................... .................................................. ..... ....................................

Unit Parrots Descriptive 62 Composition Writing 3 12 .

bird a s It i beak d e v r s g. bud s t i u r ats f e " ices nt o e v g i l n tel uma h " in e t ita an im c " D s: etail Composition Writing 3 63 .Writing Skill Title Main idea Details Title o Parr ts dea: i n i Ma . cu n o claw r t d s n a " legs g foot n h ro c t a s e " s on e o t ur nuts red d u n o a l " fo o sects tly c n h i g . i s r " b .

They have strong. They eat seeds.Parrots Parrots belong to the bird species. Parrots have four toes on each foot. nuts. People keep parrots as pets because they are intelligent and colourful. 64 Composition Writing 3 . They can imitate human voices. fruits. Two toes face forward and the other two face backward. curved beaks. buds and insects. They also have strong legs and claws. Many parrots are brightly coloured. They are very entertaining birds.

............................................................................... ... .........................................................................Writing Practice Choose any of the following topics............... ............................................................................................................ .......................................................................................... ......................................................... Composition Writing 3 65 .................................................................................................................................... .................... Details: .............................. Crows 2............................................... Pigeons (Title) .................. Main idea: ........................................ Make a list showing the main idea and details. 1............................................................................................

..Here are some more topics for you to write about.. • My Best Friend • My Hero • My Daily Routine • When I Grow Up. I Would Go. • The Time I Was Most Scared... • If I Could Drive. • My Happiest Day • A Picnic • A Butterfly • Bees • Ants • A Horse • Dogs 66 Composition Writing 3 .. • My Favourite Season • Going To School Is Important • If I Could Fly.

Unit 13 Letter Writing Composition Writing 3 67 .

beginning. middle and end – main idea and details) Correct capitalization and punctuation Correct grammar Margin and titles Clear and neat handwriting Important: Date Heading Inside address Body Closing Signature 68 Composition Writing 3 .Writing Skill Reflecting on personal experiences Writing in an organized manner Use of words and sentences (eg.

Composition Writing 3 Details Date Your address • • • • • • • 69 . I know where we should go for my summer vacation. I know you will not join us.Topic: I want to persuade mum and dad to go for a holiday to Pokhara. We can go for picnics near the lake. We can go to Pokhara. Dad. You can walk around near the lake side and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There is a beautiful lake where we can go boating. Brainstorm beautiful lake for boating trekking scenic pleasant weather good picnic spots sightseeing short drive from here to there House No 31 Greetings Bishalnagar 21 May 2012 Main idea Dear mum and dad. There are many trails we can follow. you and I can go trekking early in the mornings. You will enjoy the pleasant weather mum. You can also do some shopping. mum.

It is just a few hours away. Arvind Signature Topic: Write a le!er to your best friend telling him about your school. Don’t you agree that this vacation would be great? Please say yes. Brainstorm • • • • 70 new school games other activities teachers Composition Writing 3 Closing paragraph Best of all. .Your son. we can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in our car.

We also have a gym. Anil Composition Writing 3 71 . My class teacher is very kind and gentle. The name of my school is St. My gym instructor is very good in what he does. It is a boy’s school. It is bigger than my other school. James. The library has many interesting books for us to read. It is very close to my house. Your best friend. Till then. How are you? I have not heard from you for a long time. I hope you are studying well for your exams. I have joined a new school from last month. He teaches us well. We have two football fields and three basketball courts. I am so happy that I have joined this school. I hope that you can visit me here one day.Road No 22 House No 11 Chhabil 14 January 2012 Dear Jose. take care. I would be proud to show you around.

Brainstorm • • • • birthday present colour cycle rides very happy 15. Thank you so much for the lovely cycle that you gave me.Topic: Write a le!er to your grandmother thanking her for the lovely cycle she gave you for your birthday. Your loving grandson. It was my best birthday present. Red is my favourite colour. too. My friends will join me. I hope you will visit me soon. Circular Drive Bansbari 19 April 2012 My dearest grandma. We will have so much fun together. I will think of you every time I ride my cycle. Robin 72 Composition Writing 3 . I plan on going for long cycle rides every morning. I was so happy when I got it.

Thank you so much daddy. My class teacher is taking us for a picnic before our holidays begin. We each have to give Rs. Can you please send me the money before Friday? Our picnic is on Saturday. Your daughter. I hope you and mummy are fine. I wish my holidays would start soon so that I can come home. Brainstorm • • • boarding school picnic money Roadside Villa New Baneshwor 15 August 2012 Dearest daddy. Lots of love to you and mummy. I miss you a lot.100 for the snacks.Topic: Write a letter to your father asking him for pocket money for your school picnic. I like boarding school but I miss home sometimes. Meghna Composition Writing 3 73 .

Write a letter to your grandparents and ask them to visit you. Write a letter to your father asking him for pocket money for a school excursion. 6. Write a letter to your cousin telling him/her about your new best friend. Write a letter to your mother thanking her for the lovely jacket she gave you for your birthday. 2. 74 Composition Writing 3 .Writing Practice Brainstorm and then write the following letters 1. 4. Write a letter to your uncle and ask him to come for your school concert. 3. 5. Write a letter to your friend telling him/her about your class teacher.

Unit 14 Invitation And Thank You Card Composition Writing 3 75 .

etc. 4th July Time : 4 p. Date : Sunday. time and place of a party. Place : My house House No 31 Bishalnagar Phone : 4412345 An invitation show important information like TIP the date. 76 Composition Writing 3 .m. I’d like you to be there.Invitation: INVITA T I O N It’s my 8th birthday and I’m going to have a party.

Thank You Card

THANK Y O U
My birthday party on Sunday
was so much fun.
I had a great time. Thank you so
much for coming.
Also, thank you for my present.
I really liked it.

TIP

After the party, people send thank you cards to
say they enjoyed the event.

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A. Fill in the blank spaces.

I NVITA T I ON
It’s my .............................................. birthday and I
am going to have ....................................... . I would
like you ...............................................

Date:

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Time:

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Place:

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Phone:

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THA N K S
My birthday party on ........................................ was great fun.
I had a ...............................................
Thank you ...............................................
Also, thank you for ...............................................

B. WRITE YOUR OWN CARDS
1.

Write an invitation card to your birthday party.

2.

Write a thank you card to a friend who came to your party.

C.
1.

Write an invitation card inviting your best friend over for
lunch.

2.

Write a thank you card and thank your best friend for coming
over.

D. Write and design your own cards.
1.

Write an invitation card for your Bartaman ceremony. Write
a thank you note.

2.

Invitation card to your friends inviting them to your house
for lunch. Write a thank you card.

3.

Invitation card to your grandparents inviting them to Pizza
Hut for a party. Write a thank you card.

4.

Invitation to a Tihar dinner. Write a thank you card.
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. Two little bunnies One summer .... Brushed their fur And went out to ..... Creativity................................Writing Skill Ability to rhyme..... ........ .... ..... Writing a title for the poem............. Composition Writing 3 81 .................. Write a title.... Poor little bunnies Had to head home ......... Writing Practice A................. Did you notice that you have used rhyming words....... again day rain play The sky got dark It began to .................... Title: ....................... Choose the correct words from the box below to complete the poem..................................................................

C..................... .B.......................... It brightens up my room With its soft.. The moon peeps through My window at .. My Friend Composition Writing 3 . Title: .............. Write your own poems on the following topics... Stars 6.. My Dog 3........... white ............... 82 1....... Books 2. The Funny Old Man 5.. I wish… 4........ Use rhyming words to complete this poem................... Write a title................. .

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