What is Message Writing?
Message Writing – A message is a short piece of information that you give to a person when you cannot speak to him directly.
Message Writing Example– When your mom leaves a message for you to read in her absence after you come back from school.
A message can be written or oral.
Message Writing Format
HEADING– Message writing begins by writing the word “Message” in bold and capitals. It is written in the middle of the line. This is done in order to catch the attention of the person for whom the message is drafted.
DATE– The date is written on the left-hand side of the page. It is written in expanded form.
TIME– Time can be written both on the left and right sides of the message. However, it is preferable for you to mention it on the right side in order to show a wise usage of space.
SALUTATIONS- Before writing the main content (body) of the message, it is important to address the reader. It helps in avoiding ambiguity and appears to be polite.
BODY– It is the main content of the message wherein you provide all the information that needs to be conveyed to the person you are unable to contact. It is important to stick only to vital information and keep the body of the message short and crisp. Avoid using long sentences.
SENDER– Once you are done with the body of the message, mention your name (or the one given in the question) on the left-hand side of the page. This helps the reader to identify the sender of the message.
Enclose the message within a box.
The word limit of a message should not exceed 50 words.
Tips and tricks for Message Writing
- Make sure to use the language that is suitable for the reader. More complex vocabulary in a message addressed to a child would lead to ineffectiveness.
- Stick to the word limit (50 words).
- Do not add extra information. The message should be short and to-the-point.
- Plan before you pen. Just make a list of all the important points on a rough sheet (the last sheet of your answer booklet) so that you do not forget the relevant points while writing. This also helps you in maintaining a sequence, which is very important.
- Make sure you double-check for grammatical accuracy and spellings. They carry marks.
- Enclose the message within a box using a sharpened pencil.
- Do not use long sentences in the body of the message.
- Indirect or reported speech must be used.
Message Writing Example
Message Writing Solved Questions
Below are a few solved questions for you so that you get an idea as to how to attempt English writing skills Message Writing questions well. Remember, the more you read and practice, the better it is. As per CBSE guidelines, it should not exceed the prescribed word limit of 50 words.
Message Writing Example 1: You are Ramesh. Today you had the following conversation with Rajesh, a friend of your elder brother:
Rajesh : Hello! Is it 991234509?
Ramesh : Yes. I’m Ramesh speaking. What can I do for you?
Rajesh : Well, Ramesh! I’m Rajesh, you know your brother’s friend.
Ramesh : Oh, I see. Well, brother is not here now. So can I help you?
Rajesh : Could you please convey him that he should bring my practical book today in school as I need it in class today.
Ramesh : That’s fine. I’ll do that.
As you are leaving for your school, write a message for your brother in about 50 words. Put your message in a box.
1 March, 20XX 11.11 am
Rajesh called in your absence. He wants you to bring his practical book to school today. He said is urgent as he needs it.
Message Writing Example 2: Read the following conversation carefully:
Rosy : Hello ! is it 9035022565?
Rehana : Yes, please. Who’s it there?
Rosy : I’m Rosy, a friend of Roma. Where is she?
Rehana : Oh! Sorry. Actually she has forgotten her mobile here. She has gone to the market. Can I help you, please ?
Rosy : Oh, sure. In fact, I wanted to convey her that today’s music classes \ shall be suspended because the teacher is not well. Instead it will be held on Sunday. So she should remember it.
Could you please pass this message to her?
Rehana: Oh! Sure. Thank you.
Rosy : Thank you too.
As Rehana is going to her dance classes she needs to reproduce the message for Roma. Write the message on her behalf with every detail.
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Message Writing Example 3: Rakesh had the following conversation with Mohit, a friend of his elder brother:
Mohit : Hello! Is it 23967509?
Rakesh : Yes, please. Who are you talking please?
Mohit : May I talk to Rahul, please? I am his friend.
Rakesh : Oh! Sorry. In fact Rahul isn’t at home. He will be back in an hour. By the way, I am his brother. Can I do anything for you?
Mohit : Oh. Sure. In fact I have a message for Rahul. Could you please tell him?
Rakesh : Sure, with pleasure. Tell me, please.
Mohit : Today we have planned to go to a movie at PVR, Saket in the evening.
We have booked ticket in advance. So please ask Rahul to join us at 5pm at the PVR.
Rakesh : OK, ill inform him as he comes back.
As Rakesh had to leave for his coaching classes, he left this message for Rahul. Write the message on his behalf in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box.
1 March, 20XX 11.11am
Your friend Mohit called when you were away this evening. He wants you to know that he has booked the tickets for the movie you guys planned to watch. He wants you to be there at PVR, Saket at 5pm. Please don’t forget it.
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