Preservance

Recently was organizing my cupboard and found two articles that I have been preserving from 10th grade. I really don’t know why I preserve these, but I guess its because they were given as an assignment by our best English teacher and the topics of the articles were weird & rarely we used to write articles on them.
Here they are :

Article 1 : INFORMAL LETTER
LETTER OF CONDOLENCE

Problem Statement : Your friend has lost his father. Write a letter of condolence to him.

Address,
(3 lines)
.
Date :

Dear XYZ,
It was a real sorrow when the news of your dear father’s sad and untimely demise fell on my ears this morning. What a cruel blow!
The fall of the pillar of your family has profoundly stumped me. I didn’t discover, in his sight, last Monday, that his end was so near. After all, all good things come to an end. Your father had intense faith in the almighty and this act if the almighty is very hard to be appreciated. It is difficult to accept the fact that he is no more with us. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy is with you in your loss. But the loss is irrepairable and you must accept that ‘which cannot be cured must be endured’. I feel it as a personal loss to me, for the happy go lucky person was generous to me. Whenever I used to seek his advice he would invariably assist me. His death must have been a terrible grief to your mother. Now she must be a mere puppet in the hands of destiny. Please assure her my condolence. But now, it is your responsibility to give succor to your family being the only male member.
I don’t have the heart to write more. I know that words are poor comforters. After all, ‘the heart knoweth its own sorrow’ and in such genres of sorrow we are always alone. But conquering our bouts of depression is the only way to give peace to his soul. Let his soul rest in heaven.
In pain with you.

Your’s truly,
ABC.

Article 2 : ESSAY WRITING ( 8 marks essay)

Topic – English : In the 21st Century

The common bond under which the whole world is bonded together, on linguistic basis is undoubtedly  the ‘English’ language. The origin of the language is dated back to the 5th century. And after a period of almost  16 centuries, this vibrant language has acquired a very popular stature throughout the globe.
The vocabulary of the language (aah! we could hardly imagine that we could ever personify the English language) then was only of 1600 words and the present world has 8 lakh and 23 thousand words in its Thesaurus. The personality acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time, William Shakesspeare, had only 1600 words for the construction of his talent. The great poets like John Milton, William Wordsworth and Alexander Dumas have given their immortal contributions in this worldly language.
Today, in the 21st century, over 300 million people speak English and statistical figures say that 100 million people have it as their official language. Also, the state of Nagaland in India recognizes English as its official language.
After its  origin, initially the language was only spoken in European and American countries. But later, scripts were developed and were transmitted to various parts in writing. It is the only language in the world having two scripts – the CAPITAL and the small.
Computers dominate this century. Computers all over the world almost have only English scripts and  its dialects. Transfusion of thoughts and ideas of the people of different countries takes place only through English. The world trade is also dominated by English. Thus the language is spreading its wide arms and its influence in all facets of all walks of life.

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