A message is a short, informal piece of writing conveying information received over the telephone, public address system or in person, to a person for whom the information was intended but who was not at hand to receive the information.
In other words, it is a piece of information given by a third person to be passed on to a particular person. Messages must be brief, yet have all the information. It is usually a telephonic message that has to be reported/passed on to someone.
Basic English Grammar rules can be tricky. In this article, we’ll get you started with the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and more.
We also providing Extra Questions for Class 10 English Chapter wise.
Message Writing for Class 10 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises PDF
Sometimes information is received over the telephone, public address system or in-person by someone and then passed on to a third person. A message is a short, informal piece of writing, conveying the information to a person for whom the information was intended, but who was not at hand to receive the information.
How to Write a Message?
- Since a message is received at a particular time and conveys important information that the receiver must act upon, a message must have a date and time.
- The name of the person for whom the message is intended must be clearly mentioned.
- The message must convey all relevant details like the name of the person who left the message, the reason for leaving the message and the follow-up action required.
Name of person for whom the message is intended (salutation must be very brief)
Body of the Message
Name of the person writing the message (need not use complimentary close)
Body of the Message
1. Put down all the relevant details such as:
- name of the person who gave the message
- reason for leaving the message
- follow-up action required
2. The language used should be clear and accurate.
- Be brief. Write down only the essential details.
- Use short phrases/sentences and not complete sentences, but punctuate properly.
- Avoid using ‘I’ unless essential. Use imperatives if possible.
- Omit verb phrases, articles, determiners and prepositions where possible.
- Use indirect speech.
- Do not add information.
Gopal had the conversation given below with Mr Gujral, his brother Rakesh’s tutor. Since he was going out immediately afterward, Gopal left a message for his brother. Read the conversation and write out the message in not more than 50 words.
Mr Gujral: Hello! This is Mr Gujral speaking. Could I please speak to Rakesh?
Gopal: I am afraid he is not at home, Mr Gujral.
Mr Gujral: When is he likely to come back?
Gopal: In about one höur. Could you give him a message?
Mr Gujrai: Yes, please. Could you tell him that I won’t be able to make it today? I was supposed to come at six o’clock. However, I can only come in at six tomorrow. If that is inconvenient, he should call me at home after eight tonight to fix another time. Will you see that he gets the message?
Gopal: Yes Sir, I will.
Message Writing Solved Examples for Class 10 CBSE
Diagnostic Test – 10
Read the following notes from the notepad of Mrs Sara Thomas, the Principal of St. Anthony’s School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. She asks her assistant to draft a message on her behalf for Mr P. Cherian, the Vice-Principal of the school. Using the information from the notepad, complete the following message, in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box.
|For Mr P. Cherian
23 March 20xx
Mr. P. Cherian
(a) Kindly attend an urgent meeting in my office
(b) the introduction of three new subjects
(c) for Class XI
(d) The members of the Governing Board are arriving
(e) regarding the appointment of teachers
(f) the catering section for tea and snacks
Message Writing Practice Examples for Class 10 CBSE
4.3.1 Read the following conversation between Anisha and Pamela. Pamela has to leave for her music class so she leaves the message for her mother. Write the message in not more than 50 words.
Anisha: Hello, May I speak to Ms Rita Seth?
Pamela: I am Pamela, her daughter. Mummy is not at home. May I know who is calling?
Anisha: I am Anisha Deol, speaking from Bright House Interiors. Please inform Ms Seth that the curtains that she had ordered are ready. She must collect them at the earliest. The total cost is Rs 3,500. Pamela: Ms Deol, I’ll convey your message to her.
Anisha: Thank you, Pamela.
4.3.2 Your brother jotted down the following notes during a telephone conversation with your friend Sunil. Later, he wrote a detailed message for you. Refer to the notes and using the information, complete the message in not more than 50 words.
|Sunil’s phone – reaching Nizamuddin Railway Station from Mangalore – 10th May – Mangala Express – receive station – arrange for trip to Shimla – will stop at Chaifdigarh with relatives – two days – returning 20th May – book tickets Rajdhani – AC II.|
4.3.3 Read the conversation between Sam and Joseph. Sam was going out and so he left a message for his father, Mr Simon. Write the message in about 50 words. Put the message in a box.
Joseph: Can I speak to Mr Simon?
Sam: I am sorry. He is out of station.
Joseph: When is he expected back?
Sam: He will be home by tomorrow evening.
Joseph: Could you please remind him that Anil’s wedding is on March 30th? We had planned to go together, but since my son is in hospital, I will not be going for the wedding. George is going and Mr Simon can join him. Tell him to give me a ring when he comes back.
4.3.4 You are Divya Bhatia and you study in a residential school. You share the room with Kriti, your classmate. In her absence you had to leave for your parents’ home as your grandmother is unwell, and is leaving for America to undergo surgery. She will spend about six months there with your cousin convalescing after the operation. Write a message for Kriti, informing her about the reason for your departure. Also, tell her that you will be back in a week – on 23 September – requesting her to submit your Social Studies Project, which has to be given in by 20 September. Do not exceed 50 words.
4.3.5 Karan has bought a pocket watch for his grandfather’s 75th birthday. He suddenly has to leave for Pune for an interview. At the airport, he realizes he has not sent the gift to his grandfather. He is very upset as he wants his grandfather to receive the gift in time. He sends a message to his sister Kiran – telling her where the gift is kept, requesting her to wrap up and deliver the gift to a grandfather on time – With the driver. As Karan, write the message to Kiran. Do not exceed 50 words.