Message Writing for Class 7 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises

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.

Message Writing for Class 7 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises PDF

Following are some key points to be remembered while drafting a message:

  1. It should be boxed.
  2. Be brief and use informal language.
  3. The salutation maybe informal. (the way you address the receiver, for example: Grandpa, Mohit)
  4. Use short clear phrases/sentences with proper punctuation.
  5. Use indirect speech.
  6. Put down all relevant details such as the following:
    • a. name of the person who gave the message
    • b. date and time of receiving the message
    • c. content of the message including follow-up action required
  7. Do not add any new information.
  8. End the message with only the name of the person writing the message (no complimentary closure required)

Format:
A message is written in the following format:

Date:

Time:

Salutation
Content of the message
Writer’s name/signature

Practice Questions for Message Writing Class 7 CBSE

Mini and Mr Kapoor have a telephonic conversation, in which the latter wishes to convey a message for Mini’s father. Take a look at the message that Mini leaves for him.

Mr Kapoor: Hello. Is it 2098768 ?
Mini: Yes, it is. May I know who is calling?
Mr Kapoor: This is Anil Kapoor. Could I please talk to Mr Khetarpal?
Mini: I’m sorry he is not at home. He will be back tomorrow.
Mr Kapoor: Could you please convey to him that his colleague Mrs Sanya who was supposed to be coming to Delhi to meet him next Monday will not be able to make it because she is on a medical leave? However, she will be visiting him the next week, on 23rd June.
Mini: Thank you for the message, Mr Kapoor. I’ll convey it to him.

Message

12 June 2017

10:30 a.m.

Dad
Mr. Anil Kapoor called to inform you that Mrs. Sanya will not be coming to Delhi on Monday. She will come the following week, on June 23rd.

Mini

Writing task
Imagine that you are Renu in the following conversation. One of your father’s clients has requested you to convey a message to him. But you have to leave for school before your father arrives. So, you decide to leave a message for him instead. Draft the message for Renu.

Renu: Hello.
Mr Jones: Hello, this is Jones from Fair Deal Industries. Could I please speak to Mr Anand?
Renu: I am sorry, Sir. He is not at home. I am his daughter, Renu.
Mr Jones: Renu, I wanted to inform your father that the order we had placed for the notebooks has not been delivered. We shall be obliged if it is delivered before this weekend.
Renu: Sir, I shall certainly convey the message.

Message

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Answer:

Message

11 September 2017

07.00 a.m.

Dad!
Mr Jones had called to inform you that his order for notebooks has not been delivered. He requested it to be delivered before this weekend.

Renu