Informal Letter Writing ICSE 2009

You have recently read a book which has greatly impressed you. This Informal Letter was asked in ICSE 2009 board exam. You can find Previous Year Informal Letter Writing asked in ICSE board exams.

Informal Letter Writing ICSE 2009

19, Park Road,
Lucknow – 226001
11th April 2009

Dear Mohit,

It has been quite some time since I last wrote to you. I was busy with my exams last month and hence could not reply to your letter. Last week I read a book ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’ by Mark Twain, which I had brought from the school library. It is an adventure story of a young boy named Huck Finn, who at the age of fourteen, is tom between what he is taught to do by the upright town people, and what he wants to do. He is tormented by his abusive father, and therefore after much deliberation leaves Hannibal, Missouri, an American city on the banks of the river Mississippi to see life on his own. Jim, a runaway slave who is his man Friday accompanies him in this adventurous escapade.

Huck helps Jim to escape from the clutches of his cruel master. In those days a slave was treated more like an animal, and had no rights whatsoever. A deadly fate awaited them if they were caught. Huck took pity on Jim, and agreed to help him to go to Ohio, away from the charge of his evil owner. They escaped on a homespun raft and sailed down the river Mississippi. On their journey they meet a variety of people, some good and considerate, while others bad, narrow – minded and selfish.

The author in his typical lucid yet humourous style tells the behaviour of people of that era, through the eyes and words of a teenager. He pokes fun of the religious folks, show the stupidity of feuds, ridicules lawyers, show’s the true colours of conmen, picks on doctors, and generally mocks almost everyone, including fourteen – year – old boys.
It is a classic like his other famous novels of Sawyer and is worth reading. The story line is so real, that you get hooked on to it and will not rest till you have finished it. I suggest you should also read this book for it enhances your ability to see the humourous side of life, by observing the actions and behaviour of ordinary people around us.

Give my love to uncle and aunty and love to your little sister Asha.

Your friend,


You have recently seen a film which has greatly impressed you. Write a letter to your cousin telling him/her why you were impressed. Advise him/her to see the film.