Saturday, 22 December 2007

PARAGRAPH AND STORY WRITING MADE EASY


PARAGRAPH AND STORY WRITING


Construction of paragraphs or stories on the given outline is a very good exercise to bring out the student’s imagination and capacity to write in simple language.

While writing the paragraph / story follow the outline given carefully. Do not omit any point. Keep to the order in which the points are given in the outline.

Be careful to connect the points given in the outline naturally so that the whole willbe read well as a connected piece of good composition. You must use your imagination in filling the details of action, gesture and conversation that should connect one point with the next.

If you are asked to supply a heading or title to the paragraph or story, you may choose the main character, object or incident of the story or a proverb or well-known quotation that suits the story.

See that your composition is grammatical , idiomatic and in good simple English. Revise your work, and if necessary, rewrite it until it is as good as you can make it.

Please do take the help of sentence structures while constructing sentences.


SOME EXAMPLES


1. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A fox fell into a well - a thirsty goat came to the well - fox invited the goat to have a drink of fresh water - the foolish goat jumped into the well - fox tried to step on the goat’s back and jumped off - promised to draw out goat afterwards - the goat agreed - the fox went away - foolish goat stayed there.



2. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A slave escaped from bondage to the forest - soldiers came after him to catch - entered a cave - a lion was roaring with pain - its paw was swollen - the slave approached it and removed the thorn - they became friends - later the soldiers arrested the slave - took him to the king - the king ordered the solidiers to throw the slave to the hungry lion - the lion rushed at the slave - recognised the slave - remembered the kindness shown by the slave - then licked the feet of the slave - the spectators amazed - the slave explained the situation to them - the king set him free.



3. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A hungry fox - saw a crow with a piece of meat in its beak. Fox thought of a plan - praised the crow - the crow listened - felt very happy - fox requested the crow to sing a song - foolish crow very pleased - began to sing - the piece of meat fell down - Fox picked up - ran away .



4. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A wood cutter - cutting wood - dropped his axe in the pond - started weeping - god appeared - asked what the matter was - brought a golden axe from the pond - wood cutter did not accept - brought a silver axe - not accepted - brought an iron axe - accepted - pleased with the honesty of the poor wood cutter - offered all the axes to him.



5. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


Two friends - travelling in a forest - a bear appeared - afraid - one hastily climbed up a tree - the other lied down motionless - the bear came near and sniffed the boy - went away - the friend on the tree climbed down - inquired - what did the bear tell him - replied - " Don’t trust a false friend."



6. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


Robert Bruce - King - lying on the ground in a dejected mood - failed to defeat his enemies - was thinking of giving up the attempt - saw a spider falling down from the ceiling - the ceiling far away - wondered how it would get there - the spider fell back again - again it tried - again it fell - it made nine such attempts - no success - climbed up once more - at last succeeded in reaching the roof - Bruce imitated its example - he too tried once again - was successful.



7. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A dog with a piece of bone in its mouth - crossing a river - saw its shadow - mistaken it for another dog with another piece of bone - dropped its bone to snatch the other bone - Moral.



8. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A farmer had a goose - it laid a golden egg every day - gready farmer - wanted to more golden eggs at once - thought of a plan - killed the goose - opened its stomach - no golden egg - Moral.


9. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


Cap seller - going to market - felt tired - slept under a tree - a basket - caps for sale - monkeys on the tree - came down - opened the basket - took the caps - wore them - started making noise - Cap seller woke up - no cap in the basket - looked up in wonder - monkeys wearing caps - tried several methods to collect the caps - failed - out of frustration threw his cap - monkeys also threw the caps - Cap seller collected the caps and went aways happily.


10. Construct a paragraph / a story using the outline given below:


A king’s elephant - daily goes to the river - tailor’s shop on the way - tailor offered some fruit always - one day he pricked the trunk of the elephant with his needle - elephant went away calmly - on its reuturn brought muddy water from the tank - sprayed the dirty water all over the tailor’s shop.

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