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Dialogue writing /

Conversation
ThequestionrelatedtoDialoguewritingissetin
Q.No.VIunderWRITINGSKILLS(SECTIOND)
Q.No.VIa)Report or DialogueWriting
Studentsareexpectedtowriteareportor
developadialoguewiththehelpofthegivenpoints
oroutline.
Thequestioncarries4marks.

Dialogue writing /
Conversation
Q.No.VIa)Markingschemefordialoguewriting..
Use of proper vocabulary
=1
Additional information
=1
Correct spelling, punctuation = 1
grammar and structures
=1
Evidence of understanding of
role relations
=1
TOTAL
=5

Dialogue writing /
Conversation

Studentsaregivenpointsorlayoutofadialogue.
Sometimesincompletedialogueisgivenand

studentsareexpectedtocompleteitwiththehelpof
thepointsgiveninthequestionpaper.
Sometimes just a beginning of a dialogue
is given and students are expected to
complete the entire dialogue.
REMEMBERTogetallthecreditof5marks
studentsshouldaddappropriatecontentsasadditional
informationcarries1mark.

Dialogue writing Example

Q.Youwanttoopenanaccountinabank.Gotoa
bankandenquireabouttheprocedureofopeningan
account.Developadialoguebetweenyouandenquiry
clerkinthebank.Youmayusethefollowingpoints.
YouAskaboutthetypeofaccount,askaboutthe
necessarydocuments,initialdepositetc.
ClerkSavingsaccountRecurringdepositFixed
depositetc,Applicationpassportsizephotograph
acknowledgementof2accountholdersaddress
proof`100asinitialdeposit,

Dialogue writing-Example

Youmaybeginlikethis...
You:Excuseme.
Clerk:Yes,whatcanIdoforyou?
You:Sir,Iwantto.....

Thequestionissetinthisway.Studentsaregiven
pointsandabeginning.Theyareexpectedtodevelop
theentiredialogue.

Dialogue writing Example


Theinstructionsays...Youmaybegin...
meansyoucanbegininadifferentway...
Youmustcovereverypointasitcarriesamark
Youmustaddrelevantadditionalcontentwhich

alsocarriesamark.
Youmustbecarefulaboutspellingandgrammar
(Spokenlanguage,shortreplyisallowed,rather
properuseofsuchlanguageisappreciated)
Youshouldunderstandtheroleandrelationofthe
characters.(Yourlanguageandmannersshould
reflectwhethertherelationshipisformalorinformal)

Dialogue writing Example


Firstthinkaboutthebeginning...
Youmaybeginasitisgiveninthequestionpaper
OR
Youcanbegininadifferentway..
I:(Toenquirycounter)
WherecanIgettheinformation
aboutnewaccountopening?
Enquiryclerk:GotocounterNo.3please.
I:Thankyou.
Enquiryclerk:Wellcome.
(AtcounterNo.3)

Dialogue writing Example


YoucanspecifythenameforYouandbegin..
Ifitissoyoumustnoteitinthebeginningofa
dialogue
(YoumentionedasKamalintheconversation)
andthenproceed...
Kamal:Excuseme!
Clerk:Yes,whatcanIdoforyou?
Kamal:Iwanttoopenanaccountinyourbank.
HowcanIopenit?
Clerk:Whattypeofaccountdoyouwanttoopen?
Savingsorrecurring?

Kamal:Savingsaccount,sir.
Clerk:Okay.Thenyouwillhavetosubmit
prescribedapplicationform...
Kamal:Okay..Then..
Clerk:Itisnecessarytoattachyourpassportsize
photo,oneaddressproofand
acknowledgementof2accountholders
Kamal:Sir,whatcanIprovideasaddressproofand
whataboutacknowledgement?Isthereany
formatforthat?
Clerk:Youcanprovideaphotocopyofphoneor
electricitybillortaxslipofyourhouse..

Kamal:Thatwoulddo..
Clerk:...andforacknowledgement..Thereisaspace
ontheapplicationformitselfwhereyoucan
takethesignsofany2accountholdersofthe
bankthosewhoknowyou.
Kamal:Igotit.Sir,nowpleasetellmeaboutinitial
amount.
Clerk:Itis`100minimum.Youcandepositmore.
Kamal:Sir,wouldyougivemetheapplicationform?
Clerk:Sorry,youcangetitatcounterNo.1.,Anything
else?
Kamal:No,thanksalot.
Clerk:Youarewellcome.Waitingforagood
customerlikeyou!

(AtcounterNo.1)
Kamal:Sir,canIgetapplicationformforopeninga

savingsaccount?
Clerk:Sure,takethis.
Kamal:Thanks.
Clerk:Pleasedontmentionit.Thelastpagebears
alltheinformationandrulesaboutopening
andrunningtheaccount.
(Acceptstheapplicationformandleavesthecounter)

Dialogue writing Example


Therelationbetweenthecharactersislikeafirm

andacustomer.Mannerismsarefollowed.Formal
languageisused.Nofriendlylanguageisused.
(Forconversationbetweenfriends,relatives,
teachers,neighboursinformallanguageshouldbe
used.Somespecialtermslikeyaar,aai,baba,Anna,
etc.canbeused.)
Toincreasethelengthofadialogueyoumayuse
theexpressionslike....
Pardon,Pleaseexplainittomeagain,(tellthe
samethingandask)..Isitright?
Youcanaddacharacter

Dialogue - Another
Example
Youwanttogoforapicnicandwantyourfriendto
accompanyyou.Writeaphoneconversationwiththe
helpofthepointsgivenbelow.
(place,participants,meansoftransport,planinshort
etc)
Sneha:(DialSuhassphoneno)
Suhas:Hallo!
Sneha:Isit........?Im......
Suhas:Oh!Irecognized......Whatsthematter?
Sneha:Hay,weare.........
Suhas:When?Where?

Sneha:Wait..Wait.Weare........
Suhas:How?
Sneha:........
Suhas:Who............?
Sneha:Myself,myparents,Bablu,Sonuand
obviouslyyou!
Suhas:Andwhataboutotherarrangement?
Sneha:Weshallbeginat.......
Suhas:Verynice!Andthen?
Sneha:.............
Suhas:Iameagerto........butImustaskmy...

Sneha:Theywillsurelyallowyou?
Suhas:Itoo.......
Sneha:Invitethemtoo?
Suhas:Oh!Itsnice.
Sneha:Byethen.Ringmeasearlyaspossible.
Suhas:Sure,bye.

Dialogue Writing/
Conversation
Hereyouareexpectedtocompletetheconversation
Youshouldmaintainformal/informaltone
Dontforgettoaddfewpointsofyourown
Youmaychangethebeginning.
Youmaychangetheend.
Youmaychangethesequenceifnecessary.
Becarefultomaintaintheflow.
Youmayusespokenlanguageorshortanswers/

questionsbutavoidspellingmistakesormistakes
ofsentencestructures.

Dialogue Writing/ Some


hints
Whenyoutalktoastrangeryoumaybegin.
Excuseme,sir/madam/
Yes,please/Yes,whatcanIdoforYou?
Whenyouapproachapersoninacabinyousay..
MayIcomein?/MayI,sir/madam?
Comein,please./Sure./Oh!Come,come
Whiletalkingtoafriendweusuallybegin...
Hi,/Hay,Ramesh!
HiSuresh!Whatson?
Withelderpersons,neighboursetcwesay...
Goodmorning/evening,uncle/granny

Dialogue Writing/ Some


hints
Whenyoufinishtheconversationuseproperstapestodo
so...
Youmaysay....
Thankyousir/madam.
Youarewelcome/Pleasedontmentionit./Its
myduty
Bye,haveaniceday.
Bye,seeyousoon.
Okay.Imustleavenow.Nicetimewithyou.
Oh!Sure.Butmorewordsnexttime.
Makeasmanyexamplesofbeginningandendasyoucan.
Polished&attractivebeginningandwarmendisakeyto
successofconversation.(inreallifeandalsoinexam..)

. . .Towards mastery
in dialogue writing
Make a lot of practice.
You may play the roles and make oral
practice It would help you to improve
both dialogue writing as well as fluency in
speaking.
Imagine different situations and write
dialogues.
It is very easy . . . . Your practice will make
it easier . .