Notes On Dialogue Completion - Introduction and Sample - ICSE Class 10 English Writing Skills

DIALOGUE COMPLETION

The aim of the dialogue writing is to enable the students to elaborate upon the given inputs in a grammatical correct and meaningful conversation.

Dialogue writing needs lot of imaginative ideas and creativity. Well written dialogue leads to the advancement of the story and helps in fleshing out the characters while providing a break from straight exposition or explanation.

Points to remember:

  • Punctuation

  • Tense

  • Subject-verb agreement

  • Sentence type-declarative or interrogative

  • Imperatives

  • Contractions


                                                                     SAMPLE

Question;
Here is a conversation between a doctor and a patient. The patient has a problem getting sleepless nights.

Patient: Hello Doctor!

Doctor: Hello, what is your problem?

Patient: Doctor, I have a problem of not having proper sleep at night.

Doctor: I’ll give you medicine.

Patient: Thank________________________________________________

Doctor: Just take______________________________________________

Patient: _____________________________________________________

Doctor: _____________________________________________________

Patient: _____________________________________________________

Doctor: _____________________________________________________

Key Vocabulary

  • To get a good night’s sleep

  • To take medicine

  • To take a pill

  • To stay calm

SOLUTION:

Patient: Hello Doctor!

Doctor: Hello, what is your problem?

Patient: Doctor, I have a problem of not having proper sleep at night.

Doctor: I’ll give you medicine.

Patient: Thank you Doctor. How often should I take the medicine?

Doctor: Just take one pill about 30 minutes before you go to bed.

Patient: For how long?

Doctor: For at least 30 days. Come back, if problem continues.

Patient: Anything else?

Doctor: Keep yourself busy.

Summary

DIALOGUE COMPLETION

The aim of the dialogue writing is to enable the students to elaborate upon the given inputs in a grammatical correct and meaningful conversation.

Dialogue writing needs lot of imaginative ideas and creativity. Well written dialogue leads to the advancement of the story and helps in fleshing out the characters while providing a break from straight exposition or explanation.

Points to remember:

  • Punctuation

  • Tense

  • Subject-verb agreement

  • Sentence type-declarative or interrogative

  • Imperatives

  • Contractions


                                                                     SAMPLE

Question;
Here is a conversation between a doctor and a patient. The patient has a problem getting sleepless nights.

Patient: Hello Doctor!

Doctor: Hello, what is your problem?

Patient: Doctor, I have a problem of not having proper sleep at night.

Doctor: I’ll give you medicine.

Patient: Thank________________________________________________

Doctor: Just take______________________________________________

Patient: _____________________________________________________

Doctor: _____________________________________________________

Patient: _____________________________________________________

Doctor: _____________________________________________________

Key Vocabulary

  • To get a good night’s sleep

  • To take medicine

  • To take a pill

  • To stay calm

SOLUTION:

Patient: Hello Doctor!

Doctor: Hello, what is your problem?

Patient: Doctor, I have a problem of not having proper sleep at night.

Doctor: I’ll give you medicine.

Patient: Thank you Doctor. How often should I take the medicine?

Doctor: Just take one pill about 30 minutes before you go to bed.

Patient: For how long?

Doctor: For at least 30 days. Come back, if problem continues.

Patient: Anything else?

Doctor: Keep yourself busy.

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