CBSE Class X English Support Material – Writing – Dialogue

Dialogue Writing

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 does not come easily to everyone. Done well, a 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

Solved example

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: Be composed at work.

Practice questions:

1- Complete the dialogue between Anju and Ravi.

Anju:-Did you see my brother yesterday?

Ravi: Yes, I met him.

Anju: ___________________________________

Ravi: ____________________________________

Anju: ___________________________________

Ravi: ____________________________________

2-Aman was caught by the traffic police inspector for breaking the rules of traffic. Report the dialogues between the Police inspector and Aman in any suitable way.

3- The following dialogue between the student and the teacher is incomplete. Complete the dialogue in any suitable way.

Teacher: Why are you late to school?
Student: I got up late.
Teacher:_______________________________________________
Student:_______________________________________________
Teacher:_______________________________________________
Student:_______________________________________________

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