Dialogue Writing for Class 8 CBSE Format, Topics Exercises, and Examples

Dialogue Writing for Class 8 CBSE Format, Topics Exercises, and Examples

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Dialogue Writing for Class 8 CBSE Format, Topics Exercises, and Examples

A dialogue means conversation between two or more people. In fiction, dialogue is a verbal exchange between two or more characters. If only one person talks then it is a monologue.
Dialogues are an effective tool of communication. They are a very important form of composition.
The conversation may be informal or formal, depending upon the following factors:

A great way to improve your English conversation skills is to write your own conversations! Write a Conversation between two friends to improve English fluency.

1.    Relationship between the speakers
2.    The topic of conversation
3.    The situation in which the speakers are placed

Dialogues are widely used in writing fiction, poems and dramas, generally to convey the view point of the characters.

Points to be Remebered While Writing Dialogue
As a part of writing shills, students will be expected to fill in the blanks and complete the dialogue. Guidelines for writing dialogues

1.    The students need to read the preceding and the following dialogues.
2.    They must understand the topic being discussed.
3.    Tense of the dialogue should be used according to the situation.
4.    It should appear to be natural.
5.    The words used should be to the point so that they convey the idea clearly.

Sample Dialogue

The customer realises that the shopkeeper is being unfair to him. Complete the dialogue between the two in which the customer makes the shopkeeper realise his mistake.

Dialogue between a shopkeeper and a customer
Customer               :   What is the rate of Kaju Burfi?
Shopkeeper           :   Rs. 600 per kg, sir
Customer               :    Pack half a kg for me.
Shopkeeper           :   In a minute, sir
Customer               :   But you have weighed less than half a kg.
Shopkeeper           :   Don’t worry sir, you’ll have less weight to carry.
Customer               :   Oh! Thank you for a good piece of advice.
Shopkeeper           :   Well, I am here to do good to my customers, sir.
Customer               :    Here’s your money.
Shopkeeper           :   But, it’s less money, sir.
Customer               :   Don’t worry, you’ll have to count less money.
Shopkeeper           :   But, that’s not fair.
Customer               :    I’m simply following your advice, sir.

Solved Questions

Question 1:
Rohit calls up Rajat to make a plan for the weekend. Complete the dialogue between Rohit and Rajat by filling in the gaps.

Rohit     :  (i) ………………….. this weekend?
Rajat     :  I don’t have any special plan.
Rohit     :  How do you like the idea (ii) …………………. the zoo?
Rajat     :  That sounds good, But I (iii) ………………….my parent’s permission.
Rohit     :  I’ll come to your house this evening and request your parents to allow you to join me
to see the zoo.
Rajat     :  Ok.
Rohit     :  (iv) …………………….. in the evening?
Rajat     :  Yes. They will be at home.
Rohit     :  Then I’ll surely come.

Answer:

(i) What are you doing
(ii) of going to
(iii) need to take
(iv) Will they be at home

Question 2:
Sarita is being interviewed for the job of a teacher in a school. Complete the dialogue by filling in the gaps.

Interviewer          :     Why do you think you (i)…………………………….. ?
Sarita                     :     Mam, I am qualified for the job and I have a passion for children and
teaching. All these traits make me suitable for the job.
Interviewer          :     Can (ii)……………………..any foreign language?
Sarita                     :     Yes, I can speak and write German.
Interviewer          :     What (iii)………………………. in graduation?
Sarita                     :     Mam, I have graduated in Chemistry Honours.
Interviewer          :     Do you (iv)……………………… experience?
Sarita                     :     Yes, I have teaching experience of 5 years in a public school.
Interviewer         :     Well, then we may consider you for the job.

Answer:

(i) are suitable for the job (ii) you speak    (iii) were you subjects (iv) have any teaching

Question 3:
Dialogue between two friends on the topic of air pollution.

Neeta    :  friends on the topic of air pollution.
Vibha    :  Vibha, why are you (i)…………………….. eyes?
Neeta    : I feel acute irritation in them.
Vibha    : What is the reason?
Neeta    : It is due to (ii)…………………….
Vibha    : Oh yes, the air is full of fumes.
Neeta    : These fumes have (iii)…………………….
Vibha    : Yes , it has sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. I forgot to bring my sunglasses today.
Neeta    : How would sunglasses help?
Vibha    : They shield (iv)…………………….
Neeta    : Then, I’ll also wear mine from tomorrow.
Vibha    : Yes, you must.

Answer:

(i) rubbing your eyes   (ii) air pollution    (iii) poisonous gases    (iv) the eyes from harmful gases

Question 4:
Read the conversation between two friends and complete the dialogue in a suitable way.

Shruti    :    Did you visit the book fair in Pragati Maidan?
Arushi   :    No. Did you?
Shruti    :    Yes, (i) …………………….
Arushi   :    Did you buy any books?
Shruti    :    Yes, (ii) …………………….
Arushi   :    Well, what sort of science fiction books did you buy?
Shruti    :    Stories about space and unidentified flying objects.
Arushi   :    Were (iii)…………………….?
Shruti    :    Yes, books of all the subjects were available there.
Arushi   :    Do you have any idea (iv)……………………. ?
Shruti    :    I guess it will go on till 30th of this month.
Arushi   :    Then I’ll definitely go there and buy some good books.

Answer:

(i) I did
(ii) I bought books of Science Fiction
(iii) there books of all the subjects
(iv) what is the last date of the fair

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