Ques 1: The authorities have been claiming that the roads in your town have been relaid and repaired. But there is no visibility of such a work. Write a letter in 100-120 words to the editor of a local newspaper expressing your disappointment at the present situation and giving suggestions to resolve the problem. You are Shweta/Sham of 24, Pushp Nagar.
Write an article in 100-120 words on the topic, 'Importance of clean surroundings in your locality'. You are Ram/Rama.
24, Pushp Nagar
15 March 2016
The Times of India
Subject: No visibility of repaired roads
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the daily nuisance caused because of the pathetic conditions of the roads in our town. The roads here are in terrible conditions, and the authorities have been claiming that the roads have been re-laid and repaired, but there is no visibility of such work. The potholes on the roads are a major cause of concern, as they cause several accidents and the rains make it worse.
I would be grateful to you if you could help us in bringing this problem in front of the concerned authorities so that such a situation could be controlled soon. Kindly do the needful at the earliest.
A possible way to approach this article can be by using the below-mentioned value points:
- 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness.'
- Keeping ourselves clean ensures our physical health and mental well-being.
- Our immunity gets a boost as the germs are washed away when we keep clean.
- Hygiene and sanitation can be ensured only when we keep our surroundings clean.
- If there is no dirt and garbage lying around, disease-spreading germs do not get a favourable place to breed.
- A neat and clean area looks beautiful and the pollutants are lesser.
Ques 2: Complete the story based on the outline given below in 150-200 words.
a pond …….. a crocodile ….….. a monkey ……... on a tree ………. were friends. Crocodile’s wife …….. wanted monkey’s heart ……… monkey bewildered ……… planned ……… heart, home ……… went back to get it ……… saved himself.
A thirsty crow …….. looked for water …….. found a pitcher …….. very less water in it …….. picked up pebbles and put them in the pitcher …….. water level raised.
Ans: Once upon a time, there was a monkey who lived on a tree, which bore juicy red apples. One fine day, a crocodile came swimming in a pond near the tree. He asked the monkey to give him something to eat, as he was very angry.The monkey offered him the juicy fruit. The crocodile enjoyed the offering and started coming regularly. Soon they became best friends. With the regular meetings of the crocodile and the monkey, the crocodile's wife got jealous. She decided to kill the monkey. She told a lie to her husband that she was very ill and would recover only after eating the heart of a healthy monkey. Out of love for his wife, the crocodile agreed to bring his friend's heart. Next day, he went to meet the monkey and said that his wife had invited him to their house, as she wanted to meet him. The monkey readily agreed and sat on the back of the crocodile. On their way, the crocodile sank. The monkey asked for the reason of his sobbing, and the crocodile confessed the truth. Bewildered by the truth, the clever monkey said to the crocodile that he had left his heart back on the tree. He asked him to turn back so that he could get his heart. The dumb crocodile agreed and the monkey jumped on the tree and saved himself.
On a hot sunny day, a thirsty crow flew over the fields looking for water. For a long time, he could not find any water. He lost all hope. Finally, he found a pitcher filled with very less water under a tree. The crow tried very hard to push his head under the pitcher, but he found that the neck of the pitcher was very narrow. Then he tried bringing out the water by tilting the pitcher but in vain, as the pitcher was very heavy. After much struggle, an idea hit the crow. He saw some pebbles lying in the field. He decided to bring the level of the water up by throwing the pebbles inside the pitcher. He picked up the pebbles and put them in the pitcher. As more and more pebbles filled the pitcher, the water level rose. Soon the level was high enough for the crow to quench his thirst.
Ques 3: Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:
Kanishka, the ruler of the Kushanas embraced Buddhism. He (a) _____ invited to a Buddhist meeting (b) ______ Kashmir during his reign. It was during his time that Buddhism (c) ______ to Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Java.
(a) (i) is
(b) (i) at
(c) (i) spread