Write a paragraph/ magazine article describing your town and what visitors can do there.
Birtamode: A New Tourist Area
Situated in the center of Jhapa district, Birtamode, my hometown, is one of the popular towns in eastern Nepal and the commercial hub of Mechi zone. There are many places for entertainment: film halls, discos, and circus. For those who like shopping, there are supermarkets and department stores as well as the cheap footpath shops. There are cheap lodges as well as expensive 5 star hotels for the visitors to stay. 7 kilometres to the west is a small zoo, where some species of wild life are kept. There is also a lake where we can do boating. Recently, a suspension bridge has also been made. People can enjoy watching the rising sun by going to Antu Dada, which is a two-hour drive to the north-east from Birtamode. On the way to Antu is minor Pathivara temple. There are other religious places near Birtamode as well. Kichakbadh is thirty kilometres to the south, and Arjundhara just five kilometres to the north. If we go 17 kilometres to the east, we will reach the Indian border.
Prepare a newspaper article on “The Use and Misuse of Mobile Phones”.
Almost every person these days carries a cell phone. They are manufactured in large quantities and by various brands in different countries. Now we find a variety of smart phones with fascinating features. Being easily available in the market and affordable has encouraged people to carry mobile phones. Moreover, the prices of SIM cards being reasonable also contribute to the popularity of mobile phones.
Cell phones are one of the greatest and most useful inventions. Earlier, people had to depend on mails that too much time to be delivered. Later came landlines and computers that eased the connection with people in different parts of the world. Cell phones help people stay in touch with others in different corners of the world at any time because cell phones are portable and wireless. Cell phones these days come equipped with the new features and functions like various games, radio, camera, music player, audio and video recorders, multimedia messaging services, document readers, facilities for streaming and watching videos, video callings and many more.
But there is an equally dark side to the story because cell phones can be easily misused. Widespread use of cell phones has made way for its misuse too especially by the youth, anti-socials, terrorists and other criminals. Camera phones with MMS facilities are used to take unauthorized photos and shoot pornographic videos and spread them. Moreover, SIM cards can be easily available and there is no proper facility for checking of one’s records. This can make it easier for terrorists to misuse these phones for various activities. The youths are so much involved in sending messages, talking over the phone and spending most of their times in the virtual world that they have less care about practical life. What is more, they might be easily spoilt as they can easily watch pornographic videos on the Internet.
Mobile phones are both a blessing and a curse depending on how we use it. It is up to us to use it in a responsible way and make it a blessing in our lives.
Compare and contrast between two places you have visited.
I like travelling and often visit places chance permits. After final exam of class 12, I visited Kathmandu. This summer I went to visit my relatives in Dharan. Both are cities but there are some differences.
Kathmandu is more populated and expensive than Dharan. Because it is the capital city, people from different parts and corners of the country have gathered there. Local products are few and most items come from other places. Therefore, prices of goods are higher. Kathmandu offers more job opportunities than Dharan. But like Kathmandu, Dharan is not lacking in transportation, advanced technology and facilities of higher education and hospitals. But there are more and wider streets in Kathmandu than in Dharan.
Dharan has a better environment than Kathmandu. Being situated at a higher altitude, both are cooler than the Terai region. But Dharan lies at the border of hill and Terai while Kathmandu is a valley. Unlike Dharan, it is colder in winter. There is more space in Dharan because it is still growing. The air is fresher because of a nearby forest. It is more peaceful and beautiful. People of Dharan are friendlier. In contrast, Kathmandu has many historical monuments and world heritage sites. That is why it attracts more tourists.
Life is easier in both cities, but social and natural environment is better in Dharan. My travel experiences have taught me about the important differences between the city and the village.
Write part of a newspaper article entitled “The Last 50 Years: has the quality of life improved?”
The Last 50 Years: has the quality of life improved?
The quality of life in most countries has undoubtedly improved over the last 50 years. Our country Nepal has seen similar changes. And other changes will continue to take place in the future. We can see the changes in aspects like lifestyles and living standards. Many factors are responsible for this improved quality of life: ease of transport, sources of electricity, sanitation and clean drinking water, public education etc.
People’s lifestyles and living standards have improved because of the role of government, increasing level of income and awareness. Because of availability of clean drinking water and public sewage systems, cholera and other major diseases are found no more. There are similar results from clean air laws and limits on the discharge of dangerous pollutants. Police and laws protecting people and their property have ensured internal security. Because of public education, maximum number of people are able to read and write. Public health care makes healthier people with longer lives. Food safety rules, vaccinations and other efforts by government have succeeded in saving many lives that used to be lost in the past. Much investment has been going on hydropower, and cheap and abundant electricity allowed for mass production lowers the cost of factory products. New labour laws give children the right to education and health instead of working, keep wages stable and set standards so there is no discrimination in payment on the basis of gender and ethnicity.
Based on the available opportunities, people are doing full and part time jobs. Many have been going to foreign countries to earn money for an easy and comfortable life. More people have been engaged in business, transportation, communication, public administration and so on. Many people travel abroad. Mobile phones and motorbikes are now common. People spend more on food, clothes and entertainment. They have become more health-conscious and often visit doctors. They are concerned about keeping fit and do exercises. These activities are likely to continue in the coming years. More people will have mobiles and bikes. Villages are becoming towns and towns are growing into cities.