Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Childhood Memories

                             My Childhood memories
 My childhood memories are full of joy and merrymaking. We were just two brothers and sisters. My parents loved both of us very much. In my childhood days, I was much shy and reserved. I had a very few friends. We had some wonderful time together. I remember during Ramadan, me and my brother used to wait for our father to come back home. Then we used to go shopping every evening till the last day of Ramadan. I was a good student in my early years. When I performed well in school, my parents were so happy; and it made me all the more happier. We used to travel to different places during vacation. I specially remember our trip to the largest mangrove forest in the world, namely, the Sundarbans. In my childhood days, I used to spend most of my time reading different books, listening to music and watching tv. I had a small world of my own, and I was very happy living in my world, surrounded with my dear family members.    

A butterfly


A deer

A Lake, running deep inside the forest 

Mangrove trees

Sunset in the Sundarbans

The Royal Bengal Tiger - a specialty of the Sundarbans

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My neighbourhood

My neighbourhood is quite interesting. A lot of people from different countries live in separate flats in one big building. We have a Pakistani family living next door. We have another Egyptian couple who both work. And we have another Bangladeshi family. Our neighbourhood has a big parking lot in front. There is a good coffee shop just at the corner and an excellent fast-food shop nearby. I can buy any kind of food and drinks from these two shops. I can also drive to some other good food-shops of different countries like Turkish ish-bulbul, Saudi Al-Fahm, Indian spicy curry, Pakistani dishes, American burgers etc. The main road is quite close to our place. We always hear sounds of speeding cars coming from the main road. Just across the road, there are some good shops where we can buy almost everything. There is a big mosque just two blocks away from our neighbourhood. There are some mountains and some green farms near my neighbourhood. In the evening, I spend my leisure time looking at this green plot. There are no high-rise buildings in my neighbourhood, so I can enjoy looking at the skies at night. I feel relaxed and happy living in my neighbourhood.

Writing Concluding Sentences (Page 31)

Muscat is the capital of Oman. It is a wonderful city with Arabian sea on one side and brown mountains on another side. This city is also a historically important one. Tourists enjoy the watchtowers and gateways of this city. Another very interesting thing to see here is the Sultan’s lovely but simple palace. There is a harbour named Muttrah, just close to the city of Muscat. This harbour has some good and busy markets. There is a road that goes along the shore of the sea (cornice). In short, Muscat is a wonderful place to visit because of the historical sites, natural beauty and modern architecture.  

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Apartment

My apartment is the most relaxing place in the world for me. It is in a white building with many other apartments in a peaceful neighborhood. My apartment building has a swimming pool and gym which I exercise in every morning before I go to school. My apartment is small but pretty. Inside, there is a kitchen, living room, bathroom,and bedroom. The walls of my apartment are painted yellow and blue. The colours make my apartment look bright and cheery. There are large windows all over the apartment. When I'm home, I keep them open so I can enjoy the cool breeze. I also have a large balcony near my bedroom. On the balcony, I can see beautiful, green, shady trees and the other houses in my neighborhood. There is a playground nearby. I always hear the noises of children playing in the afternoons. My apartment is my home, and there is no place in the world like it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Small Town

Advantages of a Small town

There are a lot of advantages of a small town. First of all, when you live in a small community, you can enjoy a better quality life than you will find in most large cities.  In addition, you can get closer to nature when living in small towns. You will also be able to avoid the frustration of dealing with large volumes of traffic. You can enjoy hunting or fishing on a regular basis because living in a small town makes it easier for you to enjoy some of your favourite hobbies. Small communities do not have the same crime rates as larger cities. Therefore, you can walk down the street feeling safe and secure.  People know one another and this can help to create a tighter sense of community. Finally, one great option for retirement is living in a small town.  Therefore, there are many reasons that tempt people to live in a small town.

Disadvantages of a Small Town

There are several disadvantages of living in a small town. First of all, there are less job opportunities for people in small towns. People have fewer options in the type of job they want to do. Because of this, many people in small towns move to large cities and look for jobs in the field they want to work in. Also, small towns are boring to live in. There are not many places such as restaurants, malls, and museums to visit. In addition, there are only a few shopping malls and markets in small towns. So, people do not have many choices when they want to buy new clothes, shoes, or electronics. Finally,  it is hard to keep your personal life private in small towns.  Everyone wants to know about you and your family. Therefore, if a few people know you, it will not take long before many other people know about you. If you love excitement, variety, and privacy, living in a small town is not the life for you.

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This is a picture of a location of a big, busy city. There is a huge building in the middle. There are rows of buildings next to the big skyscraper. In front of the building there is a road. People are walking busily to their destination. There are some shops on the ground floor of the big ‘FUJIYA’ building. At one side, we see some trees. It is a bright, sunny day today. There are some lamp-posts on the street. In short, this place looks like a very busy and noisy city centre.

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Picture 1: 
I can see a busy road with many cars and buses. I can see huge buildings on both sides of the street. I can see some billboards.
I can hear the hustle and bustle of busy life on the street.
I can feel a tensed environment of the city.

Picture 2:
I can see a line of village huts. I can see a wide valley at a distance. I can see some small trees beside the house.
I can hear the chirping of the birds.
I can smell the sweet fragrance of wild flowers.
I can taste the home cooked food.
I can feel relaxed.

My bedroom

My bedroom

I am in love with my bedroom. The colour of my room is yellow, and during daytime, sunlight comes through the window and makes my room golden. My bedroom has a wonderful, soft bed just beside the window. I can see my parking lot from my window. I have a dressing table and some chairs in one side, and an almirah in another corner. I have a small TV on top of a trolley as well. My room has a good lighting system and I have beautiful curtains on windows and doors. I can smell the sweet fragrance of the air freshener I use in my room. I can hear birds chirping just outside the tree of my window. I feel happy when I am in my bedroom.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Large Family

Advantages of a large family

A large family has some very strong advantages. First of all, it has a lot of members and there is more than one earning member in a large family. In addition, members can help each other in bad times. A large family has parents, children and uncles, aunties and grandparents. Therefore, children can enjoy the company of all the members. They are never alone. A large family also has a joyful atmosphere. Everyone has his/her story at the end of the day and they all sit and talk about their good experiences, their problems and possible solutions together. Finally, a large family can save money in various different ways. Because they all live together, the cost becomes low in total and they can save a lot. A large family is a lovely place to live in.    

Disadvantages of a Large Family
There are several disadvantages of having a large family. First of all, there is hardly any privacy. In a large family, you may have to share bedrooms with your sisters or brothers. It is hard to have any time alone because there are so many people living in one house. In addition, a large family often has more expenses than a small family. A large family has to budget their money so that everyone can have enough food and clothes to live. Sometimes, children or parents cannot buy what they want because they have to save money for others in the family. Finally, in a large family there is more responsibility on the parents to take care of all their children. It takes a lot of work by parents to make sure that all their children grow up to be good people. A large family is not easy to live in.

Advantages of small family

Advantages of small family

A small family has a lot of advantages. First of all, a small family is easy to maintain. It costs less money. In addition, a small family is helpful for the country as well, as it demands less public services. A small family often has 2/3 children and parents. Both the parents can work in a small family because it is easy to take care of 2/3 children. So the family can save a lot. Finally, the members of a small family have a strong bondage among themselves. They become more close to each other. Every country supports small family over large ones. It is always a good idea to have family planning to keep the family small.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Large College

Advantages of a large college

A large college has a lot of advantages. First of all, a large college has a big campus. In addition, it has a lot of students, so anyone can make more friends. It also has a lot of facilities like huge library, cafeteria, playground, swimming pool etc. A large college gives students more chance to know a variety of students, teachers and scholars. Finally, a large college offers other rare opportunities like theatre, music, scouting and debates. A large college broadens the mind of the students and makes them ready for the global arena.  

Disadvantages of a large college 

There are several disadvantages of attending a large college. First of all, class sizes in large colleges are much more bigger than in small colleges. If there are many students in the class, it is difficult to get personal attention from the teacher. Teachers in large colleges have to teach many students at one time, and may not even remember a student's name. In addition, the atmosphere in large colleges is less friendly than in small colleges. Because there are lots of students that are on campus every day, it is easy for others not to notice you. Some students who attend large colleges also find it hard to make friends because many people don't know them. Finally, large colleges often have huge campuses. Students may find it difficult to find places on campus such as their classes, library, dorms, or cafeteria. A large college is not the right choice for students who prefer less people and more attention.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Small College

Advantages of a small college
A small college has a lot of advantages. First of all, a small college has a friendly atmosphere and students feel at home and comfortable. Because the campus is small, all the students know each other and often become friends. In addition, in a small college, teachers are available all the time. Also, they can pay more attention to every student because the student body in the class is small in number. As all the facilities are in one place, students can easily get services quickly. Finally, the small campus is easy to maintain and it is most often clean and beautiful. A small campus is therefore a second home for students.

Disadvantages of Small Colleges
Small colleges have several disadvantages. First of all, there are less variety of courses offered at small colleges. Because small colleges have limited resources, they may only be able to offer a small number of courses to students. There are also fewer student activities for students to participate in. Students are not able to develop their interests at small colleges because of lack of options in extra-curricular activities. Some small colleges may not offer student clubs such as basketball, debate, or photography. Small colleges also have fewer facilities such as computer labs, cafeteria, dorms, and sports facilities. Finally, for some students there is less prestige in attending a small college. Usually, small colleges are not as well-known as large colleges.  Many students prefer to go to a large college that everyone knows so  that after they graduate it will be easier to get a job. Fewer options in courses, activities, and facilities are good reasons why a small college may not be the best choice for students.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Large City

Advantages of a Large City
A big city is where you can see many vehicles, many skyscrapers, and many people with a hurried pace of life. Nowadays, more and more people want to live there because they see many advantages. First of all, in a big city, people can take the chances to study and work best. There are many good universities for you to choose in a big city. There you can study what you like. Moreover, when you graduate, you also find it easier to get a good job with good salary. Therefore, many graduate students choose big cities to live and work. In addition, in a big city you can enjoy the best services. Life in a big city is quite luxurious but you don't have to be worried when you are sick or when you suffer from a disease because there you can find good doctors for you, as long as you have much money.  In a big city you can also find good entertainment like indoor and outdoor sports and games. Finally, big cities don’t offer that sweet privacy and easiness of small town, but it has its own special attractions. We should choose where to live based on our needs and taste. 

Disadvantages of a Large City
There are several disadvantages of living in a large city. First of all, a large city is mostly busy and crowded. It has many people with cars living in it. There is usually traffic on the road, so it takes a long time to drive from one place to another. A large city is also very noisy. You will  hear the sounds of cars, buses, and people. If your house is near the street, you will never sleep because of the noise. In addition, a large city is almost always polluted. Factories, cars, and buses that are found in a big city produce toxic smoke which can harm people and the environment. Finally, a large city often has a high rate of crime. Many robberies and murders happen in big cities where lots of people live. Some people hate the crowds, pollution and crime of a big city and want to move away from it.