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Talk about an event from the past that you would like to relive. Describe the original event and say why you would like to relive it.
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I would like to relive in my College days of the year 1957-58. I was a student of Government College Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. I am a Harmonica Player and I use to be invited to give Harmonica recitals during Social Week Celebration Events in three Girl’s Colleges namely Sophia, Convent and Savitri and two others namely Mayo and DAV. I use to play at least three to four songs accompanied by my college Music Club Orchestra comprising of Accordion, Guitar, Drums, Maracas, Castanets, Harp and many more. My performance use to be always a HIT. The loud ovation by the audience on each song use to be my thrill and greatest delight. Hence I would love to relive those unforgettable and lovely moments of my college days.

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Name a place in your country you would recommend others to visit. Describe this place and explain why you would recommend it.
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My country side village Chandod is on the bank of holy river Narmada. This is a very religious place and people from all over India including many NRI also come here and take holy dip in Narmada river. The visitors shall have a privilege to visit the famous temples with ancient sculpture and have a holy dip in the river Narmada. Also the visitors shall have an opportunity to taste Indian village food that has a unique taste. Visitors may have a chance to have a bullock-cart ride and move through the cultivated farms and watch scenery. The kind of hospitality the visitors shall get in this village would be second to none in the world and he or she would be delighted to receive such a warm welcome. Hence I would recommend Chandod for a visit by foreign nationals.

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What custom from your home country are you most fond of? Describe the custom and explain why you are fond of it.
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The colourful festival of Holi falls in February end or early March every year. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colourful festival bridges the social gap and renews sweet relationships. On this day, people hug each other and wish ‘Happy Holi’. Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. Numerous legends & stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and vivid. People rub ‘dry red powder’ and ‘white red powder’ on each others’ faces and cheer up saying, ” “बुरा ना मानो होली है ” means don’t mind anything today is HOLI. This custom gives us chance to hug our friends and contacts and tender apology for the past misunderstandings if any and start cordial relations afresh. Hence I am fond of it.

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Where would you most like to live? Describe this place and explain why you would like to live there.
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I would most like to live in Las Vegas the most populous city in the U.S. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its consolidated casino–hotels and associated entertainment. The city’s tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city. I am a fun lover having hobbies of Music and Dance also I am a merry-maker and party lover hence I feel nothing to compete Las-Vegas and I would like to stay there.

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Talk about something you and your family enjoy doing together. Describe it and explain why you all enjoy it.
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Something that I enjoy with my family is watching Television shows. We prefer to watch live telecast of games and sports mainly Cricket and Tennis. In addition we prefer Laughter Shows that is a very good amusement after the day’s monotonous and tiring jobs. Also TV is a means of mass communication. It is a mode of information and entertainment too. So we get latest information through TV and can keep pace with the time. Besides there are many exclusive business channels that give minute-by-minute information on Stock Markets & the Business World. Educational, Training & Developmental programs aired on TV. These are pretty beneficial for the community and especially students. Many awareness programs on Health & Environment play very important role in our lives. Hence I prefer and enjoy watching TV Programs with my family.

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Which place has fond memories for you? Describe this place and explain why it is memorable to you.
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A country side village Bijainagar in District Ajmer, Rajasthan, India is my birth place and has my fond memories. I did my schooling here, so all the fun and merrymaking that I had with my classmates and friends are the memories that I cherish. In and around Bijainagar there used to be number of Religious Fairs. I with my friends, invariably use to attend those fairs popularly called “Mela” in Marwari and Hindi. There use to be various entertainments like magic shows, acrobatics shows, merry-go-round etc together with ice cream and cold drinks and some fast food stalls. We use to have lot of fun and amusement there. In Bijainagar mode of transport was only bicycle, bullock carts and camel carts. I had been using bicycle for attending school. We use to go on picnic and excursion trips to nearby places and use to enjoy ride in bullock carts, camel carts. Also sometimes I had chance for horse ride, camel ride and elephant ride. Now in this fast age era of computerization whatever I enjoyed is nothing more than a dream. Hence I fondly cherish memories of my good old days of Bijainagar.

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I had been to Ooty in the state of Tamil-Nadu in India. This is a hill station in The Nilgiris District and this is a great tourist attraction. This is the right spot for a nature lover. It sparkles with lush green vegetation that adds to the beauty of this spot and this is popularly known as “The Queen of Hill Stations”. The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 meters. I was flabbergasted to see the multitudes of greenery and variety colourful flowers blossoming all over. The lofty mountains, dense, forest and very vast Tea Estates are marvellous. It is lush green all over so cool to watch. I also visited botanical gardens, and fabulous rose gardens just superb. I also enjoyed boating in the Ooty Lake. I stayed here for a week relaxed and enjoyed a lot. The weathers are very pleasant through-out the year; the temperatures are 17 to 20 degrees Celsius in summer and 5 to 13 degrees Celsius in winters. Hence I find this place to be ideal for vacation.

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Sayaji Baug is a garden located in my city Vadodara (erstwhile Baroda) in the state of Gujarat India. Sayaji Baug was dedicated to the citizens of Vadodara by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III in 1879. Maharaja Sayajirao III built Sayaji Baug, well known as Kamati Baug on the river Vishwamitri. The main attractions of this garden are Museum, Zoo, Aquarium and a Planetarium. In addition it has a huge Floral Clock and a Toy Train. It is a great fun to move around in the garden and watch site of the garden, watching wildlife animals and birds in the zoo, colourful fishes in the aquarium, beautiful floral clock and toy train. The planetarium conducts regular shows on planets. It is a great fun to see the stars so near to us. It is exciting to see children so excited on a ride of toy train. There is a Band Stand in this garden where music is played by the musicians and the visitors enjoy the instrumental music too. Sayaji Baug is a real great place for fun.

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“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A zoo has no useful purpose. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.
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It will be wrong to say that a zoo has no useful purpose. I shall elaborate on the purpose and usefulness of Zoos.

A zoo is also known as zoological garden or a zoological park. This is a facility in which animals are kept within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in those enclosures animals breed too. The term zoological garden refers to the biological discipline zoology, which derives from Greek. Most modern zoos display wild animals primarily for the conservation of endangered species and for educational and research purposes, and secondarily for the entertainment of visitors.

However many animal rights activists disapprove of zoos because they interpret zoos as human domination over animals and criticize their educational value as being superficial. Some animal welfare groups however do not reject the existence of zoos, but seek to remedy the unnatural and unhealthy conditions wherein captive animals’ live, particularly the problem of small cages and lack of environmental enrichment. Some zoos are unable to provide adequate food and care to their animals’ because of lack of funds. However many of the large and scientifically oriented institutions work to improve the animal enclosures, although constraints like size and expense makes it difficult to create ideal captive environments for some species.

Some zoos concentrate on aquariums and amusement parks. Aquariums are made for the water species like various kinds of fishes. Those fishes have variety of very attractive colors and designs that attracts everyone, especially children like it the most and feel delighted.

In conclusion the biggest usefulness of a zoo is the conservation of endangered species, secondly the breeding that prevents the extinction, thirdly the education and research work and last but least amusement and entertainment of the visitors and tourists that brings revenue to the nation.

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