Leisure and entertainment: NEB Class 12 English


Leisure and Entertainment Exercise: Question Answers and Grammar

Working with words Section

A. The words in the crossword puzzle are from the text. Find them from the text to solve the puzzle based on the clues given below.

1. outdated, of or relating to the Middle Ages: Medieval
3. the character and atmosphere of a place: Ambience
6. highly decorated: Ornate
7. beat with a strong, regular rhythm; survive: Throb
10. with the agreement of all people involved: Unanimously
11. the destructive effects of something: Ravages

1. a large city: Metropolis
2. wandering from place to place without any purpose: Loitering
4. an unpleasant place; a place of extreme misery: Hellhole
5. an active revolt or uprising: Insurgency
8. paved with cobbles: Cobbled
9. prosperous and growing; flourishing: Thriving

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B. Look up the meanings of the following words in your dictionary.

a desirable or valuable feature or facility of a building or place.

extremely beautiful and delicate.

the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group

a room, group of rooms, or building where someone may live or stay.

a person or thing on which something else is based or depends.

having a high value because of age and quality.

C. Underline the content words in the following sentences.

a. The cat sat lazily on the dirty mat.
b. She gives performances on the stage beautifully.
c. Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
d. I came I saw I conquered.
e. It is my life, my very identity.


Comprehension Section

Answer the following questions.

a. Why did the author and his classmates decide to visit Bandipur?

The author and his classmates decided to visit Bandipur because they were all tired of the hectic pace of life in Kathmandu.

b. What is special about Bandipur?

Bandipur is unique in that it is a place where old Nepal can still be found in the cool, cobbled Newar settlement.

c. How has the business changed in Bandipur today?

In Bandipur, the traditional variety of business has given way to tourism-related business.

d. Why do the local people who have migrated to Kathmandu visit Bandipur time and again?

People from Bandipur who moved to Kathmandu come back to Bandipur to get away from the busy life in Kathmandu.

e. How do the local people learn to speak English in Bandipur?

The locals in Bandipur learn English from the local schoolchildren.

f. What does the author mean when he says that ‘time stops in the town of Bandipur’?

When the author says that "time stops in Bandipur," he means to appreciate the natural beauty of Bandipur, which draws attention in such a way that everyone becomes lost in its beauty and uniqueness.


Critical thinking Section

a. The writer seems to believe that rural life is better than urban life. Do you agree with him?

Yes, I agree with the writer that rural life is preferable to urban life. First and foremost, I am drawn to the peaceful surroundings and environment. The village is always described as a quiet and peaceful paradise, ideal for unwinding and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Furthermore, because there are fewer people and cars, rural areas are less congested. The scenery in a village is lovely because nature's beauty is still well preserved. As a result, residents of the village can enjoy nature while remaining calm.

This is not the case for city dwellers, who lead hectic lives and frequently become irritated by high levels of stress. The environment is less polluted in rural areas. Because there are so many undeveloped areas and greenery in the village, the air is fresh and clean. There is less air pollution in rural areas because there are fewer factories and cars. Living in the city may have advantages such as improved facilities and education. However, I continue to believe that living in the country has more advantages than living in the city.

b. Is the writer’s way of looking at Bandipur just a gaze of an urban tourist? Why? Why not?

No, the writer's perspective on Bandipur is not that of an urban tourist. He does not come to Bandipur solely as a tourist. He visits there with his friends to feel the peaceful environment and amazing beauty of the place by his heart after being fed up with his hectic life in Kathmandu.

Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and rural municipality in Nepal's Tanahu district. This location is popular for a variety of reasons. The true and original beauty of the area draws the majority of tourists. Bandipur's incredible beauty and setting also drew the writer in. He and his friends are awestruck by the local cultures, behaviors, and organic and delicious food items in Bandipur. He and his friends visit various places in Bandipur. He feels deeply connected to this location, where he can find all of the refreshments he has been looking for. He learns about different places, people, and tourism businesses. Bandipur is where the author spends the majority of his time. As a result, his gaze toward this beautiful place is more than that of an urban tourist.


Grammar Section

A. Tick the correct one.

a. He has obtained full mark/marks.
b. More than two boys were/was absent.
c. One of the boy/boys was not found there.
d. His wonder knew no bounds/bound.
e. I give you my words/word.
f. He gave me much/many good advice/advices.
g. He gave wrong information/informations.
h. Give me two dozens/dozen eggs.
i. Six miles is/are a long distance.
j. The clock has struck four hours/hour.
k. Would you lend me a ten rupees/rupee note?
l. Nepal government makes five year/years development plan.
m. They went to Singapore on a four days/day trip.

B. Which of the sentence is correct in each pair? Rewrite the correct one.

a. My all books are lost. All my books are lost.

All my books are lost.

b. His both brothers are ill. Both his brothers are ill.

Both his brothers are ill.

c. Give me a hundred rupee. Give a hundred rupees.

Give me a hundred rupee.

d. Everybody except me was absent. Everybody except I was absent.

Everbody except me was absent.

e. He was died of fever. He died of fever.

He died of fever.

f. It is raining for a week. It has been raining for a week.

It has been raining for a week.

g. I have seen my friend long ago. I saw my friend long ago.

I saw my friend long ago.

h. My friend has gone out before I arrived. My friend had gone out before I arrived.

My friend had gone out before I arrived.

i. He said he has never seen him before. He said he had never seen him before.

He said he had never seen him before.

j. He assured he will come. He assured he would come.

He assured he would come.


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