Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Car or dog?

'Cat versus Dog'

There is some truth in the common saying that while dogs become attached to the persons, cats are generally attached to the places. A dog will follow his master anywhere, but a cat keeps to the house it is used to. Even when the house changes hand, the cat will remain there, so long as it is kindly treated by the new owners. 

A cat does not seem to be capable of the personal devotion often shown by a dog. It thinks most of its own comfort, and its love is only cupboard love. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Banyan Tree

20 Interesting Facts about 'Banyan' Tree in English


1. The 'Banyan' is the National Tree of India. 
2. It often refers specifically to the 'Indian Banyan' or 'Ficus benghalensis'. 
3. It is adopted as national flower of India in 1950. 
4. One can find Banyan trees in throughout the Indian nation.
5. Banyan trees are found all over tropical and sub-tropical parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. They represent the largest trees in the world by canopy coverage. 
6. The name 'Banyan' is derived from 'Banias', who rested under the trees to discuss their strategies regarding business.
7. The largest Banyan tree in India resides at the Indian Botanical Garden in Shibpur, Howrah in West Bengal. It is around 25 m tall and the canopy cover is around 420 m with over 2000 aerial roots.
8. It is a fig that starts its life as an epiphyte (a plant growing on another plant). 
9. The leaves of the Banyan tree are large, leathery, glossy green and elliptical in shape. 
11. The huge tBanyan towers over its neighbours and has the widest reaching roots of all known trees. 
12. Its size and leafy shelter are valued in India as a place of rest and reflection. 
13. The huge sized tree acts as a shield, protects from hot sun. This is the reason why the tree is planted near homes, temples, villages and roadsides. 
14. In the rural parts of the country, Banyan tree is considered as the focal point of the Panchayats and the gathering place for village councils and meetings. 
15. The Banyan tree is considered sacred by the Hindus. It is also known as 'Bargad', 'Vata' vriksh, and 'Barh'. 
16. The tradition of worshiping sacred trees is prevalent among the people following Hinduism, over the ages. 
17. Married Hindu women worship the Banyan tree to lead a long and happy married life. 
18. In many parts of the world, the wood and bark of the Banyan tree are used for making paper.
19. The fruits of Banyan are edible and nutritious. They are also used to soothe skin irritations and alleviate swelling. 
20. With high medicinal value, Banyan is often used as a herb to treat and cure many diseases.  

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Translation from German to English Practice Set 7 + answers

It is not that easy to translate, but the more we practice the better we get.
  1. Wir haben bis September Ferien.

  1. Ich fahre nicht gern durch die ganze Stadt.

  1. Für das Zimmer muss der Student monatlich 380 Euro Miete zahlen.

  1.  Meine Kollegen wollen morgen um 15 Uhr kommen und bis 20 Uhr bleiben.

  1. Wo ist hier eine Buchhandlung? - Gehen Sie um die Ecke

  1. Viele Leute trinken den Kaffee ohne Milch und Zucker.

  1. Deine Hose ist zu eng.

  1. Letztes Wochenende haben wir Haifisch gegessen und der war nicht so gut.

  1. Frau Johnson hat mich Gestern angerufen.

  1. Samuel hat einen neuen Macbook  gekauft.  Der ist sehr schnell.
SCROLL down for answer key

1.      Our holiday lasts until September.

2.      I don’t like driving through the whole city.(to drive)

3.      The student pays 380 Euros a month for the room.

4.      Tomorrow my friends want to arrive at three o’clock and stay until eight o’clock.

5.      Where is the book store?  Go around(round) the corner.

6.      A lot of people drink coffee without milk and sugar.

7.      Your pants(trousers) are too tight.

8.      Last weekend we ate(had) shark and it wasn’t very good.

9.      Mrs. Johnson called me yesterday.

10.  Samuel bought a new Mac book.  It’s very(really) fast.

    Health Essay

    'Health' is a state of complete physical, social and mental well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is thus a level of functional efficiency of living beings and a general condition of a persons mind, body and spirit, meaning it is free from illness, injury and pain. It is a resource of everyday life and a positive concept emphasizing physical capabilities.

    Good health is a secret of every happy man. There is an old saying, 'Health is Wealth'. Staying healthy for children is vital for proper growth and development of mind and body as they need to focus in the class and fully participate in the activities on the field. Parents must take their children for medical check-up and learn from experts about their development in terms of height and weight, as it has a huge impact on their overall performance and efficiency. If you are strong and healthy, you can be a shining example to others and teach them how to achieve vibrant health.

    Good health is a matter of great concern, to maintain it, healthy living and a disciplined life is a must. One of the best ways is to drink plenty of water as it reduces the risk of infection, keeps your skin healthy, reduces the risk of heart attack, burns body fat and regulates our body temperature. We should sleep well as it relaxes our body and reduces stress. We need to have a balanced diet and go for long, brisk walks. Our motto should be to keep our body clean in order to remain healthy. We must laugh more as laughing is a therapy and a secret of good health. The government should include integrated health programs into their public policies and control specific health problems.