Class 10 SEE English Guide | Unit - 17 Countries and Towns 2080

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 Class 10 SEE English Guide 

Unit - 17

Countries and Towns Guide
London vs Paris
B. Choose the correct alternative.
Answer 👉 

a. The transport network in London is widespread.

b. The number of museums in London is 240.

c. Paris is better and has more to offer than London in terms of variety in cuisine.

d. The major attraction of Paris that is not listed is the public library.

e. The similarity that is not shared between the two cities is that both cities can be traveled all year round with nice weather.


C. State whether the following statements are True or False.
Answer 👉 
a. False
b. True
c. True
d. False
e. False
f. False


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D. Answer these questions.
a. What are the famous rivers in London and Paris?
The famous river in London is the River Thames, and the famous river in Paris is the River Seine.

b. Why do football fans prefer London to Paris?
Football fans may prefer London to Paris because London has a rich football history, with multiple renowned football clubs and stadiums, such as Arsenal, Chelsea, and Wembley Stadium.

c. Which of the two cities was visited by more tourists in 2018?
It would depend on the specific data and statistics for 2018, but both London and Paris are popular tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors each year.

d. What time of the year is suitable to visit London?
London can be visited throughout the year, but the summer months (June to August) are generally considered more suitable due to milder weather and longer daylight hours.

e. Which of the two cities is cheaper to travel?
The cost of travel can vary depending on individual preferences and choices. However, generally speaking, Paris tends to be slightly cheaper to travel than London in terms of accommodation, dining, and public transportation.

f. Where do you think it is easier to catch a cab: In London or Paris? Why?
It is generally easier to catch a cab in London compared to Paris. London has a larger number of taxis available and a well-established taxi system, including iconic black cabs. Paris, on the other hand, has a relatively smaller number of taxis, and they can be more difficult to find, especially during peak hours or in certain areas.



E. Which of the two cities would you like to visit? Give reasons.
Answer 👉 London and Paris are both incredible cities with their unique charms. Here are some reasons why people might choose to visit each city:

Reasons to visit London:

  1. Rich history and iconic landmarks: London is known for its historical sites such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.
  2. World-class museums and cultural institutions: The city is home to renowned museums like the British Museum, Tate Modern, and the National Gallery.
  3. Diverse and vibrant city life: London offers a multicultural experience with a variety of cuisines, markets, shopping districts, and entertainment options.
  4. Theatrical and musical performances: The West End theater district is famous for its world-class shows and musicals.
  5. Parks and green spaces: London boasts beautiful parks like Hyde Park, Regent's Park, and Richmond Park, providing a refreshing escape from the bustling city.

Reasons to visit Paris:

  1. Romantic ambiance: Paris is often called the "City of Love" and is renowned for its romantic atmosphere, charming streets, and iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  2. Art and culture: The city is a hub for art lovers, with world-famous museums like the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, showcasing masterpieces by renowned artists.
  3. Exquisite cuisine: Paris is known for its culinary delights, from patisseries offering delectable pastries to gourmet dining experiences in Michelin-starred restaurants.
  4. Architectural beauty: The city is adorned with stunning architecture, including the Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame, the grandeur of the Champs-Élysées, and the elegant boulevards.
  5. Charming neighborhoods: Paris is comprised of distinct neighborhoods, each with its own character, such as the artistic Montmartre, bohemian Le Marais, and trendy Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Ultimately, the choice between London and Paris depends on your personal interests, preferences, and the experiences you seek.




Grammar I
A. Choose the correct adjective or adverb to complete the following sentences.
Answer 👉 
a. My poor family can't afford a car. (adjective)
b. Sujata performed poorly at the concert. (adverb)
c. Suraj is calm under pressure. (adjective)
d. The cook patiently removed the boiling pot from the stove. (adverb)
e. The teacher spoke loudly to the students. (adverb)
f. Sunil walked to the kitchen quietly. (adverb)
g. The quiet children listened to the teacher. (adjective)
h. The woman softly sang a lullaby to her infant. (adverb)
i. The kitten timidly peered from under the couch. (adverb)



B. Choose the correct form of the adjectives or the adverbs given in brackets and rewrite the sentences.
Answer 👉 
a. Some people think that the Sanskrit language is much more complicated to deal with than the Nepali language.
b. Metal is heavier than wood. Wood is not as heavy as iron.
c. Her car runs more quickly than mine.
d. Albert Einstein was an intelligent person.
e. My sister can speak English better than Juna.
f. A family car is not as fast as a sports car.
g. I wrote more beautifully than he did.
h. Sunita did not dance as gracefully as Mamata did.
i. The journey home by bus takes much longer than by plane.



Class 10 SEE English Guide | Unit - 17  Countries and Towns


Writing I
Write a couple of paragraphs comparing our capital city. Kaih mandu, with any other city in Nepal.
Answer 👉 
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a vibrant and bustling city that offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity. With its rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and stunning natural beauty, Kathmandu stands as a prominent city in Nepal. When comparing Kathmandu with other cities in the country, one city that comes to mind is Pokhara.

While Kathmandu is known for its ancient temples and palaces, Pokhara captivates visitors with its serene lakes and breathtaking mountain views. Both cities offer distinct experiences, catering to different interests. Kathmandu's Durbar Square, with its intricate architecture and religious significance, showcases Nepal's rich history and cultural heritage. On the other hand, Pokhara's Phewa Lake and the majestic Annapurna range provide a picturesque setting for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

In terms of urban development, Kathmandu has experienced rapid growth in recent years. The city is a hub for commerce, education, and administration, with modern infrastructure and amenities. On the contrary, Pokhara has maintained its laid-back charm, attracting tourists seeking a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The city is known for its adventure sports, including paragliding and trekking, making it a popular destination for adrenaline junkies.

Both Kathmandu and Pokhara have their unique charm and attractions, making them desirable destinations in Nepal. Whether one seeks cultural exploration, spiritual experiences, or adrenaline-filled adventures, these cities offer diverse opportunities. Exploring the ancient temples and vibrant markets of Kathmandu or indulging in the serene lakeside ambiance of Pokhara, visitors to Nepal are sure to be captivated by the beauty and charm of these remarkable cities.


The Country Mouse and the City Mouse 


Summary of "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" by Richard Scrafton Sharpe:

"The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" is a fable that tells the story of a contented country mouse and a curious city mouse. The country mouse lives a simple life in a snug little cottage, enjoying plain but satisfying meals of cheese, bacon, and peas. One day, the city mouse pays a visit to the country mouse and invites her to experience the luxuries of city living.

Excited by the prospect of new adventures, the country mouse agrees and follows the city mouse to the bustling city. They enter a fancy room where a feast was held the previous evening. The mice indulge in a variety of delectable treats, far superior to their usual fare. However, their enjoyment is short-lived as they are interrupted by the presence of the dog, cat, and maid.

Overwhelmed and realizing the constant danger and disruption of city life, the country mouse yearns for her simple pleasures back in the countryside. She values contentment, ease, and the familiar taste of bacon and peas more than the temporary extravagance of the city.

The fable teaches the lesson that material luxuries may not always bring true happiness, and that contentment with a modest life can be more fulfilling than constantly seeking external comforts. It highlights the importance of appreciating what one has and finding joy in simplicity.




A. Match the following words with their correct meanings.

a. snug - iv. warm, comfortable and protected, especially from the cold
b. unmolested - ix. not disturbed or attacked by anything
c. stray - i. move away aimlessly from the place where one should be
d. frown - x. a facial expression indicating disapproval or displeasure
e. horrid - ii. very unpleasant, rough
f. reluctant - iii. unwilling and hesitant
g. custard - v. a sweet yellow sauce made from milk, sugar, eggs, and flour
h. trifle - vii. a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit
i. regale - vi. entertain or amuse somebody with a talk
j. endure - viii. to deal with something painful or unpleasant



B. Write whether the following statements are true or false.
Answer 👉 a. True - The country mouse was content and happy with her simple and modest way of living.
b. False - The country mouse enjoyed plain and simple food, not a grand meal every day.
c. True - The town mouse was unhappy with the food served in the country.
d. True - The town mouse invited the country mouse for a dinner in the town.
e. True - In the town, the country mouse was served delicious food.
f. True - There was no peace for the mice in the town as they were constantly interrupted and faced threats from the dog, cat, and maid.



C. Answer these questions.
a. How did the country mouse live?
The country mouse lived in a snug little cot and enjoyed a simple life.

b. Why did the town mouse go to the country?
The town mouse went to the country to pay a short visit to the country mouse.

c. Was the country mouse happy to get an invitation to visit the town? Why?
Yes, the country mouse was happy to get an invitation to visit the town because she was curious about the town and wanted to experience something different.

d. What happened while the mice were having dinner?
While the mice were having dinner, the dog, cat, and maid entered the room, causing a disturbance and creating chaos.

e. What did the country mouse request her friend for?
The country mouse requested her friend to safely take her away from the town as she couldn't endure the interruptions and disturbances and longed for her simple life with bacon and peas.



Grammar II
Complete the following sentences using the correct connectives given below.
Answer 👉 
a. Although it was summer, the days were rather cold.
b. However, he was not hurt, a piece of stone struck the workman's head.
c. I like popcorn, but I don't like pizza.
d. Despite her age, she is still working very hard.
e. Although Narayan is a skillful worker, he can't read and write very well.
f. Because petrol had become so expensive, Brian sold his car and bought a motorcycle.
g. Because it was raining, I took a taxi.
h. All flights were cancelled because of/in spite of the fog.
i. Despite feeling unwell, she went to school.
j. Prinja felt cold but she was wearing a winter coat.







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