CBSE Class 8 English Composition Based on Visual Input
1. Gauri sees the following scene as he looks out of his bedroom window. He is alarmed at the way his city has changed in the past five years. He writes an article for his city newspaper expressing his alarm and painting the present position cautioning people against environmental pollution. Write that article considering yourself to be Gauri.
The Traffic on the Road
Our cities are changing very fast. My father tells me there were no traffic jams in our city ten years before. Then no body found it difficult to cross the road. Today, the roads are better and wider but crossing them is always dangerous. The traffic jams have become common. There are few trees. In the evening the smoke envelops the city. It is not easy to breathe in the polluted air. It is all due to the vehicles on the road. There are more cars than the city roads can accommodate. As a result breathing diseases such as asthma have become very common. Something must be done to lessen the number of vehicles on the road.
2. Write a letter to the Editor. Jan Jagriti. Surat registering your protest against government/local body’s apathy towards cleanliness in the city during the days of reported outbreak of plague in the city and migration of people to the neighbouring centres/State. Look at the picture below and write your letter.
3 March, 2017
Through your newspaper. I wish to draw the attention of the authorities towards my city. The city seems to have become a dustbin. The sweepers sweep the roads but leave the garbage on the sides. This garbage lies there for weeks. The pigs and such other animals can be seen feasting on it. Stray dogs are a worse nuisance. They do not bark but bite. Many people have suffered because of them. There are open drains in many parts of the city. These drains are almost always choked. So the dirty water flows on the road making the air foul-smelling.
I urge the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to clean all garbage. The drains must at once be cleaned. In short, the city must be made worth living.