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My tree

My dad bought me a pomegranate tree. I am looking after my tree very carefully. Pomegranate is my favourite fruit. I planted my tree in the front yard. I had to cut the grass before I planted it. I water it every evening until it grows.

Banuka Premasiri,
Grade 6,
S. Thomas’ Preparatory School,


My new umbrella

I have a new umbrella. It has pink and purple flowers in a white coloured background.

It has blue dots too on it. It is a small umbrella.

I bought it because my teacher told us that we need to bring them for concert practices and for the concert. I bring it every day. Wherever I go, I take it with me. I use it carefully.

It is very beautiful. I like it very much.

Thanisha Perera,
Grade 7,
Holy Cross College,


Vegetables and fruits

Doctors say that everyone should take more vegetables and fruit than rice or wheat.

Rice and wheat contain much carbohydrate which is quite essential for energy. But more of rice and wheat and less of vegetables and fruit is not a balanced diet. Vegetables and fruit contain nutrients like vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorus, folic acid, iodine, magnesium, zinc etc. Green leafy vegetables contain a lot of nutrients, especially calcium and iron. We should take one type of green leafy vegetable every day. Spinach is quite good for health.

The cereals such as Bengal- gram, beans, black-gram, horse-gram, maize, millet, raga, red- gram etc., contain much protein which is essential for our growth. Iron and calcium contribute to healthy bones. Asafetida relieves gas from the stomach. Urinal, cabbage, carrot and cluster-beans contain fibrous substance which gives a person relief from constipation. Cucumber, horse radish, lady’s finger, potato, tomato, snake-gourd etc. should find a place in our food items often. All the fruits are good for health. Many of us do not have the habit of eating fruit. This is very bad. Taking orange, apple, plantain, grapes etc. will keep us healthy.

It is a habit with youngsters to drink in summer cold drinks. Instead of cold drinks they may take coconut water, buttermilk or milk. There was a legal case some time ago against the manufacturers of the cold drinks. It was alleged that some cold drinks contain a little quantity of pesticide. A little pesticide is added to some cold drinks to give a kick to the persons who drink them. Fruit juices of any fruit like orange, apple, pineapple, pomegranate, grapes, tomato, lemon etc. are quite good for health.

If we change our food habits we can get rid of many diseases by getting the essential nutrients from the food we eat. Youngsters should learn the habit of taking enough vegetables and fruit.

Geethani Jeyakumaran,
Grade 10,
Hindu Ladies’ College,


My dogs

I have two dogs. They’re name are Vicky and Ruby. One day Ruby died and I was very sad. Now only Vicky is there. He is black, white and brown.

Vicky likes to play cricket because he fetches our ball. Vicky is one year old. I like to feed him. He likes to eat chicken very much. I love my dog Vicky very much.

Dilhara Ekanayake,
Grade 6,
Richmond College,


My favourite subject

My favourite subject is English. Learning the English language is important because it is an international language. A person who knows English well can communicate with foreigners easily. Thereby he can learn more about foreign countries.

Most books and magazines on different subjects are published in English.

We can read them if we know English. So to read them we must learn English well. To step towards the modern world we need to learn a universal language.

There is no other language better than the English language to be part of the modern world. To improve our English knowledge we all should have a desire to read a lot of books.

English makes people more educated. In future we might have to travel to foreign countries. If we know English well, it will be easier for us to get friendly with others and get their assistance. So I spend more time to read, write and converse with others in the English Language.

Kushani Samanthika,
Grade 10,
Leeds International School,

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