Unit 14 : Leisure And Entertainment Excercise Solution
(A Journey Back In Time!

Working with words

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 outdated, of or relating to the Middle Ages : Medieval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


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

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


a.amenities: social pleasantries, something that provides comfort or enjoyment 

b.exquisite: finely beautiful, excellent

c.etiquette: rules of acceptable behaviours, good manners

d.accommodation: adjustment, lodging, an act of staying or living

e.mainstay: major support, foundation, basis

f.antique: collectable old item, historic, traditional

C.Underline the content words in the following sentences.

Example: A brown fox jumps over the lazy dog quickly.


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.


Answer the following questions.

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

Ans: The author and his classmates decided to visit Bandipur because they were fed up with the hectic pace of life in the Kathmandu metropolis.

b.What is special shout Bandipur? 

Ans: The special thing about Bandipur is that it represents the old Nepal despite rapid urbanization everywhere.

c.How has the business changed in Bandipur today? 

Ans: The business in Bandipur today is mainly associated with tourism-related businesses rather than traditional ones.

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

Ans: Local people who have migrated to Kathmandu visit Bandipur time and again to be away from their hectic life in Kathmandu.

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

Ans: Local people learnt to speak English from the school children who needed to speak for family business purposes and moreover.

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

Ans: He wants to admire the beauty of Bandipur and its eye-catching views make everyone there.

Critical thinking

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

Ans: I too agree with the writer and believe that rural life is better than urban life. Unlike urban life what motivates me to really consider rural life is that people in rural areas live in peace and harmony. Despite the poverty and low-income generation, I never felt like they are sad. Their precious smile at each moment really motivates me to work hard. Also, the nature in rural arcas is so pleasing and the quality of the air and water is so pure that it is way superior to urban areas. We can sustain ourselves with very low money. We can own the land ourselves and work in fields to maintain us. Another factor is about privacy and people don’t interfere with your privacy here. Also, if you are a pet lover, you can easily own and maintain your pets in the villages. And, most importantly, one can have organic and locally grown food items in the villages, unlike in cities that have been imported several days ago. Thus, in my opinion, too, I believe that rural life is better than urban life as does the writer of this text.

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

Ans.: The writer in the text mentions Bandipur as really a beautiful and amazing place to visit. And, the writer in the text states that when he went to Bandipur, he soon learnt that there is a great deal of truth in the belief that time stops in the town of Bandipur. He also adds that a tiny piece of Old Nepal still lives in Bandipur. The town with its ancient cobbled streets and the medieval ambience displayed by old houses that exhibit glorious 18th-century architecture. Bandipur continues to retain the timeless magic of the centuries. It is considered as a town that is truly a living museum of Newar culture. The town also boasts the ornate two-tiered Bindabasini Temple dedicated to Durga, the guardian deity of the town.

Speaking about the natural beauty of Bandipur, Bandipur is located at the hill itself and from there; one can see a beautiful panorama of a number of Himalayan peaks. There are even some mysterious caves in Bandipur. The writer in the text argues that Bandipur is free from pollution, so it is one of the finest destinations one can travel into in order to take a productive pause from the hectic life. Thus, the writer’s way of looking at Bandipur is not merely a gaze of an urban tourist, rather he has been depicting Bandipur as a place of rich historical, cultural and natural significance.


Write a letter to a business organization overseas describing the prospects of the tourism industry in your local place. Consider the following points in the letter.

  • Propose to venture in tourism business.
  • Persuade the organization head to visit the place once.
  • Clearly dig out the specialities and potentialities of the place.
  • Explain its archaeological and historical importance.


September 29, 2021

Cristopher J. Nassella


Hilton Worldwide Virginia UNA

Dear Sir.

I am glad to know that you are interested in the collaboration of a local businessperson in the establishment of new hotel outlets that your company is going to establish all over the world through a news interview. Regarding this, I would like to have your concern on my proposal for opening a hotel in Pokhara. I think it would be more beneficial to you too to know why opening the branch of your hotel here in Pokhara could be a wise step.

Pokhara is one of the metropolises of Nepal and one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal for both international as well as domestic tourists.

Pokhara has rich geographical, socio-cultural and historical aspects embedded in it. It is too located on an important old trading passage between China and India. In the 17th century, it was part of the Kingdom of Kaski which was one of the Chaubise Rajya (24 Kingdoms of Nepal) ruled by a branch of the Shah Dynasty. Many of the hills around Pokhara still have medieval ruins from this time. In 1786 Prithvi Narayan Shah merged Pokhara into his kingdom. It had by then become an important trading spot on the routes from Kathmandu to Jumla and from Tibet to India.

Pokhara is a heavenly place full of natural beauty, Located in the Kaski district of Nepal, Pokhara is the trade centre for Kaski as well as the state capital of Gandaki Province of Nepal, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Devi’s Falls, Gupteshowr Mahadev, Sarankot, Bindhyabasini Temple, Taal Barahí, Seti Gorge, Shanti Stupa, etc. are the most famous destinations inside Pokhara Metropolis. Likewise, Pokhara is well-known as the city of ten lakes and the famous lakes are Fewa, Rupa, Begnas, etc. In addition to this, one can have the majestic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mr. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri from this city. This city is also the gateway to exceptional trekking routes and welcoming people. Pokhara is rich in its cultural and religious diversity as well. Likewise, Pokhara’s pleasant climate is another tremendous prospect of the hotel industry ahead in Pokhara. In Nepal, Pokhara also has developed into an adventure tourism destination in the last decade, offering everything from ultra- light flights to paragliding and from skydiving and zip lining to bungee jumping.

I would like to invite you to this beautiful place in order to witness and explore the possibilities and potentialities of opening your brand here.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Anil Hamal


Pokhara Hotel Alliance,

Pokhara-14, Kaski, Nepal


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.