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5. Life in a Big City
     A city is a vast built-up area where a large number of people live and work. The outlook of a city is different from that of a village. Here we find high buildings, vast roads, big parks, crowded bazaars, and government offices. In cities, people remain busy the whole day. Even at night, certain places i.e., cinema houses, theatres and parks remain crowded. 
     The city life is an easy life. It provides all sorts of facilities. Schools, colleges and universities are the main centres of education. Hospitals provide the people with medical facilities. Cinema houses and theatres are there to provide people with every kind of fun. Fast communication and transportation are also there to serve people. 
    About all sorts to eatables are available in a city. There are provision stores, hotels, canteens and utility stores to fulful the needs of people. Usually the streets and roads in the cities are clean and wide. Sanitary conditions in the cities are really wonderful. Clean drinking water is accessible all the time. 
     Education is the sure means of progress. It is a necessary element for the uplift of mankind. Without education man is no better than animals. It makes man civilized, cultural and noble. The cities provide a lot of opportunities for education. Schools, colleges and the universities are on plenty in cities. 
     The city life provides man with a lot ot chances of progress. It is so generous that it accommodates everyone. From specialist to a layman, all can find something of their interest in city life. 
     Though the benefits of city life are many, there are also certain demerits of this life. In cities, life is quick and uncertain. Approximately all sorts of evils can be found in city life. The daily newspapers expose these urban crimes. 
     In cities, people are selfish and proud. They do not take heed to what is happening around. They have their own interests and desires. They lack the qualities of hospitality, generosity and simplicity. They are always busy either in earning or spending money. They do not care to help the needy and the ailing poeple. 
     Though people living in cities can get all sorts of food but they cannot enjoy the pure and fresh food. They inhale the polluted air. The atmosphere in cities is dusty and smoky. 
     Some suitable steps can make the city life worth-living. First of all, steps should be taken to provide people fresh air and clean water. The food supplies should be checked. Tress should be planted to ensure clean atmosphere. The moral sense of the people living in cities should also be awakened. 

6. My Last Day at College
Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

    Memories are more indelible than ink. Days pass however the memories and associations they leave refuse to die. My last day at college is one of those bygone days whose memory is still fresh and clear in my mind. It was one of the golden days of my life. It was a day of sadness as well as preparedness.
     I had spent two years in my college. I had learnt many lessons. I had made many friends. I had developed great respect for my teachers. I had participated in many co-curricular activities. I had won many prizes. I had evolved great intimacy with the college building.  In fact, I had enjoyed my stay at college.
     A sunny day of March was my last day at college. The holidays preparatory to the final examination were going to commence from the next day. All the students were in their best clothes. Our juniors of first year class had hosted a farewell party for us in the college hall. We were entertained with speeches, songs, jokes, burgers and cold drinks.
     However, the best part of the farewell party was our principal's speech. He gave us many pieces of advice. He advised us to be honest, truthful and upright in our dealings. I will never forget his words, "Hard work and perseverance is a key to success." In the end, he wished us all a successful life and a bright future.
    All the students stood up from their seats. They shook hands with their worthy teachers. Some of the students obtained the teachers' autographs in their diaries. The teachers handed us our character certificates. All the students embraced each other for the last time. It was a very sentimental, emotional and pathetic scene.
     Finally we came out of the hall and gathered in the garden. We took some group photographs. I looked at the college thoughtfully. The college building, the playground, the trees in the college courtyard, the class rooms and even the college library seemed to whisper to me how they would miss me. Even the last day at college had ended.
Farewell, my friends! farewell, my foes!
My peace with these, my love with those:
(Robert Burns)

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