Teeth are very important to all humans. Healthy teeth keep us
healthy. They gives us a good look. Irregular teeth spoil your looks in
Well-set teeth make our smile and laughter pleasant. When you grow
old you lose your teeth and your face looks changed.
Teeth help us in biting, chewing and crushing the food we eat. They
mix the food with saliva. This makes the food easy to swallow and
We should take good care of our teeth. Eating too many sweets and
ice-cream will harm your teeth. We should avoid taking very hot and cold
We should not try to crush and break any hard food. It may injure our
teeth and gums.
We must clean our teeth every day. You must brush your teeth when you
wake up in the morning and then in the night after dinner.
It prevents decaying teeth and will stop bad breath. We should use a
good toothpaste which has flouride and a tooth brush.
When you have any dental problems you must see your dentist.
Grade 6 T,
St. Anthony’s Girls’ College, Kandy.
My brother’s name is Malik. He goes to Zahira College and is in Grade
1S. He can dance very well.He likes to eat apples and loves soft drinks.
His favourite cartoon is Ben 10 and he likes to watch other
movies.His best friend’s name is Fathish.
He likes to read books and enjoys drawing.
His favourite song is Gangam Style. Blue is his favourite colour.He
loves to travel in his car. The best person he loves is my mother and he
likes me and I like him too.
Gnei Shameela Cassim,
Muslim Ladies College.
The environment has drawn the attention of all scientists and
thinkers of the world today. Special branches of study and research,
have been setup in countries to deal with the menace of environmental
Pollution of the environment arises chiefly from heavy
industrialisation and other human activities. Such pollution renders the
environment unsuitable and dangerous for human habitation.Therefore, it
is necessary for all humans to take remedial measures to fight
pollution.In many countries governments have setup separate ministries
to deal with environmental pollution. It is the duty of each one of us
to keep our environment clean and free from pollution.
Healthy growth free from diseases and starvation needs a healthy
environment.Our atmosphere, land and water have to be maintained free of
pollution.Our scientists and technicians should devote a lot of
attention and take extraordinary measures to ensure maximum safety and
prevent the leakage of poisonous chemicals and radio-active materials
into the environment. The incidents at Bhopal and Chernobyl in the
recent past are glaring examples of the dangers of pollution.
At Bhopal nearly three million people were affected and at Chenobyl
the entire population had to be evacuated to safer places. If it becomes
necessary, humans have to even change their pattern of lifestyle to
preserve the environment.
S.F. Ansef Areej,
Ak/Muslim Central College (National School),
Use of computers
The computer is the latest mode of communication in the modern
world.It gives us a wide range of functions and services that are not
given by any other mode.
Word processing, communication, digital video and desktop publishing
are some of the main uses.People use computers to perform their
day-to-day tasks. It is used as a very popular mode throughout the
The World Water Day
Water is one of the most precious gifts nature has bestowed on
mankind. Not a single organism can live without water.Water remains in
large amounts in the ocean. But ocean water is salty and thus not
suitable for use.Fresh water is found in lakes, rivers, springs, streams
Water remains on the Earth because of the ‘water cycle.’ We use the
same water again and again. The World Water Day falls on March
25.Everybody should take steps to conserve water. Children must save
water without wasting it.
We can turn off the tap while we brush our teeth, warn our parents
about leaking taps and use buckets filled with water to water the garden
plants instead of using a hose. These are some ways to save water.
Many countries are now suffering from severe droughts where water is
not found anywhere. Many areas in Sri Lanka faced a drought last year.
Ancient Kings built many tanks to store water during the wet season.
It was used during the dry season. The ‘water cycle’, is the process
in which used water gets naturally cleaned and comes back to us for
consumption.There are three main steps in the water cycle. They are
evaporation, condensation and rainfall.
First, the sun’s heat turns the water in all open water bodies and
water sources into vapour. The vapour gets collected in the clouds. This
process in known as ‘Evaporation.’
In the clouds, the water vapour is cooled (or condensed) until they
form tiny droplets of water. When the water droplets are heavy and the
cloud cannot hold it any longer, the water comes down as rain. The rain
water gets collected again in natural and man-made water bodies and is
ready for all organisms to use.
The water we get from our taps at home has been purified and is
suitable for drinking. Sometimes there may be germs in the water which
causes infections. To prevent infectious diseases, we should boil water
before drinking. Therefore, we should always save water which is our
most valuable gift from nature.
Janani Randhula Gajadheera,
Willesden College International,
A country I like to visit
I like to visit many countries. Some of them are England,
Switzerland, Australia, America, Dubai and Singapore. Of all these
countries I like England the most. The main reason is because my
mother's family lives in England. When they come to Sri Lanka for their
summer holidays they explain the beauty of England. The other reason is
the snowfall in England. I really enjoy playing with snow.
I like to see Buckingham Palace. I have seen the palace on television
many times and I like to see the Royal family of England who live there.
It is one of the largest palaces in the world.I like to see the Wax
Museum in which great sculptures of famous people such as Princess
Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Barack Obama and Mahatma Gandhi are displayed.
As England is the biggest and most populated part in the United
Kingdom, many people live in towns such as London, Birmingham and
Manchester.The countryside is full of farmlands, in the other parts you
can see hilly moors.
The houses and shops in the countryside are made in old architectural
style. I like to see these buildings. When the Romans invaded Britain
almost 200 years ago, they built a fortified town called Londinium to
safeguard crossing over the River Thames. In 1100, London was made the
capital of England. Many people visit historical places such as the
Tower of London and the 11th century fortress in London.
Northern England is famous for its natural beauty. The Northwest is a
mountainous region called the Lake District. Her deep lakes separate
steep hills which rise to a height of more than 975m. The Lake District
is very beautiful and attracts many tourists.
These are some of the reasons I want to visit England. My only dream
is to visit England very soon!
English Literary Association,
St. Lawrence's Convent, Colombo 6.