Oman is in the Middle East. Its capital is Muscat. The main
nationality comprises Arabs. There are also other communities in this
oil rich country. Most of them have come on work permits. There are
Indians, Egyptians, Sri Lankans, Philippines and Pakistanis living and
working in this country.
The population is at a low level. The economy is stable and they
could afford to import all kinds of goods and even labour from other
The head of the country is the Sultan. He is a rich and a powerful
person, but, a simple man. There are many government schools and Indian
schools in the country. The medium of instruction in government schools
is the Arabic language. English is taught as a subject in the
curriculum. Teachers from other countries teach special subjects. The
students are provided with all facilities.
There are many shops and supermarkets which are laden with good food
and clothes. Muscat, the capital is almost a town in a western country.
It has everything for a comfortable life.
‘Reading maketh a full man’
People read books as a hobby. They read story books, text books,
adventura books, novels, short novels, short stories, magazines and
newspapers. There are many advantages in reading. We can improve our
knowledge and we can get to know about places, things, people that we
have not seen. We can read story books when we are sick and compelled to
stay in bed.
We can read adventure books for enjoyment. We get day-to-day news by
reading newspapers. We can learn about great people. By reading we
improve our vocabulary and can face examinations and get through by
reading. We can improve our writing skills and get over loneliness by
As the famous saying ‘Reading maketh a full man’ goes, we must agree
and enjoy reading.
Animals can be categorised into different groups according to their
living habits and the food they take.
Animals that are divided according to living habits are marine
animals who live in water, land animals and the animals who live on
trees and bushes. The animals which are categorised according to the
food they eat are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Carnivores are
animals who only eat meat. They are found in the jungles such as lions,
tigers and snakes.
Herbivores are animals who eat plants and can be seen everywhere such
as elephants, cows, bulls and goats to name a few.
Omnivores are animals who depend on meat and plants. Human beings are
omnivorous social animals. They are found everywhere but not in forests.
Animals can be named as wild and domestic. Wild animals live in
forests and depends on other animals. Some depend on plants. Domestic
animals are animals that we keep in homes as pets. Some bring in a good
income. The main products of animal husbandry is meat and eggs obtained
from hens, cows and goats. Milk, cheese, butter, chocolate and other
dairy products also bring in a good income. Countries such as New
Zealand, Australia and Switzerland earn a good income by producing dairy
products. During ancient times animals were useful for people to
transport good and to travel from place to place. Due to all these
reasons we must not destroy places where animals live and protect these
species without disturbing them.
My best friends
I have many friends. Sometimes they help me. I have many good
friends. Likewise I know, you also have many friends. Who are your best
friends? I know you will say many names. But, do you know my best
friends are books.
Books touch me, when I am in a sad mood. They are the best medicine
when I am sick. Reading is my hobby, and when I read, I get energy to do
all my other work.
I collect information about my country and the world. Many have won
the hearts of people around the world such as Thomas Alva Edison, Isaac
Niwton and Abraham Lincoln with new inventions. If we select books as
our best friends, we can become great people like them one day.
The world in 2080
According to my thinking, when the world reaches 2080, society will
change.Vehicles, food, daily appliances and learning ways will also
Every vehicle will fly or sink and some will be in space. There will
be no cars and bikes going on the road. Humans will be in planets. There
will be no helicopters and planes in the sky.
Every human being will have a specific robot to do their daily
activities. Students will have a robot do do the lessons. There will be
no schools and tuition classes. We will not see hospitals and a robot
will give medicines for specific diseases.
We can take money from the robot at any time. They will work as ATM
machines and there will be no need for banks.
Animals will be kings on land and human beings will be kings of the
I would like to be a human being in 2080 as I could easily do all my
Soft light falls on the forest glade,
A youth walks by; his clothes of rags made.
He has left behind him the life of a king,
In search of a happiness that only truth shall bring.
He searches fervently travels far and wide,
Braving storms, seas and brutal tide.
He meditates on quenching his every desire,
To dispel darkness with glowing fire.
His journey ends after six long years,
Truth dawns and conquers all his fears.
At long last, he is Buddha, the one,
Destined to liberate all beings under the sun.
A visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
It was my second visit to Sri Lanka. I decided to go to a wonderful
place in Kandy. It was the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. I booked a
hotel near the orphanage. After bed tea I visited the Maha Oya. It was a
I saw big and small elephants coming to the Maha Oya river in a line.
I saw them waving their big ears and touching the other tails while
going. They were in the water for along time. I saw them playing and
spraying water in the river.
I took some photographs of them. I saw the mahouts scrubbing and
rubbing their bodies with coconut husks.Then they were taken for
feeding. Pushing each other they tried to take their chance to drink
I spent nearly two hours to see their wonderful activities. I will
never forget these sceneries. I enjoyed a lot watching fascinating
elephants’ playful activities.
My favourite person
My favourite person is Oliver Twist. He was born in a work house. His
mother died at his birth. His father was unknown. Oliver Twist was put
into a work house when he was nine years old. He was not paid for his
Oliver was not given enough food. He was punished for asking more
food. Oliver was sold to a coffin seller. He later became a successful
My school is Leeds International School. It is a leading school in
Matara. There are three buildings in my school. We have a laboratory,
computer lab, library, dancing room and music room.
Our principal is Gogana Amodoru and our sectional head is Chathurika
Gunesekara. There are about 30 teachers and 500 students. We have a
bookshop and a canteen.
We have a small area to play. It has swing, slide and a
merry-go-round. I love my school a lot and I trust that it will make me
a great citizen.