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Progress and Tradition | Write to Be Read | BBS 1st year | Questions Answer

Chapter 7

Progress and Tradition

  1. Would you agree that urbanization and advances in technology affected modern life? How?

Ans: The writer, Dalai Lama, says that urbanization and advances in technology have affected modern life. I agree with writer. Urbanization is increasing day by day. People are migrating from village to town. People in the town, at first, seem happy and contented. But after some time, they find themselves loneliness. unhappy, and dissatisfied in the town. Most of the people in town are busy in certain kinds of work. either in job, business or in something. People in town seem indifferent towards other’s problems. We can’t get sufficient support in different ceremonies like marriage, funeral, naming ceremony etc. They think that their work is more important than helping others in problems or ceremony. We don’t find even

neighbouring relationship strong and crony among the people who are living in the same society. But there is intimate neighbouring relationship among the people if society in the village. They are helpful, and seem happy and satisfied.

Similarly, advances in technology have also affected the modern life of the people. The scientific equipments have made the people lazy. Because most of the work is done with the help of scientific equipments. Some people are busy watching TV unnecessarily and some children play game on computer for long time which kills the person’s creativity.

In most of the offices, people work with computers. A single computer can do the work of many persons which resulted unemployment problem. Advances in technology have brought many problems, like rape, murder, theft, kidnap, unemployment in the society. So, I completely agree with the writer that urbanization and advances in technology have affected modern life.

  1. Making Segment Parallel [Part 4, Exercise 6, Page 184]

In each sentence underline the segment that is not parallel. Then rewrite the sentence, revising for parallelism. Sometimes there is more than one solution; choose the solution that gives the shorts, clearest sentence.

a. India is the seventh largest country in the world in area but second in terms of how many people live there.

Ans: India is the seventh largest country in the world in area but second in population.

b. India’s population is distributed unevenly, with four fifths living in villages, and the rest live in towns and cities.

Ans: India’s population is distributed unevenly, with four fifths living in villages, and the rest living in towns and cities.

c. India’s climate varies from tropical heat in the south to the North Rajasthan Desert, where they have near Arctic cold.

Ans: India’s climate varies from tropical heat in the south to near Arctic cold in the North Rajasthan.

d. Geographical features include the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas, and the Ganges plain is among the most densely populated regions of the world.

Ans: Geographical features include the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas, and some of the most densely populated regions of the world, the Ganges plain.

e. India’s cultural heritage, including architecture, dance, literature, music, philosophy and sculpture is one of the richest in the world and it is very ancient too.

Ans: India’s cultural heritage, including architecture, dance, literature, music, philosophy, and sculpture, is one of the richest and most ancient in the world.

3. More Practice in Marketing Segments Parallel [Part 4, Exercise 7, Page 184]

In each sentences underline the segment that is not parallel. Then rewrite the sentences revising for parallelism. There is more than one solution for most sentences; choose the solution that gives a shorter, clearer sentence.

a. The workforce numbers 286 million people, but this figure does not include the unemployed, and secondary workers are not counted in this figure either.

Ans: The workforce numbers 286 million people, but this figure does not include the unemployed or secondary workers.

b. Secondary workers, who do not receive their main support from their work activities, include people involved in household industry and cultivation is another category of secondary workers.

Ans: Secondary workers, who do not receive their main support from their work activities, include people involved in household industry or in cultivation.

c. According to a recent census, more than 76 percent of the workforce was employed in agriculture, 15 percent were factory workers, and 18 percent in services.

Ans: According to a recent census, more than 76 percent of the workforce was employed in agriculture, 15 percent in manufacturing, and 18 percent in services.

d. In recent decades India has experienced a “brain drain” of educated and trained Indians to other countries because of unemployment, and because underemployment was also a problem.

Ans: In recent decades India has experienced a “brain drain” of educated and trained Indians to other countries because of unemployment, and because underemployment and underemployment.

e. Many educated Indians prefer to seek jobs abroad or working in foreign companies located in India.

Ans: Many educated Indians prefer to seek jobs abroad or to work in foreign companies located in India.

4. Editing For Parallelism

Read through this paragraph, and mark segments that are not parallel in structure. Then rewrite the paragraph, correcting the mistakes in prelims.

In his discussion of developing countries, Schumacher says that dual economies create political problems, and tension arise in society, too. Every country has poor people and those that are very rich. However, in a dual economy, the difference between the two groups is so great that a cultural gap develops between the two groups. The rich, a small percentage, typically live in the capital or are inhabitants of the second largest city. The poor live in the country or are town dwellers. the problem is that most development efforts go to the big cities and help the rich. The gap between the poor and people with money increases as the rich benefit from the changes and the poor do not. [Adapted from small is Beautiful: Economics as if people mattered, by E.F. Schumacher, Harper & Row. Publisher. Inc.]

Ans: In his discussion of developing countries, Schumacher says that dual economies create political problems, and tension arise in society, too. Every country has poor people as well as rich people. However, in a dual economy, the difference between the two groups is so great that a cultural gap develops between the two groups. The rich, a small percentage, typically live in the capital or are inhabitants of the second largest city. The poor live in the country or in towns. The problem is that most development efforts go to the big cities and help the rich. The gap between the poor and the rich increases as the rich benefit from the changes and the poor do not.

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