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London vs Paris [Countries & Towns] - NEB English Class 10 Exercise

London and Paris are iconic European cities with rich histories and unique characteristics. London boasts a blend of modern and historic architecture,
London vs Paris [Countries & Towns] - NEB English Class 10 Exercise

London vs Paris [Countries & Towns] - NEB English Class 10 Exercise

London and Paris are iconic European cities with rich histories and unique characteristics. London boasts a blend of modern and historic architecture, including landmarks like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Paris is renowned for its romantic architecture, with landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Both cities have played significant roles in shaping art, literature, music, and theater. Paris is famous for its culinary delights and gourmet cuisine, while London offers diverse culinary experiences and a thriving street food scene. London has lush green spaces and parks like Hyde Park, while Paris has charming gardens like the Luxembourg Gardens. Both cities have extensive public transportation systems and offer excellent shopping opportunities. London is a global financial hub, while Paris is renowned for its fashion and arts. Ultimately, personal preferences play a vital role in choosing between these two extraordinary cities.

A. Find the words from the text and fill in the crossword puzzle.


1. a person who lives in a town: urbanite

4. an impressive display of a particular type of thing: showcase

6. in accordance with the highest standards; faultless: impeccable

7. impaired by lack of recent practice: rusty


2. a person who approaches passers-by in the street asking for donations: chugger

3. a set of rails that forms the route for a tram: tramway

5. full of energy and life: vibrant

8. a long, narrow French loaf: baguette

9. the art of choosing, cooking and eating good food: gastronomy

10. a small close-knit group of people: clique

Choose the correct alternative.

a. The transport network in London is ........

i. limited

ii. widespread

iii. ruined

iv. luxurious

Answer: widespread

b. The number of museums in London is.........

i. 69

ii. 153

iii. 240

iv. 380

Answer: 240

c. Paris is better and has more to offer than London in terms of ..............

i. variety in cuisine

ii. the number of museums

iii. arts and crafts

iv. transport

Answer: variety in cuisine

d. Which of the following is not the major attraction of Paris?

i. fashion

ii. cuisine

iii. art

iv. public library

Answer: public library

e. Which of the following is not the similarity between the two cities?

i. Both London and Paris are the capital cities.

ii. Both cities can be travelled all year round with nice weather.

iii. People in both cities are friendly and welcoming.

iv. Both cities are famous for viewpoints and museums.

Answer: Both cities can be travelled all year round with nice weather.

State whether the following statements are True or False.

a. The French prefer handshakes to kisses.  False

b. People in London are easy to get along with.  False

c. The French enjoy talking informally in espresso bars.  True

d. London is almost fifteen times larger than Paris in terms Of geography.  False

e. The cost of living in Paris is almost the same as that of London.  False

f. If you are looking for a less populous city, then Paris would be a perfect suit.  False

Answer these questions.

a. What are the famous rivers in London and Paris?

Answer: The famous river in London is the River Thames, and in Paris, it is the Seine River.

b. Why do football fans prefer London to Paris?

Answer: Football fans prefer London to Paris because London has more major football clubs than Paris.

c. Which of the two cities was visited by more tourists in 2018?

Answer: In 2018, London was visited by more tourists than Paris.

d. What time of the year is suitable to visit London?

Answer: The most suitable time to visit London is during autumn when the temperatures are warm and pleasant.

e. Which of the two cities is cheaper to travel?

Answer: Paris is cheaper to travel compared to London.

f. Where do you think it is easier to catch a cab: In London or Paris? Why?

Answer: It is easier to catch a cab in London because it has more registered taxis compared to Paris.

E. Which of the two cities would you like to visit? Give reasons.


Practise these sentences with the correct intonation pattern.

a. Please, have your seat.

b. Have a nice trip.

c. Where does your brother live?

d. Thank you!

e. Iam a mechanic.

f. Why did the man call you?

g. Do you remember the time when we first met in Japan?

h. Is it Shrijana who topped the list?

i.  Kumud attended the test but did not pass it.

j. Mr. Pandey, he is our new manager.


Look at the following pictures and study the way they are compared and contrasted.

A traditional house A modern house

Roshan: Wow! The houses are exceptionally beautiful, but the first one is smaller than the other one.

Sujita: Yes, the first house is not as big as the other. However, it looks more artistic than the second one.

B. Have similar conversations in pairs using suitable adjectives or adjectival phrases.

a. long, attractive to look at, wide

Karnal Bridge Koshi Bridge

b. Big, easy to tame, hairy

Leonberger   Bull Terrier

c. clean, economical to run

Electric heater Coal fire

d. pleasant to shop at, wide range of goods

Corner shop Supermarket

Grammar I

A. Choose the correct adjective or adverb to complete the following sentences.

a. My (poor/poorly) family can't afford a car.

b. Sujata performed (poor/poorly) at the concert.

c. Suraj is (calm/calmly) under pressure.

d. The cook (patient/patiently) removed the boiling pot from the stove.

e. The teacher spoke (loud/loudly) to the students.

f. Sunil walked to the kitchen (quiet/quietly).

g. The (quiet/quietly) children listened to the teacher.

h. The woman (soft/softly) sang a lullaby to her infant.

I. The kitten (timid/timidly) peered from under the couch.

B. Choose the correct form of the adjectives or the adverbs given in brackets and rewrite the sentences.

Some people think that the Sanskrit language is much.................. (complicated ) to deal with than the Nepali language.

b. Metal is .................(heavy) than wood.

c. Wood is not as.......... (heavy) as iron.

d. Heran.......... (quickly) than me.

e. Albert Einstein was an.......... ( intelligent) person.

f. My sister can speak English .......... (well) than Juna.

g. A family car is not .......... (fast) as a sports car.

h. Iwrote.......... (beautifully) than he did.

i. Sunita did not dance .......... (gracefully) as Mamata did.

j. The journey home by bus takes much .......... (long) than by plane.

Writing I

Write a couple of paragraphs comparing our capital city, Kathmandu, with any other city in Nepal.

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