3. Write a dialogue between you and your friend about the importance of learning English.
Here is the dialogue between me (Rimi) and my friend (Afrin) about the importance of learning English.
Afrin: How are you, Rimi?
Rimi: I am fine. What about you?
Afrin: Me, too. What are you doing?
Rimi: I am reading an article about the importance of learning English.
Afrin: Actually English is essential in our every walk of life.
Rimi: Yes, it’s an international language. It’s essential for higher education. All the books of higher education are written in English.
Afrin: Not only that it helps a man to get a good job.
Rimi: It is the official or semi-official language in most countries. To maintain daily official correspondence, English is a must.
Afrin: If you want to go abroad for higher studies or a good job, you have to know English well.
Rimi: You are right. In fact, the importance of English can’t be described in words.
Afrin: No one can prosper in life without a good command of English.
Rimi: All the students must learn how to read, write and speak good English.
Afrin: Thank you dear for your discussion.
Rimi: You’re welcome.
4. Suppose you are Elma/Elias. Your friend Eva/Evan is worried about the illiteracy rate in Bangladesh. Now write a dialogue between you and your friend about the way of removing literacy in Bangladesh.
Here is the dialogue between me (Elma) and my friend (Eva) about the way of removing illiteracy in Bangladesh.
Elma: Hi Eva, how are you?
Eva: Not bad at all. What about you?
Elma: I am well but worried about the illiteracy problem in Bangladesh.
Eva: Yes, undoubtedly it’s a big problem. This condition is increasing. What do you think about the cause of it?
Elma: I think ignorance and poverty are the root causes of it. Illiteracy creates many problems. It stops all kinds of development efforts.
Eva: So, illiteracy should be removed first. But how do you think it can be done?
Elma: To do it I think, awareness among the people should be increased. Besides poverty should be removed. Our government should take some steps to eradicate it.
Eva: Oh, yes! In this case, a food for education program has been commenced and the poor people are encouraged to send their children to school.
Elma: I think so. Besides, the government’s initiative can play an important role in this regard.
Eva: Right. We must cooperate with the government in this regard.
Elma: Can the students do anything in solving this problem?
Eva: Yes, they can take steps to literate their neighboring poor children who are not able to go to school.
Elma: They can start night school for the adults.
Eva: We all must be sincere for the betterment of our country by eradicating illiteracy.
Elma: Thank you my dear friend for your fruitful discussion.
Eva: My pleasure.
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