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Read the following passage and answer the following question.

In the last hundred years we have had marvellous opportunities for building good towns, and we have missed them all. The speed with which our towns have been recently built and extended has been used time and again as an excuse for their low standards. Yet if our sense of values had not been utterly corrupted, we would have used that speed as a heaven-sent opportunity. It is difficult to get order, organisation, and architectural cohesion into a town that grows slowly, where only a house or a cottage is added here and there at long intervals over a course of several hundred years. But when a town or a new large quarter is built as a single undertaking in a few years, then there is a perfect opportunity of obtaining all those qualities that make a town good to live in.

All down the nineteenth century we had the most splendid opportunities for building fine towns; infinitely greater opportunities than any that had occurred in the eighteenth century. Brutalised and corrupted in our values we missed them most tragically.

In the last twenty years, we have had greater opportunities, since local authorities have had the power at hand to plan and control, and have hundreds of thousands of houses built. Seduced by a trivial romanticism, we have again bungled the opportunities, and instead of fine towns we have built our squandering, sordid, empty suburbs. We, the people of this generation, hold a heavy responsibility there. Yet it is not too late to retrieve ourselves to some extent. The opportunities have not yet entirely gone. There are still some areas of slums, and far greater areas of sad and dreary though sanitary streets that cry for rebuilding. If we set ourselves vigorously to seize this opportunity, to snatch from it every possibility of doing our work in the finest instead of the easiest way, then we may once again build towns that will be worthy of us. They will have beauty and order and all the facilities for the living of that good social and physical life which it is the prime purpose of the town to provide.

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What, in the Opinion of the writer, should a good town offer?

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What is the difference between ‘areas of slums’ and ‘areas of sad and dreary though sanitary streets’?

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What does the Writer see as being a threat to the building of good towns now?

Question number: 446

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Rewrite the following sentence correcting the grammatical errors in each:

Among long rows of beans and peas, the gardener planted radishes and Cabbages.

Question number: 447

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Make sentence using the following words in such a way that meaning of each word is clear in the context:

Dessert, desert

Question number: 448

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Rewrite the following sentence as directed:

The captain said to the boys, since I “Let us play a match. ” (Change to indirect speech)

Question number: 449

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Rewrite the following sentence as directed:

He was searching for the bat. It was under the bed so he couldn’t find it. (Combine the two sentences using ‘therefore’)

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Rewrite the following sentence as directed:

He tried every plan. (Change to negative)