You should say,
● where it was
● what it was like
● why you went there
● and explain why you remember it well.
(where it was) When I was in second grade, I travelled to Mumbai to meet my cousins. Since I was in second grade, my exams were over by the 10th of March.
(what it was like) (why you went there) We travelled in a first-class train, and I was excited to meet my cousins. On reaching there, I saw floors decorated with rangolis. Later, I learnt that the reason was the fast-approaching Holi. My cousins were living on the 10th floor of a multi storeyed building and had friends all over the place. They made grand preparations. Every time, I went out, I saw people standing in groups and talking about Holi.
At last, the much awaited day arrived. I got dressed up and went out with my cousins. My cousins were being pulled by their friends and sprayed with different colours, and they did not spare me either. They put all sorts of colours on my face, and the whole place turned colourful. The walls contained all the VIBGYOR colours. The floor was filled with colourful sprays. I was not able to figure out anyone because they had colours on their face. The whole earth seemed colourful to me. (explain why you remember it well) When I returned home, I saw my face in the mirror. My face was red and yellow and violet and blue. My frock, which was a dark green, had been sprayed deep indigo. When I looked out of the balcony, the air was coloured. I felt I was breathing in yellow and breathing out green. I’d never seen anything so colourful as the Holi.
I enjoyed it to the fullest and carried home warm memories of Holi. I remember it till date. I have preserved that green frock which was sprayed with indigo. I didn’t allow my mum to wash it. It is still lying in the corner of my wardrobe.
Rangolis (noun) – traditional Indian decoration and patterns made with ground rice, particularly during festivals.
Eg: Sita learnt to draw new Rangolis.
VIBGYOR (adj) – the sequence of hues commonly described as making up a rainbow.
Eg: Rainbow consists of VIBGYOR colours.
Sprays (noun) – liquid that is blown or driven through the air in the form of tiny drops.
Eg: Sita used organic pesticide sprays to protect her plants.
Frock (noun) – a woman’s or girl’s dress.
Eg: Tina bought a new frock.
1. What colours are commonly used for the decoration of people’s homes?
(Give a direct answer to the question) (Explain your reason or reasons) Nowadays, people tend to decorate their homes with Feng Shui colours. (Give an example) For example, Fengshui emphasizes colours based on directions. On the other hand, the painter would suggest colours that can reflect light. Generally, people tend to paint their kitchens in shades of red or orange. Living rooms will be painted with lighter shades such as pale white or pale yellow.
2. Can colour have any influence on people and their mood?
(Give a direct answer to the question) Definitely, yes. (Explain your reason or reasons) I’ve read it in books. There is psychology behind painting bedrooms, living rooms in soft, light colours and kitchens with vibrant colours. Colours have an impact on our mood. (Give an example) For example, kitchens are often painted in shades of red or orange because it is an area of high activity. Bedrooms are for relaxation and sleep and hence painted with light colours.
3. What colours are important when people buy things?
(Give a direct answer to the question) (Explain your reason or reasons) I don’t think there aren’t any hard and fast rules regarding colours when buying things. It depends on the person’s mood at that particular time. (Give an example) For example, when shopping for clothes, people tend to choose dull pastel colours for office wear and bright ones for parties.
4. Is colour really important in advertisements?
(Give a direct answer to the question) Undoubtedly, yes. (Explain your reason or reasons) You have to attract people and colours are the best means by which it could be done. Eye-catchy colours are the first thing that attracts a person to a product. It is only later that they look into the product specifications. Generally, art directors working in advertisements use colours which are appealing to the masses.
5. Are pictures in textbooks really important?
(Give a direct answer to the question) Yes. (Explain your reason or reasons) There is a concept called pictorial learning. It helps the mind to imagine better. (Give an example) For example, if the textbook has a passage on roses, it would be better to have a picture of them. This way, preference increases for the textbook, which will increase the sales factor.
Reflect (verb) – (of a surface or body) throwback (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
Eg: Glass surfaces usually reflect light.
Psychology (noun) – the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.
Eg: Flowers affect human physiology.
Hard and fast rule (adj) – indicating that there are no fixed or definite rules or facts.
Eg: The manager has no hard and fast rules, so his employees don’t finish the work on time.
Pastel (noun) – a soft and delicate shade of a colour.
Eg: Lolita picked up dresses with dull pastel colours.
Advertisements (noun) – a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy.
Eg: There are huge advertisements for the new product of ABC company.
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