Speaking Part 1
Q1. Describe your city.
A1. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and also known as Drona Nagri or Doon Valley. It is 245 km away from New Delhi, the capital of India. It is situated in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words “dehra” means camp and “dun” means valley. Mussorie, ‘The queen of hills’ is approximately 35 km away from Dehradun, due to which it has now become an important tourist destination
Q2. How much it rains in your city?
A2.I stay in Dehradun and it rains heavily in my city. In addition,the weather remains unpredictable, and it can rain anytime throughout the year.
Q3. Is there any part of your country where it does not rain much?
A3. There is less rainfall in Western Rajasthan and Kutchchh Region of Gujarat. Some part of Maharashtra and Ladakh also receives less than average rainfall.
Q4. Do you enjoy rain?
A4. I enjoy rain as long as I am at home. It becomes difficult, if we need to go out, especially for the people who do not have four wheelers.
Q5. What do u do when it rains?
A5. If it rains during weekdays, I just follow my daily schedule and do nothing special. But if it happens to be a weekend, then I try to catch up with my friends and organise a tea party in the backyard of my home and enjoy the rain.
Q6. Does rain affect transportation in your city?
A6 .There is an adverse impact of rain on transportation in my city. Signal lights stop working and traffic becomes unmanageable. Moreover, Roads get jammed due to poor visibility and immobility of vehicles. Water clogging is a major issue during rainy season.