William Cowper, a famous English poet wrote, ’’God made the country but man made the town.’’ The difference between a rural life and a city life is remarkable. In the village we see the glamour  of nature where God pervades. But the town is man-made artificial thing  and it cut us off from direct contact with nature.
Both the rural life and the city life have their advantages. In rural life we see perfect peace. A
rural life is very simple and easy going. It is free from cares and anxieties of the world. The fish and vegetables we get fresh.  The air we breathe is pure. We are in direct touch with nature. The people living in villages are very open minded, honest and peace-loving.
On the other hand,  town life too some advantages.  It provides us with all that we want. There are good roads for comfortable transport, electricity for physical comfort, good schools, colleges, madrashas, universities, technical centres for education, good hospitals and clinic for proper medical treatment and well-furnished shops and stores to meet all our wants. For recreation and pastime we have clubs, libraries and show houses of various kinds. There is a good facility for trade, commerce and industry in the town.
The village has no good roads and as a result there is no easy and good transport facility. The sanitary conditions are very unsatisfactory and such is the case with medical and educational facilities because good doctors and teachers generally avoid villages on account of their disadvantages.
In respect of a city life, the air is full of smoke and soot and the food we get is mostly impure and adulterated. Town is rather nasty with its dust, waste, filth and bad smell. Vehicles ply here and there constantly and for it people are afflicted with sound pollution. Hijackers, cheats and pick-pockets along with terrorists abound in the city.
It is quite impossible to make a choice for one or the other. We need villages for calm, peaceful and care-free life while we need a city life for education, culture, good transport and amusement. My choice is for rural life.

The 21st February is regarded as a memorable day in the history of Bangladesh. It is the day in 1952 when the people of Bangladesh sacrificed their lives for the sake of their mother tongue. On this day, the people bow their heads as a token of deep love and respect to the language martyrs. This immortal 21st February was declared by the UNESCO the International Mother Language Day.

Our language Movement day or 21st February was recognized as the Internarional Mother language day by the UNESCO in November 1999. Considering the Bangalee nationalism and the importance of the day, the UNESCO has declared it so. The recognition of this day by the UNESCO has increased the glory of our nation in the whole world.
The day has a historic background. After the birth of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah declared-‘’Urdu and only Urdu shall be the state language of Pakistan’’. All classes of people of erstwhile East Pakistan raised a strong protest against this declaration. The people of erstwhile East Pakistan raised a strong protest against this declaration. The people took to the streets chanting slogans and the struggle took a very serious turn. The ruling class became furious and imposed section 144 all over the country and banned all meetings and processions. But on the 21st February, 1952, the students, and the publics defied section 144 and brought out a procession from Dhaka University campus. The brutal police shot at the procession indiscriminately. As a result,many brave sons of the soil like, Rafiq, Salam, Barkat, Shafiq, Jabbar died. But the Bangalees did not step back. Rather the movement became so strong then that the ruling class was forced to recognixe Bangla as one of the state languages of the then Pakistan.
The importance of 21st February is great to the people of Bangladesh. During the observance of the day the national flag is kept half-mast atop all public and private buildings. People from all walks of life place floral wreaths on the Central Shaheed Minar. People throughout the country erect Shaheed Minar and on this day put garlands of flowers on its alter as a mark of profound respect. BTV and Bangladesh Betar broadcast special programs.

People of Bangladesh can never forget this day. This immortal 21st February is now being observed throughout the world as the ‘International Mother Language Day’ as a token of respect to the supreme sacrifice of the language movement. This day has elevated our image in the international community.

English is an international language in the world. Its importance is beyond description. It is the only medium of communication with any nation of the world. All the important books of science, technology, agriculture, medical science, computer, internet and so on are written in English. To get a good job in the native or, foreign country, English is compulsory. For enriching our store of knowledge English has no alternative. International trade and commerce fully depend on English. To know the world affairs, English is essential. Without English, we cannot enter the kingdom of knowledge of all branches. Previously our nation did not pay heed to this fact but recently good sense seems to have dawned upon our education policy markers. English has now been made compulsory upto degree level. But it is the matter of sorrow that group of unskilled teachers and writers are spoiling the great initiative. By learning English, we can get the opportunities of better employment and better salaries. Now English has got the status of the global language. English is spoken throughout the entire world. If any nation does not learn English, it will lag behinds in all respects. But learning English requires regular and painstaking practice. The learners need advanced books on English. Only the good teachers can teach English. So with the help of good teachers along with a suitable syllabus, the learning of English can be improved.

English is called an international language because in almost all countries, there are people who can speak English. It is used as a lingua franca all over the world. No other language than English serves the purpose of a common language through which people can communicate with one another for trade and commerce, science and education, art and literature. There is so any other alternative to English. We should learn English for a great variety of purposes. We need English to get good jobs ro go abroad, to porsue higher studies on science and technology and medicine. English is a skill based subject. We should, therefore learn the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The communicative approach to learning English, does not require one to know or learn definitions of grammar items. Traditional grammar has little or noplace in learning English through the communicative approach. That does not imply that one can do without grammar in learning a second or foreign language. How can we use a language without knowing the different ways in which words can be grouped together to form structures etc. My English textbook helps me a lot in learning English. The book is written in accordance with the principles of communicative approach with advocates the learning of a language through the medium of the target language. And each of the units of the book is followed by ample exercises for revision and reinforcement work. The book is very helpful for me to learn English.