1. What activities would you do if you were spending some leisure time at the beach near the ocean?
✤ If I were spending leisure time at a beach I would try some water sports,like skiing or surfing,I would play volleyball on the beach,I also would enjoy reading at the beach or I would make castles out of the sand.
2. Why do some people like water sports?
✤ Some people like water sports because it is very refreshing to play in and to with water.Some people pursue it as a career or a profession.It is also a very good form of exercise.
3. Do you think the government should spend money in developing facilities for water sports?
✤ Yes,government should spend money on developing facilities for water sports.It will encourage many people to pursue it as a career and earn name and fame for the country.It is also a very good form of exercise and will promote it as a way for many to remain physically and mentally fit and would further lead to a healthier society.Such activities also act as stress busters,which are much needed in today’s fast paced world.
4. Do you think that human activities are posing a threat to the oceans of the world?
✤ Yes,human activities are definitely posing a threat to the oceans.The pollution being caused by the ships,boats,and oil drilling machinery used in oceans is harming the marine life to the extent that many aquatic plants and animals are on the verge of extinction.In case of accidents of oil carrying ships,it leads to oil spills,which is extremely harmful for the marine life.Many developing and developed countries are dumping garbage on the ocean beds,which has become a major cause of water pollution.Excessive fishing is also leading to many fish species being on the verge of becoming extinct.
5. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling on the ocean?
✤ Talking about the advantages first,traveling on the ocean is a very good way to learn about the marine life.It is very relaxing and acts as a stress buster.It is a good way to spend quality time family and friends.We can explore more places when travelling on the ocean.At the same time there are also some disadvantages of travelling on the ocean.In case of a natural calamity like a storm or a tsunami,the chances of survival are less and rescue work is very difficult in such situation.The same is the case if there is an accident when traveling on the ocean.The pollution caused by the ships is also hazardous for the aquatic animals and plants.It is more time consuming than other forms of transport.It may also be more expensive,especially when people go on a holiday on cruise ships.
6. Do you think it’s important for children to learn how to swim?
✤ Yes,I think it is very important for children to learn how to swim.It is not only a good form of exercise,it can also be pursued a career.It is a good recreational activity,as it relaxes our mind and refreshes us.It is also a very good skill to learn for children, as it may help them in case of emergencies when travelling on water,not only to save their own lives,but they can also save others’ lives.Also,I think childhood is the right age to learn this skill,as children are very receptive and learn new skills easily.
7. Do you think it is best for a child to be taught to swim by a parent or by someone else?
✤ I think it depends.If the parents know how to swim well, they can teach their children to swim and children too will learn easily from their parents.However,if the parents themselves don’t know how to swim or can’t swim very well,then it is best to get professional help and have a good coach teach them how to swim.
8. Do you think that it is important to learn about the oceans and why?
✤ I think it is very important to learn about the oceans.The oceans directly or indirectly influence us.Ocean waters serve as a source of food and valuable minerals such as salt,which we use daily in our food.Oceans also are used for commerce.For example,pearls taken from oysters are used in jewelry,and shells and coral are used as building materials.They also provide a place for recreation.Each year more people are attracted to the sports of swimming,fishing,scuba diving,boating,and water skiing.
9. Do you think the oceans should be protected by international agreement?
✤ Definitely,oceans should be protected by international agreement.Without oceans there would be no life on Earth.The oceans directly or indirectly influence us.Ocean waters serve as a source of food and valuable minerals such as salt which we use daily in our food.Oceans also are used for commerce.For example,pearls taken from oysters are used in jewelry,and shells and coral are used as building materials.They also provide a place for recreation.Each year more people are attracted to the sports of swimming,fishing,scuba diving, boating,and water skiing.
10. Do you think the environmental problems can affect the oceans?
✤ Yes, the environmental problems can definitely affect the oceans.Because of global warming,ocean water is also getting heated up and this is affecting marine life.People and big industries are dumping their effluents in the oceans and this is a cause for alarm.