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Hilal Kids English

Read to Lead

February 2024

Read to think, read to write, read to speak and read to lead. Any individual or a society or a nation you see flourishing has one common habit that is always a force behind. It is the habit of reading. Reading in fact nourishes life. It is the most valuable and affordable. It has proved to be the most productive in evolution and development.
Reading an Old Habit
Reading has been one of the cherished activities since long. Greek philosopher Socrates was the one who laid the foundation of discussion and debate. West’s renaissance period was quite apt to be called a culmination of reading culture. We need to make knowledge accessible. Reading also helps in political and social realms, as well as warfare. Kings used to appoint historians as courtiers, whose foremost job was to narrate and record events.
Surviving the Info Deluge
In today’s digital age, all kind of information is available instant. Yet the importance of reading books cannot be overlooked. Rather it teaches how to tackle wrong information. A student who maintains a good reading routine stands out because of the added knowledge. Reading develops impressive speaking and writing skills. Good readers enjoy wonderful wisdom that adds grace to their personality.
Reading Mentors Nations
Successful nations ensure strict reading routines. Such nations have faster pace to develop in several fields on account of research and technological advancement. Any nation’s growth reveals that reading habit remained one of its top priorities. Those who do not read end up in stagnation. 
Reading Unleashes Ideas
One perk of reading habit is, it creates the line of thought for taking initiatives. Successful writers acknowledge that reading habit can be mentioned as ultimate source of thought. Writers read to explore the ideas and put them in newer way for another narration or description.
Reading Reduces Stress
Recent researches prove that reading plays vital role in order to reduce stress. To a greater extent reading provides serenity that helps in such situations. It becomes an inbuilt habit of having a clear perspective about different aspects of life.

General Knowledge

1.            Which animal is called ‘The Ship of the Desert?’

2.            Earth is broken into how many parts (Continents)?

3.            How many consonants are there in the English alphabet?

4.            Name the largest flower in the world.

5.            Which month in the year has least number of days?

6.            How many hours are in 3 days?

7.            How many zeros are there in one hundred thousand?

8.            How many months in a year have 31 days?

9.            Name the first person to walk on the moon.

10.          How many colors are known as Primary Colors? Name them.

11.          How many bones are there in an adult human body?

12.          How does the water taste?

13.          Which star is nearest to our planet?

14.          Name the person who invented ‘electricity’?

15.          Which country is called “the land of the rising sun?” 

16.          What’s the tallest mountain in the world?

17.          Which planet is known as the “Red Planet” of our Solar System?

18.          Which continent is also known as the “Dark continent?”

19.          Which is the coldest place on earth?

20.          Which is the largest animal in the world?

21:          Name the person who invented ‘Television’.

22:          Which is the densest jungle in the world?

23:         ‘World Environment Day’ is observed on which day?

24:          Can you name the instrument used to measure blood pressure?

25:          Can you guess the place known as “Roof of the World”?

26: What causes Global Warming?

27:          Which instrument is used for measuring wind speed?

28:          What is the hottest continent on Earth?

29:          What is the most abundant gas in our atmosphere?

30:          Name the bird which lays the largest eggs.

 31:         How many strings are there in a violin?

32:          Chameleons have exceedingly long tongues, which sometimes are as long as their bodies. Is it true or false?

33:         What is the top color in a rainbow?

34:          Name the language, which is used by the computer to process data.

35:          Name the painter, who painted the Mona Lisa.

36:          What does the “SIM” in the SIM card stand for?

37:          What covers approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface: Land or water?

38:          Internet prefix www stands for?