CBSE Class 10 English Unseen Passage F

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The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and sustain the well-being of local people”. The term “ecotourism” was coined in 1983 by the Mexican architect-environmentalist Hertor Caballos Lascurain. There are three chief features of eco-tourism – it is responsible tourism and it observes certain basic eco-ethical tenets that are environment and culture specific. Moreover, it recognises and respects fundamental rights like the right to exist or to live in peace, right to pure air and water not only for indigenous people but also for wildlife.

Nature tourism and wildlife tourism are top priority for most tourists, but in Indian context, all picnics, nature walks, nature camps, trekking, hiking, safaris, jungle trails, mountaineering, cultural tours, pilgrimages, beaching, water sports, canoeing, boating and game fishing should all observe eco ethics. One step forward in eco-tourism is to get involved in eco-restoration, biodiversity restoration and eco-development of local people in any degraded tourist ecosystem.

India, with her kaleidoscopic ecosystems and a wealth of cultural heritages of great antiquity, has immense scope for ecotourism. Constant research to identify newer areas and spots for ecotourism, preparing brochures on them and on the eco-ethics relevant to each, organising environmental trails and training knowledgeable guides, preferably using the services of local people to maximise local economic benefits and obtain support for conservation efforts, are the obligations of the tourism department.

The Government should liberalise several infrastructural constraints facing foreign eco-tourists to India. Managers of tourist areas and spots should provide basic services to eco-tourists through educational centres on the spot, supplying information brochures and selling eco-friendly souvenirs. The sale of local plant and animal products should be strictly banned. Conscientious eco-tourist will not buy them. What is more, they will never ever violate the fine balance of eco-systems, denigrate local culture or undermine local economies, trades, arts and crafts. They would do their best to ensure that the local people do not feel slighted or hurt in any way because of their behaviour and activities.

This novel concept of ecotourism is so visionary that in the long run, it would be much more viable economically, sustainable ecologically, acceptable socially and ideal philosophically than traditional tourism.

1.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions: 

1.What are the three key characteristics of eco-tourism, as described in the first paragraph?

2.What will be considered a ‘one step forward’ in eco-tourism?

3.What is the responsibility of the tourism department in promoting eco-tourism?

4.Why does the author believe India has an immense scope for eco-tourism? What should the government do for foreign eco-tourists?

5.What are some of the things that conscientious eco-tourists will avoid doing? 

1.2 Complete any two of the following statements briefly: 

1.Top priorities for most tourists are ………………… 

2.Three things that managers of tourist areas should provide to eco-tourists are …………………(c) Services of local people should be used in facilitating eco-tourism in order to ………………

1.3 Find words/phrases in the passage that mean the opposite of the following. Attempt any two: 

1.Destroy (paragraph 1) 

2.Limited; small (paragraph 3) 

3.Praise; compliment (paragraph 4) 

1.1Suggested answers for the above given questions: 

1.Three characteristics of eco-tourism are as follows:

2.It is responsible tourism.

3.It observes certain basic eco-ethical tenets that are environment.

4.Culture specific. 

5.One step forward in eco-tourism is to get involved in eco-restoration, biodiversity restoration and eco-development of local people in any degraded tourist ecosystem. 

6.India has immense scope for ecotourism. Constant research to identify newer areas and spots for ecotourism, preparing brochures on them and on the eco-ethics relevant to each, organising environmental trails and training knowledgeable guides, preferably using the services of local people to maximise local economic benefits and obtain support for conservation efforts, are the obligations of the tourism department. 

7.The concept of eco-tourism is so visionary that in the long run, it would be much more viable economically, sustainable ecologically, acceptable socially and ideal philosophically than traditional tourism. Managers of tourist areas and spots should provide basic services to eco-tourists through educational centres on the spot, supplying information brochures and selling eco-friendly souvenirs. 

8.The Government should liberalise infrastructural constraints facing foreign eco-tourists to India.   

9.Things that conscientious eco-tourists should avoid doing are as follows:

10.The sale of local plant and animal products should be strictly banned. Conscientious eco-tourist will not buy them.

11.Eco-tourist should never ever violate the fine balance of eco-systems, denigrate local culture or undermine local economies, trades, arts and crafts.

12.Eco-tourist would do their best to ensure that the local people do not feel slighted or hurt in any way because of their behaviour and activities.

1.2 Suggested answers for the above given questions: 

1.Natural tourism and wildlife tourism. 

2.Educational centres, information brochures and eco-friendly souvenirs. 

3.Not feel slighted or hurt in any way because of the behaviour of eco-tourists. 

1.3 Suggested answers for the above given questions: 

1.Opposite of destroy is conserve. 

2.Opposite of limited; small is immense. 

3.Opposite of praise; compliment is banned/constraint.

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