11 Form 13.05.2020

LESSON 8. FACTS ABOUT INDIA

1.  Look through the list of interesting facts about India you probably don’t know yet:

Link 1

 

2. Ex. 3a p. 337. Give some additional information to the facts about India:

  1. Many sources describe India as the first and supreme culture in the world.
  2. Hindi and English are the main official languages of India. However, there are also about 22 official and nearly hundreds of other languages and dialects spoken in the country.
  3. A huge majority of the Indian population – 84% – identifies themselves as Hindu by religion.
  4. Many Hindus are vegetarian.
  5. There are many styles of Indian classical dance, which is based on mythology and usually tells a story between good and evil. It is notable for its expressive hand movements.
  6. There are three national holidays in India. One of them is Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday.
  7. More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. About 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.
  8. British influence is seen in Indian architecture, education system, transportation, and politics.
  9. Bathing in the river Ganga is thought to wash away sins.

 

3. India is a mixture of sights. Think of possible reasons.

Model. They sell lots of fabric in India because Indians might still wear handmade rather than manufactured clothes.

 

4. Ex. 3c pp. 339-340 – match the facts in ex. 3a and photos in ex. 3b with the real reasons behind them. Categorize the facts in ex. 3c into Surprising and Predictable. Which fact was the most surprising to you?

 

5. Watch the video about India and enjoy its landscapes and views:

 

6. Now you know more about India. Make a presentation about it. Say what India looks / sounds / smells / tastes / feels like.

 

Учебное пособие:

https://uchebniki.by/rus/skachat/id00139s

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