The Reading / Listening - Level 0

India and Pakistan have bad relations. They have argued for many years over borders in Kashmir. Now, movies and actors are a problem. Pakistan's cinemas have banned Indian movies. Cinema owners want to support Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir. The ban is because India stopped Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood.



Bollywood movies are very popular in Pakistan. Cinemas and actors will lose a lot of money. Actors will get less money in Pakistan than in Bollywood. Pakistani actors said it was time to stop working in Bollywood. Movie star Agha Ali said: "I think it should have been done a long time ago."

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-37526508
  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistani-cinema-halls-boycott-Bollywood-films/articleshow/54601529.cms
  • https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/lifestyle/pakistan-bans-screening-on-indian-movies-in-cinemas/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. India and Pakistan have bad
  2. They have argued for
  3. borders in
  4. movies and actors
  5. cinemas have banned Indian
  6. Cinema
  7. support Pakistani soldiers
  8. India stopped Pakistani actors
  1. movies
  2. are a problem
  3. many years
  4. from working
  5. in Kashmir
  6. relations
  7. owners
  8. Kashmir

Paragraph 2

  1. Bollywood movies are very
  2. lose a lot
  3. Actors will get less
  4. Pakistani
  5. Pakistani
  6. it was time to stop working
  7. I think it should have
  8. a long time
  1. of money
  2. in Bollywood
  3. actors
  4. ago
  5. popular in Pakistan
  6. money
  7. actors
  8. been done

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

India and Pakistan (1) ___________________. They have argued for many (2) ___________________ in Kashmir. Now, movies and actors (3) ___________________. Pakistan's cinemas have banned Indian movies. Cinema owners (4) ___________________ Pakistani (5) ___________________ Kashmir. The ban is because India stopped Pakistani actors (6) ___________________ in Bollywood.

Bollywood movies (7) ___________________ in Pakistan. Cinemas and actors (8) ___________________ of money. Actors (9) ___________________ money in Pakistan than in Bollywood. Pakistani actors said it was (10) ___________________ working in Bollywood. (11) ___________________ Agha Ali said: "I think it should have been done a (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IndiaandPakistanhavebadrelations.Theyhavearguedformanyyears
overbordersinKashmir.Now,moviesandactorsareaproblem.Pakistan
'scinemashavebannedIndianmovies.CinemaownerswanttosupportP
akistanisoldiersinKashmir.ThebanisbecauseIndiastoppedPakistania
ctorsfromworkinginBollywood.BollywoodmoviesareverypopularinP
akistan.Cinemasandactorswilllosealotofmoney.Actorswillgetlessmo
neyinPakistanthaninBollywood.Pakistaniactorssaiditwastimetostop
workinginBollywood.MoviestarAghaAlisaid:"Ithinkitshouldhavebee
ndonealongtimeago."

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(m) ________________

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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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