The Reading / Listening - Level 1

India and Pakistan have bad relations. They have argued for many years over borders in Kashmir. The latest disagreement is about movies and actors. Pakistan's biggest cinemas have banned Indian movies in Pakistan's big cities. Cinema owners say the ban is to support Pakistani soldiers risking their lives in Kashmir. The ban is because Indian moviemakers stopped Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.



Bollywood movies are very popular in Pakistan. Cinemas will lose a lot of money. People will stay at home. Pakistani actors will also lose money. They will get less money from making movies in Pakistan than in Bollywood. Pakistani actors said it was time to stop working in Bollywood. Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood." Movie star Agha Ali agreed. He 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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. India and Pakistan have
  2. They have argued
  3. borders in
  4. The latest
  5. Pakistan's biggest cinemas have
  6. in Pakistan's big
  7. soldiers risking
  8. working in Bollywood movie
  1. banned Indian movies
  2. Kashmir
  3. their lives
  4. studios
  5. bad relations
  6. disagreement
  7. for many years
  8. cities

Paragraph 2

  1. Bollywood movies are very
  2. Cinemas will lose a
  3. People will
  4. Pakistani actors
  5. They will get less
  6. making movies
  7. Pakistani artists must boycott
  8. it should have been done a
  1. will also lose money
  2. Bollywood
  3. in Pakistan
  4. lot of money
  5. long time ago
  6. popular in Pakistan
  7. money
  8. stay at home

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

India and Pakistan (1) ___________________. They have argued for many (2) ___________________ in Kashmir. The latest disagreement (3) ___________________ and actors. Pakistan's biggest cinemas have banned Indian movies in Pakistan's big cities. Cinema owners say the ban (4) ___________________ Pakistani soldiers (5) ___________________ in Kashmir. The ban is because Indian moviemakers stopped Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood (6) ___________________ Mumbai.

Bollywood movies are (7) ___________________ Pakistan. Cinemas will (8) ___________________ money. People will stay at home. Pakistani actors (9) ___________________ money. They will get less money from making movies in Pakistan than in Bollywood. Pakistani actors said (10) ___________________ stop working in Bollywood. Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "Pakistani artists (11) ___________________ Bollywood." Movie star Agha Ali agreed. He said: "I think it should (12) ___________________ a long time ago."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IndiaandPakistanhavebadrelations.Theyhavearguedformanyyears
overbordersinKashmir.Thelatestdisagreementisaboutmoviesandac
tors.Pakistan'sbiggestcinemashavebannedIndianmoviesinPakistan'
sbigcities.CinemaownerssaythebanistosupportPakistanisoldiersrisk
ingtheirlivesinKashmir.ThebanisbecauseIndianmoviemakersstoppe
dPakistaniactorsfromworkinginBollywoodmoviestudiosinMumbai.B
ollywoodmoviesareverypopularinPakistan.Cinemaswilllosealotofmo
ney.Peoplewillstayathome.Pakistaniactorswillalsolosemoney.They
willgetlessmoneyfrommakingmoviesinPakistanthaninBollywood.Pa
kistaniactorssaiditwastimetostopworkinginBollywood.ActorHamza
AliAbbasisaid:"PakistaniartistsmustboycottBollywood."MoviestarA
ghaAliagreed.Hesaid:"Ithinkitshouldhavebeendonealongtimeago."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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