The Reading / Listening - Level 2

India and Pakistan do not have good relations now. They have argued for many years over borders in Kashmir. India could also limit the amount of water Pakistan gets from the Indus River. The latest disagreement is over movies and actors. Pakistan's major cinemas have banned Indian movies in its biggest cities. Cinema owners say the ban is to support Pakistani soldiers who are risking their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from working in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.



Bollywood movies are very popular in Pakistan. The cinema industry will lose a lot of money because people will stay at home. A lot of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may also lose money. They will make less money in Pakistan's movie industry than in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was time for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time has come when Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood." Movie star Agha Ali agreed, saying: "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 do not have
  2. They have argued
  3. borders
  4. limit the
  5. The latest
  6. Pakistan's major cinemas have
  7. soldiers who are risking
  8. India's famous Bollywood movie
  1. banned Indian movies
  2. in Kashmir
  3. disagreement
  4. their lives
  5. good relations
  6. studios
  7. for many years
  8. amount of water

Paragraph 2

  1. Bollywood movies are very
  2. The cinema industry will lose a
  3. people will
  4. A lot of Pakistan's cinema business comes
  5. They will make less
  6. Pakistani actors said it
  7. The time has
  8. it should have been done
  1. was time
  2. stay at home
  3. a long time ago
  4. lot of money
  5. come
  6. popular in Pakistan
  7. from Bollywood
  8. money

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

India and Pakistan do not have (1) ___________________ now. They have argued (2) ___________________ over borders in Kashmir. India could also limit the (3) ___________________ Pakistan gets from the Indus River. The latest disagreement is over movies and actors. Pakistan's (4) ___________________ have banned Indian movies in its biggest cities. Cinema owners say the ban is to support Pakistani soldiers (5) ___________________ their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani (6) ___________________ in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.

Bollywood movies (7) ___________________ in Pakistan. The cinema industry will lose (8) ___________________ money because people will stay at home. A lot of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors (9) ___________________ money. They will make less money in Pakistan's movie industry than in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors (10) ___________________ for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The (11) ___________________ when Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood." Movie star Agha Ali agreed, saying: "I think it should have been done a (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IndiaandPakistandonothavegoodrelationsnow.Theyhavearguedfor
manyyearsoverbordersinKashmir.Indiacouldalsolimittheamountof
waterPakistangetsfromtheIndusRiver.Thelatestdisagreementisove
rmoviesandactors.Pakistan'smajorcinemashavebannedIndianmovi
esinitsbiggestcities.CinemaownerssaythebanistosupportPakistanis
oldierswhoareriskingtheirlivesinKashmir.ThebancomesafterIndian
moviemakersbannedPakistaniactorsfromworkinginIndia'sfamousB
ollywoodmoviestudiosinMumbai.Bollywoodmoviesareverypopularin
Pakistan.Thecinemaindustrywilllosealotofmoneybecausepeoplewill
stayathome.AlotofPakistan'scinemabusinesscomesfromBollywood.
Pakistaniactorsmayalsolosemoney.TheywillmakelessmoneyinPakis
tan'smovieindustrythaninBollywood.However,Pakistaniactorssaidit
wastimeforPakistaniactorstostopworkinginBollywood.ActorHamzaA
liAbbasisaid:"ThetimehascomewhenPakistaniartistsmustboycottBo
llywood."MoviestarAghaAliagreed,saying:"Ithinkitshouldhavebeen
donealongtimeago."

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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Free writing

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