The Reading / Listening - Level 3

India and Pakistan do not have very good relations at the moment. The two countries have argued for many years over where the borders should be in Kashmir. There is also the possibility that India could 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 Pakistan's biggest cities - Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The cinema owners say the ban is to show support for Pakistani soldiers who are risking their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after a group of Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from working in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.



Bollywood movies are extremely popular in Pakistan. The country's cinema industry is going to lose a lot of money as cinemagoers stay at home. A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may also suffer and lose money. They will not make as much money by working in Pakistan's movie industry as they would in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was time for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time has come when Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian content." Movie star Agha Ali agreed with Abbasi, saying: "I think it should've been done a long time ago."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. MOVIES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about movies. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       India / Pakistan / relations / countries / border / water / cinemas / actors / Bollywood
       popular / money / suffer / home / industry / time / artists / boycott / a long time ago

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. BOYCOTT: Students A strongly believe Pakistan's boycott of Indian movies will be useful; Students B strongly believe it won't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: How can the following improve their relations with each other? Discuss this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • India-Pakistan
  • USA-Russia
  • China-Japan
  • Iran-Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey-Greece
  • Israel-Palestine
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5. BORDER: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "border". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. MOVIE GENRES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • comedy
  • animation
  • biography
  • science fiction (sci-fi)
  • horror
  • fantasy
  • action
  • romance

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. India and Pakistan have argued for centuries.     T / F
  2. India might reduce Pakistan's water supply from the River Ganges.     T / F
  3. Five Pakistani cities have banned Indian movies.     T / F
  4. Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from Bollywood.     T / F
  5. The Indian movie ban will not harm Pakistan's cinema industry.     T / F
  6. Pakistani actors make more money in Bollywood than in Pakistan.     T / F
  7. Pakistani movie stars said it was time for actors to boycott Bollywood.     T / F
  8. A movie star said the boycott should have happened a long time ago.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. relations
  2. at the moment
  3. limit
  4. major
  5. risking
  6. extremely
  7. huge
  8. make
  9. boycott
  10. stop
  1. very
  2. endangering
  3. discontinue
  4. right now
  5. enormous
  6. dealings
  7. big
  8. avoid
  9. restrict
  10. earn

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. India and Pakistan do not have very good
  2. argued
  3. limit the amount of
  4. the ban is to show support
  5. risking
  6. Bollywood movies are extremely
  7. cinemagoers
  8. They will not make
  9. The time
  10. I think it should've been done
  1. water Pakistan gets
  2. a long time ago
  3. stay at home
  4. their lives
  5. as much money
  6. relations at the moment
  7. has come
  8. for Pakistani soldiers
  9. for many years
  10. popular in Pakistan

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
argued
borders
studios
major
relations
risking
amount
owners

India and Pakistan do not have very good (1) ____________ at the moment. The two countries have (2) ____________ for many years over where the (3) ____________ should be in Kashmir. There is also the possibility that India could limit the (4) ____________ of water Pakistan gets from the Indus River. The latest disagreement is over movies and actors. Pakistan's (5) ____________ cinemas have banned Indian movies in Pakistan's biggest cities - Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The cinema (6) ____________ say the ban is to show support for Pakistani soldiers who are (7) ____________ their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after a group of Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from working in India's famous Bollywood movie (8) ____________ in Mumbai.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
suffer
industry
agreed
cinemagoers
boycott
done
extremely
time

Bollywood movies are (9) ____________ popular in Pakistan. The country's cinema industry is going to lose a lot of money as (10) ____________ stay at home. A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may also (11) ____________ and lose money. They will not make as much money by working in Pakistan's movie (12) ____________ as they would in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was (13) ____________ for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time has come when Pakistani artists must (14) ____________ Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian content." Movie star Agha Ali (15) ____________ with Abbasi, saying: "I think it should've been (16) ____________ a long time ago."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  India and Pakistan do not have very good relations ______
     a.  at a moment
     b.  that the moment
     c.  that's a the moment
     d.  at the moment

2)  argued for many years over where the borders should ______
     a.  being Kashmir
     b.  been Kashmir
     c.  be in Kashmir
     d.  being in Kashmir

3)  There is also the possibility that India could limit the ______
     a.  amount off water
     b.  amounts of water
     c.  amount of water
     d.  amounts off water

4)  show support for Pakistani soldiers who are risking ______ Kashmir
     a.  their lives in
     b.  their life in
     c.  there life in
     d.  there lives in

5)  banned Pakistani actors from working in India's famous Bollywood ______
     a.  movie studio
     b.  movie studios
     c.  movie's studios
     d.  movies' studios

6)  The country's cinema industry is going to ______ money
     a.  lose the lot of
     b.  lose a lot of
     c.  lose all lot of
     d.  lose a lot off

7)  Pakistani actors may also ______ money
     a.  suffer and lose
     b.  suffer and loose
     c.  suffer and lost
     d.  suffer and loses

8)  The time has come when Pakistani artists ______ Bollywood
     a.  mast boycott
     b.  mist boycott
     c.  must boycott
     d.  most boycott

9)  Pakistani people must stop watching ______
     a.  Indian contenting
     b.  Indian contented
     c.  Indian contents
     d.  Indian content

10)  I think it should've been done a ______
     a.  longer time ego
     b.  long time ago
     c.  long times ago
     d.  long time ego

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

India and Pakistan do not (1) ___________________ relations at the moment. The two countries have argued for many years over where the (2) ___________________ in Kashmir. There is also the possibility that India could limit the (3) ___________________ Pakistan gets from the Indus River. The latest disagreement is over movies and actors. Pakistan's major cinemas have banned Indian movies in Pakistan's (4) ___________________ - Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The cinema owners say the ban is to show support for Pakistani soldiers (5) ___________________ their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after a group of Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani (6) ___________________ in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.

Bollywood movies are (7) ___________________ in Pakistan. The country's cinema industry is going (8) ___________________ of money as cinemagoers stay at home. A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may (9) ___________________ lose money. They will not make as much money by working in Pakistan's movie industry (10) ___________________ Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was time for Pakistani (11) ___________________ working in Bollywood. Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time has come when Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian content." Movie star Agha Ali agreed with Abbasi, saying: "I think it should've been done (12) ___________________."

Comprehension questions

  1. What is not good between India and Pakistan at the moment?
  2. Where are the borders the two countries are arguing about?
  3. How many of Pakistan's cities have banned Indian movies?
  4. Who do Pakistani cinema owners want to show support for?
  5. What movie studios can Pakistani actors not work in at the moment?
  6. Who will stay at home because of the Indian movie ban?
  7. What will Pakistani actors lose?
  8. What did Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi say actors should boycott?
  9. What did Hamza Ali Abbasi say Pakistanis should stop watching?
  10. When did Agha Ali say the boycott should have started?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What is not good between India and Pakistan at the moment?
a) Internet connections
b) cricket
c) homestay exchanges
d) relations

2) Where are the borders the two countries are arguing about?
a) Nepal
b) Kashmir
c) Bangladesh
d) Bhutan

3) How many of Pakistan's cities have banned Indian movies?
a) 1
b) 8
c) 3
d) 27

4) Who do Pakistani cinema owners want to show support for?
a) soldiers
b) all actors
c) the president
d) a famous movie star

5) What movie studios can Pakistani actors not work in at the moment?
a) Pinewood
b) Hollywood
c) Bollywood
d) Studio Ghibli

6) Who will stay at home because of the Indian movie ban?
a) actors
b) cinemagoers
c) cinema owners
d) soldiers

7) What will Pakistani actors lose?
a) fans
b) time
c) awards and prizes
d) money

8) What did Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi say actors should boycott?
a) Bollywood
b) Indian food
c) Indian cars
d) travel to India

9) What did Hamza Ali Abbasi say Pakistanis should stop watching?
a) the stars
b) YouTube
c) Indian content
d) the traffic

10) When did Agha Ali say the boycott should have started?
a) when Pakistan became independent
b) a long time ago
c) a few weeks ago
d) last Monday

Role play

Role A — Horror

You think horror is the best movie genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the most boring of these (and why): romance, comedy or science fiction.

Role B — Romance

You think romance is the best movie genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the most boring of these (and why): horror, comedy or science fiction.

Role C — Comedy

You think comedy is the best movie genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the most boring of these (and why): romance, horror or science fiction.

Role D — Science Fiction

You think science fiction is the best movie genre. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their genres. Also, tell the others which is the most boring of these (and why):  romance, comedy or horror.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'Indian'

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  • and 'movie'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • extremely
    • lot
    • huge
    • make
    • time
    • ago
    • good
    • borders
    • limit
    • support
    • comes
    • studios




    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 - Pakistan cinemas ban Indian movies

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'movie'?
    3. What kind of movies do you like, and why?
    4. What do you think about what you read?
    5. What do you know about Pakistan-Indian relations?
    6. What do you think about the borders of your country?
    7. Why would India limit the amount of water Pakistan gets?
    8. What do you think of the movie ban?
    9. Why do you think India banned Pakistani actors?
    10. What advice do you have for Pakistan's actors?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What is your favourite movie, and why?
    3. What do you think of movies made in your country?
    4. What are the differences between Bollywood and Hollywood?
    5. How do you think this disagreement could end?
    6. What do you think of Indian movies?
    7. How dangerous could bad Indian-Pakistani relations be?
    8. What good does a boycott do?
    9. What do you know about Bollywood?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a Pakistani actor?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    India and Pakistan do not have very good (1) ____ at the moment. The two countries have argued for many years over where the (2) ____ should be in Kashmir. There is also the possibility that India could (3) ____ the amount of water Pakistan gets from the Indus River. The latest disagreement is (4) ____ movies and actors. Pakistan's major cinemas have banned Indian movies in Pakistan's biggest cities - Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The cinema owners say the ban is to show support (5) ____ Pakistani soldiers who are risking their lives in Kashmir. The ban (6) ____ after a group of Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from working in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.

    Bollywood movies are (7) ____ popular in Pakistan. The country's cinema industry is going to lose a lot of money (8) ____ cinemagoers stay at home. A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may also suffer and lose money. They will not make (9) ____ much money by working in Pakistan's movie industry as they would in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was (10) ____ for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time has come (11) ____ Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian content." Movie star Agha Ali agreed with Abbasi, (12) ____: "I think it should've been done a long time ago."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     relation     (b)     relations     (c)     relative     (d)     relationship    
    2. (a)     edges     (b)     borders     (c)     lines     (d)     edges    
    3. (a)     limits     (b)     limiting     (c)     limited     (d)     limit    
    4. (a)     to     (b)     over     (c)     on     (d)     as    
    5. (a)     by     (b)     for     (c)     on     (d)     from    
    6. (a)     has     (b)     gets     (c)     comes     (d)     rises    
    7. (a)     extreme     (b)     extremes     (c)     extremely     (d)     extremity    
    8. (a)     has     (b)     was     (c)     as     (d)     gas    
    9. (a)     earn     (b)     most     (c)     to     (d)     as    
    10. (a)     time     (b)     timing     (c)     timely     (d)     timed    
    11. (a)     when     (b)     for     (c)     then     (d)     now    
    12. (a)     said     (b)     says     (c)     saying     (d)     say

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    (    )     has come when Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian

    (    )     and Islamabad. The cinema owners say the ban is to show support for Pakistani soldiers who are risking

    (    )     actors. Pakistan's major cinemas have banned Indian movies in Pakistan's biggest cities - Lahore, Karachi

    (    )     working in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.

    (    )     time for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time

    (    )     money by working in Pakistan's movie industry as they would in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was

    (    )     to lose a lot of money as cinemagoers stay at home. A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business

    (    )     their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after a group of Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from

    (    )     Bollywood movies are extremely popular in Pakistan. The country's cinema industry is going

    (    )     many years over where the borders should be in Kashmir. There is also the possibility that India could limit the amount

    (    )     comes from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may also suffer and lose money. They will not make as much

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. argued   have   countries   two   The   years   many   for   .
    3. of   could   water   limit   Pakistan   the   gets   amount   India   .
    4. lives   their   risking   are   who   Soldiers   Kashmir   in   .
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    7. also   may   actors   Pakistani   money   lose   and   suffer   .
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    9. come   Bollywood   when   The   artists   time   must   has   boycott   .
    10. been   done   a   long   time   ago   I   think   it   should   have   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    India and Pakistan do not have very good relation / relations at the moment. The two countries have argument / argued for many years over where the borders should been / be in Kashmir. There is also the possibility / possible that India could limit the amount for / of water Pakistan gets from the Indus River. The latest disagreement is over / under movies and actors. Pakistan's major cinemas have / has banned Indian movies in Pakistan's biggest cities - Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The cinema owners say the ban is to show / showing support for Pakistani soldiers who are risking their lives in Kashmir. The ban comes after a group of / to Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from working / worked in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai.

    Bollywood movies are extreme / extremely popular in Pakistan. The country's cinema industry is gone / going to lose a lot of money was / as cinemagoers stay at home. A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business comes / come from Bollywood. Pakistani actors may also suffer and loss / lose money. They will not make as much money to / by working in Pakistan's movie industry as they would in Bollywood. However, Pakistani actors said it was time / times for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood. Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said: "The time has come when Pakistani artists must / mast boycott Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian content." Movie star Agha Ali agreeing / agreed with Abbasi, saying: "I think it should've been done / doing a long time ago."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    India and Pakistan do not have very good relations at the moment The two countries have argued for many years over where the borders should be in Kashmir There is also the possibility that India could 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 Pakistan's biggest cities - Lahore Karachi and Islamabad The cinema owners say the ban is to show support for Pakistani soldiers who are risking their lives in Kashmir The ban comes after a group of Indian moviemakers banned Pakistani actors from working in India's famous Bollywood movie studios in Mumbai

    Bollywood movies are extremely popular in Pakistan The country's cinema industry is going to lose a lot of money as cinemagoers stay at home A huge amount of Pakistan's cinema business comes from Bollywood Pakistani actors may also suffer and lose money They will not make as much money by working in Pakistan's movie industry as they would in Bollywood However Pakistani actors said it was time for Pakistani actors to stop working in Bollywood Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said "The time has come when Pakistani artists must boycott Bollywood and Pakistani people must stop watching Indian content" Movie star Agha Ali agreed with Abbasi saying "I think it should've been done a long time ago"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    ocountrieshavearguedformanyyearsoverwherethebordersshouldbe
    inKashmir.ThereisalsothepossibilitythatIndiacouldlimittheamounto
    fwaterPakistangetsfromtheIndusRiver.Thelatestdisagreementisove
    rmoviesandactors.Pakistan'smajorcinemashavebannedIndianmovi
    esinPakistan'sbiggestcities-Lahore,KarachiandIslamabad.Thecine
    maownerssaythebanistoshowsupportforPakistanisoldierswhoareris
    kingtheirlivesinKashmir.ThebancomesafteragroupofIndianmoviem
    akersbannedPakistaniactorsfromworkinginIndia'sfamousBollywood
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    kistan.Thecountry'scinemaindustryisgoingtolosealotofmoneyascin
    emagoersstayathome.AhugeamountofPakistan'scinemabusinessco
    mesfromBollywood.Pakistaniactorsmayalsosufferandlosemoney.Th
    eywillnotmakeasmuchmoneybyworkinginPakistan'smovieindustrya
    stheywouldinBollywood.However,PakistaniactorssaiditwastimeforP
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    bbasisaid:"ThetimehascomewhenPakistaniartistsmustboycottBolly
    woodandPakistanipeoplemuststopwatchingIndiancontent."Moviest
    arAghaAliagreedwithAbbasi,saying:"Ithinkitshould'vebeendonealo
    ngtimeago."

    Free writing

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    Academic writing

    What are the good and bad things about movies? What movies do you like and why?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about Bollywood. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. BOLLYWOOD / HOLLYWOOD: Make a poster about the differences between Hollywood and Bollywood. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. BAN: Write a magazine article about the ban on Pakistani actors and Indian movies. Include imaginary interviews with Pakistani actors and cinema owners.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on movies. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on what makes a good movie. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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