The Reading / Listening - Electricity - Level 0

All Indian villages now have electricity. India's Prime Minister said the final village to get electricity was connected on Sunday. Electricity was a big government promise. Mr Modi thanked everyone. He said it was a "historic day in the development...of India." He said: "the lives of...Indians will be [changed] forever".



About 18,000 villages got electricity for the first time. A village is electrified when 10 per cent of its buildings have power. Modi is happy, but there is more work to be done. The World Bank says 200 million Indians have no electricity. A newspaper said many villages still had no electricity. A villager said this was a problem.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Electricity - Level 1 Electricity - Level 2   or  Electricity - Level 3

Sources
  • http://indianexpress.com/article/india/every-indian-village-now-has-electricity-claims-pm-narendra-modi-calls-it-historic-day-5156095/
  • https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/pm-modi-claims-all-indian-villages-have-access-to-electricity-india-today-ground-report-says-otherwise-1223078-2018-04-29
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43946049


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. the final village to
  2. connected on
  3. a big government
  4. Mr Modi
  5. it was a
  6. the development
  7. the lives of
  8. changed
  1. of India
  2. promise
  3. Indians
  4. get electricity
  5. thanked everyone
  6. forever
  7. Sunday
  8. "historic day"

Paragraph 2

  1. About 18,000 villages got
  2. for the first
  3. A village is
  4. 10 per cent of its buildings
  5. there is more work
  6. 200
  7. many
  8. A villager said this
  1. have power
  2. electrified
  3. was a problem
  4. time
  5. villages
  6. electricity
  7. to be done
  8. million Indians

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

All (1) ___________________ have electricity. India's Prime Minister (2) ___________________ village to get electricity was connected on Sunday. Electricity (3) ___________________ government promise. Mr Modi thanked everyone. (4) ___________________ was a "(5) ___________________ the development...of India." He said: "the lives of...Indians will (6) ___________________".

About 18,000 villages (7) ___________________ the first time. A village is electrified when 10 per cent (8) ___________________ have power. Modi (9) ___________________ there is more work to be done. The World Bank (10) ___________________ Indians have no electricity. A newspaper said many villages (11) ___________________ electricity. A villager said this (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AllIndianvillagesnowhaveelectricity.India'sPrimeMinistersaidthefin
alvillagetogetelectricitywasconnectedonSunday.Electricitywasabig
governmentpromise.MrModithankedeveryone.Hesaiditwasa"histori
cdayinthedevelopment...ofIndia."Hesaid:"thelivesof...Indianswillb
e[changed]forever".About18,000villagesgotelectricityforthefirstti
me.Avillageiselectrifiedwhen10percentofitsbuildingshavepower.Mo
diishappy,butthereismoreworktobedone.TheWorldBanksays200mil
lionIndianshavenoelectricity.Anewspapersaidmanyvillagesstillhadn
oelectricity.Avillagersaidthiswasaproblem.

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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