The Reading / Listening - Electricity - Level 1

All Indian villages now have electricity. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the final village to get electricity was a remote village in Manipur state. It got connected to the grid on Sunday. Electricity for villages was a big government promise. Mr Modi thanked everyone. He said: "April 28, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development...of India....We [kept a promise]...the lives of...Indians will be [changed] forever.



Mr Modi gave 18,000 villages electricity for the first time. A village is electrified when 10 per cent of its houses and public places (including schools and health centres) have power. Modi is happy, but there is more work to be done. The World Bank says 200 million Indians still have no electricity. The "India Today" newspaper said many villages still had no electricity. A villager said this was a problem at night because it gets many elephants.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Electricity - Level 0 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
  2. It got connected
  3. a big government
  4. Mr Modi thanked
  5. a historic
  6. the development
  7. We kept
  8. changed
  1. of India
  2. promise
  3. forever
  4. to the grid
  5. a promise
  6. everyone
  7. day
  8. to get electricity

Paragraph 2

  1. for the first
  2. 10 per cent
  3. public
  4. including schools
  5. there is more
  6. 200 million Indians still
  7. this was a problem
  8. it gets many
  1. places
  2. elephants
  3. work to be done
  4. time
  5. have no electricity
  6. and health centres
  7. of its houses
  8. at night

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

All Indian (1) ___________________ electricity. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2) ___________________ village to get electricity was a remote village in Manipur state. It got connected to (3) ___________________ Sunday. Electricity for villages was a big government promise. Mr Modi thanked everyone. He said: "April 28, 2018 will be remembered as (4) ___________________ in the development...of India....We (5) ___________________ the lives of...Indians will (6) ___________________.

Mr Modi gave 18,000 villages electricity (7) ___________________ time. A village is electrified when 10 per cent of its houses and public places (including (8) ___________________ centres) have power. Modi is happy, but there (9) ___________________ to be done. The World Bank says 200 million Indians (10) ___________________ electricity. The "India Today" newspaper said many villages still had no electricity. A villager (11) ___________________ a problem at night because (12) ___________________ elephants.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AllIndianvillagesnowhaveelectricity.India'sPrimeMinisterNarendra
ModisaidthefinalvillagetogetelectricitywasaremotevillageinManipur
state.ItgotconnectedtothegridonSunday.Electricityforvillageswasa
biggovernmentpromise.MrModithankedeveryone.Hesaid:"April28,
2018willberememberedasahistoricdayinthedevelopment...ofIndia..
..We[keptapromise]...thelivesof...Indianswillbe[changed]forever.
MrModigave18,000villageselectricityforthefirsttime.Avillageiselectr
ifiedwhen10percentofitshousesandpublicplaces(includingschoolsan
dhealthcentres)havepower.Modiishappy,butthereismoreworktobed
one.TheWorldBanksays200millionIndiansstillhavenoelectricity.The
"IndiaToday"newspapersaidmanyvillagesstillhadnoelectricity.Avilla
gersaidthiswasaproblematnightbecauseitgetsmanyelephants.

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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Answers

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