The Reading / Listening - Electricity - Level 2

All Indian villages now have electricity. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi told reporters that the final village in India to get electricity was the remote Leisang village in Manipur state. It was connected to the grid on Sunday. Electrification of India's villages was a big government promise. Mr Modi thanked everyone involved in the project. He said: "April 28, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development...of India....We [kept a promise], due to which, the lives of...Indians will be [changed] forever. I am delighted that every single village...has...electricity."



Mr Modi promised to give 18,000 villages electricity for the first time. He said a village is electrified when it has basic power lines and 10 per cent of its houses and public places (including schools and health centres) have power. Mr Modi is happy, but many people say there is more work to be done. The World Bank says 200 million Indians still have no electricity. The "India Today" newspaper found that many villages lacked electricity. One villager told its reporters: "The darkness creates a big problem for the village as it is frequented by elephants."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Electricity - Level 0 Electricity - Level 1   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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. All Indian villages now
  2. the remote
  3. Electrification of India's
  4. Modi thanked everyone involved
  5. remembered as a
  6. We kept
  7. the lives of Indians will be
  8. every single village
  1. changed forever
  2. villages
  3. has electricity
  4. historic day
  5. have electricity
  6. Leisang village
  7. a promise
  8. in the project

Paragraph 2

  1. for the first
  2. it has basic power
  3. including schools
  4. there is more work
  5. 200 million Indians still
  6. many villages lacked
  7. a big problem
  8. frequented
  1. electricity
  2. to be done
  3. for the village
  4. time
  5. by elephants
  6. and health centres
  7. have no electricity
  8. lines

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

All Indian (1) ___________________ electricity. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi told reporters that (2) ___________________ in India to get electricity was the remote Leisang village in Manipur state. It was (3) ___________________ grid on Sunday. Electrification of India's villages was a big government promise. Mr Modi thanked (4) ___________________ the project. He said: "April 28, 2018 will be remembered as a (5) ___________________ the development...of India....We [kept a promise], due to which, the lives of...Indians will be [changed] forever. I am delighted that (6) ___________________ ...has...electricity."

Mr Modi (7) ___________________ 18,000 villages electricity for the first time. He said a village is electrified when it (8) ___________________ lines and 10 per cent of its houses and public places (including (9) ___________________ centres) have power. Mr Modi is happy, but (10) ___________________ there is more work to be done. The World Bank says 200 million Indians still have no electricity. The "India Today" newspaper found that (11) ___________________ electricity. One villager told its reporters: "The darkness creates a big problem for the village as it (12) ___________________ elephants."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AllIndianvillagesnowhaveelectricity.India'sPrimeMinisterNarendra
ModitoldreportersthatthefinalvillageinIndiatogetelectricitywasthere
moteLeisangvillageinManipurstate.ItwasconnectedtothegridonSun
day.ElectrificationofIndia'svillageswasabiggovernmentpromise.Mr
Modithankedeveryoneinvolvedintheproject.Hesaid:"April28,2018w
illberememberedasahistoricdayinthedevelopment...ofIndia....We[k
eptapromise],duetowhich,thelivesof...Indianswillbe[changed]forev
er.Iamdelightedthateverysinglevillage...has...electricity."MrModipr
omisedtogive18,000villageselectricityforthefirsttime.Hesaidavillag
eiselectrifiedwhenithasbasicpowerlinesand10percentofitshousesan
dpublicplaces(includingschoolsandhealthcentres)havepower.MrMo
diishappy,butmanypeoplesaythereismoreworktobedone.TheWorld
Banksays200millionIndiansstillhavenoelectricity.The"IndiaToday"n
ewspaperfoundthatmanyvillageslackedelectricity.Onevillagertoldits
reporters:"Thedarknesscreatesabigproblemforthevillageasitisfrequ
entedbyelephants."

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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