The Reading / Listening - India Infrastructure - Level 4

India has announced a huge financial package. It plans to spend $1.35 trillion on infrastructure. The huge investment will focus on the economy, employment and tackling climate change. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes the huge injection of cash will boost the economy and "create job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people". He added that it would also help local manufacturers to become "globally competitive."

Mr Modi wants India to be carbon-neutral. He promised India would be "energy independent" before it turned 100 in 2047. Modi promised to invest more in sustainable energies such as solar and hydrogen. He wants India to rely less on oil. He outlined ambitious plans for transforming India's vast railway network. He wants it to be a net-zero carbon emitter by 2030. Mr Modi said his country is "fast achieving its climate goals".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    India Infrastructure - Level 5 or  India Infrastructure - Level 6

Sources
  • https://news.sky.com/story/indias-972bn-infrastructure-plan-to-boost-economy-and-tackle-climate-change-12382193
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/pm-modi-says-1-35-trillion-infrastructure-plan-to-be-unveiled-soon/articleshow/85342765.cms
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/15/modi-unveils-infrastructure-plan-on-indias-75th-independence-day


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a huge financial
  2. focus
  3. the huge injection of
  4. boost the
  5. create job
  6. hundreds of thousands of
  7. help local
  8. become globally
  1. opportunities
  2. manufacturers
  3. package
  4. competitive
  5. on the economy
  6. cash
  7. young people
  8. economy

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Modi wants India to be
  2. India would be energy
  3. invest more in sustainable
  4. He wants India to rely
  5. He outlined ambitious
  6. transforming India's vast
  7. a net-zero carbon
  8. fast achieving
  1. railway network
  2. energies
  3. its climate goals
  4. carbon-neutral
  5. independent
  6. emitter by 2030
  7. less on oil
  8. plans

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

India has announced a (1) ___________________. It plans to spend $1.35 trillion on infrastructure. The huge (2) ___________________ on the economy, employment and (3) ___________________. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes the huge (4) ___________________ will boost the economy and "(5) ___________________ for hundreds of thousands of young people". He added that it would also help local manufacturers to (6) ___________________.

Mr Modi wants India to (7) ___________________. He promised India would (8) ___________________ before it turned 100 in 2047. Modi promised to invest more (9) ___________________ such as solar and hydrogen. He wants India to (10) ___________________ oil. He outlined ambitious plans for transforming India's (11) ___________________. He wants it to be a net-zero carbon emitter by 2030. Mr Modi said his country is "fast (12) ___________________ goals".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Indiahasannouncedahugefinancialpackage.Itplanstospend$1.35tril
liononinfrastructure.Thehugeinvestmentwillfocusontheeconomy,e
mploymentandtacklingclimatechange.PrimeMinisterNarendraModi
hopesthehugeinjectionofcashwillboosttheeconomyand"createjobop
portunitiesforhundredsofthousandsofyoungpeople".Headdedthatit
wouldalsohelplocalmanufacturerstobecome"globallycompetitive."M
rModiwantsIndiatobecarbon-neutral.HepromisedIndiawouldbe"en
ergyindependent"beforeitturned100in2047.Modipromisedtoinvest
moreinsustainableenergiessuchassolarandhydrogen.HewantsIndia
torelylessonoil.HeoutlinedambitiousplansfortransformingIndia'svas
trailwaynetwork.Hewantsittobeanet-zerocarbonemitterby2030.Mr
Modisaidhiscountryis"fastachievingitsclimategoals".

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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