Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nepal and the Himalayas - Listening and Speaking



F.   Listening and Speaking
Your teacher will read the passage “Nepal and the Himalayas.” Listen carefully and answer the questions given below:
 
  1. Choose the right answer from the choices given below:
1.       The passage is about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          (              )
    1. Nepal.
    2. the Himalayas.
    3. the Himalayas and the Sherpas.
    4. none of these.
2.       The Sherpas came from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                      (              )
    1. Nepal.                c. China
    2.  Tibet.                         d.  none of these.
3.       Lower down the Himalayas we can see . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (              )
    1. colourful butterflies.
    2. kites.
    3. eagles.
    4. all of these.
4.       The most useful animals for Sherpas are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (              )
    1. cows.
    2. buffaloes.
    3. yaks.
    4. none of these.
  1. Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
  1. Mount Everest is in India.                                                  (              )
  2. There are many roads in the Himalayas.                            (              )
  3. Even the children of Sherpas carry heavy loads.               (              )
  4. One can find flowers on the tops of the Himalayas.          (              )
  1. Work in groups. Ask and answer the following questions:
  1. What are the modes of transport in the Himalayas?
  2. Why do Sherpas look like the people of Tibet?
  3. What interesting things would you find in the Himalayas?
Listen to the following conversation:
Teacher
:
Good morning Meghana! Have you ever been to the Himalayas?
Meghana
:
No, sir. I have never been to the Himalayas.
Teacher
:
Do you have any idea about the Himalayas?
Meghana
:
Yes, I do.
Teacher
:
Tell me whatever you know about it.
Meghana
:
Sir, the Himalayas are the highest mountains in the world.
Teacher
:
Oh! Are they? Then tell me which is the highest peak among them?
Meghana
:
Mount Everest, sir.
Teacher
:
What sort of help is available to the climbers in the Himalayas?
Meghana
:
Sir , there are plenty of sherpas.
Teacher
:
Who are these Sherpas?
Meghana
:
Sir, they are helpers in  the mountains .


They carry our luggage to earn their living.
Teacher
:
Thanks, Meghana.
Meghana
:
Welcome, sir.

Work in groups and share your experiences of going to the hills. You may talk about the  following:
  • The hill station you visited
  • How you travelled
  • When was it? Where did you stay?
  • Who went with you?
  • The places you visited. The places you liked and disliked.
  • Any memorable experience  or anecdote.

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