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Five College Mentored Elementary Hindi Study Guide –Study Guide 53


Available online at http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu

New Version: August 2016

Materials for this Study Guide


  • Beginning Hindi, Unit 8, Chapter 38

  • Hindi Resources on LangMedia: http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/hindi/

  • CultureTalk India Video: Education: Humanities and Arts - “Journalism Training”


Assignments for Independent Study

Preparation Assignment 1: The Past Perfect

  • Study BH Chapter 38 on the past perfect, pp. 502-503.

  • Do exercise 1 on your own.

  • HAND IN: Exercise 2.


Preparation Assignment 2: The kar Construction

  • Study BH Chapter 38 on the kar construction, pp. 504-505.

  • Go through the Vocabulary 1 list. Make note of new words and expressions. Practice using the words in sentences using the past perfect.

  • Do exercise 3 on your own. Ask questions in your tutorial if necessary.
  • HAND IN: Exercise 4. Read Faisal’s diary entry. Write three questions that can be answered based on the information in the entry. Write answers to your three questions.


  • Do exercise 5 on your own. Ask questions in your tutorial if necessary.

  • HAND IN: Exercise 6. Be prepared to retell the Akbar-Birbal story in your conversation session.


Preparation Assignment 3: Engaging with Real Hindi

  • Watch the video: LangMedia CultureTalk India Video: Education: Humanities and Arts: “Journalism Training.” Do not expect to understand everything. Listen multiple times to see what you can understand, then study the transcript and/or translation and listen again.

  • HAND IN: Write at least 8-10 sentences describing the speaker’s experience studying and working in journalism. What did the speaker find most interesting or fun about her experiences?

  • Prepare for Conversation Session: Be prepared to describe the speaker’s experience studying and working in journalism. Be prepared to make a list of the many different types of work activities she did. What experiences is she most excited about? Would you like to be a journalist? Why or why not?


Conversation Session Preparation

  • Be prepared to ask and answer questions based on Faisal’s dairy entry in BH Chapter 38, Exercise 4.

  • Be prepared to retell the Akbar-Birbal story (BH Chapter 38, Exercise 6) in your conversation session. You and others in your conversation session may take turns retelling the story a sentence or two at a time.
  • Be prepared to narrate a story about some experience in which something got mixed up or did not go as planned. You can talk about something that really happened or make something up.


  • Be prepared to describe the activities of the journalist in the “Journalism Training” video. Discuss what she appears to like most about her work. Would you like to be a journalist? Why or why not?


Homework and Preparation for Tutorial

  • HAND IN: BH Chapter 38, Exercises 2, 4, and 6.

  • HAND IN: Your paragraph about the speaker in the “Journalism Training” video.






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