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.