A Cultural Meeting with India
India is a diverse and complex country. With its 1.2 billion people the country faces a lot of challenges - and possibilities. Over the latest decades India has risen from an undeveloped country to an economic superpower. How has this been possible?
A key word is definitely cheap labour and a phenomenon we are going to take a closer look at - "outsourcing".
By going from "platform" to "platform" (from 1 to 6) and working with tasks related to important themes in your English course, you will end up with a survey of topics dealing with values and social conditions in India (the English speaking world) and information about jobs and careers.
Read background information about India on this link.
You can read the full text or the text in brief and listen to it by clicking the play button.
Translate words (Vocabulary - in hidden text) that are associated with work and careers into Norwegian by using NDLA's online dictionary.
- Fire (about work)
- Fringe benefits
- Severance pay
Choose 5 of the words and create sentences to demonstrate that you are familiar with the use of the words.
Look at the pictures below and answer the questions related to each picture. You may use www to do some reserach.
What do you see in the picture?
Which impression do you get of the size of the country? Name the biggest cities. What is the capital of India called? What do you associate with the Ganges? Which are the neighbouring countries? What do you know about India's relationship to these countries?
This picture portrays an actress that is immensely popular in India. What is the nick name used about the tradition of Indian films? How is it different from traditional American films? Where is the Indian film industry based?
After watching the film, go to this link, read a short summary and do a selection of the questions
Platform 6 (optional)
If you have time left, check these links to learn more about outsourcing and the recent "twist" that has occurred (news article) and to get some information about outsourcing from an Indian viewpoint watch this excerpt from the documentary .
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