SPECIAL INDIA HOME
THE INDIAN ACCENT
The following paragraph has been recorded with different accents:
Here is the transcript:
"India's tourist INDUSTRY is on a roll due to both a rush of foreign tourists and INCREASED
travel by Indians to DOMESTIC and OVERSEAS destinations. Nearly three MILLION foreign
tourists visited India in 2003, a 15 percent increase over the PREVIOUS year.
PROSPECTS look even better this year, with tourist ARRIVAL already up nearly 20
percent. The visitors are POURING in from all over the world: Europe, Africa, Southeast
ASIA and Australia. At the same time, the number of Indians travelling ABROAD
last year increased by 30 percent, to 4.5 million. "
1. Click on .to listen to Anjana PARISHA 's report, an Indian reporter (extract * VOA News).
2. Then click on to listen to the same extract recorded by Mrs S. Lalani-Fade with a British accent.
3. Click on to listen to Mrs S. Lalani-Fade who has recorded the same extract WITH an Indian accent (for fun!).
4. YOUR TURN: read this paragraph with a British accent and an Indian accent. Good luck! .
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