Targeted Performance Level: Novice
Theme: A Virtual Trip to India
Grade Range: 3-5

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Topic 7: Visiting South India: Onam Festival

Instructions: Listen to the audio about Onam Festival. Then, read along as you hear it this time. After you have read and listened to the audio, try to complete the activities as instructed. Try to answer in complete sentences.


Transcript of the audio file:

ओणम ख़ुशी भरा त्यौहार है। यह केरल में मनाया जाता है। इसे अगस्त-सितम्बर में मनाया जाता है। इस त्यौहार को दस दिनों तक मनाते हैं। ओणम में युवतियां फूलों की पंखुड़ियों से सुन्दर सुन्दर रंगोली बनती हैं।रंगोली घर के आँगन में बनायी जाती है। केरल की सरकार भी ओणम पर्व को प्रायोजित करती है। सरकार की मदद से नौका दौड़ व अन्य महोत्सव मनाए जाते हैं।

Key words: त्यौहार, रंगोली, युवतियां, आँगन, पर्व, प्रायोजित, सरकार, मदद,  महोत्सव

Onam South India STARTALK YHS Online Hindi Resourc


Complete the following activity:

1. Listen to audio in order to recognize the key words and highlight them. Highlight the keywords in the text above. Use shabdkosh.com or any other dictionary on the web to find its meaning.

2. Select correct statements out of these sentences:

  1. Onam is celebrated in Chennai. 

  2. Young girls decorate their house with designs made of flowers.

  3. The government also participates in the celebrations. 

  4. People stop going to their fields during Onam.

3. Make an audio presentation:

Write and then record five facts about Onam. Send the audio file to your teacher.

(Please feel free to send your work or related questions with this lesson to yhsbensalem2012@gmail.com. We will promptly respond with our feedback.)