A Flight Attendant

from Mumbai

Vimi talks about her life and work.


airline quite a bit fly/flew/flown
per inflight try our best
out mangrove worry/worried
earn stuff (2) department
bit (2) something basic/basically
reason Vatican I am thinking
quite of course spend time
simple treat (2) environment
enjoy rough (2) spice/spicy
help try/tried good/better/best
crew save (3) per annum
globe issue (2) roughly (2)
really right (5) think/thought/thought (2)
glad together get together
other just (2) human (beings)
respect right now globalization
deal (2) around (2) country (2)
do something




Hi, I’m Demi Devan. I am 40 years old. And I live in Mumbai, India.

What do you do for a living?

Well I’m working with an airline and I’m with the inflight department; so I’m in the flying crew, basically.

I fly twenty days a month, I’m out of India, and I earn roughly around I would say 16,000 Euros per annum.

What’s your favorite food?

I love eating, basically. But I think I like Thai food quite a bit. I can have it every day. Spicy Thai food that’s what I really enjoy.

What worries you?

The environment worries me a lot, of course. In India a lot of people worry about it.

But we don’t know how to go and help — but we are trying our best, like we are trying to save our mangrove. That’s the biggest issue we’re dealing with right now.

And I’m glad people are getting together; they are worried and they want to do something and they are doing something.

Fortunately I’m quite involved in it. We do a lot of stuff to save the mangrove.

What does globalization mean to you?

We human beings treat other people also as human beings, and respect that. That is I would say is globalization.

Which country would you like to visit?

The country I really enjoyed being was Italy, of course, in Rome.

The simply reason: the history says a lot there. Just spending time in Vatican city was beautiful.

Of course looking at those Italian men that was very interesting.

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India. Who is she? Who is this person? How old is she? Is she from Delhi?

Pakistan, Bangladesh. Vimi is an IT specialist. Is this right or wrong? Where does Demi work? Who does she work for?

Sri Lanka. Does she fly and work every day? How often does she fly?

Nepal. Does Vimi say how much does she earns? Is she poor, working-class, middle-class, upper-middle-class or rich?

Myanmar. Vimi loves pizzas, burgers and doner. True or false? Describe her favorite food.

Indonesia. Does she worry about money? What worries her? Give examples.

Thailand. To Vimi, globalization means surfing the internet, texting and watching videos. Is this correct or incorrect?

Afghanistan. She liked visiting . . . . . . because . . . . . . .

Bhutan. Name ten things and seven activities in the video.
Malaysia. Are you from Mumbai? Do you live in Mumbai? Have you ever been to Mumbai?

Singapore. Have you met people from Mumbai or other parts of India? Who were they? What were they doing?

Cambodia, Laos. Describe the climate and geography of the Mumbai region.

Iran, Persia. Describe the economy of Mumbai. What does Mumbai import and export?

Babylon, Iraq. What problems or challenges does Mumbai have?

Tajikistan. Describe the food of Mumbai. What is the cuisine of Mumbai like?

Uzbekistan. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

Tibet. What comes to mind when you think of Mumbai? What do you associate with Mumbai?


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Apartment-Hotel Manager


Suman talks about Bangalore, her work and globalization


manager service
same place have to
step (3) human for me/to me
part globalization
world like (2) feel/felt/felt (3)
grow grow up resident
hope thing (2) relatives
beg environment
soon of course infrastructure
all all the time
aware try/tried destroy
clean be able to as long as possible
until die decision





1. Who is this person? What is her job?

2. Suman commutes to work. True or false?

3. Does she like her job? Why or why not?

4. She says what she eats for breakfast. Yes or no?

5. Do the locals get along with foreigners?

6. In her free time Suman………

7. What worries her?

8. What does she expect for the future?

9. Name ten things and seven activities from the video.

A. Are you from Bangalore? Do you live in India? Have you ever been to India?

B. Have you met anyone from India? Who were they? What were they doing?

C. Describe the geography and climate of Bangalore.

D. What is the economy of Bangalore like? Describe Bangalore’s economy. What does it import and export?

E. Does Bangalore have any problems or challenges? What are its problems or challenges?

F. Describe the cuisine of Bangalore. What is the food in Bangalore like?

G. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

H. What comes to mind when you think of Bangalore or India in general? What do you associate with Bangalore?



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