Lesson 9: My Favourite Fruit

Mango is my favourite fruit.
Mangoes are indigenous to the Indian subcontinent especially India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia. Mangoes are fleshy. They are the national fruit of India.
There are over 100 varieties of mangoes in India. These are in a variety of colours, sizes, and shapes. They have been cultivated in India for a very long time.
People eat mangoes ripe, or prepare them when they are green and raw, as pickles or sauces. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A, C, and D.
The pulp of the fruit and its juice provide instant energy during summer months in India.
Indians have a sweet tooth and often crave mangoes. Mango forms a part of the daily diet in the peak season. It could be in the form of fruit salad or mango drinks, such as, lassi and milk shakes.
From sweet to spicy, there’s a mango recipe to suit every palate and every mood.

A) Vocabulary: Please make your own sentences with the following words:

favourite  a person/thing that is preferred more than others
indigenous – produced, growing, or living naturally in a particular region or
fleshy  having or being soft, pulpy, juicy tissue
instant immediate
sweet tooth  fondness for sweets
crave  to have a strong desire for something
palate – the sense of taste

B) Select an appropriate word from the list below, and fill in the blanks.
 indigenous, instant, peak, palate

  1. The sweet taste satisfied his _____.
  2. The pink lotus is _____ to India, and is the national flower of India .
  3. In Northern India, June is the _____ summer month.
  4. Glucose D gives _____ energy.

C) Questions about India. Please fill in the blanks:

  1. The national animal is………..
  2. The national bird is…..
  3. The national sport is…..

D) Describing words (Adjectives). Use the following words and make sentences of your own. Remember to use appropriate adjectives in all your sentences.
Example: sky
The sky is clear and blue today. (‘clear’ and ‘blue’ are adjectives)

  1. lady.
  2. cricket.
  3. banana.
  4. book.