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After finishing this lesson students will be
•know about the ethnic people of
• know their life style
• read and understand text
• ask and answer questions
characteristics - a typical feature or quality that
has a person or things
communities – all the people who live in a
particular area, country
maize – a tall plant grown for its large yellow
poultry- meat from chickens, ducks
Most of these ethnic people living in Bangladesh have some
common characteristics. They have their own lifestyles.They
build their houses on bamboo or wooden platforms called
‘machang’. Rice is their staple food. They eat vegetables,
maize and fish, poultry and meat. Their kitchen utensils are
bamboo, wooden and earthen pots which they make
themselves. Men wear lungis and women wear thamis or
sarongs and angis. Women weave their own clothes.
Hunting and fishing are their favourite pastimes. They are fond
of songs, music, dances, theatre and fair. Traditional musical
instruments used are bugles made from buffalo horns, drums a
d bamboo flutes. Wrestling is a popular sport for them.
Imagine you are Sajeed and you have a Marma friend
called Masing. Now write a dialogue asking and answering
questions about dress, food, songs, sports and pastimes
of both of you.
Complete the paragraph. Use the words below to fill in the gaps. There are
more words than necessary.
Lungi, sport. Earthen, machang, weave, wrestling, song, rice, fishing, lifestyles,
The tribal people follow their ______________. The platform they build their
houses on is called ____________. Men wear
_____________. Women ____________their own clothes. Their staple food is
____________.They are fond of songs, dance, music, and _____________.
__________ is their favourite sport.