a 17-year-old Indian girl. She
(live) in Madras, which
the east coast of southern India with her parents and older sister. She
from a high-income family. This
(enjoy) many of the
things that teenagers in Iceland do. She
(go) to the mall, the theatre and cinema,
(hang) out in coffee bars with her friends, and
(surf) the net. She
(have) a mobile phone and her own television in her bedroom.
a privileged life style.For many Indian teenagers and young children living
in both towns and villages life
(be) extremely hard. They
(have) to work to support their
(have) little or no education.
Alisha started school at the age of three and has just completed high
(be) from 8 to 3. Those teenagers who
( have) enough money go to a private school for extra lessons to make
sure that they
(get) good grades.
(go) on until 7 or 8 in the evening. Alisha
(attend) private classes so her school day
(be) extremely long. Next year Alisha
(go) to college and
to become a photographer.
(not have) a boyfriend. Dating
(be) not very common in India. Indian girls
(wait) for Mr Right to come along. Girls from low-income
(marry) young. In the past child marriages were very common. These marriages
were arranged by the parents. There
(be) still arranged marriages
in India: that
(be) the parents
(choose) whom their child
(be) to marry. However, in middle- and high-income families, children
a free choice.