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6.1 Fruits

Tamil Nadu is blessed with a tropical climate (though there are hilly areas, like Kodaikanal where it can get as cool as 2.7 oC). The warm climate in Tamil Nadu favours the growth of several fruits, some of the most popular of which are shown in Table 6.

Table 6 Fruits grown in Tamil Nadu

Fruit Illustration Name in Tamil Pronunciation
Papaya Papaya பப்பாளி Pappaali
Jackfruit Jackfruit பலாப்பழம் Palaappalam
Wood apple Wood apple விளாம்பழம் Vilaampalam
Jambu Jambu ஜம்பு Jambu
Nungu Nungu நுங்கு Nungu

Now listen to how to pronounce the names of the fruits given in Table 6 before testing your knowledge in Activity 7.

Vocabulary

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Papaya | பப்பாளி
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Jackfruit | பலாப்பழம்
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Wood apple | விளாம்பழம்
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Jambu | ஜம்பு
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Nungu | நுங்கு
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Activity 7

Match the images of the fruit with the correct script.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. விளாம்பழம்

  2. நுங்கு

  3. ஜம்பு

  4. பப்பாளி

  5. பலாப்பழம்

  • a.Papaya

  • b.Wood apple

  • c.Nungu

  • d.Jambu

  • e.Jackfruit

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = b
  • 2 = c
  • 3 = d
  • 4 = a
  • 5 = e

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