The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Thousands of tourists visit the ancient city of Pompeii every year. It is a big tourist sight. Most tourists leave the city with happy memories. Some people steal relics, like statues or tiles. Some tourists say these things have brought them bad luck. They sent them back to Pompeii. Many wrote about their bad luck.



A worker at the 2,000-year-old Pompeii talked about the letters. A man said his life was full of bad luck after he took a small tile from Pompeii. A Spanish man stole a bronze statue and said it brought all his family bad luck. The worker wants to show everyone the letters. He said they might be more interesting than the relics.

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Sources
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11932368/Pompeiis-pilferers-punished-with-a-curse-from-the-gods.html
    http://www.thelocal.it/20151013/pompeii-thieves-claim-relics-are-cursed
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

the ancient

a.

tiles

2.

a big tourist

b.

city of Pompeii

3.

leave the city with happy

c.

back to Pompeii

4.

Some people

d.

sight

5.

statues or

e.

about their bad luck

6.

brought them bad

f.

steal relics

7.

They sent them

g.

memories

8.

Many wrote

h.

luck



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the 2,000-year

a.

tile

2.

his life was full

b.

be

3.

he took a small

c.

of bad luck

4.

a bronze

d.

everyone the letters

5.

it brought all his

e.

statue

6.

The worker wants to show

f.

-old Pompeii

7.

He said they might

g.

than the relics

8.

more interesting

h.

family bad luck

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Thousands (1) ___________________ the ancient city of Pompeii every year. (2) ___________________ tourist sight. Most tourists leave the city with (3) ___________________. Some people steal relics, (4) ___________________ tiles. Some tourists (5) ___________________ have brought them bad luck. They sent them back to Pompeii. (6) ___________________ their bad luck.

A (7) ___________________-year-old Pompeii talked about the letters. A (8) ___________________ was full of bad luck after he took (9) ___________________ Pompeii. A Spanish man stole a bronze statue and said (10) ___________________ his family bad luck. The worker (11) ___________________ everyone the letters. He said they might be more interesting (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ThousandsoftouristsvisittheancientcityofPompeiieveryyear.Itisabig
touristsight.Mosttouristsleavethecitywithhappymemories.Somepe
oplestealrelics,likestatuesortiles.Sometouristssaythesethingshave
broughtthembadluck.TheysentthembacktoPompeii.Manywroteabo
uttheirbadluck.Aworkeratthe2,000-year-oldPompeiitalkedaboutth
eletters.Amansaidhislifewasfullofbadluckafterhetookasmalltilefrom
Pompeii.ASpanishmanstoleabronzestatueandsaiditbroughtallhisfa
milybadluck.Theworkerwantstoshoweveryonetheletters.Hesaidthe
ymightbemoreinterestingthantherelics.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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f)

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WRITING

Write about old cities for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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