The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A photo of a mummy found in Mongolia has gone viral because it seems to have Adidas boots. People tweeted that the mummy shows that time travel is real. The mummy was found in a remote part of Mongolia. It is around 1,500 years old. The boots look like a pair of snowboarding boots made by the company Adidas. They have the same three stripes that Adidas is famous for. People say the mummy is a modern human who travelled back in time.



Farmers found the mummy's grave in 2010. Last year, archaeologists started digging. The site had many important things. It had saddles, clay vases, wooden bowls, and kettles. The site was the first complete Turkic burial ground found in Central Asia. Turkic people have been in the region for 2,600 years. They had their own language. The colour blue was very important to them. The word 'turquoise' may come from the word 'Turkish'.

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Sources
  • http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/13/c_135275784.htm
  • http://marketbusinessnews.com/ancient-mummy-adidas-boots-found-mongolia-claims-time-travel-rife/131568
  • http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/659975/Proof-of-time-travel-The-1-500-year-old-mummy-wearing-ADIDAS-boots


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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gone

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like a pair

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the mummy shows that time

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part of Mongolia

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found in a remote

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in time

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It is around 1,500

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viral

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The boots look

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human

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three stripes that Adidas

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years old

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a modern

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is famous for

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travelled back

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travel is real



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Farmers found the mummy's

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in the region

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archaeologists started

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ground

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The site had many important

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digging

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saddles, clay vases, wooden

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Asia

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burial

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grave in 2010

6.

Central

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very important to them

7.

Turkic people have been

g.

things

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The colour blue was

h.

bowls, and kettles

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A photo of a (1) ___________________ Mongolia has gone viral because it (2) ___________________ Adidas boots. People tweeted that the mummy (3) ___________________ travel is real. The mummy was found in a remote part of Mongolia. It is around 1,500 years old. The boots (4) ___________________ of snowboarding boots made by the company Adidas. They have the same (5) ___________________ Adidas is famous for. People say the mummy is a modern human who travelled (6) ___________________.

Farmers (7) ___________________ grave in 2010. Last year, archaeologists (8) ___________________. The site had many important things. It had saddles, clay vases, (9) ___________________ kettles. The site was the first complete Turkic (10) ___________________ found in Central Asia. Turkic people have been (11) ___________________ for 2,600 years. They had their own language. The colour blue was very important to them. The word 'turquoise' may (12) ___________________ word 'Turkish'.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AphotoofamummyfoundinMongoliahasgoneviralbecauseitseemsto
haveAdidasboots.Peopletweetedthatthemummyshowsthattimetrav
elisreal.ThemummywasfoundinaremotepartofMongolia.Itisaround1
,500yearsold.Thebootslooklikeapairofsnowboardingbootsmadebyt
hecompanyAdidas.TheyhavethesamethreestripesthatAdidasisfamo
usfor.Peoplesaythemummyisamodernhumanwhotravelledbackinti
me.Farmersfoundthemummy'sgravein2010.Lastyear,archaeologis
tsstarteddigging.Thesitehadmanyimportantthings.Ithadsaddles,cla
yvases,woodenbowls,andkettles.ThesitewasthefirstcompleteTurkic
burialgroundfoundinCentralAsia.Turkicpeoplehavebeenintheregion
for2,600years.Theyhadtheirownlanguage.Thecolourbluewasveryi
mportanttothem.Theword'turquoise'maycomefromtheword'Turkis
h'.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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