The Reading / Listening - Level 2

A mummy that was found in Mongolia has gone viral because it seems to be wearing Adidas boots. People have tweeted that the mummy shows that time travel exists. The mummy was found in the Altai Mountains in a remote part of Mongolia. It is around 1,500 years old. The mummy’s boots look like a pair of snowboarding boots made by the sports company Adidas. The boots have the same three stripes that Adidas is famous for putting on its footwear. A picture of the boots has gone viral. People are tweeting that the mummy is a modern human who travelled back in time.



The mummy's grave was found in 2010 by local farmers. Last October, archaeologists started digging. They thought the site had many important things. The archaeologists found horse's saddles, clay vases, wooden bowls, and metal kettles. The site was the first complete Turkic burial ground found in Central Asia. Turkic people started living in a region between Central Asia and Siberia around 2,600 years ago. They had their own language and alphabet. The colour blue was very important in their culture. Some historians say the word 'turquoise' comes 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:

1.

A mummy that was found

a.

years old

2.

the mummy shows that time

b.

part of Mongolia

3.

in a remote

c.

viral

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It is around 1,500

d.

in time

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three

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human

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A picture of the boots has gone

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travel exists

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a modern

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stripes

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travelled back

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in Mongolia



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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The mummy's grave was

a.

bowls

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local

b.

digging

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archaeologists started

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in their culture

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the site had many important

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Asia

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wooden

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things

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burial

f.

found in 2010

7.

Central

g.

ground

8.

The colour blue was very important

h.

farmers

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A mummy (1) ___________________ in Mongolia has gone viral because it seems to be wearing Adidas boots. People have tweeted that the mummy (2) ___________________ travel exists. The mummy was found in the Altai Mountains (3) __________________ part of Mongolia. It is around 1,500 years old. The mummy’s boots look like a pair of snowboarding boots (4) ___________________ sports company Adidas. The boots have the same three stripes that Adidas is famous (5) ___________________ its footwear. A picture of the boots has gone viral. People are tweeting that the mummy is a modern human (6) ___________________ in time.

The mummy's grave (7) ___________________ 2010 by local farmers. Last October, archaeologists started digging. They thought the site (8) ___________________ things. The archaeologists found horse's saddles, clay vases, wooden (9) _________________ kettles. The site was the first complete Turkic burial ground found in Central Asia. Turkic people (10) ___________________ a region between Central Asia and Siberia around 2,600 years ago. They had (11) ___________________ and alphabet. The colour blue was very important in their culture. Some historians say the word 'turquoise' (12) ___________________ 'Turkish'.





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AmummythatwasfoundinMongoliahasgoneviralbecauseitseemstob
ewearingAdidasboots.Peoplehavetweetedthatthemummyshowstha
ttimetravelexists.ThemummywasfoundintheAltaiMountainsinarem
otepartofMongolia.Itisaround1,500yearsold.Themummy’sbootsloo
klikeapairofsnowboardingbootsmadebythesportscompanyAdidas.T
hebootshavethesamethreestripesthatAdidasisfamousforputtingonit
sfootwear.Apictureofthebootshasgoneviral.Peoplearetweetingthatt
hemummyisamodernhumanwhotravelledbackintime.Themummy's
gravewasfoundin2010bylocalfarmers.LastOctober,archaeologistsst
arteddigging.Theythoughtthesitehadmanyimportantthings.Thearc
haeologistsfoundhorse'ssaddles,clayvases,woodenbowls,andmetal
kettles.ThesitewasthefirstcompleteTurkicburialgroundfoundinCentr
alAsia.TurkicpeoplestartedlivinginaregionbetweenCentralAsiaandSi
beriaaround2,600yearsago.Theyhadtheirownlanguageandalphabet
.Thecolourbluewasveryimportantintheirculture.Somehistorianssayt
heword'turquoise'comesfromtheword'Turkish'.

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WRITING

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