The Reading / Listening - Level 0

We know what people wore 5,000 years ago. Scientists studied material from a man who died 5,300 years ago. He was frozen under ice until 1991. They called him Otzi. Scientists studied him to understand how early humans lived. He gave useful information about how humans used animals.



Otzi's clothes were from goat leather, bear fur and other animals. His shoes were made from grass. He had 61 tattoos. These were to make pain go away. The tattoos were not for beauty. He had problems with his heart and with his teeth. Otzi was 45 when he died. Someone killed him with an arrow. It hit him in the head.

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Sources
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/19/health/otzi-iceman-ancient-clothes/
  • http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/otzi-iceman-european-alps-mummy-clothing-dna-leather-fur-archaeology/
  • http://www.popsci.com/iceman-wore-five-different-animal-products-on-his-final-journey


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. We know what people
  2. a man who died
  3. He was frozen under
  4. They called
  5. Scientists studied him to
  6. how early
  7. He gave useful
  8. how humans
  1. humans lived
  2. wore
  3. used animals
  4. ice until 1991
  5. 5,300 years ago
  6. information
  7. understand
  8. him Otzi

Paragraph 2

  1. Otzi's clothes were from goat
  2. His shoes were made
  3. He had 61
  4. These were to make pain
  5. The tattoos were not
  6. He had problems with his
  7. Someone killed him
  8. It hit him in
  1. heart
  2. go away
  3. the head
  4. from grass
  5. leather
  6. with an arrow
  7. tattoos
  8. for beauty

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We (1) ___________________ wore 5,000 years ago. Scientists (2) ___________________ from a man who died (3) ___________________. He was frozen (4) ___________________ 1991. They called him Otzi. Scientists studied him to understand how (5) ___________________ lived. He gave useful (6) ___________________ how humans used animals.

Otzi's clothes were from (7) ___________________, bear fur and other animals. His shoes were made (8) ___________________. He had (9) ___________________. These were to make pain go away. The tattoos were (10) ___________________. He had problems with his heart and (11) ___________________. Otzi was 45 when he died. Someone killed him (12) ___________________. It hit him in the head.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Weknowwhatpeoplewore5,000yearsago.Scientistsstudiedmaterialf
romamanwhodied5,300yearsago.Hewasfrozenundericeuntil1991.T
heycalledhimOtzi.Scientistsstudiedhimtounderstandhowearlyhuma
nslived.Hegaveusefulinformationabouthowhumansusedanimals.Ot
zi'sclotheswerefromgoatleather,bearfurandotheranimals.Hisshoes
weremadefromgrass.Hehad61tattoos.Theseweretomakepaingoaw
ay.Thetattooswerenotforbeauty.Hehadproblemswithhisheartandwi
thhisteeth.Otziwas45whenhedied.Someonekilledhimwithanarrow.I
thithiminthehead.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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