The Reading / Listening - Mummies - Level 1

Archaeologists have found three 3,500-year-old mummies in Egypt. The mummies are a woman and her two sons. The woman may be the wife of a royal goldsmith called Amenemhat. There was a statue of the goldsmith with the woman in the tomb. The tomb is near Luxor on the River Nile. Luxor is 700km south of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. The woman was about 50 when she died. She died from a bone disease.



The site that contains the tomb had a courtyard and two burial shafts. A team of Egyptian archaeologists spent six years digging in the site. One archaeologist told Arab News that Luxor has one-third of the world's ancient monuments. He said many visitors will enjoy looking at the new mummies. They will help Egypt's tourism industry. A top Egyptian archaeologist, Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes there are more mummies in the area.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Mummies - Level 0 Mummies - Level 2   or  Mummies - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41213024
  • http://www.arabnews.com/node/1158491/offbeat
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/09/africa/egypt-luxor-ancient-tomb/index.html


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. three 3,500-year-old
  2. a woman and her
  3. the woman in
  4. The tomb is near Luxor
  5. Luxor is 700km
  6. the capital city
  7. The woman was about 50
  8. She died from a bone
  1. on the River Nile
  2. when she died
  3. mummies in Egypt
  4. disease
  5. two sons
  6. south of Cairo
  7. the tomb
  8. of Egypt

Paragraph 2

  1. The site that contains
  2. A team of Egyptian
  3. spent six years digging
  4. Luxor has one-
  5. the world's ancient
  6. many visitors will enjoy looking
  7. help Egypt's tourism
  8. A top Egyptian
  1. at the new mummies
  2. third
  3. industry
  4. archaeologists
  5. archaeologist
  6. the tomb
  7. monuments
  8. in the site

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Archaeologists (1) ___________________ 3,500-year-old mummies in Egypt. The (2) ___________________ woman and her two sons. The woman may be (3) ___________________ royal goldsmith called Amenemhat. There was a statue of the goldsmith with the woman (4) ___________________. The tomb is near Luxor on the River Nile. Luxor is 700km south of Cairo, (5) ___________________ of Egypt. The woman was about 50 when she died. She died from (6) ___________________.

The (7) ___________________ the tomb had a courtyard and two burial shafts. (8) ___________________ Egyptian archaeologists spent six years (9) ___________________ site. One archaeologist told Arab News that Luxor has (10) ___________________ the world's ancient monuments. He said many visitors will enjoy (11) ___________________ new mummies. They will help Egypt's tourism industry. A top Egyptian archaeologist, Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes there are more mummies (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Archaeologistshavefoundthree3,500-year-oldmummiesinEgypt.Th
emummiesareawomanandhertwosons.Thewomanmaybethewifeof
aroyalgoldsmithcalledAmenemhat.Therewasastatueofthegoldsmith
withthewomaninthetomb.ThetombisnearLuxorontheRiverNile.Luxo
ris700kmsouthofCairo,thecapitalcityofEgypt.Thewomanwasabout5
0whenshedied.Shediedfromabonedisease.Thesitethatcontainsthet
ombhadacourtyardandtwoburialshafts.AteamofEgyptianarchaeolo
gistsspentsixyearsdigginginthesite.OnearchaeologisttoldArabNews
thatLuxorhasone-thirdoftheworld'sancientmonuments.Hesaidman
yvisitorswillenjoylookingatthenewmummies.TheywillhelpEgypt'sto
urismindustry.AtopEgyptianarchaeologist,DrKhaledal-Anani,hopes
therearemoremummiesinthearea.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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