The Reading / Listening - Mummies - Level 3

Archaeologists in Egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies inside it. The ancient tomb is over 3,500 years old. It contains the mummified bodies of a woman and her two sons. Archaeologists say the tomb belonged to a royal goldsmith called Amenemhat and that the woman may be his wife. There was a statue of the goldsmith, sitting beside the woman. The tomb was found near the city of Luxor on the River Nile. Luxor is about 700km south of Egypt's capital city Cairo. Archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when she died. Tests show that she died because she had a bone disease. Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s. All three bodies were in very good condition.



The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb consists of a courtyard and two burial shafts. It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological team from Luxor Antiquities. The latest discovery came after six years of digging on the site. Dr Yousef Khalifa, Egypt's former head of antiquities, told Arab News: "Luxor alone has one-third of the world's ancient monuments and visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient Egyptian relics." Dr Khalifa hopes the new discoveries will help Egypt's tourism industry. He said many tourists will come to see the new mummies. Current head of antiquities, Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes archaeologists will find more mummies in the area.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Mummies - Level 0 Mummies - Level 1   or  Mummies - Level 2

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


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. MUMMIES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about mummies. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       archaeologists / tomb / mummy / statue / city / south / capital city / bone / disease
       courtyard / team / discovery / ancient / monuments / tourism / industry / area

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. EGYPT: Students A strongly believe Egypt is the best place in the world for tourists; Students B strongly believe not.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. ~OLOGISTS: What do these ~ologists do and would you like to study to be one? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What they do

How useful?

Would you study this?

Archaeologist

 

 

 

Anthropologist

 

 

 

Biologist

 

 

 

Geologist

 

 

 

Psychologist

 

 

 

Zoologist

 

 

 

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5. OLD: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "old". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. ANCIENT SITES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best sites at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Stonehenge
  • Moai statues - Easter Island
  • Taj Mahal
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Pyramids
  • Angkor Wat
  • Machu Picchu
  • Petra

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Three undiscovered mummies were found in a tomb in Egypt.     T / F
  2. The three mummies belonged to the same family.     T / F
  3. The mummies were found near the Pyramids near Cairo.     T / F
  4. One mummy was of a woman who dies aged around 50 years old.     T / F
  5. The team that found the mummies is from Jordan.     T / F
  6. The archaeologists had been digging the site for over 10 years.     T / F
  7. An archaeologist said the new mummies would help tourism in Egypt.     T / F
  8. An archaeologist doesn't think more mummies will be found.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. found
  2. ancient
  3. beside
  4. died
  5. condition
  6. contains
  7. discovery
  8. relics
  9. industry
  10. area
  1. next to
  2. region
  3. shape
  4. discovered
  5. finding
  6. passed away
  7. business
  8. very old
  9. artifacts
  10. holds

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. The ancient tomb is
  2. The tomb was found near the city of
  3. Tests show that she died because she had
  4. Her two sons were in their
  5. All three bodies were in very
  6. discovered by an Egyptian
  7. Luxor alone has one-third of the world's
  8. enjoy exploring the newly found
  9. the new discoveries will help Egypt's
  10. archaeologists will find more
  1. ancient monuments
  2. 20s and 30s
  3. archaeological team
  4. Luxor on the River Nile
  5. a bone disease
  6. tourism industry
  7. mummies in the area
  8. good condition
  9. ancient Egyptian relics
  10. over 3,500 years old

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
contains
statue
condition
capital
royal
bone
tomb
city

Archaeologists in Egypt have found a (1) ____________ that has three mummies inside it. The ancient tomb is over 3,500 years old. It (2) ____________ the mummified bodies of a woman and her two sons. Archaeologists say the tomb belonged to a (3) ____________ goldsmith called Amenemhat and that the woman may be his wife. There was a (4) ____________ of the goldsmith, sitting beside the woman. The tomb was found near the (5) ____________ of Luxor on the River Nile. Luxor is about 700km south of Egypt's (6) ____________ city Cairo. Archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when she died. Tests show that she died because she had a (7) ____________ disease. Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s. All three bodies were in very good (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
head
tourists
latest
area
ancient
head
courtyard
discoveries

The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb consists of a (9) ____________ and two burial shafts. It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological team from Luxor Antiquities. The (10) ____________ discovery came after six years of digging on the site. Dr Yousef Khalifa, Egypt's former (11) ____________ of antiquities, told Arab News: "Luxor alone has one-third of the world's (12) ____________ monuments and visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient Egyptian relics." Dr Khalifa hopes the new (13) ____________ will help Egypt's tourism industry. He said many (14) ____________ will come to see the new mummies. Current (15) ____________ of antiquities, Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes archaeologists will find more mummies in the (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Archaeologists in Egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies ______
     a.  outside it
     b.  onside it
     c.  insides it
     d.  inside it

2)  Archaeologists say the tomb belonged to a ______
     a.  royally goldsmith
     b.  loyal goldsmith
     c.  royal goldsmith
     d.  royals goldsmith

3)  The tomb was found near the city of Luxor ______ Nile
     a.  on the River
     b.  in the River
     c.  over the River
     d.  under the River

4)  Tests show that she died because she had ______
     a.  a boney disease
     b.  a bone disease
     c.  a boned disease
     d.  a bones disease

5)  Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s. All three bodies were in ______
     a.  really good condition
     b.  very good condition
     c.  verily goodly condition
     d.  very goodly condition

6)  The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb consists of a courtyard and ______
     a.  two bury all shafts
     b.  two burial shafts
     c.  two burial shifts
     d.  two buried all shafts

7)  The latest discovery came after six years of digging ______
     a.  on the site
     b.  on a site
     c.  on the sight
     d.  on a sight

8)  Luxor alone has one-third of the world's ______
     a.  ancient monument
     b.  ancient monumental
     c.  ancient many moments
     d.  ancient monuments

9)  visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient ______
     a.  Egyptian relics
     b.  Egyptian delis
     c.  Egyptian republics
     d.  Egyptian relies

10)  Dr Khaled al-Anani hopes archaeologists will find more mummies ______
     a.  in the arena
     b.  in the areas
     c.  in the aurora
     d.  in the area

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Archaeologists in Egypt (1) ___________________ tomb that has three mummies inside it. The ancient (2) ___________________ 3,500 years old. It contains the mummified bodies of a woman and her two sons. Archaeologists say the tomb (3) ___________________ royal goldsmith called Amenemhat and that the woman may be his wife. There was a statue of the goldsmith, (4) ___________________ woman. The tomb was found near the city of Luxor on the River Nile. Luxor (5) ___________________ south of Egypt's capital city Cairo. Archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when she died. Tests show that she died because she had a bone disease. Her two sons were in (6) ___________________ 30s. All three bodies were in very good condition.

The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb (7) ___________________ courtyard and two burial shafts. It was (8) ___________________ Egyptian archaeological team from Luxor Antiquities. The latest discovery came after six years of (9) ___________________ site. Dr Yousef Khalifa, Egypt's former head of antiquities, told Arab News: "Luxor alone (10) ___________________ of the world's ancient monuments and visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient Egyptian relics." Dr Khalifa hopes the new discoveries will help Egypt's (11) ___________________. He said many tourists will come to see the new mummies. Current head of antiquities, Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes archaeologists will find more mummies (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. How old is the ancient tomb that archaeologists found?
  2. How many male mummies were in the tomb?
  3. What was found in the tomb apart from mummies?
  4. How far is Luxor from Cairo?
  5. How old was the woman who died?
  6. How many burial shafts were found in the tomb?
  7. How many years did archaeologists spend digging on the site?
  8. How many of the world's ancient monuments are in Luxor?
  9. What does an archaeologist hope the new discoveries will help?
  10. What is the job of Dr Khaled al-Anani?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How old is the ancient tomb that archaeologists found?
a) around 3,500 years old
b) exactly 3,500 years old
c) almost 3,500 years old
d) over 3,500 years old

2) How many male mummies were in the tomb?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

3) What was found in the tomb apart from mummies?
a) a station
b) a static
c) a statute
d) a statue

4) How far is Luxor from Cairo?
a) exactly 700km
b) just under 700 km
c) about 700km
d) just over 700km

5) How old was the woman who died?
a) 60
b) 45
c) 55
d) 50

6) How many burial shafts were found in the tomb?
a) 4
b) 3
c) 2
d) 1

7) How many years did archaeologists spend digging on the site?
a) 6
b) 5
c) 7
d) 4

8) How many of the world's ancient monuments are in Luxor?
a) a quarter
b) a fifth
c) a third
d) two-thirds

9) What does an archaeologist hope the new discoveries will help?
a) Cairo
b) Egypt's tourism industry
c) mummies
d) an archaeology website

10) What is the job of Dr Khaled al-Anani?
a) head of antiquities
b) a mummy expert
c) a goldsmith
d) a bone expert

Role play

Role  A – The Pyramids

You think the Pyramids is the best ancient site. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China.

Role  B – Machu Picchu

You think Machu Picchu is the best ancient site. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): the Pyramids, Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China.

Role  C – Taj Mahal

You think Taj Mahal is the best ancient site. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): Machu Picchu, the Pyramids or the Great Wall of China.

Role  D – Great Wall of China

You think the Great Wall of China is the best ancient site. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their sites. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why):  Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal or the Pyramids.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'Egypt'

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  • and 'mummy'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • two
    • team
    • six
    • third
    • see
    • area
    • inside
    • sons
    • statue
    • 700
    • 50
    • good




    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 - New mummies found near Luxor, Egypt

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'mummy'?
    3. What do you know about archaeology?
    4. What do you think of mummies?
    5. How important are mummies?
    6. Would you like to be an archaeologist?
    7. What do you know about ancient Egypt?
    8. What do you know about the ancient history of your country?
    9. What was life like 3,500 years ago?
    10. How important was ancient history to the world?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'Egypt'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Why are mummies the subject of horror stories?
    5. Have you seen mummies in a museum?
    6. Why did some cultures mummify dead bodies?
    7. How great is Egypt for tourists?
    8. Why do people think mummies are scary?
    9. How great is the biggest tourist attraction in your country?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the archaeologists?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Archaeologists in Egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies inside it. The ancient tomb is (1) ____ 3,500 years old. It contains the mummified bodies of a woman and her two sons. Archaeologists say the tomb (2) ____ to a royal goldsmith called Amenemhat and that the woman may be his wife. There was a (3) ____ of the goldsmith, sitting beside the woman. The tomb was found near the city of Luxor (4) ____ the River Nile. Luxor is about 700km south (5) ____ Egypt's capital city Cairo. Archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when she died. Tests show that she died because she had a bone disease. Her two sons were in (6) ____ 20s and 30s. All three bodies were in very good condition.

    The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb consists of a courtyard and two (7) ____ shafts. It was (8) ____ by an Egyptian archaeological team from Luxor Antiquities. The latest discovery came after six years of (9) ____ on the site. Dr Yousef Khalifa, Egypt's former head of antiquities, told Arab News: "Luxor alone has one-(10) ____ of the world's ancient monuments and visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient Egyptian (11) ____." Dr Khalifa hopes the new discoveries will help Egypt's tourism industry. He said many tourists will come to see the new mummies. Current head of antiquities, Dr Khaled al-Anani, (12) ____ archaeologists will find more mummies in the area.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     older     (b)     above     (c)     past     (d)     over    
    2. (a)     belonging     (b)     belong     (c)     belongs     (d)     belonged    
    3. (a)     stately     (b)     statue     (c)     state     (d)     statute    
    4. (a)     over     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    5. (a)     of     (b)     on     (c)     at     (d)     to    
    6. (a)     their     (b)     they     (c)     them     (d)     these    
    7. (a)     bury     (b)     burying     (c)     buries     (d)     burial    
    8. (a)     discovered     (b)     discover     (c)     discovery     (d)     discovers    
    9. (a)     dig     (b)     digging     (c)     dug     (d)     digger    
    10. (a)     thrice     (b)     thirds     (c)     third     (d)     thirdly    
    11. (a)     delis     (b)     folios     (c)     relics     (d)     halos    
    12. (a)     happens     (b)     hopes     (c)     heaps     (d)     hops

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    6. All three bodies were in very good tnncioiod

    Paragraph 2

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    3. Egypt's efrorm head of antiquities
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    Put the text back together

    (    )     3,500 years old . It contains the mummified bodies of a woman and her two sons . Archaeologists say the tomb belonged

    (    )     The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb consists of a courtyard and two burial shafts . It was discovered

    (    )     beside the woman . The tomb was found near the city of Luxor on the River Nile . Luxor is about 700km

    (    )     she died . Tests show that she died because she had a bone disease . Her two sons were in

    (    )     Egyptian relics ." Dr Khalifa hopes the new discoveries will help Egypt's tourism

    (    )     south of Egypt's capital city Cairo . Archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when

    (    )     by an Egyptian archaeological team from Luxor Antiquities . The latest discovery came after six years of

    (    )     to a royal goldsmith called Amenemhat and that the woman may be his wife . There was a statue of the goldsmith, sitting

    (    )     industry . He said many tourists will come to see the new mummies . Current head of antiquities,

    (  1  )     Archaeologists in Egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies inside it . The ancient tomb is over

    (    )     Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes archaeologists will find more mummies in the area .

    (    )     their 20s and 30s . All three bodies were in very good condition .

    (    )     third of the world's ancient monuments and visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient

    (    )     digging on the site . Dr Yousef Khalifa, Egypt's former head of antiquities, told Arab News: "Luxor alone has one-

    Put the words in the right order

    1. say   a   the   royal   tomb   goldsmith  belonged   Archaeologists   to   .
    2. The   the   tomb   city   was   of   found   Luxor   near   .
    3. Cairo   about   of   city   is   south   capital   Luxor   700km   Egypt's   .
    4. about   old   died   was   years   she   woman   50   when   The   .
    5. good   very   in   were   bodies   three   All   condition   .
    6. of   The   contains   consists   courtyard   that   tomb   a   site   the   .
    7. digging   after   The   six   latest   years   discovery   of   came   .
    8. world's   the   of   third   -   One   monuments   ancient   .
    9. new   The   industry   tourism   Egypt's   help   will   discoveries   .
    10. come   to   see   the  new   mummies   He   said  many   tourists   will  .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Archaeologists in Egypt have found / finding a tomb that has three mummies inside it. The ancient tomb is past / over 3,500 years old. It contains the mummified bodily / bodies of a woman and her two sons. Archaeologists say the tomb belonging / belonged to a royal goldsmith called Amenemhat and that the woman may be / been his wife. There was a statute / statue of the goldsmith, sitting beside the woman. The tomb was found nearly / near the city of Luxor on the River Nile. Luxor is about 700km south / southern of Egypt's capital city Cairo. Archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when she died. Tests show that she died because she had a boney / bone disease. Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s. All three bodies were in very good condition / conditioned.

    The site that contains Amenemhat's tomb consisting / consists of a courtyard and two burial shafts / shifts. It was discovered / discovery by an Egyptian archaeological team from Luxor Antiquities. The latest discovery came after six years of dig / digging on the site. Dr Yousef Khalifa, Egypt's former head of antiquities, told Arab News: "Luxor lonely / alone has one-third for / of the world's ancient monuments and visitor / visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient Egyptian relics." Dr Khalifa hopes / hoping the new discoveries will help Egypt's tourism industry. He said many tourists will come to see the new mummies. Current head / top of antiquities, Dr Khaled al-Anani, hopes archaeologists will find more / most mummies in the area.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    _rch___l_g_sts _n _gypt h_v_ f__nd _ t_mb th_t h_s thr__ m_mm__s _ns_d_ _t. Th_ _nc__nt t_mb _s _v_r 3,500 y__rs _ld. _t c_nt__ns th_ m_mm_f__d b_d__s _f _ w_m_n _nd h_r tw_ s_ns. _rch___l_g_sts s_y th_ t_mb b_l_ng_d t_ _ r_y_l g_ldsm_th c_ll_d _m_n_mh_t _nd th_t th_ w_m_n m_y b_ h_s w_f_. Th_r_ w_s _ st_t__ _f th_ g_ldsm_th, s_tt_ng b_s_d_ th_ w_m_n. Th_ t_mb w_s f__nd n__r th_ c_ty _f L_x_r _n th_ R_v_r N_l_. L_x_r _s _b__t 700km s__th _f _gypt's c_p_t_l c_ty C__r_. _rch___l_g_sts s_y th_ w_m_n w_s _b__t 50 y__rs _ld wh_n sh_ d__d. T_sts sh_w th_t sh_ d__d b_c__s_ sh_ h_d _ b_n_ d_s__s_. H_r tw_ s_ns w_r_ _n th__r 20s _nd 30s. _ll thr__ b_d__s w_r_ _n v_ry g__d c_nd_t__n.

    Th_ s_t_ th_t c_nt__ns _m_n_mh_t's t_mb c_ns_sts _f _ c__rty_rd _nd tw_ b_r__l sh_fts. _t w_s d_sc_v_r_d by _n _gypt__n _rch___l_g_c_l t__m fr_m L_x_r _nt_q__t__s. Th_ l_t_st d_sc_v_ry c_m_ _ft_r s_x y__rs _f d_gg_ng _n th_ s_t_. Dr Y__s_f Kh_l_f_, _gypt's f_rm_r h__d _f _nt_q__t__s, t_ld _r_b N_ws: "L_x_r _l_n_ h_s _n_-th_rd _f th_ w_rld's _nc__nt m_n_m_nts _nd v_s_t_rs w_ll _nj_y _xpl_r_ng th_ n_wly f__nd _nc__nt _gypt__n r_l_cs." Dr Kh_l_f_ h_p_s th_ n_w d_sc_v_r__s w_ll h_lp _gypt's t__r_sm _nd_stry. H_ s__d m_ny t__r_sts w_ll c_m_ t_ s__ th_ n_w m_mm__s. C_rr_nt h__d _f _nt_q__t__s, Dr Kh_l_d _l-_n_n_, h_p_s _rch___l_g_sts w_ll f_nd m_r_ m_mm__s _n th_ _r__.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    archaeologists in egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies inside it the ancient tomb is over 3500 years old it contains the mummified bodies of a woman and her two sons archaeologists say the tomb belonged to a royal goldsmith called amenemhat and that the woman may be his wife there was a statue of the goldsmith sitting beside the woman the tomb was found near the city of luxor on the river nile luxor is about 700km south of egypt's capital city cairo archaeologists say the woman was about 50 years old when she died tests show that she died because she had a bone disease her two sons were in their 20s and 30s all three bodies were in very good condition

    the site that contains amenemhat's tomb consists of a courtyard and two burial shafts it was discovered by an egyptian archaeological team from luxor antiquities the latest discovery came after six years of digging on the site dr yousef khalifa egypt's former head of antiquities told arab news "luxor alone has one-third of the world's ancient monuments and visitors will enjoy exploring the newly found ancient egyptian relics" dr khalifa hopes the new discoveries will help egypt's tourism industry he said many tourists will come to see the new mummies current head of antiquities dr khaled al-anani hopes archaeologists will find more mummies in the area

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    ArchaeologistsinEgypthavefoundatombthathasthreemummiesinsid
    eit.Theancienttombisover3,500yearsold.Itcontainsthemummifiedb
    odiesofawomanandhertwosons.Archaeologistssaythetombbelonge
    dtoaroyalgoldsmithcalledAmenemhatandthatthewomanmaybehisw
    ife.Therewasastatueofthegoldsmith,sittingbesidethewoman.Theto
    mbwasfoundnearthecityofLuxorontheRiverNile.Luxorisabout700k
    msouthofEgypt'scapitalcityCairo.Archaeologistssaythewomanwasa
    bout50yearsoldwhenshedied.Testsshowthatshediedbecausesheha
    dabonedisease.Hertwosonswereintheir20sand30s.Allthreebodiesw
    ereinverygoodcondition.ThesitethatcontainsAmenemhat'stombcon
    sistsofacourtyardandtwoburialshafts.ItwasdiscoveredbyanEgyptia
    narchaeologicalteamfromLuxorAntiquities.Thelatestdiscoverycame
    aftersixyearsofdiggingonthesite.DrYousefKhalifa,Egypt'sformerhea
    dofantiquities,toldArabNews:"Luxoralonehasone-thirdoftheworl
    d'sancientmonumentsandvisitorswillenjoyexploringthenewlyfound
    ancientEgyptianrelics."DrKhalifahopesthenewdiscoverieswillhelpEg
    ypt'stourismindustry.Hesaidmanytouristswillcometoseethenewmu
    mmies.Currentheadofantiquities,DrKhaledal-Anani,hopesarch
    aeologistswillfindmoremummiesinthearea.

    Free writing

    Write about the lesson page for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Egypt is one of the best countries in the world to visit. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. MUMMIES: Make a poster about mummies. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: Write a magazine article about governments spending more money on digging at archaeological sites. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on mummies. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on mummies. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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