The Reading / Listening - Stonehenge - Level 0

Scientists have found more about who built Stonehenge 5,000 years ago. This has been a mystery for thousands of years. Scientists say Stonehenge's builders lived 160 kilometres away in the mountains in Wales. The oldest human remains they found date back over 5,000 years.



Stonehenge is a ring of giant stones in southwest England. Each stone is four metres high and weighs 25 tons. Scientists are not sure how people moved the giant stones to Stonehenge. They think the people buried at Stonehenge were from people who helped transport the stones.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Stonehenge - Level 1 Stonehenge - Level 2   or  Stonehenge - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.npr.org/2018/08/03/635363118/builders-of-stonehenge-may-have-been-from-wales-more-than-100-miles-away
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/who-built-stonehenge-ancient-druids-britons-pre-roman-a8474381.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/02/revealed-stonehenge-buried-welsh


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. more about who
  2. This has been
  3. thousands
  4. Stonehenge's
  5. lived 160 kilometres
  6. the mountains
  7. The oldest human
  8. date back
  1. in Wales
  2. built Stonehenge
  3. remains
  4. a mystery
  5. over 5,000 years
  6. builders
  7. away
  8. of years

Paragraph 2

  1. Stonehenge is a
  2. giant stones in southwest
  3. Each stone is four metres
  4. Scientists are not
  5. how people
  6. the people buried at
  7. people who
  8. transport the
  1. Stonehenge
  2. high
  3. stones
  4. moved the giant stones
  5. helped
  6. England
  7. sure
  8. ring

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists (1) ___________________ about who built Stonehenge (2) ___________________. This has been a mystery (3) ___________________ years. Scientists say Stonehenge's (4) ___________________ kilometres away in the mountains in Wales. (5) ___________________ remains they found (6) ___________________ 5,000 years.

Stonehenge (7) ___________________ of giant stones in southwest England. Each (8) ___________________ metres high and weighs 25 tons. Scientists (9) ___________________ how people moved the (10) ___________________ Stonehenge. They think (11) ___________________ at Stonehenge were from people who helped (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ScientistshavefoundmoreaboutwhobuiltStonehenge5,000yearsago
.Thishasbeenamysteryforthousandsofyears.ScientistssayStonehen
ge'sbuilderslived160kilometresawayinthemountainsinWales.Theol
desthumanremainstheyfounddatebackover5,000years.Stoneheng
eisaringofgiantstonesinsouthwestEngland.Eachstoneisfourmetresh
ighandweighs25tons.Scientistsarenotsurehowpeoplemovedthegian
tstonestoStonehenge.TheythinkthepeopleburiedatStonehengewer
efrompeoplewhohelpedtransportthestones.

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)

(a) ________________

(b) ________________

(c) ________________

(d) ________________

(e) ________________

(f) ________________

(g) ________________

(h) ________________

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

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Answers

(Please check your answers against the article above.

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You