The Reading / Listening - Pyramids - Level 0

Egypt opened two old pyramids. They are south of Cairo. They opened for the first time since 1965. Hundreds of people waited to see them. The Bent Pyramid is 4,600 years old. It was for King Sneferu. It is 101 meters high. It changed how people built pyramids. There is an 18-metre high pyramid next to it.



The pyramids are a World Heritage Site. Egypt hopes they will help tourism. Many people want to see Egypt's ancient sites. People can go through a tunnel deep inside the Bent Pyramid. They can see old treasure found inside. There are stone, clay and wooden coffins. Some of the coffins had mummies inside them.

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    Pyramids - Level 1 Pyramids - Level 2   or  Pyramids - Level 3

Sources
  • https://time.com/5625968/egypt-opens-pyramids/
  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-13/egypt-opens-2-ancient-pyramids-for-first-time-since-1960s
  • https://www.gulftoday.ae/lifestyle/2019/07/13/egypt-opens-sneferu-bent-pyramid-in-dahshur-to-public


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. Egypt opened two old
  2. They opened for the first
  3. Hundreds of people waited
  4. The Bent Pyramid
  5. It was for
  6. It is 101
  7. It changed how people
  8. There is an 18-metre high
  1. to see them
  2. King Sneferu
  3. time since 1965
  4. pyramid next to it
  5. pyramids
  6. built pyramids
  7. is 4,600 years old
  8. meters high

Paragraph 2

  1. a World Heritage
  2. Egypt hopes they will
  3. see Egypt's ancient
  4. go through a
  5. deep inside
  6. They can see old treasure
  7. stone, clay and
  8. coffins had mummies inside
  1. found inside
  2. sites
  3. them
  4. the Bent Pyramid
  5. wooden coffins
  6. help tourism
  7. tunnel
  8. Site

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Egypt (1) ___________________ pyramids. They are south of Cairo. They (2) ___________________ first time since 1965. Hundreds of people (3) ___________________ them. The Bent Pyramid is 4,600 years old. (4) ___________________ King Sneferu. It is 101 meters high. It changed (5) ___________________ pyramids. There is an 18-metre high pyramid (6) ___________________.

The pyramids are a World Heritage Site. Egypt (7) ___________________ help tourism. Many people (8) ___________________ Egypt's ancient sites. People can go through (9) ___________________ inside the Bent Pyramid. They can see (10) ___________________ inside. There are stone, (11) ___________________ coffins. Some of the coffins had (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Egyptopenedtwooldpyramids.TheyaresouthofCairo.Theyopenedfor
thefirsttimesince1965.Hundredsofpeoplewaitedtoseethem.TheBen
tPyramidis4,600yearsold.ItwasforKingSneferu.Itis101metershigh.I
tchangedhowpeoplebuiltpyramids.Thereisan18-metrehighpyram
idnexttoit.ThepyramidsareaWorldHeritageSite.Egypthopestheywill
helptourism.ManypeoplewanttoseeEgypt'sancientsites.Peoplecang
othroughatunneldeepinsidetheBentPyramid.Theycanseeoldtreasur
efoundinside.Therearestone,clayandwoodencoffins.Someofthecoffi
nshadmummiesinsidethem.

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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