The Reading / Listening - Metal Detecting - Level 0

People in the UK found more than 47,000 old objects. People used metal detectors to find old coins and other treasure. Metal detecting is good during coronavirus because social distancing is easy. People put photos of the coins on the museum's website. The U.K. Culture Minister said: "It is brilliant to see."



Someone found 50 South African gold coins near London. Another person found gold and silver coins with the faces of British kings. These coins were from the 16th century. Another person found ancient Roman furniture from AD 43-200. It had the face of the god Oceanus on it. These are important for understanding Britain's past.

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    Metal Detecting - Level 1 Metal Detecting - Level 2   or  Metal Detecting - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/lockdown-garden-archaeology-trnd/index.html
  • https://nypost.com/2020/12/11/british-gardeners-find-archeological-gems-during-quarantine/
  • https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/tudor-coins-0014657


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. People in
  2. more than 47,000
  3. People used metal
  4. old coins and
  5. good during
  6. social distancing
  7. on the museum's
  8. It is brilliant
  1. detectors
  2. website
  3. other treasure
  4. to see
  5. is easy
  6. the UK
  7. coronavirus
  8. old objects

Paragraph 2

  1. gold coins
  2. gold and silver
  3. the faces of
  4. from the 16th
  5. ancient Roman
  6. from AD
  7. It had the face of the god
  8. understanding Britain's
  1. British kings
  2. Oceanus on it
  3. coins
  4. past
  5. century
  6. furniture
  7. near London
  8. 43-200

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People in the UK (1) ___________________ 47,000 old objects. People used metal detectors (2) ___________________ coins and other treasure. Metal detecting (3) ___________________ coronavirus because (4) ___________________ easy. People put photos (5) ___________________ on the museum's website. The U.K. Culture Minister said: "It is (6) ___________________."

Someone found 50 South African (7) ___________________ London. Another (8) ___________________ and silver coins (9) ___________________ of British kings. These (10) ___________________ the 16th century. Another person found ancient Roman (11) ___________________ 43-200. It had the face of the god Oceanus on it. These (12) ___________________ understanding Britain's past.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PeopleintheUKfoundmorethan47,000oldobjects.Peopleusedmetald
etectorstofindoldcoinsandothertreasure.Metaldetectingisgooddurin
gcoronavirusbecausesocialdistancingiseasy.Peopleputphotosofthec
oinsonthemuseum'swebsite.TheU.K.CultureMinistersaid:"Itisbrillia
nttosee."Someonefound50SouthAfricangoldcoinsnearLondon.Anot
herpersonfoundgoldandsilvercoinswiththefacesofBritishkings.Thes
ecoinswerefromthe16thcentury.AnotherpersonfoundancientRoman
furniturefromAD43-200.IthadthefaceofthegodOceanusonit.These
areimportantforunderstandingBritain'spast.

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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