The Reading / Listening - Bad Dream - Level 0

A man from Nepal did not climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, has climbed Everest 25 times. This is a record. He was trying to climb it a 26th time. He said: "I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go." Mr Rita did not say anything about what was in his dream.



Mr Rita is a hero in Nepal. His nickname is Snow Leopard. He first climbed Everest in 1994. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I will go back again next year to complete my dream." People in Nepal believe Everest is a goddess. They pray before they climb it. This shows they respect the mountain.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bad Dream - Level 1 Bad Dream - Level 2   or  Bad Dream - Level 3

Sources
  • https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/bad-dream-stopped-everest-guide-climbing-peak-26th-77888354
  • https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kami-rita-bad-dream-mount-everest_n_60ad273ce4b0d45b752efba8
  • https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/record-breaking-sherpa-halts-attempt-to-scale-everest-for-26th-time-says-mountain-goddess-warned-him20210525202202/


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. A man
  2. he had
  3. climbed Everest
  4. This is a
  5. He was trying to climb it a
  6. I had a really
  7. The gods were telling
  8. what was in
  1. bad dream
  2. record
  3. his dream
  4. a bad dream
  5. me not to go
  6. 25 times
  7. 26th time
  8. from Nepal

Paragraph 2

  1. Mr Rita is a hero
  2. His nickname is
  3. He first climbed
  4. He will try again
  5. I will go back
  6. complete my
  7. They pray before they
  8. This shows they respect
  1. dream
  2. climb it
  3. in 2022
  4. the mountain
  5. Snow Leopard
  6. in Nepal
  7. again next year
  8. Everest in 1994

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man from Nepal (1) ___________________ Mount Everest because (2) ___________________ bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, has climbed Everest 25 times. This (3) ___________________. He was trying to climb it (4) ___________________. He said: "I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me (5) ___________________." Mr Rita did not say anything about (6) ___________________ his dream.

Mr Rita is (7) ___________________ Nepal. His nickname is Snow Leopard. (8) ___________________ Everest in 1994. He will (9) ___________________ 2022. He said: "I will go back (10) ___________________ to complete my dream." People in Nepal believe Everest is a goddess. (11) ___________________ they climb it. This shows they (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmanfromNepaldidnotclimbMountEverestbecausehehadabaddrea
m.KamiRita,51,hasclimbedEverest25times.Thisisarecord.Hewastry
ingtoclimbita26thtime.Hesaid:"Ihadareallybaddream.Thegodswere
tellingmenottogo."MrRitadidnotsayanythingaboutwhatwasinhisdre
am.MrRitaisaheroinNepal.HisnicknameisSnowLeopard.Hefirstclimb
edEverestin1994.Hewilltryagainin2022.Hesaid:"Iwillgobackagainn
extyeartocompletemydream."PeopleinNepalbelieveEverestisagodd
ess.Theypraybeforetheyclimbit.Thisshowstheyrespectthemountain
.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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