The Reading / Listening - Bad Dream - Level 1

A man from Nepal did not climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, holds the record for climbing Mount Everest. He has climbed it 25 times. He was making his 26th climb, but he said: "The weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go, and because I really believe in God, I decided to return." Mr Rita did not say anything about what was in his dream.

Kami Rita is a hero in Nepal. His nickname is Snow Leopard. He first climbed Everest in 1994. He has climbed it nearly every year since then. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up again this year....I will go back again next year to complete my dream." People in Nepal believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony before they climb it. This shows they respect the mountain.

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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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. the record for
  2. He was making his
  3. The weather turned
  4. The gods were telling
  5. I really believe in
  6. I decided to
  7. Mr Rita did not say
  8. what was
  1. God
  2. climbing Mount Everest
  3. in his dream
  4. bad
  5. return
  6. anything
  7. 26th climb
  8. me not to go

Paragraph 2

  1. Kami Rita is a hero
  2. His nickname
  3. He first
  4. nearly every year
  5. He will try
  6. go up again
  7. They take part in a religious
  8. This shows they respect
  1. this year
  2. ceremony
  3. since then
  4. the mountain
  5. climbed Everest in 1994
  6. in Nepal
  7. again in 2022
  8. is Snow Leopard

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man from Nepal (1) ___________________ Mount Everest because (2) ___________________ bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, holds the record for climbing Mount Everest. He (3) ___________________ 25 times. He was making his 26th climb, but he said: "The (4) ___________________ and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go, and because I (5) ___________________ God, I decided to return." Mr Rita did not say anything about (6) ___________________ his dream.

Kami Rita is (7) ___________________ Nepal. His nickname is Snow Leopard. He first climbed Everest in 1994. He has climbed it (8) ___________________ since then. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I felt the Goddess did not want me (9) ___________________ again this year....I will go back again next year to (10) ___________________." People in Nepal believe Everest is a goddess. They (11) ___________________ a religious ceremony before they climb it. This (12) ___________________ the mountain.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmanfromNepaldidnotclimbMountEverestbecausehehadabaddrea
m.KamiRita,51,holdstherecordforclimbingMountEverest.Hehasclim
bedit25times.Hewasmakinghis26thclimb,buthesaid:"Theweathertu
rnedbadandIhadareallybaddream.Thegodsweretellingmenottogo,a
ndbecauseIreallybelieveinGod,Idecidedtoreturn."MrRitadidnotsaya
nythingaboutwhatwasinhisdream.KamiRitaisaheroinNepal.Hisnickn
ameisSnowLeopard.HefirstclimbedEverestin1994.Hehasclimbeditn
earlyeveryyearsincethen.Hewilltryagainin2022.Hesaid:"IfelttheGo
ddessdidnotwantmetogoupagainthisyear....Iwillgobackagainnexty
eartocompletemydream."PeopleinNepalbelieveEverestisagoddess.
Theytakepartinareligiousceremonybeforetheyclimbit.Thisshowsthe
yrespectthemountain.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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