The Reading / Listening - Bad Dream - Level 2

A man from Nepal did not climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, is not an ordinary mountain climber. He is the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He has climbed the world's highest peak a record 25 times. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt...but 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." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details about his dream.



Kami Rita is a Sherpa and a legend and hero in Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his experiences of climbing Everest. He first climbed it 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. After receiving the signals, I returned to Kathmandu. I will go back again next year to complete my dream." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony to pay their respects to the mountain before they climb it.

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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. A man
  2. an ordinary mountain
  3. He is the record
  4. climbing Mount Everest
  5. He has climbed the world's
  6. the weather turned
  7. I really believe
  8. more details
  1. the most times
  2. in God
  3. about his dream
  4. bad
  5. from Nepal
  6. holder
  7. climber
  8. highest peak

Paragraph 2

  1. He has the nickname
  2. He first climbed
  3. He has climbed it
  4. He will try again
  5. I will go back
  6. Sherpa people believe Everest
  7. They take part in a religious
  8. pay their
  1. nearly every year
  2. ceremony
  3. again next year
  4. it in 1994
  5. respects
  6. Snow Leopard
  7. is a goddess
  8. in 2022

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man from Nepal (1) ___________________ Mount Everest because he had a bad dream. Kami Rita, 51, is (2) ___________________ mountain climber. He is the record holder for climbing Mount Everest (3) ___________________. He has climbed the world's highest peak a record 25 times. He told reporters: "I was making (4) ___________________...but the weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go and because (5) ___________________ God, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give (6) ___________________ about his dream.

Kami Rita is a Sherpa and a (7) ___________________ in Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his experiences of climbing Everest. He (8) ___________________ in 1994. He has climbed it nearly every (9) ___________________. He will try again in 2022. He said: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up again this year. After (10) ___________________, I returned to Kathmandu. I will go back again next year to (11) ___________________." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony to (12) ___________________ to the mountain before they climb it.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmanfromNepaldidnotclimbMountEverestbecausehehadabaddrea
m.KamiRita,51,isnotanordinarymountainclimber.Heistherecordhol
derforclimbingMountEverestthemosttimes.Hehasclimbedtheworld'
shighestpeakarecord25times.Hetoldreporters:"Iwasmakingmy26t
hattempt...buttheweatherturnedbadandIhadareallybaddream.The
godsweretellingmenottogoandbecauseIreallybelieveinGod,Idecide
dtoreturn."Headded:"Itakeordersfromgoddesses".MrRitadidnotgiv
eanymoredetailsabouthisdream.KamiRitaisaSherpaandalegendand
heroinNepal.HehasthenicknameSnowLeopardbecauseofhisexperie
ncesofclimbingEverest.Hefirstclimbeditin1994.Hehasclimbeditnearl
yeveryyearsincethen.Hewilltryagainin2022.Hesaid:"IfelttheGoddes
sdidnotwantmetogoupagainthisyear.Afterreceivingthesignals,Iretu
rnedtoKathmandu.Iwillgobackagainnextyeartocompletemydream."
TheSherpapeoplebelieveEverestisagoddess.Theytakepartinareligio
usceremonytopaytheirrespectstothemountainbeforetheyclimbit.

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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