The Reading / Listening - Bad Dream - Level 3

A man decided not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from the "Mountain Goddess". The man is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa called Kami Rita. He is not any ordinary mountain climber. He is already the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He climbed the world's highest peak for a record 25th time earlier this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt and had reached Camp Three, 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 what was in his dream.



Kami Rita is a climbing legend and a hero in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his decades of experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first scaled Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year since then. He said he would make another attempt at the climb in 2022, saying: "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 and to have good luck before starting a climb.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Bad Dream - Level 0 Bad Dream - Level 1   or  Bad Dream - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. BAD DREAMS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about bad dreams. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       climb / Mount Everest / bad dream / mountain / record / peak / believe in God / order
       legend / hero / nickname / decade / this year / signals / religious ceremony / respects
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. MEANING: Students A strongly believe dreams have a meaning; Students B strongly believe they don't. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. DREAMS: What might these dreams mean? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What People See

The Meaning

Falling

 

 

Being chased

 

 

Insects

 

 

Losing teeth

 

 

Being an animal

 

 

Earthquakes

 

 

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5. CLIMB: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "climb". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. RECORDS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best records to have at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • The fastest runner
  • The best speller
  • The cleverest person
  • The best at English
  • The kindest person
  • The funniest person
  • The strongest person
  • The healthiest person

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. decided a. The best performance or effort in a particular area of activity.
      2. ordinary b. Statements telling someone what to do.
      3. record c. Made a choice from a number of options.
      4. peak d. Normal.
      5. reporter e. The pointed top of a mountain.
      6. orders f. A person who creates news stories and interviews people for newspapers or TV.
      7. details g. Small facts or pieces of information.

    Paragraph 2

      8. legend h. Climbed.
      9. hero i. A very famous person, especially in a particular field.
      10. nickname j. A period of ten years.
      11. decade k. A formal religious or public event, usually one celebrating a particular event or anniversary.
      12. scaled l. A person who is loved and admired for courage or for doing great things.
      13. ceremony m. A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
      14. respect n. A name given to a person or thing instead of the real name.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A man had a terrible nightmare that stopped him climbing a mountain.    T / F
  2. The man has climbed Mount Everest over 24 times.     T / F
  3. The man said the weather was perfect for mountain climbing.     T / F
  4. The man told reporters all about his dream in great detail.     T / F
  5. The man's nickname is Snow Lion.     T / F
  6. The man climbed Everest for the first time in 1994.     T / F
  7. The man has scaled Everest nearly every year since 1994.     T / F
  8. Sherpa people take part in a religious ceremony to have good luck.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. climb
  2. ordinary
  3. peak
  4. attempt
  5. return
  6. nation
  7. nearly
  8. signals
  9. take part
  10. luck
  1. pretty much
  2. try
  3. country
  4. mountain
  5. fortune
  6. scale
  7. join
  8. go back
  9. normal
  10. signs

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. He is not any
  2. climbing Mount Everest the
  3. He climbed the world's highest
  4. the weather
  5. Mr Rita did not give any
  6. Rita is a climbing legend and
  7. He has the nickname
  8. nearly every year
  9. I will go
  10. pay their
  1. Snow Leopard
  2. peak for a record 25th time
  3. respects to the mountain
  4. since then
  5. turned bad
  6. ordinary mountain climber
  7. back again next year
  8. most times
  9. more details
  10. a hero

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
holder
really
peak
details
dream
orders
attempt
ordinary

A man decided not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad (1) _____________________ from the "Mountain Goddess". The man is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa called Kami Rita. He is not any (2) _____________________ mountain climber. He is already the record (3) _____________________ for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He climbed the world's highest (4) _____________________ for a record 25th time earlier this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th (5) _____________________ and had reached Camp Three, but the weather turned bad and I had a (6) _____________________ 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 (7) _____________________ from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more (8) _____________________ about what was in his dream.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
complete
decades
attempt
respects
legend
part
scaled
signals

Kami Rita is a climbing (9) _____________________ and a hero in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his (10) _____________________ of experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first (11) _____________________ Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year since then. He said he would make another (12) _____________________ at the climb in 2022, saying: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up again this year. After receiving the (13) _____________________, I returned to Kathmandu. I will go back again next year to (14) _____________________ my dream." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take (15) _____________________ in a religious ceremony to pay their (16) _____________________ to the mountain and to have good luck before starting a climb.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from the "______"
     a.  Mountain Goodness
     b.  Mountain Godliness
     c.  Mountain Goddess
     d.  Mountain God dress
2)  He is not any ordinary mountain climber. He is already ______
     a.  the record beholder
     b.  the record beholden
     c.  the record holder
     d.  the record holed are
3)  I was making my 26th attempt and had reached Camp Three, but the ______
     a.  weather returned bad
     b.  weather churned bad
     c.  weather turned bad
     d.  weather toured bad
4) telling me not to go and because I really believe in God, I ______
     a.  decide it to return
     b.  decide did to return
     c.  decided to return
     d.  derided to return
5)  He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give ______
     a.  any more dittos
     b.  any more deep tails
     c.  any more deters
     d.  any more details

6)  Kami Rita is a climbing legend and a hero in the Himalayan ______
     a.  nations of Nepal
     b.  nations of Nepal
     c.  nation of Nepal
     d.  nation off Nepal
7)  He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of ______ experiences
     a.  this decades of
     b.  his decides of
     c.  his decades of
     d.  his decadence of
8)  scaled Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly ______ then
     a.  every year sins
     b.  every years since
     c.  every year since
     d.  ever year since
9)  I will go back again next year to ______
     a.  complete may deem
     b.  complete made ream
     c.  complete maid dream
     d.  complete my dream
10)  They take part in a religious ceremony to ______
     a.  pay their inspects
     b.  pay their suspects
     c.  pay their respects
     d.  pay their aspects

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man (1) ____________________ climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from the "Mountain Goddess". The man is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa called Kami Rita. He is (2) ____________________ mountain climber. He is already the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He climbed the world's (3) ____________________ a record 25th time earlier this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt and had reached Camp Three, but the (4) ____________________ and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go and because I really (5) ____________________, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details about what (6) ____________________ dream.

Kami Rita is a climbing legend and (7) ____________________ the Himalayan nation of Nepal. He (8) ____________________ Snow Leopard because of his decades of experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first scaled Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every (9) ____________________. He said he would make another attempt (10) ____________________ in 2022, saying: "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 (11) ____________________." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony to (12) ____________________ to the mountain and to have good luck before starting a climb.

Comprehension questions

  1. How old is Kami Rita?
  2. How many times has Kami Rita climbed Mount Everest?
  3. What became bad as Mr Rita was climbing?
  4. Who was telling Mr Rita not to carry on?
  5. What did Mr Rita not give details about?
  6. What is Mr Rita's nickname?
  7. When did Mr Rita first climb Mount Everest?
  8. Where did Mr Rita return to?
  9. Who believes Mount Everest is a goddess?
  10. What do people pay before climbing Mount Everest?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How old is Kami Rita?
a) 50
b) 52
c) 51
d) 57
2) How many times has Kami Rita climbed Mount Everest?
a) 25
b) 24
c) 26
d) 23
3) What became bad as Mr Rita was climbing?
a) his stomach
b) the weather
c) the path
d) his mood
4) Who was telling Mr Rita not to carry on?
a) mountain guides
b) his wife
c) weather forecasters
d) the gods
5) What did Mr Rita not give details about?
a) his past
b) his route
c) his dream
d) his personal life

6) What is Mr Rita's nickname?
a) Big Sur
b) Snow Leopard
c) Yosemite
d) High Sierra
7) When did Mr Rita first climb Mount Everest?
a) 1991
b) 1992
c) 1993
d) 1994
8) Where did Mr Rita return to?
a) Delhi
b) Kathmandu
c) Lhasa
d) Bhutan
9) Who believes Mount Everest is a goddess?
a) all climbers
b) the Sherpa people
c) Christians
d) children

10) What do people pay before climbing Mount Everest?
a) their respects
b) restaurants
c) bills
d) big money

Role play

Role  A – The Fastest Runner
You think being the fastest runner is the best record to hold. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): best speller, kindest or strongest.

Role  B – The Best Speller
You think being the best speller is the best record to hold. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): fastest runner, kindest or strongest.

Role  C – The Kindest
You think being the kindest is the best record to hold. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): best speller, fastest runner or strongest.

Role  D – The Strongest
You think being the strongest is the best record to hold. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least useful of these (and why): best speller, kindest or fastest runner.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'bad'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'dream'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • decided
    • ordinary
    • peak
    • making
    • weather
    • details
    • hero
    • decades
    • since
    • signals
    • believe
    • luck




    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 - Bad Dream

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'dream'?
    3. What do you know about Mount Everest?
    4. How often do you have a bad dream?
    5. What do bad dreams mean?
    6. Have you ever changed a plan because of a bad dream?
    7. Have you ever had a nightmare?
    8. What do you think of mountain climbing?
    9. Would you like to climb Mount Everest?
    10. What advice do you have for Kami Rita?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'mountain'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about Sherpas?
    5. What do you know about Nepal?
    6. Do you have a nickname?
    7. Do you have any big dream that you want to complete?
    8. Should we all respect things in nature as belonging to the gods?
    9. How often do you remember your dreams?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Kami Rita?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A man (1) ____ not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from the "Mountain Goddess". The man is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa called Kami Rita. He is not (2) ____ ordinary mountain climber. He is already the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most (3) ____. He climbed the world's highest peak for a record 25th time earlier this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th (4) ____ and had reached Camp Three, but the weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods were telling me not to go and because I really (5) ____ in God, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any (6) ____ details about what was in his dream.

    Kami Rita is a climbing legend and a hero in the Himalayan (7) ____ of Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his decades of experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first (8) ____ Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year since then. He said he would make another attempt (9) ____ the climb in 2022, saying: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up again this year. After (10) ____ the signals, I returned to Kathmandu. I will go back again next year to complete my (11) ____." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony to pay their respects to the mountain and to have good luck (12) ____ starting a climb.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     decide     (b)     decided     (c)     decision     (d)     decides    
    2. (a)     many     (b)     any     (c)     all     (d)     be    
    3. (a)     timing     (b)     time     (c)     timings     (d)     times    
    4. (a)     impression     (b)     attempt     (c)     utmost     (d)     utter    
    5. (a)     belief     (b)     belie     (c)     belly     (d)     believe    
    6. (a)     many     (b)     some     (c)     more     (d)     all    
    7. (a)     nation     (b)     port     (c)     valley     (d)     archipelago    
    8. (a)     scold     (b)     skilled     (c)     scaled     (d)     cold    
    9. (a)     as     (b)     by     (c)     on     (d)     at    
    10. (a)     receiving     (b)     presenting     (c)     gifting     (d)     serving    
    11. (a)     dream     (b)     nightmare     (c)     daydream     (d)     dreamy    
    12. (a)     before     (b)     pre     (c)     prior     (d)     earlier

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. He is not any ordnyari mountain climber
    2. He climbed the world's highest pkae
    3. I was making my 26th tepmtta
    4. I really iebveel in God
    5. I decided to rtrenu
    6. alidtse about what was in his dream

    Paragraph 2

    1. a climbing ngeedl and a hero
    2. scedaed of experiences
    3. He first cdlase Everest in 1994
    4. go back again next year to eltemcop my dream
    5. They take part in a religious nomreecy
    6. pay their pcrtsese to the mountain

    Put the text back together

    (...)  Kami Rita is a climbing legend and a hero in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. He has the nickname Snow
    1  ) A man decided not to climb Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from the "Mountain Goddess". The man
    (...)  were telling me not to go and because I really believe in God, I decided to return." He added: "I take
    (...)  peak for a record 25th time earlier this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt and had
    (...)  is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa called Kami Rita. He is not any ordinary mountain climber. He is already
    (...)  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 and to have good luck before starting a climb.
    (...)  Leopard because of his decades of experiences in climbing Everest and other mountains. He first
    (...)  reached Camp Three, but the weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods
    (...)  orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details about what was in his dream.
    (...)  scaled Everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year since then. He said he would make another
    (...)  attempt at the climb in 2022, saying: "I felt the Goddess did not want me to go up again this
    (...)  the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most times. He climbed the world's highest

    Put the words in the right order

    1. Mount   not   Everest   .   A   climb   to   man   decided
    2. had   from   He   a   the   bad   goddess   .   dream
    3. the   climbing   .   is   for   already   He   record   holder
    4. were   to   go   .   gods   The   not   me   telling
    5. not   details   .   any   did   Rita   Mr   give   more
    6. Himalayan   A   hero   nation   Nepal   .   of   in   the
    7. another   He   climb   .   attempt   would   the   at   make
    8. Goddess   did   The   me   not   go   .   to   want
    9. my   year   next   complete   back   dream   .   to   Go
    10. part   in   religious   ceremony   .   They   take   a

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A man decided not to climb / clamber Mount Everest because he had a bad dream from the "Mountain Goddess". The man is a 51-year-old Nepalese Sherpa name / called Kami Rita. He is not any / many ordinary mountain climber. He is already the record holder for climbing Mount Everest the most times / time. He climbed the world's highest peak from / for a record 25th time earlier / past this month. He told reporters: "I was making my 26th attempt and had / has reached Camp Three, but the weather turned bad and I had a really bad dream. The gods were scolding / telling me not to go and because I really believe on / in God, I decided to return." He added: "I take orders from goddesses". Mr Rita did not give any more details about what was on / in his dream.

    Kami Rita is a climbing legend / legendary and a hero in the Himalayan nation of Nepal. He has the nickname Snow Leopard because of his decades of / to experiences in climbing Everest and another / other mountains. He first scaled Everest in 1994 and has done / did the climb nearly every year since then. He said he would make another attempt up / at the climb in 2022, saying: "I felt / feeling the Goddess did not want me to go up again this year. After receiving / received the signals, I returned to Kathmandu. I will go back again next year to complete / compete my dream." The Sherpa people believe Everest is a goddess. They take part in a religious ceremony to pay / spend their respects to the mountain and to have good luck before start / starting a climb.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    _  m_n  d_c_d_d  n_t  t_  cl_mb  M__nt  _v_r_st  b_c__s_  h_  h_d  _  b_d  dr__m  fr_m  th_  "M__nt__n  G_dd_ss".  Th_  m_n  _s  _  51-y__r-_ld  N_p_l_s_  Sh_rp_  c_ll_d  K_m_  R_t_.  H_  _s  n_t  _ny  _rd_n_ry  m__nt__n  cl_mb_r.  H_  _s  _lr__dy  th_  r_c_rd  h_ld_r  f_r  cl_mb_ng  M__nt  _v_r_st  th_  m_st  t_m_s.  H_  cl_mb_d  th_  w_rld's  h_gh_st  p__k  f_r  _  r_c_rd  25th  t_m_  __rl__r  th_s  m_nth.  H_  t_ld  r_p_rt_rs:  "_  w_s  m_k_ng  my  26th  _tt_mpt  _nd  h_d  r__ch_d  C_mp  Thr__,  b_t  th_  w__th_r  t_rn_d  b_d  _nd  _  h_d  _  r__lly  b_d  dr__m.  Th_  g_ds  w_r_  t_ll_ng  m_  n_t  t_  g_  _nd  b_c__s_  _  r__lly  b_l__v_  _n  G_d,  _  d_c_d_d  t_  r_t_rn."  H_  _dd_d:  "_  t_k_  _rd_rs  fr_m  g_dd_ss_s".  Mr  R_t_  d_d  n_t  g_v_  _ny  m_r_  d_t__ls  _b__t  wh_t  w_s  _n  h_s  dr__m.

    K_m_  R_t_  _s  _  cl_mb_ng  l_g_nd  _nd  _  h_r_  _n  th_  H_m_l_y_n  n_t__n  _f  N_p_l.  H_  h_s  th_  n_ckn_m_  Sn_w  L__p_rd  b_c__s_  _f  h_s  d_c_d_s  _f  _xp_r__nc_s  _n  cl_mb_ng  _v_r_st  _nd  _th_r  m__nt__ns.  H_  f_rst  sc_l_d  _v_r_st  _n  1994  _nd  h_s  d_n_  th_  cl_mb  n__rly  _v_ry  y__r  s_nc_  th_n.  H_  s__d  h_  w__ld  m_k_  _n_th_r  _tt_mpt  _t  th_  cl_mb  _n  2022,  s_y_ng:  "_  f_lt  th_  G_dd_ss  d_d  n_t  w_nt  m_  t_  g_  _p  _g__n  th_s  y__r.  _ft_r  r_c__v_ng  th_  s_gn_ls,  _  r_t_rn_d  t_  K_thm_nd_.  _  w_ll  g_  b_ck  _g__n  n_xt  y__r  t_  c_mpl_t_  my  dr__m."  Th_  Sh_rp_  p__pl_  b_l__v_  _v_r_st  _s  _  g_dd_ss.  Th_y  t_k_  p_rt  _n  _  r_l_g___s  c_r_m_ny  t_  p_y  th__r  r_sp_cts  t_  th_  m__nt__n  _nd  t_  h_v_  g__d  l_ck  b_f_r_  st_rt_ng  _  cl_mb.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a man decided not to climb mount everest because he had a bad dream from the mountain goddess the man is a 51yearold nepalese sherpa called kami rita he is not any ordinary mountain climber he is already the record holder for climbing mount everest the most times he climbed the worlds highest peak for a record 25th time earlier this month he told reporters i was making my 26th attempt and had reached camp three 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 what was in his dream

    kami rita is a climbing legend and a hero in the himalayan nation of nepal he has the nickname snow leopard because of his decades of experiences in climbing everest and other mountains he first scaled everest in 1994 and has done the climb nearly every year since then he said he would make another attempt at the climb in 2022 saying 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 and to have good luck before starting a climb

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    AmandecidednottoclimbMountEverestbecausehehadabaddreamfro
    mthe"MountainGoddess".Themanisa51-year-oldNepaleseSherpac
    alledKamiRita.Heisnotanyordinarymountainclimber.Heisalreadythe
    recordholderforclimbingMountEverestthemosttimes.Heclimbedthe
    world'shighestpeakforarecord25thtimeearlierthismonth.Hetoldrep
    orters:"Iwasmakingmy26thattemptandhadreachedCampThree,but
    theweatherturnedbadandIhadareallybaddream.Thegodsweretellin
    gmenottogoandbecauseIreallybelieveinGod,Idecidedtoreturn."Hea
    dded:"Itakeordersfromgoddesses".MrRitadidnotgiveanymoredetail
    saboutwhatwasinhisdream.KamiRitaisaclimbinglegendandaheroint
    heHimalayannationofNepal.HehasthenicknameSnowLeopardbecau
    seofhisdecadesofexperiencesinclimbingEverestandothermountains
    .HefirstscaledEverestin1994andhasdonetheclimbnearlyeveryyearsi
    ncethen.Hesaidhewouldmakeanotherattemptattheclimbin2022,say
    ing:"IfelttheGoddessdidnotwantmetogoupagainthisyear.Afterrecei
    vingthesignals,IreturnedtoKathmandu.Iwillgobackagainnextyearto
    completemydream."TheSherpapeoplebelieveEverestisagoddess.Th
    eytakepartinareligiousceremonytopaytheirrespectstothemountaina
    ndtohavegoodluckbeforestartingaclimb.

    Free writing

    Write about bad dream for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We should always listen to our dreams. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. BAD DREAMS: Make a poster about bad dreams. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. DREAMS COME TRUE: Write a magazine article about making people believe that dreams come true. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on bad dreams. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on what bad dreams mean. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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