The Reading / Listening - Mummies - Level 0

Archaeologists found three 3,500-year-old mummies in Egypt. They are a woman and her two sons. The woman may be the wife of a royal goldsmith. There was a statue of the goldsmith with the woman. The new mummies are near Luxor, 700km south of Cairo, Egypt. The woman was about 50 when she died.



A team of Egyptian archaeologists spent six years digging to find the mummies. One archaeologist said Luxor has one-third of the world's ancient monuments. He said visitors will enjoy the new mummies. They will help Egypt's tourism business. A top Egyptian archaeologist hopes they will find more mummies.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41213024
  • http://www.arabnews.com/node/1158491/offbeat
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/09/africa/egypt-luxor-ancient-tomb/index.html


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. three 3,500-year-
  2. a woman and
  3. The woman may
  4. a royal
  5. a statue of the goldsmith
  6. The new mummies are near
  7. 700km south
  8. The woman was about 50
  1. Luxor
  2. be the wife
  3. with the woman
  4. when she died
  5. old mummies
  6. goldsmith
  7. her two sons
  8. of Cairo

Paragraph 2

  1. A team of Egyptian
  2. spent six years
  3. find
  4. One archaeologist said Luxor has one-
  5. the world's ancient
  6. They will help Egypt's tourism
  7. A top Egyptian
  8. they will find
  1. business
  2. third
  3. digging
  4. archaeologist
  5. archaeologists
  6. more mummies
  7. the mummies
  8. monuments

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Archaeologists (1) ___________________ 3,500-year-old mummies in Egypt. They are a woman (2) __________________ sons. The woman may be (3) ___________________ a royal goldsmith. There (4) ___________________ of the goldsmith with the woman. The new (5) ___________________ Luxor, 700km south of Cairo, Egypt. The woman (6) ________________ when she died.

A team of Egyptian archaeologists (7) ___________________ digging (8) ___________________ mummies. One archaeologist said Luxor has (9) ___________________ the world's ancient monuments. He said (10) ___________________ the new mummies. They will help Egypt's (11) ___________________. A top Egyptian archaeologist hopes they (12) _________________ mummies.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Archaeologistsfoundthree3,500-year-oldmummiesinEgypt.Theya
reawomanandhertwosons.Thewomanmaybethewifeofaroyalgolds
mith.Therewasastatueofthegoldsmithwiththewoman.Thenewmum
miesarenearLuxor,700kmsouthofCairo,Egypt.Thewomanwasabout
50whenshedied.AteamofEgyptianarchaeologistsspentsixyearsdiggi
ngtofindthemummies.OnearchaeologistsaidLuxorhasone-thirdo
ftheworld'sancientmonuments.Hesaidvisitorswillenjoythenewmum
mies.TheywillhelpEgypt'stourismbusiness.AtopEgyptianarchaeolog
isthopestheywillfindmoremummies.

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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