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SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
The Great Pyramids
Lets goLets go to China to see the Great WallOr ride through a desert with no walls at all.Lets go to Egypt , to France or Japan,Im longing to start, just as soon as I can. Lets visit London and look at Big Ben, Go round on a red bus - then go round again! Lets go to the Arctic, it wont be too cold, Oh, I must start my travels before Im too old!
Look at the picture on the right and answer these questionsHow old do you think these pyramids are?Who were they built by?Why were they built?In which countries can they be found?
Where are you?We are here!Glad to meet you. Welcome to Egypt.
Read the text and fill in numerals The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wondersof the Ancient World that still survives today. It was the tallestbuilding in the world for almost 5,000 years until the Eifel Towerwas built in 1889. Just to give you an idea of how large the Great Pyramid is it is the height of a modern _?_- storey building, or over _?_ metres. It covers an area of land the size of _?_ city streets.Workers used_?_ blocks to build it, each weighing _?_ tons. It took _?_ workers (mostly slaves and farmers) between _?_ and _?_ years to build it. This means that for every minute they worked, they added _?_ blocks to the pyramid!
Read the text again and check The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still survives today. It was the tallest buildingin the world for almost 5,000 years until the Eifel Tower was built in1889. Just to give you an idea of how large the Great Pyramid is it is the height of a modern 40-storey building, or over 145 metres. It covers an area of land the size of seven city streets.Workers used 2,300,000 blocks to build it, each weighing 2.5 tons. It took 36,000 workers (mostly slaves and farmers) between 20 and 30 years to build it. This means that for every minute they worked, they added three blocks to the pyramid!
Where are you?We are here!What do you know about the pyramids now?We know quite a lot about the pyramids now.
We liked Egypt very much. Goodbye.Goodbye.
We are here now!Where are you now?The Hanging Gardensof Babylon
built to be V3100,000 slaves builtthe Great Pyramids were by100,000 slavesthe Great Pyramids
Rewrite the following text changing the underlined verbs into the passive
The Hanging Gardens of BabylonPeople believe that King Nebuchadnezzar built the gardens as a present for his wife,Amytas, in 600 BC. Archeologists had notfound any evidences until recently that the Gardens existed at all. For a long time, experts believed that the Greekpoets had made the Gardens up. Babylonian historians do not mention them. Archeologists discovered the remains of the Palace of Babylon a few years ago and they have found huge walls which may havebeen built as part of the Gardens.The ancientBabylonians grew the Gardens 75 metresabove the ground. Today, visitors to modern Iraq can see the ruins of Babylon, though only a stone lion remains of the glory that was Babylon.
Thanks for the lesson! Goodbye!