Text of Class 8 english lesson 1 pearls! pearls! pearls!
1. Class- VIII English 1st paper Presented by: Fauzia Jesmin Asst. Teacher Department of English 1
2. Lets guess something 2
3. Todays Lesson 3 Good food Unit - 2 Lesson -1, 3 Pearls! Pearls! Pearls! Unit- 7 Lesson -1
4. 4 After completing this lesson students will be able to know about the history of pearls know the importance of pearl in human life during the ancient time read and understand texts learn new words
5. Word Meaning Key words 5 mythology - ideas that many people think are true but that do not exist or are false ancient - belonging to a period of history dissolved - to make something disappear status - the legal position of a person unparalleled - used to emphasize association - a connection or relationship between people or organizations delicate - easily damaged or broken
6. Loud Reading 6 Thousands of years ago, the first pearl was probably discovered while human beings were searching for food at the sea shore. Throughout history the pearl with its shine has been one of the most highly valued gems. Pearls have been mentioned many times in religious texts and mythologies from the earliest times. The ancient Egyptians valued pearls so much that they were buried with them. It is said that, the famous queen of Egypt Cleopatra would dissolve a pearl in a glass and drink it as a sign of love and respect for the entire nation. The Greeks thought the pearls as a sign of wealth and social position. The beauty of pearls was associated with love and marriage. In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the greatest sign of wealth and social status. At that time the young women of noble families loved to wear beautiful pearl necklaces. The brave knights used to wear them in the battles for good luck.
7. Discovery of Pearl at the Sea Shore 7
8. Mentioned in religious texts & mythologies 8
9. Egyptians were buried with pearls
10. 10 Cleopatra dissolve and drink pearl as a sign of love and respect
11. Use as a sign of wealth and social position by the Greeks
12. Associated with love and marriage in Greeks
13. Used of Pearl in Rome
14. 14 Read the text again and write the information in the table.
15. 15 Answer the following questions. 1. Do you think pearls were discovered by accident? Why? 2. Why do you think pearls were valued so much in the past? 3. What good luck the knights thought the pearls would bring them?