What are in the pyramids?
The words believed to have magical powers that can harm people .
the Valley of the Kings
Upon completion of this period, students will be able to:
? predict information according to the title or the beginning paragraph of an article. ? summarize the life experience of Howard Carter ; ? write a short passage about the possible reasons for the death of Carter’s team members
Think ahead! Predict in advance!
Judging from the title, what do you think the article will focus on?
A general introduction of Howard Carter famous
brave Howard Carter
What will the following paragraphs probably talk about？
Carter made some unexpected discoveries Carter’s family Carter’s school life
Para.6 Para.7 Para.8
A. There is a scientific reason for the deaths B. Howard Carter did not go to school and later became an explorer. C. Lord Carnarvon died after Carter opened the tomb. D. Cater discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. E. Howard Carter is a world-famous explorer. F. The “curse of the mummy” remains a mystery. G. More people died after Carter’s discovery. H. People suggested different explanations.
The outline of the article
introduction Part1 (Para1-2) An _______to Howard Carter The discovery of King ________ Part 2（Para3） Tutankhamun’s tomb
death Part3 (Para4-5) Some people’s _____ after the tomb was opened.
explanations Different___________, but Part4 (Para6-8) no __________. conclusion
Read Para 2 and take notes about Howard Carter’s life in the form of a table.
Howard Carter’s life school didn’t go to __________ but draw was taught to________ by his father Alexandria set sail for __________
by the 1920s in 1922
explorer had become an__________, searching for the tombs ______of the Egyptian ________ kings
The tomb of King Tutankhamun
at a place near the city of Luxor 4.______
received money from 3.______________ Lord Carnarvon
the tomb of King Tutankhamun 5.______________ 1. amazing _________ discovery 1922 in 2.______
Contain more treasure 6._______ than before
As well as mummy the7._______ of the king
What did they do after opening the tomb?
What happened to them after leaving the tomb?
What happened to the creatures that had
something to do with the opening of the tomb.
Carter’s lucky pet bird
Swallowed by a snake Died of a fever Died Died of a high fever Died of heart trouble
Lord Carnarvon’s dog
George Gould, Carnarvon’s friend
Richard Bethell, Carter’s secretary
Arthur Mace, another member of the team
Read Para. 6-8 and find out people’s explanations and the writer’s opinion.
1.Some people say: coincidence 2.Others believe that: explanations
3.However, still others believe : viruses
riddle 4.The writer’s opinion : remains a__?___
Fill in the form according to the article (one word only for each blank).
About Howard Carter
explorer Howard Carter, a famous (1) _______, discovered many amazing things during his lifetime for he was brave and curious (2) __________ about the outside world. discovered In 1922, he (3) __________ the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Howard Carter and his workmen found a tomb ,(4) containing __________more treasure than before.
fever Lord Carnarvon fell ill with a (5) _________ and died in Egypt.
George Gould, Carnarvon’s friend, had a high fever visiting after (6) __________ the tomb and died.
Some people say the deaths were just (7) coincidence ____________ . Others believe that the mummy’s curse (8) punishes _________ those who enter the resting place of the dead.
scientific A (9) ___________ explanation: The viruses inside the result tomb (10) __________ in illness or even death.
Within seven years, 21 people who had something to do with the opening of the tomb died.
自从图坦卡蒙国王的墓被打开后，七年内与之相关的21人相继死去，其 原因究竟是什么，迄今没有合理解释。 ? 请以‘Mysterious death’ 为题，写一篇150词左右的文章 ? 要求： 1. 简要介绍这一情况 2.列举至少三种可能的原因 3. 阐明自己观点及理由 ? 注意：1. 不要逐字翻译 。 2. 不要遗漏要点。
1. There is possibility that …, because… 2. The deaths can be explained like this ... 3. I think their deaths are due to…, because... 4. In my opinion, all this happened because …
I think the power of a curse is in the mind of the person who believes in it. Howard Carter, who actually opened the tomb, never believed in the curse and lived on until the age of 65. The people died shortly after the discovery maybe because they were too worried about the curses and thus got sick and even died.
?Write a summary about Howard
?Read Part A in Reading on Page 106
?Finish part D&E on page 44-45.