Pyramids and Sphinx
What is Egypt famous for?
What are in the pyramids?
es of dead kings.
Lead-in: Watch the video. What was the mummy’s message?
Unit3 Amazing people
The curse of the mummy
1.Who is Howard Carter?
He is one of the most famous explorers the world has ever known.
2.What amazing discovery did Howard Carter make?
He found the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
3.What happened to some of Carter’s team members after the tomb was opened?
They fell ill and died.
Listen to the text and check these notes about Howard Carter. Decide the following statements true or false.
Careful-reading: True or False
1.Howard Carter worked in Egypt in the 1920s. T 2.He discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun when he was 17. 48.
3. His father taught him to write.
4. Carter’s pet bird usually brought him good
5. Howard Carter died when he was young. F 65.
6. It is believed that the mummy’s curse makes
those who enter Egypt ill.
Read the article carefully
Match the summaries with the
1.What kind of education did Howard Carter receive? He did not go to school, but learnt to draw from his father. 2.What did Howard Carter do when he was 17 years old? He set sail for Alexandria Egypt. 3.What strange things happened when Lord Carnarvon died? The lights went out in Cairo and his dog died back in England.
4.What might be considered evidence that there is no curse? Howard Carter discovered the tomb, but lived to the age of 65. 5.What is a possible scientific
explanation for the strange deaths?
The deaths might have been
caused by breathing in viruses from the tomb.
2)Summaries of the paragraphs (P44)
Paragraph 1 ____ e Paragraph 3 ____ d g Paragraph 5 ____ Paragraph 7 ____ a Paragraph 2 ____ b Paragraph 4 ____ c Paragraph 6 ____ h Paragraph 8 ____ f
The summary of each part
An introduction _____________to Howard Carter
discovery The ____________ of King Part 2 （Para3） Tutankhamun’s tomb Some people’s _______ after deaths Part3 (Para4-5) the tomb was opened. explanations Different______________, but (Para6-8) no ______________. conclusion