SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

# SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

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## SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

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1. SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

2. The Great Pyramids

3. Let’s go Let’s go to China to see the Great Wall Or ride through a desert with no walls at all. Let’s go to Egypt , to France or Japan, I’m longing to start, just as soon as I can. Let’s visit London and look at Big Ben, Go round on a red bus - then go round again! Let’s go to the Arctic, it won’t be too cold, Oh, I must start my travels before I’m too old!

4. Look at the picture on the right and answer these questions • How old do you think these pyramids are? • Who were they built by? • Why were they built? • In which countries can they be found?

5. Glad to meet you. Welcome to Egypt. Where are you? We are here!

6. Read the text and fill in numerals 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 building in the world for almost 5,000 years until the Eifel Tower was 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!

7. 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 building in the world for almost 5,000 years until the Eifel Tower was built in 1889. 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!

8. We are here! We know quite a lot about the pyramids now. What do you know about the pyramids now? Where are you?

9. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Where are you now? We are here now!

10. to be V3 built 100,000 slaves 100,000 slaves the Great Pyramids the Great Pyramids were built by

11. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon People believethat King Nebuchadnezzar builtthe gardens as a present for his wife, Amytas, in 600 BC. Archeologists had not foundany evidences until recently that the Gardens existed atall. For a long time,expertsbelievedthat the Greek poets hadmade the Gardensup. Babylonianhistorians do not mentionthem. Archeologists discovered theremains of the Palace of Babylon a fewyears ago and they have found huge wallswhich may have been built as part of theGardens.The ancient Babylonians grewthe Gardens 75 metres above the ground. Today, visitors to modern Iraq canseethe ruins of Babylon, though only a stone lion remains of the glory that was Babylon. Rewrite the following text changing the underlined verbs into the passive

12. Thanks for the lesson! Goodbye!