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1 The Taj Mahal

2 Answer the questions before reading the passage: Answer the questions before reading the passage: 1.What do you know about the Taj Mahal? 2.How old do you think is the Taj Mahal? 3.Why do you think it was built?

3 Vocabulary Words: 1.bury -- 2.cruel -- 3.marble -- 4.roof -- 5.history -- 6.beside -- 7.famous -- 8.wall -- 9.artist Shah --

4 Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, in the 1600s. He wanted to make a beautiful place where he could bury his wife. Mumtaz Mahal was only one of Shah Jahans wives, but he liked her the most. After Mumtaz Mahal died, the Shah built for her the Taj Mahal, a beautiful building made of white marble and covered by a white round roof. It took 22 years to complete all of the work on the Taj Mahal. Today, it is one of the most famous things to see in India. The Jumma River runs beside the north wall of the Taj Mahal, And a smaller river runs through a beautiful garden that grows inside the building. People who study history have found out that Shah Jahan was also a cruel man. After the Taj Mahal was completed, Shah Jahan killed the man who made the Taj Mahal because he did not want him to ever build anything more beautiful than Taj Mahal. The Shah also cut off the hands of all the artists who took part un building the Taj Mahal. As for Shah Jahan, when he died he was also burried in the Taj Mahal next to his wife. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, in the 1600s. He wanted to make a beautiful place where he could bury his wife. Mumtaz Mahal was only one of Shah Jahans wives, but he liked her the most. After Mumtaz Mahal died, the Shah built for her the Taj Mahal, a beautiful building made of white marble and covered by a white round roof. It took 22 years to complete all of the work on the Taj Mahal. Today, it is one of the most famous things to see in India. The Jumma River runs beside the north wall of the Taj Mahal, And a smaller river runs through a beautiful garden that grows inside the building. People who study history have found out that Shah Jahan was also a cruel man. After the Taj Mahal was completed, Shah Jahan killed the man who made the Taj Mahal because he did not want him to ever build anything more beautiful than Taj Mahal. The Shah also cut off the hands of all the artists who took part un building the Taj Mahal. As for Shah Jahan, when he died he was also burried in the Taj Mahal next to his wife. Reading Passage Mumtaz Mahal and the Shah

5 Activity: Create something that will represent your love to someone. Ex. Shah Jahan --- made Taj mahal for his wife


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