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2 -To serve as a tomb where Khufu died, -To protect the burial chamber from weather and thieves BC 147/230 over 20 years 2 million blocks of stone the west bank of the River Nile, Egypt Pharaoh Khufu Check- up: Talk about the Great Pyramid using the following information built the Great Pyramid of Giza It is situated on It was built around the year It was 147 metres high and 230 metres square It took them over 20 years to build it The structure consisted of approximately Purpose

3 Unit 16 The Pyramids of Giza Egypt

4 THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA The Great Pyramid of Giza was built by the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu around the year 2560 BC. The purpose of this huge stone pyramid was to serve as a tomb when he died and to protect the burial chamber from the weather and from thieves who might try to steal the treasures and belongings there. The Great Pyramid is believed to have been built over a 20-year period. First, the site was prepared and then the huge blocks of stone were transported and put in their places. When it was built, the Great Pyramid was 147 metres high on a base of 230 metres square. The Great Pyramid ranked as the tallest structure on earth for more than 43 centuries, only to be surpassed in height in the nineteenth century AD. The structure consisted of approximately 2 million blocks of stone, each weighing about 2.5 tons. It has been suggested that there are enough blocks in the three pyramids to build a 3-metre high, 0.3-metre-thick wall around France. Although it is not known how the blocks were put in place, several theories have been proposed. One theory involves the construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as the construction proceeded. A second theory suggests that the blocks were lifted and placed using thousands of huge weight arms. Today, the Great Pyramid of Giza enclosed, together with the other pyramids in the tourist region of the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the River Nile. Also in the museum housing the mysterious Sun Boat, only discovered in 1954 near the south side of the pyramid. The boat is believed to have used to carry the body of Khufu in his last journey on earth before being buried inside the pyramid. Task 1. Decide whether the underlined sentences express facts (F) or opinions (O). O F F F O O O

5 St A: Hi. What are you doing? St B: Well, I’m searching for some wonders of the world. St A: It’s great. What wonders do you know? St B: Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Hanging Gardens of babylon, Great Pyramid of Giza St A: The Great Pyramid was 147 metres high St B: The Great Pyramid is believed to have been built over a 20-year period Task 2: Talk about some facts and opinions of the Great Pyramid of Giza Model

6 F=> The Great Pyramid was 147 metres high F=> The Great Pyramid ranked as the tallest structure on the earth for more than 43 centuries. F=> The structure consisted of approximately 2 million blocks of stone. O=> The Great Pyramid is believed to have been built over a 20-year period. O=> One theory involves the construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as the construction proceeded O=> Second theory suggests that the blocks of huge stones were lifted and placed using thousands of huge weight arms. O=> The boat is believed to have used to carry the body of Khufu in his last journey on earth before being buried inside the pyramid.

7 I think/ believe/ suppose that … People say/ think/ believe/ suppose that … It is said/ thought/ believed/ supposed that … Probably they … They must/ can/ may/ might have … USEFUL LANGUAGE

8 I think/ believe/ suppose that People say/ think/ believe/ suppose that It is said/ thought/ believed/ supposed that are believed/ said/ supposed/thought to have been Probably they They must/ can/ may/ might have Its construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as the construction proceeded. The blocks were lifted and placed using thousands of huge weight arms. EXAMPLES Its construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as the construction proceeded. The blocks were lifted and placed using thousands of huge weight arms. The stones transported by thousands of huge weight arms. built the Great Pyramid over a 20-year period.

9 St A: Hi Mai. What are you doing? St B: Well, I’m searching for some wonders of the world. St A: Great. Can you tell me something about the Great Pyramid Of Giza? St B: It’s nice to tell you about it. What do you need to know about it? Task 3: Ask and answer about Great Pyramid of Giza Model St A: Who built the Great pyramid of Giza? St B: I think the Great Pyramid of Giza was built by a giant.

10 A: How long did it take to build it? B: It is believed/ said/ supposed/thought that The Great Pyramid was built over a 20-year period.

11 A: Where did the builders find the stones? B: The stones are believed/ said/ supposed/thought to have been found in Everest Mountain.

12 A: How did they transport them? B: The stones are believed/ said/ supposed/ thought to have been transported by thousands of huge weight arms.

13 A: How could they build the Great Pyramid Of Giza? B: People say/ think/ believe/suppose that Its construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as the construction proceeded. The blocks were lifted and placed using thousands of huge weight arms.

14  Talk about your favorite wonder of the world.  Collect information about the Great Wall of China.  Prepare the next lesson. HOMEWORK

15 THANK YOU FOR PAYING ATTENTION


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