sports are played in Bangladesh?
Which sports do females play?
Which sports do males play?
Which sports do children play?
What is your favourite sport?
What are some of the different names for the special places
where sports are played?
What is the name of a sport where one person has to fight
two years ago, a movie was made called "Gladiator".
If you have seen the movie, it may help you understand some
of the words below. If you haven't seen the movie read the
following paragraph and answer the questions.
ancient Roman Empire was made up of lots
of countries, including Britain, that the Romans had attacked
and invaded. There are many ancient
Roman ruins in Britain. You can often see old Roman walls
and roads that have been dug up. Archaeologists
dig up ruins to find out how people lived
in ancient times. Archaeologists have found that ancient
Romans enjoyed watching sports. A favourite sport was
watching gladiators fight each other
or sometimes, dangerous animals. The gladiators trained
everyday and learnt how to fight using different types
of weapons. Often they fought "to the death",
until one person was killed. The sports ground where the
gladiator fought was called an amphitheatre.
does the word ancient mean? *What is an archaeologist? *What
does invaded mean?
*What is the Roman Empire? *What is a ruin? *What is a gladiator?
when you do not know a word in a sentence, you can still understand
its meaning by reading the rest of the sentence. Read the
article below and choose the right word or phrase from the
list below to fill in the gaps in the article.
(1)________________ up a burial sight in London believe they
have made a special discovery in (2)________________ the (3)________________
of a female Roman-era gladiator. While it has been known that
Roman women fought in the arena, this would be the first real
All that is left of the ancient (4)________________, believed
to have been in her mid-twenties when she died, is her (5)________________
bone. The amphitheatre in which the gladiator would have appeared
was discovered in 1986 in Southwark in South London. It could
hold 7,000 people for a city whose population in Roman times
is a mistake in the above article. See if you can find it
by using the clues below:
*The mistake is in the first sentence of the article. It is
a vocabulary mistake. (The word used, sounds the same as the
word it should be but with a different meaning)
*Make a list of other words you know that sound the same but
have different meanings. Words that sound the same but with
different meanings are called 'Homophones'
Example: ate/eight see/sea read/red mail/male not/knot dear/deer
Read the above story and answer the below questions.
1. What type of place were the archaeologists digging up?
2. Does the Roman-era mean this century or many centuries
3. It has been known for a long time that Roman women fought
as gladiators, so why was the discovery special?
4. Before the discovery, how do you think people knew that
there were female gladiators?
5. How do you think that the archaeologists know that the
gladiator was a woman?
6. Were entertainment shows that included gladiators expected
to be popular?
7. Where could you see the gladiator show?
You can find out more about gladiators and the Roman era by
using the Internet.
will tell you more about our female gladiator
try using the below search engines to help you research and
words 1 digging 2 unearthing 3 remains 4 warrior 5 pelvic
Deliberate mistake: sight instead if site
Comprehension: 1. An ancient burial ground/site 2. approx
2000 years ago 3. It was the first example of female gladiator
remains 4. paintings and written records 5. Female pelvic
bones are different from the male.6. Yes, it was a favourite
sport 7. In an amphitheatre
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