(Listening Booster-(Egypt's animal mummy

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Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report. Before you listen, read these three summaries. Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

a) Scientists have discovered that some animal mummies from ancient Egypt are just cloth with no remains of the animal inside. 

b) Scientists have discovered there is more under the cloths of mummified animals than just the animal. 

c) Scientists have discovered that religious people in ancient Egypt demanded they were given mummified animals as gifts.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary which may help you.

mummies
dead bodies that are treated with special substances and wrapped in cloth to prevent them going bad

little more than
just/only

religious offerings
things people give as a gift to their god

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Still not sure? This time you can read the transcript. The answer's underneath.

Newsreader

British scientists studying animal mummies from ancient Egypt have discovered that many of them are little more than bundles of cloth. 

Mummified animals were used as religious offerings and researchers believe Egyptian mummy makers may have struggled to keep up with demand. 

Answer

The correct answer is:

a) Scientists have discovered that some animal mummies from ancient Egypt are just cloth with no remains of the animal inside.


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