The mummy of Djedmaatesankh, a young woman from the ninth century BC, lies behind a glass display in the Royal Ontario Museum. 2,800 years ago she lived in Thebes with her husband on the east bank of the river Nile. They were well-off, although as a double-income couple without children 1
it is likely they were rather unusual. Djedmaatesankh was a musician at the great Temple of Amun-Re at nearby Karnak, where her husband was a temple doorkeeper. 2 It is possible that their jobs at the temple provided the couple with a small wage and other benefits to supplement their main income from a piece of fertile Nile land on which 3 it is possible that they grew crops of barley, sesame, or dates.
We can only guess at what Djedmaatesankh's life would have been like, and try to imagine what her problems were. 4 It is possible she was anxious about her inability to have children and certainly, as she approached her thirties, 5 it is highly likely that she worried about her health.
Looking upon a face from so long ago, a face not unlike that of any other young woman in Egypt today, ties us more personally to history. In a way that 6 was impossible for her to imagine. Djedmaatesankh has achieved a degree of fame in our 21st century, appearing in dozens of newspapers and magazines.
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8 Read the following essay. Find seven places where you can add may, canor can'tto soften the verbs.
'Children can be adversely affected by the influence of television.'
To what extent do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer.
|Almost every family has a television these days, and many children watch a whole range of programmes every day. Some people believe that television is ✓ harmful to children. Saying that it influences behaviour in a negative way. There are a lot of programmes on television that are not educational and that contain violence and bad language. However watching violence on television encourages violent behaviour in children. This is true in cases of children who have already exhibited violent tendencies, but it isn't true of all children, otherwise we would have an epidemic of child crime. It is also argued that bad language on television encourages the same in children. Nevertheless. overall I believe that restricting children's television viewing to mainly educational programmes shown at a time of day when there is no violence or bad language will overcome any risks of television being a bad influence.||___can__be__ ___________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________|
Look at the extract from a model answer below. Fill in the gaps with the verbs in the box in the correct future tense. | Read and memorize the following words. Use them in the sentences. | Describing things; adding information about manner, place, time, frequency and intensity. | Read and memorize the following words. Use them in the sentences. | Column Variable | Ask 10 general questions to the text. | Fill in the gaps with the adjectives in the box in a comparative or superlative form. | Fill in the gaps in the model answer below. Use one word in each gap. | Read and memorize the following words. Use them in the sentences. | I Obligation and necessity; suggestion and advice; adverbs |