Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 12, 2011

THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are FIVE words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been 0. __________ from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and 1.__________ structures.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most 2.__________ creations of classical antiquity,and was based on guide-books popular among Hellenic  sight-seers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean  rim. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it to be the representation of 3. __________. Many similar lists have been made.

The historian Herodotus  (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus  of Cyrene   (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria , made early lists of seven wonders but their 4. __________ have not survived, except as references. The seven wonders included:

  • Great Pyramid of Gyza
  • Hanging Garden of Babylon
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  • Collossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria

The 5.__________ lists had the Ishtar Gate as the seventh wonder of the world instead of the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The list known today was drawn up in the Middle Ages — by which time many of the sites were no longer in existence. Today, the only 6. __________ world wonder that still exists is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 7. __________ monuments. Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006. The Egyptians were not happy that the only 8. __________ original wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza, would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other 9. __________, calling the project absurd. In response, Giza was named an honorary Candidate. The results were announced on July 7, 2007.

Similar to the other lists of wonders, there is no consensus on a list of seven natural wonders of the world, as there has been 10. __________ over how large the list should be.

Adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_World

ANCIENT           EARLIEST         LIVE                     PERFECTION

ANTIQUE          EXISTING          MANMADE          SURVIVING

COMPILED FIGHTS             NOTORIOUS        WRITINGS

DEBATE            LANDMARKS     REMARKABLE    WRITTEN

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KEY

1. MANMADE

2. REMARKABLE

3. PERFECTION

4. WRITINGS

5. EARLIEST

6. ANCIENT

7. EXISTING

8. SURVIVING

9. LANDMARKS

10. DEBATE

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