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The Roman Colosseum

My name is André and I am 17 years old. I live in Paris with my mother, father and brother. My family and I are going to Rome next week to see the Colosseum. I did go to Italy before but I don't remember much. I am very interested in historical structures. I did a lot of research about the Roman Colosseum. The Colosseum is an amphitheatre in the centre of Rome, Italy. Builders did the structure on concrete and stone. It is in fact the largest amphitheatre in the world. The builders of the emperors of the time did the construction of the Colosseum between 72 AD and 80 AD. Between 81 AD and 96 AD the builders of Domitian did modifications on the structure. The Colosseum is a great work of architectural skill. In the past people did many different activities in the Colosseum. They did gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. They even did animal hunts, executions and dramas about Classical mythology. I did see the amazing structure on TV and in books but this the first time I'm taking an up-close look. Although the Roman Colosseum is in somewhat bad shape today it is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.

VOCABULARY QUESTIONS

A) Match the words below with their definitions.

f 1. up-close

j 2. amphitheatre

h 3. construction

b 4. concrete

i 5. emperor

d 6. gladiatorial

g 7. spectacle

e 8. modification

a 9. execution

c 10. stone
a. A type of punishment.

b. A type of mixture that gets hard.

c. A hard, solid piece of earth.

d. Something related to ancient Roman fighters.

e. The act of changing.

f. At a very close distance.

g. A display or event.

h. The act of building something.

i. The male leader of an empire.

j. A round building with seats around a central open area.



AFTER READING QUESTIONS

A) Read the sentences below and decide if they are true, false or not mentioned.




T

F

NM

André is not interested in historical structures.




x




André lives in an apartment in Paris.







x

André has got a brother.

x







André wants to live in England.







x

André didn't go to Italy before.




x




B) Read and answer the questions below according to the passage.

1. Why are André and his family going to Rome?

a. To go to a festival

b. To stay at a hotel

c. To see the Colosseum
2.Where is the Colosseum?

a. In Italy

b. In Paris

c. In England


3. When did the builders build the Colosseum?

a. Between 96 AD and 99 AD

b. Between 81 AD and 96 AD

c. Between 72 AD and 80 AD


4. Who did the modifications on the Colosseum?

a. The emperors

b. The president of Italy

c. The builders of Domitian


5. When did the builders do modifications on the Colosseum?

a. Between 96 AD and 99 AD

b. Between 81 AD and 96 AD

c. Between 72 AD and 80 AD


6. What were the dramas people did at the Colosseum about?

a. Classical mythology



b. Greek mythology

c. Asian mythology


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