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Eli Readers is a beautifully illustrated series of timeless classics and specially-written stories for learners of English.

Maureen Simpson

On the summit of Ben Nevis, in the Scottish highlands, an ancient city is hidden away. It can only be revealed in the sunlight. Three youngsters who are passionate about archaeology are going to discover the mysterious Karminia.  

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DESTINATION KARMINIA

In this reader you will find: - Focus on… - Glossary of difficult words - Comprehension activities - PET-style activities - Test yourself - An audio recording of the story

MAUREEN SIMPSON

Young professor Peng is looking for archaeology enthusiasts to help her in the search for the lost city of Karminia. Are you ready to follow her and her friends in this fascinating adventure?

Stage 3

Destination Karminia

Illustrated by Simone Pontieri

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Readers

Pengg Sonia Pen

Characters

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Philip Cummins

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Stella Simon

Jim and Tony

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Chapter 1

After a quick search on the Internet Jasmine finds the site mentioned in the e-mail. ‘Here we are! This is the site the e-mail refers to. It belongs to Sonia Peng, an archaeology professor at York university. She’s very young to be a teacher at the university…’ says Jasmine ‘It says here that Professor Peng has found an ancient map in a library. It contains vital information needed to find Karminia, the red-roofed* city… Karminia and its precious paintings and statues disappeared many centuries ago because of an earthquake*. Professor Peng is urgently looking for assistants who are interested in archaeology. Destination: Karminia!’ says Jasmine ‘Reply immediately then! It sounds really interesting!’ exclaims Simon. ‘Look, here’s her address. I’ll reply and then… why don’t we go and pay her a visit?’ suggests Jasmine.

red-roofed with red roofs earthquake when the earth moves and opens

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After-reading Activities

Reading 1 Read the final chapter and write the name of the character.

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Who phones the newspaper? Philip Cummins ………………………………………………………………………………………. Who is offended by what Jasmine says? ………………………………………………………………………………………. Who is good at karate? ………………………………………………………………………………………. Who wants to make money out of Karminia? ………………………………………………………………………………………. Who finally gives in? ………………………………………………………………………………………. Who arrives by helicopter? ………………………………………………………………………………………. Who is caught by the police? ……………………………………………………………………………………….

Grammar 2 Read the summary of the final chapter and complete the spaces with a suitable word. between A struggle takes place …..…………..………… Cummins, his two assistants and the four …………….....………. . The greedy businessman tells them to give …………………… . He wants to claim the …………....……………. of Karminia as his own. Simon threatens Cummins, pretending to have a ……………....…………. Cummins finally surrenders and leaves …………………...……. his two assistants. Ian Print, a ……………….....………., arrives by helicopter. He wants to ……………….....………. an article about Karminia.

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Writing 3 Imagine what Ian Print wrote in his newspaper article. Complete the article using your own words. Write about 50-75 words. ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER LOST CITY ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ...........................................................................................................................

Speaking 4 Imagine that you’re Ian Print, the journalist and your partner is Professor Peng. Act out the interview that took place between them. Ian Print: So can you tell me how it all started? Professor Peng: Well, it all started last year when I was reading a book about lost cities in the library...

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Focus on...

Scotland

Scotland land of castles. In the picture, Inverness Castle.

Scotland is situated to the north of England and is surrounded by the North sea to the east, the Atlantic ocean to the north and west, and the Irish sea to the south-west. The population of Scotland is about 5 million with the majority of people living on the Scottish mainland. In

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addition, Scotland has over 790 islands, with only 97 of them inhabited. The islands are divided into four main groups: the Shetland Isles, the Orkneys, the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Some of these islands can be reached from the mainland by bridge, while others only by boat.

An independent Scotland Scotland is part of Great Britain, together with England and Wales. However, before 1707 Scotland was an independent Kingdom before it united with England to form a political union known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1997 the Scottish Parliament was reintroduced and has the power to decide matters where Scotland is concerned, but has limited powers in other areas. However, the head of state remains the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city.

Scottish icons Scotland is a country full of traditions and myths which are known all over the world - from its traditional drink whisky to its traditional dish haggis (a sheep’s stomach filled with meat). From its national symbol the thistle to its traditional musical instrument the bagpipes. From its traditional dress the kilt made of tartan to the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. Festive Pipe Parade.

Scotland also boasts a large number of famous Scots such as Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone), Sir Alexander Fleming (discovered penicillin), Sir William Wallace (fought for Scottish freedom), Sir J.M Barrie (author of Peter Pan), Robert Burns (Scotland’s most famous poet), John Logie Baird (started first TV station in the world) and Sean Connery (famous actor). The haggis is the national dish of Scotland.

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Destination Karminia - Maureen Simpson