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Students answer listening questions to gap-fill from the story. blah blah blah blah
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This tells the Greek Myth of Arachne, where Athena turns her into a spider out of jealousy.
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4 minutes 30 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:Elementary schoolers
Elementary schoolers
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1. Fill the gap.
From sailors who were turnedpigs,
2. Fill the gap.
Arachne was the daughter of a tradesman who spent his days dying cloth the deepestof purple.
3. Fill the gap.
She had a flair for spinning the finest threads, weaving them intofabric, and creating magnificent tapestries.
4. Fill the gap.
But as praise for her work grew, so did her.
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Arachne could often be heard boasting about her skills, declaring that her talent surpassedelse'smortal or divine.
6. Fill the gap.
Unfortunately, the goddess of wisdom and crafts, Athena, overheard Arachne making these.
7. Fill the gap.
Planning to teach the ungrateful girl a lesson, Athenaherself as an old woman and stole amongst the mortals.
8. Fill the gap.
But Arachne only laughed,looking up from her loom.
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Provoked, the old woman threwher cloak to reveal her true form.
10. Fill the gap.
If Arachneon defaming the gods, Athena would challenge her to a contest directly.
11. Fill the gap.
Athena drew up her ownloom as a great crowd gathered to watch.
12. Fill the gap.
Athena conjured wisps of cloud fromand slender threads of grass from below in a spectacle of strength.
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She wovescenes that showed the power of the gods:
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Her tapestry showed the godstheir power:
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afor Leda, a bull for Europa, a shower of gold for Danae.
16. Fill the gap.
Arachne then turned to the misdemeanors of other gods, from Pluto's abduction of Persephone to Bacchus's wildof Erigone.
17. Fill the gap.
Evenshe cast the gods in the most unflattering light, Arachne's work shone with her dazzling skill.
18. Fill the gap.
Arachne's gleeas she felt her body shrinking and contorting.
19. Fill the gap.
Her fingers waved wildly as her arms stuck to her sides, and black hair sproutedover her body.
20. Fill the gap.
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