MOUNT EVEREST

This is a lesson about Mount Everest and about NOUNS.
The lesson focuses on Proper and Common Nouns.
All the keywords in the vocabulary below are Nouns.
There is one word in the Vocabulary list which is NOT required in the sentences.

THE NARRATIVE
Mount Everest is the highest …………………….. in the …………………
It is located in the ……………………….. in central …………………………
Nepal is one of the four ……………………… close to it.
The Nepalese call it the ……………………… of the Sky.
Everest is twenty nine thousand ………………………. high
The mountain got its ………………….. from Sir George Everest in the nineteenth
…………………………………………
Sir Edmund ………………. and ………………… Tenzing Norgay were the first
……………………………… to reach the …………………….. in 1953.
It takes about forty ……………….. to climb to the top.
There are many ………………………….. on Everest such as …………………………
sickness and avalanches.
There is a new Hollywood film telling the true story of how eight ……………………
died in a ……………………… on the mountain in 1996.
The tragedy of the Nepal ………………………… in April this ……………. is
still fresh in our ……………………………..
KEYWORD VOCABULARY
Hilary                         Mountain             Earthquake                        Minds                   World                         Name                    Century                               Mother                             Asia                             Altitude
Himalayas                Days                       Sherpa                                Climber  Mountaineers          Summit                 Blizzard                              Year                         Countries                 Dangers                 People                                  Feet

VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS
SUMMIT The top of the mountain
BLIZZARD A heavy snowstorm
SHERPA Name given to the mountain people of western Nepal
ALTITUDE Refers to height
MOUNTAINEERS People who climb mountains
AVALANCHE A big landfall of frozen snow on a mountain
CRAMPONS Spikes on climbing boots used by mountaineers
NICKNAME A familiar second name given to someone or something

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