Learn English with the News: Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy

Italy is full of archaeological wonders, and it seems like every day they dig up something new that we’ve been living on top of for who knows how many years. Watch the video and check out the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy | Definition Match

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Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy | Fill in the Blank

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Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy | True or False

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Full Text:

A beautiful and remarkably well preserved mosaic floor from ancient Rome has been discovered by archaeologists in northern Italy. The stunning discovery, made in the township of Negrar, north of Verona, comes almost a century after the remains of an ancient villa were found on the site. Pictures of the floor posted by the town’s officials show its intricate patterns and colorful detail, much of which has been preserved perfectly through centuries. The floor was buried under a vineyard in the hilly region, officials said. They wrote that after countless years of failed tries, archaeologists had found part of the flooring and foundations of the Roman Villa located north of the capital, discovered by scholars over a century ago. The town will now work to ensure the floor can be seen by the public, officials said, but they warned that the result will not come soon and significant resources will be required. Ancient sites in Italy are starting to slowly reopen as the country comes out of its lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Before the pandemic hit Italy and forced nationwide closures, the famous House of Lovers in Pompeii was reopened after 40 years following an ambitious restoration project.


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