Cloze exercise on Ancient Egypt

                                           Ancient Egypt Cloze

 

Fill in the blanks with the words in the boxes.

Description: pyramids4

 

Civilization on the Nile River

transportation

Desert

thousand

pyramids

Nile

 

Ancient Egyptian civilization, which is famous for its colossal ____________________ began over five ____________________  years ago. It was centered around the ____________________  River and surrounded by the inhospitable Sahara ____________________. The ancient Egyptians depended on the Nile for everything from water to ____________________.

 

Floods and Irrigation

irrigate

tears

crops

flood

fertile

 

Though it almost never rains in the Nile River Valley, rains in the far away Ethiopian Highlands cause the Nile River to  ____________________ every year. Ancient Egyptians believed that these yearly floods were caused by the ____________________ of the goddess Isis. The floods carried rich soil with them, covering the Nile Delta with ____________________ soil for growing ____________________. Ancient Egyptians created an elaborate system of ditches and canals to _________________ their crops with the flood waters.

 

Pharaohs 

tombs

pharaohs

crown

Great House

 

The ancient Egyptians were ruled by the  ____________________, a title that means ____________________. The pharaohs wore a double ___________________, which represented their rule over Upper and Lower Egypt. When the pharaohs died they were buried in elaborate ___________________. 

 

Egyptian Writing

walls

scribes

picture

papyrus

Description: hier

 

Ancient Egyptians developed a system of ____________________ writing called hieroglyphics. Ancient Egyptians recorded their beliefs using hieroglyphics on temple and tomb ____________________. They also wrote on scrolls made from ____________________. People who could write were important government officials called ____________________.