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introduction
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It is a story that combines imagination, science and adventure . It encourages the spirit of scientific research and how to face sudden problems using scientific methods accurately .
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1 ) What do you know about spiders ?
Spiders belong to the arachnid family which includes scorpions . There are different species of spider . Every year , scientists discover new species that are added to them . A spider spins a web that it uses to catch insects . That is why scientists believe spiders are useful to us as they help us to get rid of insects . Male spiders are often much smaller than females . A female spider lays about 2000 eggs and encloses them in sacs of white silk . The females of the spider develop quickly and within a few weeks, there can be millions of them . Most of spiders are not deadly . They spiders in modern Egypt are not dangerous . However , in ancient Egypt there were deadly spiders . Our story is about a certain species of spider which lived in ancient Egypt and is still living in Egyptian tombs . They are deadly and are black with two thick yellow lines in colour on its back .





2 ) What do you know about the internet ?
The internet is a huge “ network “ of computers connected to smaller networks all over the world . Such networks are connected through public and private telephones with cables made of fibre glass or copper wire so that they can carry a large body of information at great speeds . Some networks are also connected through radio . Networks all through the world are connected with under- sea cables or satellites .
3 ) What are the uses of the Internet ?
As soon as you are connected with the internet , you can do a lot of different jobs . You can play games , engage in an interesting chat , exchange messages . listen to music , do the shopping and academic work . You can ask for a search for a topic you are doing research on ; the net will provide you with all the books and periodicals on it . Moreover , they can provide abstracts of all that has been written so far . People often use the internet for sending e-mail or for participating in debates and dialogues with people of your interest all over the world .
Technology in the story
1-The Robbers & Technology
The robbers used a machine for quickly detecting rooms before the are reached . The machine was connected to a computer by a wire . Some switches were turned and it began to work . The machine transmuted radio waves through the wall . When the waves hit something . on the other side . they came back . The computer changed the radio waves into a picture .
2-The Helicopter pilot & Technology
On board the helicopter there were a telecom engineer and technician . They were on their way to a transmitter in the desert which had a technical problem . Of course , they were equipped with the latest of technology . The pilot sent the news of the robbers by radio .
3-Ayman & Technology
Ayman used the internet for his university studies and for making friends in other countries Through the internet , he could get in touch with Dr. Fakhry who , in turn , got back to him on different occasions . He gathered a lot of knowledge about the spider from different sources . In hospital , Ayman was kept alive the help of a ventilator which is high technology .
4-Scientists & Technology
Professor Jones used the most up – to – date technology in his researches and to get hold of
the spiders . Susan Bennett used a CD to identify the species of the female spider on the database

CHAPACTERS ÇáÔÎÕíÇÊ
1 – AYMAN HASSAN
Brief notes on his history :-
He was the eldest son of the Hassan familyThe family lived in a house next to the police
station He was a university student .He had his own computer .His favourite hobby was the
internet .He used the internet for his university studies .He also used it for making friends in
other countries . Ayman saw the spider : He saw the spider for the first time at a corner of
his walled garden . He was surprised at its speed and size . It was black with two yellow
lines on its back . Ayman’s scientific sense : Ayman phoned a friend who was a student of
zoology to identify the spider He used the world wide web to search for “ black and yellow “
spider . He found many species of spider but they were not his spider . He contacted Dr
Shereen Fakhry , the translator of a very old text about a town where many people were
killed by blank and yellow spiders .His sense of duty and fondness of adventure :
He informed the police about the spider he had seen in the garden .He took part in the search
for the spiders . His bravery : Although he knew that the spiders were deadly , he joined the
officers who went to explore the site .When the spiders attacked one of the officers , he ran
forward to help him . As he was doing that , female spider landed on Ayman’s face . His suit
was torn . Spiders went inside his suit and bit him . He was also brave when he knocked the
spider that was on the wall into the aluminum box of the camera . His intelligence :
When he saw the 7 – legged female on the wall, he used the camera’s flashlight to blind it and catch it
2 – Dr. SHEREEN FAKHRY
She worked at the Department of Egyptology at Oxford University . She had translated a very old Egyptian text about a town in ancient Egypt where many people were killed by black and yellow spiders . She was sympathetic and co-operative . She helped Ayman to get information about the black and yellow spiders . Her talk with professor Malcolm Jones led to the professors .Trip to Egypt which was very helpful . She informed Ayman of a plant that grew in Sinai and was a cure for the bites of spiders .
3 – Professor Malcolm Jones
He was the head of zoology Department at Oxford University .He was a very famous archeologist He found three or four unknown species of spider every year on his trips to south Africa and South America . He was interested in the picture of the black and yellow spider that Dr. Shereen showed him . He was interested in the spider that Ayman saw .He flew to Cairo because he thought the spider might be an unknown species . Professor Jones was very helpful and co-operative . He accompanied the police officers who went to the archaeological site .
He entered the underground tomb with them . He used his equipment and by using poisonous smoke , he killed many spiders .He picked the underground tomb with them .He used his equipment and using poisonous smoke, he killed many spiders .He picked up three of the spiders to send their venom sacs to an antivenom lab . His ideas about spiders were right and true .He was grateful and generous . He gave Ayman a good camera as a present because Ayman gave him the chance to discover a new species of spider .
4 – WAFAA SULTAN
She was a researcher in the Department of Botanic Science at Cairo University .
She had studied a plant called “ Echinacea Negra “ . A medicine for the deadly black and
yellow spiders was made from the roots of that plant . She left by helicopter for Sinai to get the
plants . She was brave and persistent . She and the officers who were with her faced great
hard ships on their return journey . She had a strong sense of duty . She always had in mind that she
had a young man’s life in her hands .


5 – COLONEL MHKAH
He was the police chief at Hamdayya police station . He had learnt to judge the usefulness of other men quickly . As soon as he knew about the spiders that killed the archaeologists, he took the necessary measures. He asked professor Jones to find a spider and identify it in order to get the proper antivenin. He arranged a campaign to go the site . He provided his men with protective clothing to keep the spiders out .When he was informed of the Echinacea plants, he phoned Cairo University to be in touch with Wafaa Sultan , the botanist who had studied that plant .
He made arrangements to search the area for the female spider that Ayman had seen . His sense of duty was strong . He supervised everything . He asked after Ayman who was in hospital for being by the spiders .He followed the news of Wafaa Sultan till she returned from Sinai with the plants that saved Ayman
6 – THE FEMALE SPIDR
If characters are evaluated according to the part they play in the story . they the Female spider can truly be considered the main female character . It is the prime mover of all the events of the story . Since it first appeared , it had set the whole world in motion . Everbody had to be prepared and ready to confront . When all the people with all their technology waged war against it , it stood firm and steadfastly fought back . It had to face the police , Ayman and his family , professor Jones and many others . However, it bravely stood and fought to the end . We can’t deny that it tried its best to defend its young but technology was by far stronger . Actually it had its own admirers such as professor Jones who was very sympathetic . Again it was as all spiders of noble origin because it didn’t bite until it was disturbed . If nobody had disturbed it , it would have never tried to hurt anybody . It was so brave that when the tank fell on one of its legs, it used its fangs t cut its entrapped leg off and free itself . It is like a soldier who would rather kill himself than fall in the hands of the enemy . It never surrendered but fought to the end .
The Female Spider
1 – Description
The female spider was black with two thick lines yellow in colour on its back . Its body was as big as a small apple . It had eight eyes like most spiders and two as long as a pencil . It had two long fangs each about a centimeter long in its mouth .
2 – An Unidentified Species of Spider
That spider was not like the Indonesian type with black and yellow . spots nor was it like garden spiders of the USA with its seven yellow spots . It was an unidentified species of spider similar to the Ancient Egyptian spiders found near Bawiti .
3 – Its Reproduction
The female spider laid 2000 eggs . It carefully enclosed them in four sacs of white silk . These eggs could develop quickly ; four weeks was the maximum . Therefore . within few weeks there would be millions of them .
4 – Where the Spiders lived
Generally speaking . spiders like to live secret places where it is dark and quiet . They choose places where nobody comes to disturb them and where there is plenty of food . The spiders in the story lived in underground tombs away from the heat of the desert . There were safe where nobody could find them .












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chapter one


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Entrance ãÏÎá Web ÎíæØ ÇáÚäßÈæÊ Muscle ÚÖáÉ Vehicle ãÑßÈÉ
1 – SALIENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – A team of archaeologists were asleep in their tents in the Western Desert .
2 – Four men in two Land Cruisers stopped at the site .
3 – They climbed down a long underground passage .
4 – They switched on their torches because the passage was dark .
5 – Six archaeologists had found two underground rooms .
6 – In the first room there were five ancient Egyptian mummies .
7 – The second room contained gold and other treasures .
8 – The gold objects were sent to the museum in Cairo .
9 – The four men searched for other rooms that contained gold .
10 – They used a machine called Ground Penetrating Radar to find any rooms behind the walls .
11 – They broke through the wall and climbed into another passage .
12 – Very great spiders ‘ webs hung from the ceiling .
13 – At the end of the passage were two gold doors .
14 – The men broke down the doors and oldest man went in first .
15 – A huge spider’s web covered his face and body .
16 – The room was full of gold objects and there were two mummies that had gold masks .
17 – The big man shouted in pain because a spider was biting him .
18 – The tall man took off his coat and hit the spiders with it .
19 – A spider bit the small man’s leg .
20 – The men carried the gold and other treasures out to their cars .
21 – By that time, all four had been bitten .22 – As they drove, they felt pain all over their bodies .
23 – They began to sweat heavily, because thirsty and drank all the water they had .
24 – They could no longer drive the cars . 25 – There were four spiders in the back of the car
26 – A helicopter pilot saw the vehicles and landed .
27 – Finding the four men dead, he contacted the police on the radio .
28 – The police drove the cars to the police station .
29 – The spiders in the back died of the heat but the biggest spider was still alive .
2 – Pre-reading questions :-PICTURE 1
1 – Do you think that this is a story about ordinary spiders ?
No, because there is no need to write a story about
ordinary and familiar things .
2 – What kind of a story do you think this is thriller,
romance or historical ? Thriller .
3 – What do you think the men in the car might be doing in the
desert in the middle of the night ? I think they might be going to do
something wrong ( or an illegal thing ) .

PICTURE 2
1 – What are the four men in the picture doing ?
They are robbing the tomb .
2 – Why is the man shouting ?
Spiders are biting him .
PICTURE 3
1 – Who do the vehicles on the ground belong to ?
They belong to the tomb robbers .
2 – What do you think has happened to the men in the vehicles ?
They have died as a result of being bitten by deadly spiders .
3 – Do you think the men in the helicopter are police ?
If not , who might they be ? I think they are not police .
They might be technicians going on a business affair .
3 – MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK
A – Write “ T “ for True or “ F “ for false next to each of the sentences :-
1 - F The four men were working with the archaeologists .
2 – F The archaeologists had found nothing in the two rooms .
3 – T They four men wanted to find more underground rooms .
4 – T The men broke through a wall into another corridor .
5 – F A large spider covered the oldest man’s face as he went through the door .
6 – T The four men found treasures in this room . 7 – T The men saw lots of spiders in the room .
8 – T The men escaped to their cars with the treasures .
B – Complete the sentences :-
1 – The men all died from . the spiders ‘ bites
2 – The cars and the dead men was found by . a helicopter pilot .
3 – Nobody knew that the cars contained treasures and . a deadly spider .
C – Answer the questions :-
1 – Why did the four men switch off their lights and engines ?
Because they did not want the archaeologists to see or hear them . ( OR : For fear that the
archaeologists might see or hear them ) .
2 – How old were the things were in the underground rooms ?
They were 3000 years old
3 – What equipment did the men use to see through walls ?
They used Ground Penetrating Radar
4 – Why were the men excited when they went through the gold doors ?
Because there were great amounts of gold objects .
5 – Why did the small man shout “ Let’s get out of here ! ?
Because spiders were biting them .
6 – Do you think these spiders are a known species ? Say why or why not ?
I think they are unknown species because they are in underground tombs far away in the desert .
7 – In the pilot’s opinion , what killed the four robbers ?
In his opinion , they had died of thirst .
8 – Did anyone in the town see the big spider in the car ?
No, no one in the town saw the spider in the car .
D – Read the following quotation and then answer the questions
“We’d better get on the radio . “
1 – Who did the engineer think they should get on the radio to ?
They should get on the radio to the police .
2 – What did the helicopter pilot do when the engineer said these words ?
He left the car and went back to the helicopter .
3 – How did these words save the pilot’s life ?
His hands had been near the spiders before he moved away . They could have and killed him.
E – Choose the correct answer :-
1 – Only one of the men ( carried a torch – hit the spiders with his jacket – carried the
treasures to the car – was bitten ) .
2 – The biggest spider ( died in an underground room – reached the town alive – died in
the car – bit the pilot ) .
F – Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – C The men had brought radar equipment with them .
2 – a GPR equipment uses a machine like a large camera .
3 – d It also includes a computer .
4 – b The men had also brought a pickaxe and a hammer to knock down walls of any rooms .
a – Which transmits radio waves through the ground .
b – Which the radar equipment detected .
c – Which could identify rooms under the ground .
d – Which changes returning radio waves into a picture of what is in the ground .
G – Complete the notes on what the people in the helicopter did .
1 – When the pilot saw the cars below them , he flew the helicopter round in a circle .
2 – As they flew lower , they saw the tall man’s body in the sand .
3 – The pilot brought the helicopter down .
4 – They ran to the cars, carrying bottles of water .
5 – They examined the four men .
6 – The pilot left the car and went back to the helicopter and the radio .
H – Put the events in the correct order :-
A - 3 The men because very sick and died .
B – 4 A helicopter found the men’s bodies .
C – 6 The police took the cars to the nearest town .
D – 1 When the four men were underground , spiders bit them .
E – 2 The men killed some of the spiders, but some escaped in to their cars .
F - 5 The small spiders all died, but the biggest spider remained alive .









QUESTION WITH MODEL ANSWERS :-
A . Comprehension Questions :-
1 – Why did the four men break into the underground tomb ?
They did so to rob it of the gold and treasures .
2 – “ There aren’t any deadly spiders in Egypt . “
( Who is the speaker ? – Was his opinion right ? – How was he mistaken ? )
Answer :- 1 – The oldest man is the speaker . 2 – No, it wasn’t .
3 – He was mistaken because he thought they might get sick .
but they won’t die . But they died . 4 – “ They probably got lost and of thirst . “
1 – Who is the speaker ? 2 – Who was he speaking about ?
3 – Was his opinion about their death correct ?
Answer :- 1 – The speaker is the pilot of a helicopter .
2 – He was speaking about the four dead men in the two cars .
3 – No, because they died of the bites of deadly spiders .

“ TEST YOURSELF “ QUESTIONS “
1 – Comprehension questions :-
1 – Where were a team of archaeologists asleep ? 2 – Where did the cars stop ?
3 – Where did the four men go ? 4 – What did they do to see around them ?
5 – What were on the walls of the passage ? 6 – Who found the two underground rooms ?
7 – What was in the first room ? 8 – What was sent to the museum in Cairo ?
9 – What were the four men searching for ?
10 – What would the machine that the small man carried show them ?
11 – How did the machine show them what was behind the wall ?
12 – What was the machine called ? 13 – How did the big man break through the wall ?
14 – What hung from the ceiling of the passage ?
15 – What was at the end of the passage ? 16 – What covered the oldest man’s face ?
17 – What did the room which they broke into contain ?
18 – Why did the big man shout in pain ? 19 – How did the tall man try keep the spiders away ?
20 – Where was the small man bitten ?
21 – Where did the men take the gold and treasures they stole ?
22 – What happened to the four men by that time ?
23 – Why didn’t the oldest man worry about the biting of the spiders ?
24 – How did the four men feel as they drove through the desert ?
25 – Where did the big man see four spiders ? 26 – What did the tall man do ?
27 – Who were in the helicopter ? 28 – Where were they going ?
29 – What did the pilot do when he saw the vehicles below them ?
30 – How did the pilot and his mates find the four men ?
2 – Complete the following sentences :-
1 – The four men switched off the lights and engines of the cars so that …………………..
2 – As they could see nothing in the underground passage, they …………………………..
3 – Paintings of ancient Egyptian gods were ……………………………………………….
4 – The four men would be rich if ………………………………………………………….
5 – Using his machine called GPR, the small man …………………………………………
6 – The big man broke through the wall by ………………………………………………..
7 – Enormous spiders ‘ webs ……………………….………………………………………
8 – As the old man walked into the room , …………………………………………………
9 – In the centre of the room were two mummies which …………………………………..
10 – The men had nearly finished carrying out the treasures when ……………………….
11 – Before the small man killed the spider, it …………………………………………….
12 – By the time they carried the gold and treasures out to their cars ,…………………….
13 – The oldest man thought that they might get sick but ………………………….
14 – The pilot flew the helicopter round in a circle when …………………………….
15 – When the pilot and his mates examined the four men ……………………………
3 – Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions :
1 – “ How did you get the information ? “ ( What information did the speaker refer to ? –
Who got the information ? – What did he hope ? ) .
2 – “ Like the radar on an airplane ? “ ( Which thing was like the radar on an airplane ? –
What is it called ? – Why don’t archaeologists ) .
3 – “ Get them off me ! “ he shouted .
( Who should ? – Why did he shout ? – What did the tall man do then ) .
4 – “ We might get sick , but we won’t die . “
( Who is the speaker ? – Why did he think so ? – Was he right ? Why or why not ? )
5 – “ They’re in the car ! “ ( When did the speaker say this ? – What did the word “they “
refer to ? – How did they come into the car ? ) .

Chapter Two


Sperior ÑÆíÓ Estimate íÞÏÑ Identify íÚÑÝ Inquired íÓÊÚáã
Deadly ããíÊ Zoology Úáã ÇáÍíæÇä Drier ÃßËÑ ÌÝÇÝ Private ÎÇÕÉ
Belonged íÎÝí Click íÍÏË ÊßÊßÉ Disturb íÒÚÌ Report íÈáÛ
Member ÚÖæ Text äÕ Sac ßíÓ Neigh boring ãÌÇæÑ
Flexible ãÑä Egyptology Úáã ÇáãÕÑíæä Silk ÍÑíÑ Spot ÈÞÚÉ
1 – SALIENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – A police office discovered the treasures in the cars .
2 – He went to his superior to tell him about the gold .
3 – He was not far from death because the spider was near him .
4 – The spider ran across some open ground and disappeared .
5 – The house next to the police station belonged to the Hassan family .
6 – Ayman was the eldest son . 7 – He had his own room and his own computer .
8 – His favourite hobby was the internet . 9 – He used the internet for his university studies .
10 – He also used it for making friends in other countries .
11 – The spider was crawling in the room where Najat and Lamia were playing .
12 – It was near Najat’s foot . 13 – Najat escaped death when she moved away .
14 – The spider ran across the garden but stopped at a corner .
15 – Ayman saw it and was surprised at its speed and size .
16 – Ayman was not afraid of the spider and went nearer to it .
17 – The spider was black with two yellow lines on its back .
18 – The spider had eight eyes, eight legs and two long fangs .
19 – The spider disappeared into the garden of the house next to Ayman’s .
20 – Ayman phoned a student of zoology to look up the spider in a book about spiders of North Africa .
21 – Using the world wide Web , Ayman tried to find anything about his spider .
22 – Ayman saw some species of spider on his computer screen but they were not his spider
23 – A text about a town in ancient Egypt told the story of the spiders that killed hundreds of people
24 – The townspeople burned the town but the spiders found their way into underground tombs .
25 – The text was translated by Dr. Shereen Fakhry , Department of Egyptology, Oxford University
26 – Ayman wrote an e-mail asking Dr. Fakhry if there was a picture of the spider with the texi.
27 – The spider that Ayman saw found a safe place in the neighboring house .
28 – Being a female, it laid 2000 eggs.
Pre- reading questions :-
PIGTURE 1
1 – Who, do you think, is the young man in the picture ?
I think he is Ayman .
2 – What is his favourite hobby ?
Using the internet .
PIGTURE 2
1 – Do you think that Ayman is frightened of spiders ?
Why / Why not ? No, because he is kneeling very close to it .
He doesn’t look frightened .
2 – Do you think the spider in this picture is an ordinary
spider ? Give a reason for your answer. No, because it
is very big, the size of a small apple .











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MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK
A – Write “ T “ for true or “ F” for false next to each of the sentences :
1 – F A police officer saw the spider in the Land Cruiser .
2 – T Ayman used his uncle’s old computer .
3 – T Ayman didn’t know what he wanted to do when he left university .
4 – F Ayman was afraid of the spider .
5 – F The spider’s legs were all longer than a pencil .
6 – F There was some information about black and yellow spiders in Ayman’s friend’s book .
7 – F Ayman found the spider on the world wide web .
8 – F Dr. Fakhry identified the spider that Ayman had seen .
B – Complete the sentences :-
1 – The spider didn’t attack Najat because her foot moved away .
2 – Ayman was going to the shops when . he saw the spider in the garden .
3 – The spider enclosed its eggs in silk sacs and then began its long wait .
C – Answer the questions :-
1 – Why could the police officer “ not believe his eyes “ ?
The police officer was very surprised when he saw the gold and treasures in the boxes .
2 – Why do you think Ayman was pleased that he had his own room in the house ?
Because he could use his computer freely .
3 – What did Ayman use the internet for ?
Ayman used the internet for his studies and for making friends in other countries .
4 – Was the spider much bigger than most spiders ?
Yes, it was as big as a small apple .
5 – According to the story , how did the town disappear ?
The people burnt the town in order to kill the spiders .
6 – In Dr. Fakhry’s opinion, what is another possible reason for the disappearance of the town ?
The town perhaps disappeared under desert sand because the climate because drier .
7 – Why did the spider need to find a home ? Because it was ready to lay eggs .
8 – What was the spider’s “ long wait “ do you think ?
It was waiting for the eggs to because young spiders .
D – Read the following quotation and then answer the questions :-
“ The story of the spiders may be just a story . “
1 – Does Dr. Fakhry think the story is just a story or does she think it is true ?
She thinks it is just a story .
2 – Do you think that Ayman is pleased or disappointed when Dr. Fakhry tells him this ?
I think Ayman is disappointed because he saw a spider .
3 – If the story isn’t just a story, what might Ayman think ?
If it isn’t just a story , then perhaps the spiders in the story are the same species of the
spider he saw .
E – Choose the correct answer :-
1 – Ayman ( was the oldest of four brothers – worked in a shop – was a university student –
looked at a book called Spiders of North Africa ) .
2 – Dr. Fakhry ( lived in Egypt – had visited the town in the story – sent Ayman a spider )
F – Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – C It was the biggest spider . 2 – a It was black , 3 – b It had eight eyes .
4 – a Inside its mouth there were .
a – two long fangs, each about a centimeter long .
b – and eight legs too .
c – that Ayman had ever seen .
d – with two yellow lines on its back .


G – Complete the notes on what the spider did after it escaped from the car :-
1 – The spider ran across some open ground and disappeared .
2 – It went into the house next to the police station .
3 – It climbed out of a window and down into the garden .
4 – It was crossing the garden when Amyan saw it .
5 – It ran up the wall and disappeared into the garden of the next house .
6 – It found a secret place that .
H – Put the events in the correct order :-
A – 6 He found three pictures of black and yellow spiders on the world wide web .
B – 5 He sent an e-mail to the person who had translated the story .
C – 2 Ayman saw the spider in the garden .
D – 1 The translator replied to his e-mail and told him that she didn’t know if the story was true .
E – 3 He phoned a fried who had a book about spiders .
F - 4 He read a story of some spiders that killed hundreds of people in ancient times .

QUESTIONS WITH MODEL ANSWERS
A . Comprehension questions :-
1 – What did Ayman have in his room ? He had a computer of his own .
2 – How did Najat escape death ? As the spider moved to attack her , Najat moved her foot away .
3 – Where did the spider go after Ayman had seen it ?
It ran up the wall and disappeared into the garden of the next house .
4 – Why did Ayman phone a friend of his ?
He phone his friend because he had a book about the spiders of North Africa .
5 – What was the old Egyptian text about ?
It was about a town in ancient Egypt where a lot of people were killed by black and
yellow spiders .
B . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – If the office had not gone to tell his superior about the gold , ………………………..
2 – Ayman saw the spider in the garden while …………………………………………...
3 – The spider was black with ……………….
4 – Ayman found three pictures of black and yellow spiders on the world wide web but
5 – The spider laid 2000 eggs which ………………………..
C . Read each question and then answer the questions :-
1 . “ Spiders use webs to catch flies , but I’m going to use the web to find a spider ! “
1 – Who is the speaker ? 2 – Which web was he speaking about ?
3 – How might he hind the spider ?
Answer :- 1 – Ayman is the speaker . 2 – He was speaking about the world wide web .
3 – He might find the spider by searching for it on the computer .
2 . “ They hoped to kill all the spiders and then rebuild the town .”
1 – Where did Ayman read these words ?
2 – Where were there included ? 3 – How would the people kill the spiders ?
Answer :- 1 – On the computer screen .
2 – They were included in an English translation of a very old Egyptian text .
3 . “ Do you think the story is true ? “
1 – Who was Ayman addressing ? 2 – Why did he send the e-mail ?
3 – What was the reply he received ?
Answer :-
1 – He was addressing Dr. Shereen Fakhry .
2 – He sent it to ask if the story of the town in the text was true .
3 – She thought that the town was real but disappeared under desert sand .

“ TEST YOURSELF “ QUESTIONS “
1 – Comprehension questions :-
1 – What did the police officer discover in the Land Cruisers ?
2 – Why did the office go to his superior ?
3 – What did the spider do as the officer was going to his superior ?
4 – Why was the officer near death ? 5 – What kind of place does a spider look for ?
6 – Whom did the house next to the police station belong to ?
7 – Who was Ayman ? 8 – Why was he glad to have his own room ?
9 – What was Ayman’s favourite hobby ? 10 – Why was the internet useful to Ayman ?
11 – How did the conversations look like on a computer screen ?
12 – What would be a big problem for Ayman ?
13 – How was Najat in danger of being attacked by the spider ?
14 – Where did the spider go after Najat had moved away ?
15 – Why did the spider stop ? 16 – Why was Ayman surprised when he saw the spider ?
17 – What shows that Ayman was not afraid of the spider ?
18 – What colour was the spider ?19 – What did Ayman see when the spider opened its mouth ?
19 – Where did spider go after Ayman had seen it ?
2 – Complete the following sentences :-
1 – The police officer could not believe his eyes when ……………………………………
2 – The spider could have bitten the officer if ……………………………………………..
3 – The spider ran across ……………………………………
4 – Ayman was pleased that he had his own room because ………………………………
5 – Ayman didn’t know what he would do when …………………………………………
6 – Ayman used the internet for his studies and …………………………………………..
7 – The spider was crawling across the floor of a room where ……………………………
8 – The spider would have bitten Najat if …………………………………………………
9 – The spider was crossing the garden when ……………………………………………
10 – It was the biggest spider that Ayman ………………………………………………..
11 – When the spider opened its mouth . Ayman …………………………………………
12 – The spider disappeared into the garden of the next house where ……………………
13 – The friend whom Ayman phoned could ……………………………………………..
14 – Ayman saw the pictures of some black and yellow spiders on the world wide web but
……………….
15 – He read a story of some spiders that …………………………………………………
3 – Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions
1 . “ I don’t know . It’s a big problem for me. “
( What was a big problem for Ayman ? – Why was it a big problem ? – What was Jill’s
opinion about that problem ? )
2 . “ I think you have to be flexible “ ( Who is the speaker ? – What did he mean by
these words ? – How was he in touch with the person spoken to ? ) .
3 . “ I have just seen a large black and yellow spider which I can’t identify “
( Who said this ? – To whom ? – What did he ask for ? )
4 . “ I have read your translation of the story about blank and yellow spiders from
ancient Egypt .” ( Who was the translator of the story ? – what did the spiders in the
story do ? – Why did the townspeople leave the town ? )
5 . “ I think the town was a real town , but nobody knows exactly where it was .”
( Which town was Dr. Fakhry speaking about ? – How did the people of the town try to
get rid of the spiders ? – Could they do that ? Why / Why not ? ) .



Chapter 3


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1 – SALHENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – Dr. Fakhry received an ancient picture of a spider from an archaeologist in Egypt .
2 – The picture was found in a tomb near Bawiti .
3 – The picture showed a big black spider with two thick yellow lines on its back .
4 – Dr. Fakhry forwarded the message and the picture to Ayman .
5 – Ayman told her that the spider in the picture was the same as the spider he had seen .
6 – The spider might have been in the boxes the police brought from the archaeological site.
7 – Dr. Shereen thought that Ayman shold tell the police .
8 – Ayman didn’t want to tell the police because everyone would laugh at him .
9 – A German Egyptologist told Dr. Fakhry about an ancient Egyptian medicine for the bite
of the deadly black and yellow spider .
10 – The medicine was made from the root of the “ Echinacea Nagra “ plant .
11 – The black and yellow spiders were probably real as they were in medical text .
12 – Dr. Fakhry showed the spider in the picture to a friend who was a zoologist , but she
could not identify it .
13 – The friend took Dr. Fakhry to see Professor Jones, a famous archeologist .
14 – Professor Jones was interested in the spider that Ayman had seen because it was
unknown and very dangerous .
15 – Professor Jones thought that the spider was female because it was big .
16 – A female spider lays about 2000 eggs that develop in a very short time .
17 – Spider bites are treated by giving the person an injection of antivenin which works
against the venom . 18 – If a spider is unknown , there is no antivenom .
19 – Scientists would have to develop a new antivenom .
20 – Professor Jones thought that the danger of spiders might spread through , Asia and Europe .
21 – Professor Jones decided to go to Cairo to find the unknown species of spider .
22 – Professor Jones forgot to send the e-mail which he wrote to Ayman .
2 – Pre-reading questions :- PICTURE 1
1 – Who is the woman in this picture ?
She is Dr. Shereen Fakhry of the Department
of Egyptology at Oxford University .
2 – Do you think that she is in Egypt or in England ?
Give a reason for your answer ?
I think she is at Oxford in England where she works .
Besides, the view from the
window is not an Egyptian landscape .
3 – What is so important about the picture that she is looking at
on her computer screen ? It is the same species of spider that Ayman saw in his garden .




MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK
A – 3 Write “ T “ for True or “ F “ False next to each of the sentences :
1 - T Dr. Fakhry tried to find more information about the spider that Ayman had described
2 – F The spider that Ayman saw was different from the archaeologist’s spider .
3 – T Dr. Fakhry asked a fried of hers to try and identify the spider from Bawiti .
4 – F An arachnid is a species of spider .
5 – F Professor Jones showed Dr. Fakhry an arachnid which lived 800 years under ground .
6 – F It would not take very long to develop an antivenom against the spider that Ayman saw .
7 – T Professor Jones thought that the spider would lay a lot of eggs .
8 – T He thought this spider might be very dangerous .
B – Complete the sentences :-
1 – None of the six yellow and black spiders on the database were like the spider in the old picture
2 – Dr. Fakhry asked Professor Jones why nobody had seen these spiders before .
3 – Perhaps all the other spiders died when the climate changed 2000 years ago
C – Answer the questions :-
1 – Why did Dr. Fakhry feel a cold shiver down the back of her neck ?
Because the spider in the picture was like the spider Ayman had described .
2 – Why did Ayman think that the killer spiders in ancient Egypt were not the same
as the spider he saw ? Because there are no killer spiders in Egypt nowadays .
3 – Why did Dr. Fakhry think Ayman should tell the police about the spider that he saw ?
She thought that the spider might be dangerous .
4 – Why didn’t Ayman want to tell the police ?
Because he thought that everyone would laugh at him .
5 – Why Dr. Fakhry think that the spiders in the German Egyptologist’s text were real ?
Because they were in a medical manuscript .
6 – Why does the number of known species often go up ?
Because scientists often discover unknown species .
7 – Professor Jones thought the spider in Hamdayya was female was he correct ?
Yes, he was correct .
8 – What must be done to stop the deadly spiders from spreading through Africa , Asia and Europe ?
The female spider that Ayman saw must be found before it produced new ones .
D – Read the following question and then answer the questions :-
“ I haven’t seen anything like this before “
1 – Who says these words ? Professor Jones says these words .
2 – What is the person looking at when he says these words ?
He is looking at a very old picture of a spider that was found in a tomb near Bawiti .
3 – If he hasn’t seen anything like before , what does this probably mean ?
It probably means that it is an unknown species .
E – Choose the correct answer :-
1 – Ayman described the spider he saw ( after he saw the picture of the spider from the
archaeological site – when he spoke to Professor Jones – to an archaeologist in Egypt –
before he know anything about the spider at Bawiti ) .
2 – Professor Jones was interested in( archaeology – archeology – Egyptology – medicine )
F – Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – C Professor Jones was ready to go south America the next day .
2 – a He was very interested in the spider that Ayman had seen .
3 – d After he had talked to Dr. Fakhry . 4 – b He wrote an e-mail to Ayman .
a – because it was unknown and very dangerous . b – but he forgot to send it .
c – but he had to cancel his trip . d – he decided to go to Egypt instead .

G – Complete the notes on the treatment of spider bites :-
1 – A doctor can give you an injection of antivenin .
2 – The antivenin works against the venom .
3 – Every antivenin animal has a different venom .
4 – The antivenom for one spider won’t work against the venom of a different spider .
5 – If a spider is unknown, there is no antivenom .
6 – Scientists will have to develop a new antivenom .
H – Put the events in the correct order :-
A – 6 Professor Jones asked Dr. Fakhry about the spider that Ayman had seen .
B – 4 Dr. Fakhry talked to a friend who was a zoologist about the spider in the picture .
C – 2 She sent the picture of the spider to Ayman , who told her it was the spider he had seen .
D – 1 Dr. Fakhry received an ancient picture of a spider from an archaeologist in Egypt .
E – 3 A German Egyptologist told Dr. Fakhry about an ancient medicine for the bite of the
black and yellow spider .
F – 5 The friend took Dr. Fakhry to see Professor Jones, a famous archeologist .

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QUESTIONS WITH MODEL ANSWERS
A . Comprehension Questions :-
1 – What did Dr. Fakhry receive from an archaeologist in Egypt ?
She received an picture of a black and yellow spider .
2 – What did Ayman tell Dr. Shereen when he saw the ancient picture ?
He told her that it was the same as the spider he had seen .
3 – Who told Dr. Fakhry about the medicine for bite of the spider ?
A German Egyptologist told her that .
4 – Why won’t the antivenom of one spider work against the venom of a different spider ?
Because every venomous animal has a different venom .
5 – Why did Professor Jones think that the spider Ayman saw was dangerous ?
Because it was female and could lay 2000 eggs at one time .
B – Complete the following sentences :-
1 – Dr. Fakhry felt a could shiver down the back of her neck when ……………………….
2 – If Ayman saw the spider again ………………………………………………………….
3 – From the root of a plant called Echinacea negra ………………………………………..
4 – Ayman described the spider he saw before ……………………………………………..
5 – The black and yellow spiders were in a medical text. So ……………………………….
Answer Completions :-
1 - ………….. she saw a black spider with two yellow lines on the screen of her computer .
2 - ………….. he should try to photograph it .
3 - …………. A medicine for the bite of the black and yellow spider that kills was made .
4 - …………. He saw the picture of the spider of Bawiti .
5 - …………. They were probably real .
C . Read each question and then answer the questions : -
1 – “ I think you should tell the police about all that .”
1 - Who is the speaker ? 2 - What should Ayman tell the police about
3 - Why did Ayman refuse to tell the police .
Answer :- 1 – Dr. Sheren Fakhry is the speaker .
2 – Ayman should tell the police about the spider he saw .
3 – Because he thought that everyone would laugh at him .
2 – “ No just him and his family .” 1 – Who is the speaker ? 2 – Who was he speaking about ?
3 – What did he mean by these words ?

“ TEST YOURSELF “ QUESTIONS “
1 – Comprehension questions :-
1 – What did the archaeologist in Egypt send Dr. Fakhry ?
2 – How did Dr. Fakhry feel when she saw the picture of the spider on the screen ?
3 – What did Dr. Fakhry do with the message and the picture ?
4 – What was the spider in the picture like ?
5 – In Ayman’s opinion , how did the spider come to his area ?
6 – What did Dr. Shereen ask Ayman to do ?
7 – Why didn’t Ayman want to tell the police about the spider he saw ?
8 – What did the German Egyptologist tell Dr. Fakhry ?
9 – What was the medicine for the bite of the black and yellow spider made from ?
10 – Why did Dr. Fakhry think that black and yellow spider was real ?
11 – Why did Dr. Fakhry go to her friend , the zoologist ?
12 – What was Professor Jones ?
13 – Why was Professor Jones interested in the spider that Ayman had seen
14 – Why did the Professor think the spider was female ?
15 – Why was a female spider very dangerous ?
2 – Complete the following sentences :-
1 – An archaeologist in Egypt told Dr. Fakhry ……………………………………………..
2 – When the old picture of the spider appeared on the screen . Dr. Fakhry ……………….
3 – Ayman thought that the spider was in the boxes which ………………………………...
4 - Dr. Fakhry thought that Ayman should ………………………………………………….
5 – Ayman did not want to tell the police about the spider because ………………………..
6 - Dr. Fakhry y told Ayman to try to photograph the spider if …………………………….
7 – The German Egyptologist informed Dr. Fakhry of ……………………………………..
8 – The medicine for the bite of the black and yellow spider was made from ……………...
9 - Dr. Fakhry asked a friend of hers to ……………………………………………………..
10 – The number of known species of spider increases because ……………………………
11 – Although six names and pictures came onto the screen ……………………………….
12 – Ayman described the spider he saw before …………………………………………….
13 – Professor Jones was very interested in Ayman’s spider because ………………………
14 – When a doctor gives a person an injection of antivenom . …………………………….
3 – Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions
1 – “ What did you think of the picture ? “ 1 – Which picture did Dr. Shereen refer to ?
2 – What was Ayman’s reply ?3 – In Ayman’s opinion , where did the spider come from ?
2 – “ About 30.000 The number goes up all the time .”
1 – What was Susan Bennett speaking about ?
2 – Why did the number go up all the time ?
3 – Who found three or four unknown species every year ?
3 – “ You don’t like arachnids , do you ? “ 1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – Who didn’t like arachnids ? 3 – How did the speaker know that ?
4 – “ He described it before he saw the picture .”
1 – What does the word “ it “ refer to ?
2 – Who described it ? 3 – Which picture did Dr. Fakhry speak about ?
5 – “ But there is no antivenom for this spider .”
1 – What is an antivenom used for ? 2 – Why did that spider have no antivenom ?
3 – What should scientists do then ?
6 – “ And I’ve just decided where I’m going for this holiday .”
1 – Who is the speaker ? 2 – Where did he decide to go ?
3 – Why did he want to go there ?

Chapter 4


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1 – SALIENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – Dr. Shereen Fakhry discussed the black and yellow spider with Professor Malcolm Jones .
2 – Professor Jones was head of the Zoology Department at Oxford University .
3 – He was a well – known arachnologist .
4 – He was interested in the picture of the black and yellow spider and in the spider that
Ayman had seen .
5 - Dr. Fakhry informed Ayman that Professor Jones would be in Hamdayya the next morning .
6 – The Professor thought that the spider might be dangerous .
7 - Dr. Fakhry asked Ayman to be careful if he saw the spider again .
8 – Uncle walid arrived and Ayman told him all about the spider .
9 – Ayman’s family thought that half of Ayman’s story about the spider was true and that
he imagined the other half .
10 – Ayman’s uncle didn’t think that Ayman should tell the police about the spider .
11 – Stories about dangerous spider were not good for business .
12 – Besides, they would frighten people .
13 – Ayman had not thought of the harm that would be caused by telling the police .
14 – Professor Jones arrived at Ayman’s house .
15 – Two big lorries carrying police officers stopped outside the police station .
16 – They were going to guard a dangerous archaeological site in the desert .
17 – All the archaeologists there died from spider bites .
18 – When Ayman’s uncle phoned the police chief, he was assured that the news was true .
19 – Ayman spoke to the police chief, colonel Mikhail , and told him about the spider he had see.
20 – The colonel asked Ayman and Professor Jones to come to the police station .
21 – On the way , Ayman and the Professor saw men carrying protective clothing .
22 – The officers would wear it to keep the spiders out .
23 – At the police station , the colonel asked Professor Jones to find one of the spiders and
identify it . 24 – The Professor went to hotel to get his equipment .
25 – Ayman went home where he found and e-mail from Dr. Shereen .
26 – Twenty police officers in two lorries were behind them .
Pre – reading Questions :- PIGTURE 1
1 – Who are the people in the picture with Ayman ?
His family and his uncle Walid who has just arrived .
2 – What has Ayman got in his hand ? An e-mail from
Dr. Shereen Fakhry .
PIGTURE 2
1 – Why do you think Uncle Walid looks worried ?
He looks worried because the police chief told him
that the news about spiders was true
and that the archaeologists died from spider bites .
He realized that the danger of the deadly spiders was near .


3 – MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SEL BOOK
A – Write “ T “ for True or “ F “ False next to each of the sentences .
1 – T Soon there would be 2.000 spiders in the town .
2 – T Dr. Fakhry e-mailed Ayman about Professor Jones’s visit .
3 – F Ayman was completely sure that the big spider was dangerous .
4 - T Ayman’s uncle told him not tell anyone outside the family about the spider .
5 – T All the archaeologists at the site had been killed by spiders .
6 – F The chief of police spoke to Professor Jones on the phone .
7 – F The police officers needed special clothing to protect themselves against fire .
8 – F Ayman and Professor Jones went to the archaeological site with Captain Ahmed .
B – Complete the sentences :-
1 – Ayman’s family did not know about the Professor’s visit until just before the professor arrived
2 – The chief of police was called colonel Mikhail .
3 – Ayman didn’t have time to read Dr. Fakhry’s second e-mail so he printed it out and
took it with him to read late .
C – Answer the questions :-
1 – Why do you think Ayman’s sisters laughed when he talked about the spiders ? They
thought that Ayman had imagined some of the story about the spider . ………………
2 – What would happen to local businesses if people heard and believed Ayman’s story ?
They would lose money ……………………………………………………………….
3 – If you were Ayman , would you tell the police about the spider ? Yes, I would tell the
police because this was a public affair . …………………………………………….…
4 – How did Ayma’s family find out that he already told other people about the spider ?
Ayman showed them the e-mail from Dr. Fakhry ……………………………………..
5 – How was professor Jones feeling when he arrived ? He was feeling excited ………….
6 – What did Ayman wish he had not done ? He wished he had not told anyone about the
spider ……………….
7 – Why did colonel Mikhail hope the spiders were a known species ?. Colonel Mikhail
hoped the spiders were a known species so that there would be an antivenom for them .
8 – Who wanted to know everything about spiders ? Captain Ahmed El- Sherif wanted to
know everything about spiders …………
D – Read the following quotation and then answer the questions :-
“ Spiders ! Men don’t die from spider bites ! How …. ? “
1 – Is it true that men do not normally die from spider bites ? Yes , it is true …………….
2 – Why had men died from these spider bites ? They had from these spider bites because
these spiders were an unknown deadly species ………………………………………...
3 – what question do you think Mr. Hassan started but did hot finish ? How did these
spiders “ bites kill them ? …………………………………………………………
E – Choose the correct answer :-
1 – Ayman’s younger brother told the family that ( there were two lorries outside the
police station – there was an archaeological site in the desert – spiders were found at
the archaeological site – archaeologists had found dead at a site in the desert ) .
2 – Ayman’s uncle phoned the chief of police and then ( Ayman spoke to Colonel Mikhail
– Professor Jones spoke to him – colonel Mikhail came to the Hassans’ house – Ayman
and the Professor went to the fire Department )
F – Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – b Ayman’s family thought that some of his story about the spider was true .
2 – d Ayman’s uncle didn’tt think . 3 – a He said that stories about spiders .
4 – c Ayman was sorry that he had said ( were not good for business – and that he had
imagined the rest – anything to anyone about the spider he had seen – that he should
tell the police about the spider he had seen ).
G – Complete the notes on the trip to the archaeological site :-
1 – At the police station colonel Mikhail asked Professor Jones to find one of the spiders
and identify it .
2 – Professor Jones went to his hotel to get his equipment .
3 – Ayman went to his house to get a few things .
4 – Professor Jones , Captain Ahmed and another offices, and Ayman went to the
archaeological site in a car .
5 – Twenty Policemen in two lorries were behind them .
6 – Captain Ahmed asked Professor Jones to tell him everything about spiders …………..
H – Put the events in the correct order :-
A – 5 Ayman’s uncle phone the police chief and Ayman spoke to him .
B – 3 Professor Jones arrived from Cairo .
C – 2 Ayman’s uncle arrived at the Hassans’ home
D – 6 The police chief invited Professor Jones and Ayman to the police station.
E – 1 Ayman received an e-mail from Dr. Fakhry .
F – 4 Mohamed told everyone what was happening at the police station .

QUESTIONS WITH MODEL ANSWERS
A – Comprehension questions :-
1 – Who was on his way to Egypt ? Why ?
Professor Jones was on his way to Egypt because he thought that the spider that
Ayman had seen was an unknown species .
2 – Why didn’t Uncle Walid think that Ayman should tell the police ?
Because that was not good for business and would frighten people .
3 – Was Ayman quite sure there was a danger ? Why / why not ?
Ayman wasn’t quite sure there was a danger because he was convinced by his uncle’s
Point of view .
4 – Where would the police officers in the lorries go ?
They would go to an archaeological site in the desert .
5 – Why did Professor Jones go to his hotel before going to the site ?
He went to his hotel to get his equipment .
B – Complete the following sentences :-
1 – Dr . Fakhry e-mailed Ayman to tell him that Professor Jones ………………….
2 - Dr . Fakhry told Ayman to ……………………………………..
3 – If Ayman wasn’t sure there was a danger ………………………
4 – Ayman’s uncle phoned Colonel Mikhail asking him if ……………………………
5 – Captain Ahmed asked Professor Jones to …………………………………………..
Answer :- Completions
1 - …………… was on his way to Egypt .
2 - …………… be careful if he saw the spider again .
3 - …………… he shouldn’t tell the police .
4 - …………… the story about spiders was true .
5 - …………… tell him everything about spiders .
C – Read each of the following quotations then answer the questions
1 – “ Please be careful if you see it a gain .”
1 . What does the word “ it “ refer to ?
2 . Why did Dr. Fakhry say this to Ayman ?
3 . What was Professor Jones “ opinion about the matter ?

Answer :-
1 . The word “it “ refers to the spider .
2 . She said this to Ayman because the spider might be very dangerous .
3 . Professor Jones thought that the spider might be an unknown species .
2 . “ You’d better read this e-mail .”
1 . Who sent the e-mail ? 2 . Why did Ayman show his family the e-mail ?
3 . What effect had the e-mail on them ?
Answer :-
1 . Dr. Shereen Fakhry sent it .
2 . Ayman showed them the e-mail so that they would feel the danger .
3 . They were too shocked to speak .
3 . “ Let’s hope it is a known species .”
1 . Who is the speaker ? 2 . Who was he speaking to ?
3 . Why did he hope that ?
Answer :-
1 – Colonel Mikhail , the police chief , was the speaker .
2 – He was speaking to Professor Jones .
3 – Because there was no antivenom for unknown species .

“ TEST YOURSELF “ :QUESTIONS
1 . Comprehension questions :-
1 – What did Dr. Shereen discuss with Professor Jones ?
2 – what was Professor Jones job ?
3 – What was he famous for ?
4 – What was Professor Jones interested in after his talk with Dr. Fakhry ?
5 – Why was Professor Jones on his way to Egypt ?
6 – Why did Dr. Fakhry ask Ayman to be careful if he saw the spider again ?
7 – What did Ayman’s family think when they heard his story about the spider ?
8 – What would stories about dangerous spiders cause ?
9 – Why was Ayman sory for telling other people about the spider he had seen ?
10 – Why were the armed police officers going to the archaeological site ?
11 – What happened to the archaeologists at the site ?
12 – Why did Ayman’s uncle phone colonel Mikhail ?
13 – What did Ayman tell the colonel on the phone ?
14 – Why should the officers wear protective clothing ?
15 – What did colonel Mikhail ask Professor Jones to do ?
16 – What did Professor Jones bring wih him to Hamadyya ?
17 – What did the colonel ask of Ayman ?
18 – Whom would the Professor and Ayman go with to the site ?
19 – when won’t antivenoms work ?
20 – Why did Ayman take the printout of Dr. Shereen’s e-mail with him ?
2 – Complete the following sentences :-
1 - Dr. Fakhry e-mailed Ayman about …………………………………………………
2 – Professor Jones thought the spider …………………………………………………
3 - Dr. Fakhry asked Ayman to …………………………………………………………
4 – Ayman’s family thought that ………………………………………………………..
5 – Ayman’s uncle didn’t think that Ayman …………………………………………….
6 – Ayman’s uncle thought that stories about dangerous spiders ………………………..
7 – Armed police officers in two lorries were ……………………………………………
8 – All the archaeologists at the site ………………………………………………………
9 – Ayman’s uncle phoned colonel Mikhail to …………………………………………...
10 – Colonel Mikhail was ………………………………………………………………
11 – Ayman told the colonel that he had seen the spider just after …………………….
12 – The police officers speeded special clothing to ……………………………………
13 – The police chief asked Professor Jones to ………………………………………….
14 – The colonel asked Ayman to ……………………………………………………….
15 – Professor Jones told the colonel that the antovenom wouldn’t work if …………….
16 – Before going to the site, Professor Jones ……………………………………………
17 – when Ayman went home, he ……………………………………………………….
18 – Being in a hurry, Ayman …………………………………………………………….
19 – The two lorries with the twenty officers followed …………………………………..
20 – Captain Ahmed wanted to know …………………………………………………….
3 – Read each of the following quotations , then answer the questions
1 . “ Tomorrow morning ! That’s now 1 “
1 – Who is the speaker ? 2 – What did he mean by these words ?
3 – How did he get that information ?
2 . “ Don’t tell anyone outside the family “
1 – Who is the speaker ? To whom ? 2 – What shouldn’t be told outside the family ?
3 – what would happen if people knew that ?
3 . “ This is very exciting , isn’t it . “
1 – When did Professor Jones say this ? 2 – What was very exciting ?
3 – Why was the professor excited ?
4 . “ So it is true ? “
1 – Who was Ayman’s uncle speaking to ? 2 – What was true ?
3 – How did the archaeologists die ?
5 . “ Protective clothing .. We got it from the fire Department . “
1 – Who got the Professor clothing from the Fire Department ?
2 – Who would wear it ? 3 – Why would they wear it ?
6 . “ That’s why I came to Egypt .”
1 – Who came to Egypt ? 2 – Who was he speaking to ?
3 – Why did he come to Egypt ?





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Advanced Questions
Chapter 4
Answer the following questions :-

1 – How did Uncle walid convince Ayman not to tell the police ?
2 – If Mohamed . Ayman’s brother is only sixteen, what do you think his friend at the
police station would be ?
3 – Why is it a great problem to have an antivenin for unidentified spiders ?






Chapter 5


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1 – ASLIENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – Professor Jones explained how antivenom was made . 2 – Scientist get some venom
from the spiders . 3 – Venom is put into animals which make anitibodies to fight it .
4 – Scientists then extract the antivenom from the blood of animals and make it safe to use
5 – The ancient Egyptians made a medicine for the bite of black and yellow spiders that killed .
6 – The medicine was made from the root of a plant called “ Echinacea Negra “
7 – The plant grows only in Sinai .8 – Wafaa Sultan . a researcher at Cairo University , had
studied the plant . 9 – The colonel was informed of the Echinacea negra plants .
10 – Wafaa Sultan would be sent to Sinai to get some of that plant if the spiders were an
unknown species .11 – The group that was going down into the underground tomb
wore plastic suits with thick transparent windows over the face .
12 – The men breathed through a filter .13 – They took with them insecticide sprays,
a smoker and equipment for the professor . 14 – They switched on the torches .
15 – The professor fitted a white sheet over a metal fame to catch anything that fell onto it
16 – He switched on the smoker . 17 – Hot poisonous smoke poured out of the smoker .
18 – Small insects and spiders dropped onto the sheet .
19 – The professor picked up three of the largest spiders .
20 – They were the same as the spider that Ayman had seen but that one was bigger .
21 – Then, a very big spider fell on to the sheet . 22 – It jumped on to one of the officers .
23 – At once , it was sprayed with insecticide and it fell to the ground .
24 – But the spider was still alive and it ran and escaped .
25 – The officer was not wounded .
26 – He was coughing badly because he had breathed in some insecticide .
27 – The professor was sure that the spiders were a new species .
28 – The colonel wanted them to bring the dead spiders to send their venom sacs to an antivenom lab .
29 – He had arranged for bringing the Echinacea negra plants .
30 – The botanist from Cairo University was leaving for Sinai to get the plants .
Pre – reading questions : PIGTURE 1
1 . Why do you think the men in the picture are wearing
plastic suits ? To protect themselves against the bites of the
deadly spiders and from the insecticide .
2 . Why are the men killing the spiders underground in the
tomb? To develop antivenom from them .
PIGTURE 2
1 . What do you think has happened to the man who is sitting
down ?I think he has breathed some insecticide but he not
been bitten by a spider because there is on blood on his face .




3 – MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK
A – Write “ T “ True or “ F “ False next to each of the sentences :-
1 – T The professor said that it wasn’t easy to produce antivenom .
2 – F Dr. Fakhry’s e-mail said that someone at Cairo University had studied the black and
yellow spider .
3 – T There were already some police officers at the archeological site when the three
vehicles arrived .
4 – F Professor Jones had a gun to shoot the spiders .
5 – F poisonous smoke from the smoker dropped onto the professor’s sheet .
6 – F The large spider bit the face of one the officers .
7 – T Professor Jones and Captain Ahmed understood each other’s opinions .
8 – F After speaking to Captain Ahmed , Colonel Mikhail wanted to visit the site .
B – Complete the sentences :-
1 – It could be many years before a Safe antiveam in large quantities .
2 – The men who were going underground wore large blacks suits made of strong
plastic with a thick .
3 – The police officers tried to kill the large female spider by using their insecticide sprays
C – Answer the questions :-
1 – Why had a fence been around the site ? It had been built to keep robbers out .
2 – Why did the men need to wear special clothing when they went underground ?
They needed to wear special clothing to protect them against spiders .
3 – Where did the Professor put his equipment ? The Professor put his equipment in
a place where many large webs hung from the celling .
4 – Why do you think the large black and yellow spider not die ? I think it didn’t die
because it was stronger than the others .
5 – How did they know that the spider had not bitten the man’s face ?
They knew that because there was no blood on his face .
6 – Who wanted to kill the spiders ? Who didn’t want to kill them ?
Captain Ahmed wanted to kill them . Professor Jones did not want to kill them .
7 – Why would it be difficult to kill all the spiders ?because they didn’t know where all
the underground rooms and passages were not how big the area was .
8 – Who agreed to take Waffa Sultan into mountains ? the police in Sinai agreed to do so
D – Read the following quotation and then answer the questions :-
“ I will pass your opinion to the colonel . This matter must be decided at a higher level “
1 – Who is speaking to whom ? Captain Ahmed is speaking to Professor Jones .
2 – What exactly is your opinion ? The professor’s opinion is that it is impossible to kill
all the spiders at the archaeological .
3 – What exactly is this matter ? “ This matter “ is whether to try to kill the spiders
which are underground .
E – Choose the correct answer :-
1 – The professor took ( a large female spider from the tomb – twenty small insects and
spiders from the tomb – three male spiders from the tomb – a black and yellow
spider from the tomb )
2 – One of the police officers ( took off his suit – breathed in some insecticide – killed
the large female spider – had blood on his face )




F – Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – C Making antivenom is like . 2 – b venom is put into animals .
3 – a Scientists must get some venom from the spiders .
4 – d They must then extract the antivenom from the blood of the animals .
a – and then use animals to produce antivenom from it.
B – and they make antibodies to fight it . c – making antibodies to fight a virus .
D – and make it safe to use .
G – Complete the notes on what happened in the tombs underground
1 – The men wore Protective clothing .
2 – They took with them insecticide sprays , a smoker and a bag of equipment for the Professor .
3 – While the Professor set up his equipment , there young officers guarded him .
4 – He fitted as a sheet over met al fame .
5 – He switched on the smoker
6 – After a minute, the professor switched off the smoker and the engine .
7 – He examined the spider that had fallen onto the sheet .
H – Put the events in the correct order :-
A – 4 They managed to collect some of the black and yellow spiders .
B – 1 Captain Ahmed asked Professor Jones how antivenom was made .
C – 6 The captain radioed colonel Mikhail , who wanted Professor Jones and Ayman to
return to the town with the spiders .
D – 2 Ayman showed the Professor and the captain the e-mail from Dr. Fakhry .
E - 3 Ayman professor Jones, Captain Ahmed and three police officers went into the
tombs underground .
F – 5 - A larger female spider attacked one of the police officers and then escaped .

QUESTIONS WITH MODEL ANSWERS
A . Comprehension Questions :-
1 – What were the roots of “ Echinacea Negra “ used for ?
There were used for making a medicine for bites of spiders that killed .
2 – Why did Captain Ahmed call the colonel on the radio ?
He called the colonel to tell him the news about the echinacea plants .
3 – Why did the men have filters ? They had filters to breathe in through them .
4 – What shows that the officer was not bitten ? There was no blood on his face .
5 – Why would the venom sacs be sent to an antivenom lab ?
They would be sent there so that scientists would begin work on an antivenom .
B . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – Venom is put into animals which ……………………..
2 – The professor set up his equipment in a place where ………………..
3 – The officer was coughing badly because ……………………
4 – If they tried to destroy the spiders . they ……………………….
5 – The botanist from Cairo University was ………………………
Answer :-
Completions :-
1 - …………… make antibodies to fight it .
2 - …………… many large webs from the ceiling .
3 - …………… he had breathed in some insecticide .
4 - …………… would damage that important archaeological site .
5 - …………… leaving by helicopter for Sinai .


C . Read each quotation and then answer the questions :-
1 – “ I don’t know much about plants .”
1 – Who does not know much about plants ?
2 – When did he say that ? 3 – Who was the person who had studied the plant ?
Answer :-
1 – Professor Jones .
2 – He said that when Ayman showed him Dr. Shereen’s e-mail about a plant used as
a medicine for bites of deadly spiders .
3 – A botanical resarcher at Cairo University called Wafaa Sultan had studied the plant .
2 – “ Stand back ! I’m going to switch on the smoker .’
1 – who was going to switch on the smoker ?
2 – Why was he going to do that ? 3 – what was the result of doing so ?
Answer : 1 – Professor Jones .
2 – He was going to do that so that poisonous hot smoke would pour out onto the spiders
3 – Dead insects and spiders fell ont the sheet .
3 – “ You can’t destroy these spiders .”
1 – Who is speaking to whom ?
2 – Why couldn’t those spiders be destroyed ?
3 – What damage would destroying the spiders do ?
Answer :-
1 – Professor Jones is speaking to Captain Ahmed .
2 – Because nobody knew where all the underground rooms and passages were or how
big the are was .
3 – It would damage that important archaeological site .

4 – ‘ TEST YOURSELF “ QUESTIONS ‘
1 . Comprehension questions :-
1 – Why do scientists get some venom from the spiders ?
2 – Why is the venom put into the animals ?
3 – What do scientists extract from the blood of animals ?
4 – What news did Dr. Shereen tell Ayman in her e-mail ?
5 – What was the medicine made from ?
6 – Where did the plant grow ? 7 – Who mad studied the plant ?
8 – When would Wafaa Sultan be sent to Sinai ? Why ?
9 – What did the men who went down into the tombs wear ?
10 – What did each suit have ? 11 – Why did the men wear that clothing ?
12 – How did they breathe ? 13 – What did the men take with them underground ?
14 – Why did the Professor fit a white sheet over a metal frame ?
15 – What happened when the professor switched on the smoker ?
16 – What dropped on the sheet ? 17 – What did the Professor pick up ?
18 – How were the spiders that fell on the sheet similar to Ayman’s spider ?
19 – What did the big spider do as soon as it fell down on the sheet ?
20 – why did the spider fell to the ground ?
21 – What shows that the spider was still alive ?
22 – Why was the officer coughing badly ?
23 – What did the professor think about the spiders ?
24 – Why did the Professor contradict the idea of destroying those spiders ?
25 – Why did the colonel want them to bring the dead spiders ?
26 – What did the colonel arrange for ?
27 – who would go to Sinai to get the plants ?

2 . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – From the blood of the animals …………………..
2 – It could be many years before …………………...
3 – A medicine for bites of deadly spiders was …………………
4 – The plant from which the medicine was made grows …………………
5 – This plant had been studied by …………………
6 – Captain Ahmed radioed the Colonel to …………………..
7 – The men wore protective clothing in order to …………………….
8 – The men took with them …………….
9 – If the spiders were unknown species , the colonel …………….
10 – After the hot poisonous smoke had been poured out of the smoker …………….
11 – The Professor picked up ……………..
12 – The spiders that dropped onto the sheet were the same …………….
13 – When the big spider jumped onto the young officer …………………
14 – Being still alive , …………………
15 – As the officer breathed in some insecticide , ………………
16 – The officer was not wounded because ………………….
17 – The Professor was sure that …………..
18 – In the Professor’s opinion , it was impossible ………………..
19 – The venom sacs of the spiders would be sent to lab so that ……….
20 – The botanist from Cairo University ………………
3 . Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions
1 . “ Over there , I think . “
1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – Where was the speaker at the time ?
3 – What was meant by “ over there “ ?
2 . “ They’re the same . “
1 . What was Ayman speaking about ?
2 . How were they the same ?
3 . What was the only difference ?
3 . “ The spider’s fangs broke through his face mask ! “
1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – Whose face mask did the fangs break through ?
3 – Was he wounded ? How do you know ?
4 . “ You must do what is necessary . “
1 – Who was Professor Jones speaking to ? 2 – What was necessary to be done ?
3 – Why was the Professor interested in those spiders ?
5 . “ And do not let anything leave here without a careful search . “
1 – Who is speaking to whom ? 2 – What does the word “ here “ refer to ?
3 – Why should this be done ?
6 . “ The colonel has organised that . “
1 – What had the colonel organised ? 2 – Who would carry out that business ?
3 – What do you know about that person ?
Advanced Questions
Chapter 5
Answer the following questions :-
1 – What is the relationship between the cold virus that Professor Jones talked about and
the antivenom ?
2 – How are antivenoms manufactured ?
3 – Why did the poisonous smoke kill the spiders but didn’t kill the Professor and the officers ?
4 – Why wasn’t the captain’s plan to kill the spiders practical ?


Chapter Six


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1- SALHENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – Cars were not allowed to go into or out of the town for fear of carrying spiders .
2 – Captain Ahmed and his mates returned to the police station .
3 – The next day, they would search for the spider that Ayman had seen and find it .
4 – Extra officers had arrived . 5 – Stronger protective suits had been ordered .
6 – Professor Jones was asked to join them .
7 – In the Professor’s opinion, there was only one female spider .
8 – Only Ayman had reported seeing a big spider . 9 – Female spiders are bigger than males .
10 – The female spider was very dangerous because it could produce thousands of young spiders .
11 – Ayman told the colonel that he had seen the spider go into the empty house .
12 – Police officers went to the empty house to kill it .
13 – The officers sprayed poisonous insecticide .
14 – The young spiders attacked the police officers .
15 – The large female attacked one of the men , but was caught by an insecticide tank .
16 – It got rid of the leg on which the tank landed by biting it off .
17 – It jumped and landed on Ayman’s face .18 – Ayman fell to the ground and his suit was torn .
19 – Small spiders went inside his suit and bit him . 20 – Ayman was taken to hospital .
21 – The whole house and surrounding area was sprayed heavily .
22 – The captain ordered his men to search for the dead female .






2 – Pre – reading questions :- PIGTURE 1
1 – Where are the men in this picture ?
In the police station .
2 – Who , do you think , are the men ?
Colonel Mikhail, Professor Jones, Captain Ahmed
and Ayman .
3 – What do you think they are discussing ?
They are discussing the plan to find the female spider .
PICTURE 2
What do you think is going to happen next ?
I think the men are going to search for the female
spider that is hiding in the empty house . During the
search one of the men will be bitten .




3 – MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK
A . Write “ T “ for True or “ F “ False next to each of the sentences
1 – F professor Jones and Ayman had to walk to the police station .
2 – T Colonel Mikhail asked Ayman to show the officers where he had seen the large
female spider .
3 – F Ayman had seen the spider in an empty house .
4 – T The large spider knew that people were coming before the door opened .
5 – F None of the spiders escaped from the room .
6 – F Ayman fell to the ground because some small spiders attacked him .
7 – F The spiders killed Ayman .
8 – T The medicine from the plants might save Ayman .
B . Complete the sentences :-
1 – Inside the empty house there were two thousands spiders .
2 – The spiders attacked the men as soon as the men to spray insecticide into the room .
3 – The Echinacea negra medicine was delayed because there was a storm and the
helicopter couldn’t get to the cars in Sinai .
C . Answer the questions :-
1 – Why do you think the police wanted no one to leave Hamdayya .?
They did not want to take a spider out of the town .
2 – Why did extra officers come to the town ?
They came to search for the large female spider .
3 – What did the thousands of small black spiders look like .When the officers opened the door ?
They looked like waves on the sea .
4 – What did the officer hope to do with his insecticide tank ?
He hoped to kill the large female spider .
5 – What did the large female spider use its fangs for ?
It used its fangs to cut off its own leg .
6 – Why were the spiders able to bite Ayman ?
They were able to bite him because his suit was torn .
7 – Do you think the large female spider died ?
I don’t think the Lange female spider died as it was sting and could struggle for its life it
might have escaped from the room .
8 – Why must the officers find the spider’s body ?
They must be sure that the spider is dead .
D . Read the following quotation and then answer the questions :-
“ Ayman Hassan doesn’t have much more time “
1 – Who said this to whom ?
Colonel Mikhail said this to Captain Ahmed .
2 – What does it mean ? He doesn’t have much more time to live .
3 – Why doesn’t he have much more time ?
Because he has been bitten by the spiders and the plant that may treat him has been delayed .
E . Choose the correct answer :-
1 – The captain’s men ( had found the body of the large female spider – all went to the
hospital with Ayman – were looking for the body of the large female spider – were
bitten by some the spiders )
2 – Wafaa Sultan said that ( Echinacea negra would be no good against a bite from the
female spider- the helicopter couldn’t reach her – other species of Echinacea negra
would help Ayman – Ayman had only hours to live ) .



F . Match the beginnings sand ends of the sentences :-
1 – C The professor thought there was only female spider in the town .
2 – a No one in the town had been bitten .
3 – d The female was much more dangerous than any male spider .
4 – b Spiders build their nests in dark and quiet places such as empty houses .
a – so the professor thought it was unlikely that there were any smaller male spiders .
b – which is exactly where Ayman had seen the large spider go .
c – because only Ayman has reported seeing a big spider .
d – because it could produce thousands of other spiders .
G . Complete the notes on what happened when Ayman and the
Professor returned to the town :-
1 – They went to the police station .
2 – Colonel Mikhail said the next day they would search for the spider .
3 – The next morning Professor Jones explained how dangerous the female spider was .
4 – He told the colonel that a spider liked to build its nest in a dark and quiet and cool place .
5 – When he heard this , Ayman said that he had seen the spider go into the house next to his
H . Put the events in the correct order :-
A - 2 Police officers went to the empty house to kill the large spider .
B – 4 The large female attacked one of the men, but was caught by his insecticide tank .
C – 5 The large female bit off its leg in order to escape, and Ayman was bitten by the other spiders
D – 6 An ambulance took Ayman to hospital .
E – 1 Ayman told the colonel where he had seen the large female spider .
F – 3 The young spiders attacked the police officers .





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icine from Sinai was delayed by the storm .
B . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – They would search for the spider which Ayman had seen .
2 – As it could produce thousands of young spiders the female spider was very dangerous
3 – When the officers sprayed the poisonous insecticide the spiders jumped onto the
walls and onto the men .
4 – The large female used its fangs to cut through its leg
5 – Ayman was taken to hospital because spiders bit him


C . Read each quotation and then answer the questions :-
1 . “ No cars can enter or leave the town .”
1 – Who said this to whom ? 2 – Why was this done ?
3 – How could those people go to the town ?
Answer :
1 . One of the police officers at the barrier at the edge of the town said this to Captain
Ahmed and his team .
2 . This was done to prevent spiders from coming into the town .
3 . Another car was waiting for them .
2 . “ I’ll be happy to do what I can . “
1 – Who said this to whom ? 2 – What would the speaker be happy to do ?
3 – How was the speaker helpful ?
Answer :-
1 – Professor Jones said this to Colonel Mikhail .
2 – He would be happy to join the police officers in the search for the spider which
Ayman had seen .
3 – He was helpful when he collected spiders from the tomb to use their venom for
producing antivenom .
3 . “ Get that spider ! “
1 – who is speaking to whom ? 2 – Which spider was he speaking about ?
3 – How was the spider got ?
Answer :-
1 . Captain Ahmed was speaking to the officer at whose foot the spider fell .
2 . He was speaking about the large female spider .
3 . The officer brought his insecticide tank on it but it landed on one of its legs .

4 – “ TEST YOURSELF “ QUESTIONS
1 . Comprehension questions :-
1 – Why did the police prevent cars from coming into or out of the town ?
2 – What would Captain Ahmed and his men do the next morning ?
3 – What arrangements for the search did the colonel make ?
4 – In the Professor’s opinion, how many spiders were there in the town ?
5 – Why did the Professor think that the spider was female ?
6 – Why was a female spider more dangerous than a male spider ?
7 – Where had Ayman seen the spider go ?
8 – Why did police officers go to the empty house ?
9 – What happened when they opened the door of the room ?
10 – What was the effect of the poisonous insecticide on the spiders ?
11 – What did the large female spider do ?
12 – What did the officer do when the female spider fell to the ground ?
13 – Who did the spider get rid of its leg on which the tank landed ?
14 – What did the spider do as soon as it freed itself ?
15 – What happened when Ayman fell to the ground ?
16 – Why was Ayman taken to hospital ?
17 – What did Captain Ahmed order his men to do ?
18 – What might save Ayman’s life ?
19 – Why couldn’t Wafaa Sultan and the plants come on time as was expected ?
20 – What did the colonel mean by saying “ Ayman Hassan doesn’t have much more time“ ?


2 . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – At the police station, the Colonel told them that everybody ……………………………
2 – They would search the area in order to …………………………………………………
3 – Captain Ahmed would …………
4 – The Professor thought that there was only ……
5 – The female spider was more dangerous that a male spider because …………………..
6 – Ayman told the colonel where …………………………………………………………
7 – police officers went to the empty house to ……………………………..
8 – When the poisonous insecticide filled the room …………………………
9 – The men could hardly see because ……………………..
10 – When the large female attacked one of the officers …………………….
11 – In order to escape, the large female ………………………
12 – When the large female freed itself from the tank ………………………………..
13 – Ayman’s suit was torn when …………………..
14 – The spiders were able to bite Ayman because ………………………..
15 – Captain Ahmed ordered his men to ……………………
16 – Ayman would have only hours to live unless ……………………
17 – The helicopter that would pick up Wafaa Sultan and the plants couldn’t get to the
cars because ……………
18 – When the Colonel knew that the medicine was delayed he thought ………………..
……………………………………………………………………………………….
3 . Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions
1 – “ Your are welcome to join us tomorrow .”
1 . Who said this to whom ?
2 . How did the speaker appreciate the person spoken to ?
3 . What for ?
2 – “ Perhaps it has already produced them “
1 . Who is the speaker ? 2 . What does the word “ it “ refer to ?
3 . What had it already produced ?
3 – “ Your suit’s torn ! “
1 . Who is speaking to whom ? 2 . Why was that person’s suit torn ?
3 . What happened as a result of having a torn suit ?
4 – “ She should be here in two hours .’
1 . Who should be there in two hours ?
2 . What was she bringing ? 3 . Could she arrive in time ? Give a reason .
5 – “ It might save Ayman . “
1 . What might save Ayman ? 2 . What might it save Ayman from ?
3 . Was the colonel hopeful ? Why / Why not?
6 – “ I’ll tell you as soon as we find it .”
1 . Who is speaking to whom ? 2 . What did the word “ it “ refer to ?
3 . Why did they want to find it ?




Advanced Questions
Answer the following questions ;-
1 – Why were female spiders more dangerous than male ones ?
2 – What made the female spider use its fangs against itself ?
3 – How could Ayman survive the bite of the female spider ?



Chapter seven


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Thunder ÇáÑÚÏ Rollover íÊÏÍÑÌ Attach íÑÈØ Explode íÊÝÌÑ
1 – SALHENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – It was dark, stormy and rainy .
2 – Three cars were coming down the mountain .
3 – Wafaa, another botanist called Farouk and a police officer called Osama were in the first car .
4 – There were two police officers in each of the other two cars .
5 – The plants they had collected were in the third car .
6 – They were coming down the mountain slowly because the road was narrow and steep .
7 – The heavy rain made the road dangerous .
8 – They switched on the cars “ lights . 9 – There were three wadis to cross .
10 – Captain Osama wanted to cross the wadis before they were filled with rain water .
11 – The three cars could get across the first two wadis .
12 – They drove at full speed to the third wadi .
13 – The wadi was about 40 metres across, and the water was brown, fast and deep .
14 – Captain Osama moved the car forward slowly in the water .
15 – He managed to cross the wadi .
16 – The seacond car turned over in the water but the two men managed to get onto a rocky island .
17 – While the third car was crossing, the engine stopped .
18 – A tree stuck it and it sank down . 19 – Captain Osama attached one end of a towrope to his own car .
20 – He and Farouk went into the water leaving Wafaa in the car .
21 – They tried to attach the other end of the towrope to the car in the water .
22 – The two men got out of the car and helped them .
23 – The water carried the four men away from the car .
24 – They managed to climb onto the rocky island too . 25 – Wafaa was now alone .
26 – Driving the first car slowly, she pulled the third car to the land .
27 – She managed to get the plants from the car .
28 – She drove at top speed because she had a young man’s life in her hands .
2 – Pre- reading questions :-
PIGTURE 1
* Where do you think the people in the car are going ?
I think they are going to meet the helicopter that would
take the plant to the hospital .
PIGTURE 2
1 – What do you think has happened to the car lying on
its side ? A tree hit the car in the water .
2 – Why do you think that the woman in the picture, Wafaa
Sultan , is carrying flowers ?
Because they are the plants from the root of which
a medicinefor the spiders ‘ bites .



3 – MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK

A . Write “ T “ for True or “ F “ For False next to each of the sentences
1 – F The storm began before they found the Echinacea negra plants .
2 – T The second wadi was more dangerous to cross than the first .
3 – T Captain Osama drove as fast as he could to the third wadi .
4 – T The water pushed the second car over .
5 – F Captain Osama swam to the men in the second car .
6 – F The four men could not tie the rope to the car in the water .
7 – T No one was killed in the wadi .
8 – F Wafaa managed to pull the car out of the water .
B . Complete the sentences :-
1 – Captain Osama attached one end of the tow rope to his car
2 – Captain Osama told Wafaa to press the horn if she saw a tree coming
3 - Captain Osama and Farouk tried to attach the other end of the towrope to the car in the water



C . Answer the questions :-
1 .Why did Captain Osama switch on the car’s lights ?
Because the road became dangerous as it was raining heavily .
2 . What do you think would happen if the road disappeared ?
It would be impossible for them to drive down the mountain .
3 . The road was not their only problem . What was the other problem ?
The other Problem was that the wadis they were going to cross would be filling up with water
4 . Did they have a choice about crossing the third wadi ?
No, because they had to get the plant to Ayman .
5 . Did the first car cross the third wadi without stopping ? Yes, it did .
6 . Why did Farouk cup his hands to shout at the third car ?
Because he wanted the third car to hurry .
7 . Why did Captain Osama say the third car must be kept heavy ?
He wanted it kept heavy for fear that the water would .
8 . How did Wafaa feel as she was driving through the storm ?
Wafaa felt very frightened
D . Read the following quotations and then answer the questions :-
“ We’re running out of time .”
1 . Who said this to whom ? Captain Osama said this to wafaa and Farouk .
2 . What were they running out of time to do ?
They were running out before it was impossible to cross of time to reach the third wadi
3 . Was there another reason why it was important not to run out of time ?
Ayman needed the plants or he would die .
E . Choose the correct answer :-
1 – The men from the second car ( stayed in their car until Captain Osama and Farouk
reached them – swam to the edge of the wadi – had the plants with them – managed to
get out of their car ) .
2 – The men in the third car ( lifted the plants out of the car – stayed on the far side of the
wadi – were knocked over by their car – climbed into the jeep ).
F . Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – d The road down the mountain was very narrow .
2 – a The cars might fall into the valley below .
3 – b When the rain started,
4 – c Captain Osama was worried that the rain would flood the wadis .
a . if the drivers tried to go more quickly .
b . the track turned into a river .
c . and they wouldn’t be able to get across them .
d . and it was also very dangerous .
G . Complete the notes on the cars and the people in them :-
1 – The first and third cars were powerful 4- wheel drive vehicles .
2 – The three people in the first car were a police officer called Osama, Wafaa and
botanist called Farouk .
3 – The second car was a light jeep . 4 – In this car there were two police officers .
5 – The third car contained two more officers and the plants .
H . Put the events in the correct order :-
A . Wafaa managed to rescue the plants and then drove off alone .
B . The car with the plants got stuck in the water .
C . The men got out of the car and helped them .
D . Captain Osama and Farouk attached a towrope .to their own car on land and tried to
attach it to the car in the water .
E . The second car turned over in the water, but the men managed to get onto a rocky island .
F . All four men were canned away from the oar , but managed to get onto the rocky
island, too .
QUESTIONS WITH MODEL ANSWERS
A – Comprehension questions :-
1 – Why was the road down the mountain dangerous ?
Because it was very narrow and steep .
2 – Where were the plants they had collected ?
They were in the back of the third car .
3 – What happened to the second car ?
It moved sideways , then crashed into some rocks and got stuck between two big rocks
4 – Why did Captain Osama and Farouk go into the water ?
They went into the water to attach the other end of the towrope to the third car .
5 – Why was Wafaa anxious ? Because she had a young man’s life in her hands .
B – Complete the following sentences :-
1 . The cars would slide on the stony ground if ………………………………
2 . Captain Osama was worried that …………………………
3 . The men from the second car managed ………………………..
4 . While the third car was crossing , …………………………..
5 . Wafaa drove the first car slowly to ………………………….
Answer :-
Completions :-
1 . …………….. the drivers tried to speed .
2 . …………….. the rain would flood the wadis
3 . ……………. to climb onto a rocky island .
4 . ……………. the engine stopped .
5 . …………… pull the third car to the land .
C . Read each quotation and then answer the questions :-
1 – “ The road is not our only problem .”
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – Why was the road a problem ?
3 – What was the other problem ?
Answer :
1 – Captain Osama said this to Wafaa .
2 – Because it became a river due to the heavy rain .
3 – It was that the rain would flood the wadis .
2 – “ The water is taking it . “
1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – What does the word “ it “ refer to ?
3 – Why was the water taking it?
Answer :
1 – Farouk is the speaker . 2 – The word “ it “ refers to the second car .
3 – Because it was a light jeep .
3 – “ It is up to you now .”
1 . Who said this to whom ? 2 – What does the speaker mean by this ?
3 – How could the person spoken to accomplish the task ?
Answer :
1 - Captain Osama said this to Wafaa .
2 – It is her responsibility now to deliver the plants .
3 – She accomplished the task by taking the plants from the third car sand driving fast .

4 – “ TEST YOURELF “ QUESTIONS “
1 . Comprehension questions :-
1 – How was the weather in Sinai at the time of the journey ?
2 – Who were in the first car ? 3 – Where were they coming from ?
4 – Why were they going on that journey ? 5 – What was in the back of the third car ?
6 – Why did the road become dangerous ?
7 – What had Captain Osama and his mates to cross ?
8 – Why did they drive at full speed after crossing the first two wadis ?
9 – Why did the second car move sideways ?
10 – Why did Captain Osama shout across to the officers in the third car ?
11 – What shows that Farouk was impatient ?
12 – What happened when the third car was half way ?
13 – Why did the captain bring the towrope ?
14 – How did the two men in the third car help the captain and Farouk ?
15 – What happened to the car when a tree hit it ?
16 – What happened to the four men ?
17 - Where was Wafaa at that time ?
18 – How could Wafaa get the plants ?
19 – Why did Wafaa drive too fast ?
20 – What were her feelings while she was driving ?
2 – Complete the following sentences :-
1 – The team had collected the plants which ……………………………………………
2 – The cars made slow progress because ………………………………………………
3 – If the drivers tried to go more quickly , the cars …………………………………….
4 – Wafaa was anxious because …………………………………………………………
5 – When the rain started ………………………………………………………………..
6 – Captain Osama hoped to cross the wadis before …………………………………….
7 – They could cross the first two wadis although ………………………………………..
8 – The third wadis about ……………………………………..
9 – After the captain had studied the water carefully, he ………………………..
10 – The heavy car moved steadily though the water and ………………………..
11 – The two men in the second car could …………………………………………
12 – The engine of the third car stopped when …………………………………….
13 – A tree smashed into the third car which ………………………………………
14 - Captain Osama and Farouk went into the water to ……………………………
15 – The two men got out of the car because ………………………………………
16 – The two men were knocked over by their car when ……………………………
17 – The four men were carried away from the car but ………………………………
18 – Getting into the first car, Wafaa ………………………………………………….
19 – When the third car reached the land , Wafaa …………………………………….
20 – Wafaa drove off fast in order to …………………………………………………..



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Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions
1 . “ We have a young man’s life in our hands . “
1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – Who was the young men referred to ?
3 – How would the speaker save him ?
2 . “ I’m afraid it’ll be too deep by that time . “
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – What does the word “ it “ refer to ?
3 – Why was the speaker afraid ?
3 . “ Can we do it ?”
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – What did the speaker mean by that question ?
3 – What was the response of the person spoken to ?
4 . “ We’re Ok ! You go on ! “ they called .
1 – Who called ?
2 – What has happened to them ?
3 – Where were they at that moment ?
5 . “ You have the plants . You must come across . “
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – What plants did they have ?
3 – Whom were the plants wanted for ?
6 . “ It’s good ! You’ll have to get out and help ! “
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – Why did the speaker ask for their help ?
3 – How was their help fruitful ?
Advanced Questions
Answer the following questions :-
1 – How were Sinai’s road and rain against Ayman ?
2 – What motivated Wafaa to continue her trip in spite of the hardships she faced ?
3 – Do you consider Wafaa brave or considerate or both ? Give reasons .

Chapter 8


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1 – ASLHENT POINTS ÇáäÞÇØ ÇáÑÆíÓíÉ
1 – Ayman was in intensive care and his breathing stopped .
2 – Wafaa Sultan brought the plants .
3 – The doctors made some medicine from the plants and gave it to Ayman at midnight .
4 – In the morning Ayman was breathing normally again .
5 – He woke up a few hours later . 6 – His family were with him .
7 – The news of his recovery spread around the hospital .
8 – In the afternoon . Ayman and his family went out to the roof terrace .
9 – The female spider had not been found yet .
10 – They had to keep up looking for it because it might be still alive .
11 – Ayman’s picture appeared in the newspaper and on television .
12 – He was praised for warning the police .
13 – Professor Malcolm said that Ayman had saved the world the world from the spiders .
14 – Ayman could go and study at Oxford University .
15 – He wouldn’t have to worry about getting a good job any more .
16 – The Professor was very pleased because he had discovered a new species of spider .
17 – He gave Ayman a camera as a present .
18 – Ayman got the camera out and put the aluminum case on the floor .
19 – Ayman saw the deadly 7- legged female on the wall near his sister , Lamia .
20 – He blinded the spider with the camera’s flashlight .
21 – He knocked the spider into the aluminum case and shut it .
22 – The female had bitten Ayman and he fell to the floor unconscious .
23 – Some hours later , he came to his senses again . 24 – He saw his photo on the television screen .
25 – A reporter said that the minister had praised Ayman Hassan for his bravery and intelligence .
26 – The bite of the female spider did not kill him because his body had produced a lot of
antivenom when he was bitten the first time .
2 – Pre – reading questions :PICTURE 1
1 – Where is this scene taking place ?In the hospital .
2 – What do you think Ayman’s state of health is ?
I think Ayman has become conscious again as his
family are Surrounding him .
PICTURE 2
1 – Who gave Ayman the camera which he is about to
take a photograph with ?Professor Malcolm Jones .
2 – Can you see anything unusual in this picture ?
The deadly female spider’s legs can just be seen
appearing from behind the leaves to the right of the picture .
3 – What do you think might happen next ?
I think the female spider might be caught .

3 – MODEL ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS OF THE SET BOOK
A . Write ‘ T ‘ for True or ‘ F ‘ for False next to each of the sentences
1 – F Ayma stopped breathing before he had taken the Echinacea medicine .
2 – T When Ayman woke up , he was still quite weak .
3 – T Ayman had become famous .
4 – T Professor Jones gave Ayman a present for all his help .
5 – F Scientists had decided what to do about the spiders in the underground tomb .
6 – T The television was on when Ayman woke up in hospital for the second time .
7 – T There was a report about Ayman on television .
8 – F Dr Salah El- Salami had made an antivenom which had saved Ayman’s life .
B . Complete the sentences :-
1 – As Ayman got out his camera , he asked if . anyone know what was going to happen
to the spiders in the desert .
2 – His sister Lamia thought that if nobody went to the archaeological site, the spiders .
Wouldn’t hurt anyone .
3 – Ayman said he thought that . science would find an answer .
C . Answer the questions :-
1 – Which shift was ending when Ayman began breathing normally ?
The night shift .
2 – What did the doctors do with the plants ? They made a medicine from them .
3 – Who came to see Ayman in hospital ? His family came to see him .
4 – Why did Ayman ‘ feel like a person with a new future ? as professor Janes had said
he could go and study at oxford university and his uncle had said he would get a good job
5 – Why didn’t Ayman tell his sister that the spider was behind her ? If he had told her ,
she ‘d have moved and the spider would have bitten her .
6 – Why was everyone surprised that Ayman didn’t die from the deadly female spider’s
bite ? Because they knew that there was no medicine for the bite of the female spider .
7 – What had Ayman’s body already made when the female spider bit him ? His body
had already made “ produced “ a lot of antivenom .
8 – Why do you think the reporter described Ayman as the most popular young man in
Egypt today ? Because every body knew Ayman then and his picture was in the
newspapers and on television .




D . Read the following quotation and then answer the questions :-
“ We can only guess how many thousands of people might have died without the
intelligence and bravery of this young man “
1 – Who said this to whom ? The minister said this to a reporter on television .
2 – At which points in the story do you think Ayman showed “a” intelligence and “b”
bravery ? “a” He showed intelligence when he saw the 7 – legged female on the wall .
He used the camera’s flashlight to blind it and catch it . “b” He showed bravery when he
ran forward to help the officer who was attacked by the spiders . He also showed bravery
when he knocked the female spider into the aluminium case .
3 – Why might thousands of people have died ? They might have died if the two thousand
young spiders and the big female had not been found and killed .
E . Choose the correct answer :-
1 – Ayman ( wanted to take a photo of the large spider – told his sister to take a photo of it
– used his camera to blind the spider temporarily – though the spider had been in his
camera case ) .
2 – Ayman was on television because ( he had given his life to save other people – the
Echinacea negra had saved his life – he had saved other people’s lives and was still alive
after the bite of the deadly female – he had produced a lot of antivenom ) .
F . Match the beginnings and ends of the sentences :-
1 – d The police had to keep looking for the spider .
2 – b Ayma’s uncle said that .
3 – c Professor said that Ayman could study at Oxford University .
4 – a The professor had given Ayman a camera .
a – to thank him for helping to find a new species of spider .
b – he didn’t have to worry about getting a job .
c – if he wanted to . d – because they hadn’t found it .
G . Complete the notes on the deadly spider’s last attack :-
1 – The spider probably came to the hospital in the ambulance that brought Ayman there
2 – Ayman’s sister was sitting very near the deadly female spider .
3 – Ayman raised his camera and told his sister that he wanted to take a photo .
4 – He blinded the spider with the camera’s flashlight .
5 – When spider bit Ayman as he knocked it into the case .
6 – When Ayman saw the two bright red marks on his hand he fell to the floor .
H . Put the events in the correct order :-
A – 4 But them the medicine began to work , and he started to breathe normally .
B – 6 When he work up , Ayman saw himself on television .
C – 5 Then the large female spider bit him .
D – 1 Ayman’s body began to made antivenom after he was bitten by the small spiders .
E – 2 Some hours later , Ayman took the echinacea medicine .
F – 3 His breathing stopped and he was put on a ventilator .

QUESTIONS WITH MODEL ANSWERS
A . Comprehension Questions :-
1 – How was Ayman treated when his breathing stopped ? He was kept alive on a ventilator .
2 – what did Ayman ask about ? He asked if they had found the female spider .
3 – Why shouldn’t Ayman worry about getting a good job ?
Because all best employers would want a man like him .
4 – When did the female spider bite Ayman ? When he knocked it into the aluminium case
5 – Ho did the minister describe Ayman Hassan ? He described Ayman Hassan as
a young man who was ready to give his life to save others .
B . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – They had keep looking for the female spider because it might be still alive .
2 – If Ayman hadn’t warned the police there would have been thousands of killer spiders
in Hamdayya
3 – Uncle Walid said that all the best employers would like a man like Ayman .
4 – Spiders only hurt people when people disturb them .
5 – If Ayman had told his sister that the spider was near her she would have moved and
the spider would have bitten her .



C . Read each quotation and then answer the questions :-
1 – “ Ayman Hassan is breathing normally again .”
1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – Why did the speaker say that ?
3 – Where was Ayman at that moment ?
Answer :-
1 – A nurse is the speaker . 2 – Because Ayman’s breathing stopped after midnight .
3 – He was in intensive care .
2 – “ I don’t think they should be killed .”
1 – Who is the speaker ? 2 – what was that person speaking about ?
3 – Why shouldn’t they be killed ?
Answer :-
1 – Lamia , Ayman’s sister , is the speaker .
2 – She was speaking about the spiders in the desert .
3 – Because they were in an important archaeological site .
3 – “ So why didn’t he die ? “
1 – Who said this to whom ? 2 – What does the word “ he “ refer to ?
3 – what was the reply to that question ?
Answer :-
1 – The television reporter said this to Dr. Salah .
2 – The word “ he “ refers to Ayman Hassn .
3 – When Ayman was bitten the first time , his body produced so much antivenom in his
body , that the bite had little effect on him .
4 – “ TEST YOURSELF “ QUESTIONS “
1 . Comprehension Questions :-
1 – Which part of the hospital was Ayman in ? Why ?
2 – What is a ventilator used for ?
3 – What did the doctors make from the plant wafaa Sultan brought ?
4 – How did the medicine help Ayman ?
5 – Who were with Ayman when he woke up ?
6 – Where did Ayman and his family go in the afternoon ?
7 – Where was the roof terrace ? 8 – Where could a picture of Ayman be seen ?
9 – What did the newspaper say about Ayman ?
10 – What did Professor Malcolm say about Ayman’s education ?
11 – How did the Professor show his pleasure for discovering a new species of spider ?
12 – When do the spiders in the desert hurt people ?
13 – Where did Ayman see the 7- legged female spider ?
14 – What would have happened if Ayman had told his sister that the spider was behind her
15 – How did Ayman catch the spider ? 16 – When did Ayman fall on the floor ?
17 – What did Ayman see on the television screen ?
18 – What would have happened without Ayman’s intelligence and bravery ?
19 – Why were people throughout Egypt celebrating ?
20 – Why was it expected that Ayman would die from the female spider’s bite ?
21 – Why didn’t the deadly female spider kill Ayman ?
2 . Complete the following sentences :-
1 – Ayman was still in ………………………
2 – Ayman was kept alive on a ventilator because ……………………..
3 – When Ayman woke up , his family …………………………………
4 – Ayman and his family went out to the roof terrace in order to …………………..
5 – The newspaper said that Ayman ……………………

6 – Professor Malcolm said that Ayman could ……………………….
7 – Ayman would not have to worry about ………………………….
8 – Professor Malcolm gave Ayman a present to ……………………
9 – Spiders would not hurt anybody if ……………………………….
10 – Ayman saw the spider on the wall near …………………………
11 – The spider probably came to the hospital in ………………………
12 – Ayman used the camera’s flashlight to …………………………….
13 – As Ayman knocked the spider into the case ………………………..
14 – When Ayman saw the two bright red marks on his hand …………………
15 – The minister praised Ayman for ………………………
16 – The reporter said that people were celebrating because …………………….
17 – The doctor expected the death of Ahmed because …………………………..
18 – Ayman’s body had produced a lot of antivenom when ……………………….
19 – The bite of the female had little effect on Ayman because ……………………
20 – The reporter thanked Ayman who …………………….
3 . Read each of the following quotations and then answer the questions
1 – “ His breathing stopped around I a.m. and we’re keeping him alive on a ventilator .”
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – Who was the speaker referring to ?
3 – what was the matter with that person ?
2 – “ But your adventure is finished , thank Heaven ! “
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – Which adventure was the speaker referring to ?
3 – How had the adventure ended ?
3 – “ I feel like a new person with a new future ! “
1 – Who is the speaker ?
2 – Why did he feel like a new person ?
3 – How would his future be new ?
4 – “ If nobody goes there they won’t hurt anybody . “
1 – Who was the speaker ?
2 – What was the speaker talking about ?
3 – What does the word “ thee “ refer to ?
5 – “ Don’t move . “
1 – Who said this to whom ?
2 – Why didn’t the speaker want the other person to move ?
3 – What was the speaker going to do ?
Advanced Questions
Answer the following questions :-
1 – Why was the ventilator of great use Ayman ?
2 – How did Ayman prove to be brave while in Hospital ?
3 – How was Ayman rewarded in the end for his good deeds ?
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1-Answer the following Questions .
1 – What was the robbers plan to steal the treasures of ancient Egyptians ?
2 – What equipment did the robbers use to find other underground rooms ?
3 – How did the spiders affect the robbers plan ?
4 – How did the police get information about the robbers death ?
5 – How did the helicopter pilot have a narrow escape ?
6 – what did the pilot think about the four robbers ?
7 – Which spiders survived the attack on them ? 8 – What was the result of that attack ?
9 –Where were the land cruisers taken ?
10 – What do you know about the Hassan’s family ? 11 – Who was Ayman ?
12 – How did Ayman make use of the computer ?13 – Where did Ayman see the spider ?
14 – Describe the spider which Ayman saw in the garden ?
15 – Why did the spider leave Hassan’s house ?16 – What was the spider trying to find ? Why ?
17 – What picture did Dr. Fakhry send Ayman ? What was Ayman’s comment when he saw it ?
18 – What danger did Dr. Jones warn about that spider ?
19 – Why was the spider a great danger to the whole world ?
20 – Why did professor Jones decide to go Hamdayya ?
21 – Who advised Ayman to tell the police ? Why ?
22 – What made Ayman change his mind concerning telling the police ?
23-Why did Uncle Walid believe people would be worried about the story of the spiders unnecessarily ?
24 – What news did Mohamed bring from the police station that made Uncle Walid telephone Colonel Mikhail ?
25-Show how Wafaa was able to take the plants to the hospital ? What encouraged her to do so successfully ?
26 – What happened to Ayman during the night ? How was he saved ?
27 – What was the effect of the medicine on Ayman ?
28 – What did professor Jones offer Ayman as a thank you ?
29 – Where did Ayman see the female spider in the hospital ?
30 – How did Ayman believe the female spider come to the hospital ?
31 – what was Ayman’s aim when he took a picture to his sister ?
32 – How was Ayman able to catch the female spider ?
33 – What was the effect of the female spider’s bite on Ayman ?
34 – How was Ayman rewarded for his intelligence and bravery ?
35 – What did Uncle Walid tell Colonel Mikhail on the phone ?
36 – When did Professor Jones arrive at Hamdayya ?
37 – Why did Colonel Mikhail ask to meet Ayman and the Professor ?
38 – Who went to the archaeological site ? 39 – What was the aim of going to the archaeological site ?
40 – Who entered the tombs underground ? 41 – How did they protect themselves ? Why ?
42 – What did they do to kill the spiders inside ?
43 – What was the result of what they did in the tomb ?
44 – What attacked an officer in the tomb ? What happened to him ?
45 – What did the female spider do after attacking the officer ?46 – Where did Wafaa Sultan go ?
47 – Why did Wafaa Sultan go to Sinai ?
48 – What did colonel Mikhail ask Ayman and the professor to do around Ayman’s house ?
49 – Why did professor Jones think the female spider was very dangerous ?
50 – Where did Ayman go to search for the female spider ?
51 – How many spiders did Ayman and the professor find in the hiding place ?
52 – What happened when the group entered the hiding place of the female spider ? What did they do ?
53 – How was the female spider caught under the insecticide tank ?
54 – How did the female spider free itself when its leg was caught ?
Completion the following sentences :-
1 – The four men switched off the lights and engines because ……………………..
2 – The four men entered the underground tombs in order that …………………….
3 – The team of the archaeologists discovered …………………………..
4 – The second room underground was empty because ………………………………
5 – The robbers discovered a room with the help of ………………………………….
6 – In order to get into the room . the robbers destroyed ………………………………
7 – The robbers were troubled by the spiders as ……………………………………….
8 – The robbers took …………………… to their cars .
9 – The robbers met their end owing to ………………………………..
10 – The helicopter pilot escaped death when ……………………………
11 – The helicopter pilot believed the four men died of ………………………………..
12 – The helicopter pilot told the police ……………………………………………..
13 – The deadly spider at the back of the car was able to ………………………………
14 – The spider did not stay at Hassan’s family because ……………………………….
15 – Hassan’s family consisted of …………………………………………
16 – Ayman saw the female spider ………………………………………………….
17 – Ayman used the computer not only …………………………………………….
18 – The colour of the female spider was ……………………………………………..
19 – The size of the female spider was ………………………………………………..
20 – The fangs of the female spider was ………………………………………………
21 – The zoology student didn’t find …………………………………………………..
22 – The translation made by Dr. Fakhry of an old Egyptian text was about …………….
23 – Ayman sent an e-mail Dr. Fakhry to ask …………………………………………….
24 – Dr. Shereen replied to Ayman’s message …………………………………………….
25 – The female spider was able to hide ……………………………………………………
26 – After , the female spider laid its eggs , it enclosed them ………………………………
27 – An archeologist sent Dr. Fakhry a very old picture of …………………………………
28 – The old picture of the spider was the same as ………………………………………….
29 – Ayman believed the spider had come to their town in ………………………………….
30 – Dr. Fakhry advised Ayman to …………………………………………………………..
31 – In a medical ancient Egyptian text . there was ………………………………………….
32 – Susan Bennett used a CD to find out ……………………………………………………
33 – Professor Jones Malcolm was …………………………………………………………..
34 – When Professor Jones heard the spiders story ………………………………………….
35 – Professor Jones believed the spider in Hamdayya was a great danger to ………………
36 – Professor Jones decided to go to Hamdayya because ………………………………….
37 – Uncle Walid did not want Ayman to tell the police about the spider because …………
38 – There was a sudden change in uncle Waild’s opinion when ……………………………
39 – Uncle Walid phoned Colonel Mikhail to tell him ………………………………………
40 – The police got protecting clothing from ………………………………………………...
41 – Colonel Mikhail asked the professor and Ayman to…………………………………….
42 – As the spider was of an unknown species ………………………………………………
43 – In order to have a safe antivenom , ……………………………………………………..
44 – Colonel Mikhail asked Wafaa to ………………………………………………………..
45 – All those who entered the tomb were protected by …………………………………….
46 – A sheet was spread above the ground of the tomb to …………………………………..
47 – The professor’s equipment was used to …………………………………………………
48 – When a spider attacked an officer , captain Ahmed ……………………………………
49 – The professor believed they could not destroy the spiders because …………………….
50 – Colonel Mikhail gave instructions to the group to ………………………………………
51 – The professor and Ayman went to the empty building next to Ayman’s house to ……..
52 – When light entered the hiding place of the female spider ………………………………
53 – The leg of the female spider was caught when …………………………………………
54 – The female spider cut its own leg to …………………………………………………….
55 – As Ayman’s suit was torn , the spiders ………………………………………………….
56 – Ayman was sent to hospital after ………………………………………………………..
57 – Ayman had a few hours to live as a result of ……………………………………………
58 – Ayman was in bad need of the Sinai plant because ……………………………………..
59 – In Sinai . there cars ………………………………………………………………………
60 – The bad weather changed the plant of the people in Sinai as ……………………………
61 – The group in Sinai were able to cross ……….. in spite of the heavy rain and the flood
62 – Everything went wrong in the third wadi as …………………………………………….
63 – The two rope was used to ………………………………………………………………
64 – Wafaa was alone when …………………………………………………………………
65 – As Wafaa had a young man’s life in her hands , she bravely ………………………….
66 – When Ayman’s breathing stopped , ……………………………………………………
67 – Ayman began to regain his health after ………………………………………………..
68 – The professor said Ayman had saved the world from ………………………………….
69 – The professor presented Ayman a camera as …………………………………………..
70 – The female spider appeared again when Ayman saw it …………………………………
71 – Ayman was able to catch the female spider by ………………………………………….
72 – Ayman took a photograph of Lamia with the aim of ……………………………………
73 – While catching the female spider , Ayman ……………………………………………..
74 – The spider’s bites were not deadly because Ayman ……………………………………
75 – The minister described Ayman as ……………………………………………………
76 – The people celebrated that Ayman …………………………………………………….
77 – Ayman’s intelligence and bravery saved ……………………………………………….
78 – Ayman because the most popular young man that day because ……………………….
Read the following questions , then answer he questions :-
1 – “ If there are more rooms here , this machine will find them in minutes .”
a ) Who was the speaker and to whom was he speaking ?b) How would the machine find rooms ?
c) Why did the speaker want to find more rooms ?
2 – “ We haven’t much time . We must find what we want we want and get it out
before morning .” a) Why had the men to get what they wanted before morning ?
b) What did they want to find ?c) To what extent did the men realize their dreams ?
3 – “ Spiders use webs to catch flies, but I’m going to use the web to find a spider .”
a) What was the web Ayman was going to use ?
b)What was the spider he wanted to find ?c) What was the result of that he did ?
4 – “ Many hundreds of people were killed by black and yellow spiders in this town .”
a) What did the people of that town do to get rid of these spiders ?
b) Where was that town ?c) Why did the people fail to get rid of them ?
5 – “ There is another possibility . There’s a new archaeological site near here ?”
What was the first possibility Dr. Shereen suggested ?
b) What happened in that archaeological site ?c) Describe the spider they spoke about .
6 – “ Don’t worry, we’ll find it in the database . “
a) Why did Susan Bennett resort to the database ?b) What was on the CD she put into her computer ?
c) What was the result of what she did ?
7 – “ What a nuisance ! I’ve had to cancel my next trip .”
a) What was the trip professor Jones had to cancel ?b) What was the aim of that trip ?
c) Where did professor Jones go the next day ?
8 – “ No, on , Not all . I’m sorry . I’m not being very polite , am I ? “
a) Who said this statement and to whom ?b) Why did he think he was not polite ?
c) Why did he say spiders were useful ?
9 – “ The Antivenom for one spider won’t work against the venom of a different spider
a) Why did professor Jones say this statement ?
b) Why was it difficult to prepare an antivenom for an unknown species of spider ?
c) Where was the plant that could cure the bite of the black and yellow spider found ?
10 – “ And I’ve just decided where I’m going for the holiday . “
a) Where did professor Jones decide to go ?
b) What scientific discovery did he expect to make ?
c) To what extent did he realize his expectations ?
11 – “ I don’t think you should tell the police . you don’t want to worry people
unnecessarily , do you “
a) Who advised Ayman to tell the police ?
b) Why was Uncle Walid against telling the police ?c) What made Uncle Walid contact the police ?
12 – “ But the lowest points in people’s lives can sometimes be turning points , too ?”
a) How was this statement applied to Ayman ?
b) Why did the police consider the archaeological site dangerous ?
c) Why did Uncle Walid telephone Colonel Mikhail ?
13 – “ If you must fight an enemy , you should first understand the enemy .”
a) What enemy was Captain Ahmed fighting ? b) How did he get knowledge about the enemy ?
c) Where was Captain Ahmed going when he got that knowledge ?
14 – “ That will be a slow and difficult process with lots of problems .”
Why did professor Jones think developing a new antivenom a difficult process ?b) Why was a new antivenom needed ?
c) What was the medicine used by the ancient Egyptians for the bite of the deadly spider ?
15 – “ Well , sir , we don’t have anything better yet , do we, sir ?
a) What was Captain Ahmed talking about ?
b) Who did Colonel Mikhail phone in the university ?c) What did the Colonel want her to do ?
16 – “ Ok , stand back ! I’m going to switch on the smoker .”
a) Why was the professor going to switch on the smoker ?
b) What was the result of what he did ? c) What did Ayman say when he saw the dead spiders ?
17 – “ Yes, they are the same as the spider I saw in town . Only that one was larger .”
a) Who was the speaker and where was he ? b) What were the same as the spider he saw ?
c) What did the professor say about them ?
18 – “ Professor , I understand your scientific interest , but people have died already .
My job is to prevent more deaths .”
a) What was the scientific interest the professor had ?b) Who were the people that had already died ?
c) How could the captain prevent more deaths ?
19 – “ I will pass your opinion to the Colonel This matter must be decided at a higher level .”
a) What was the professor’s opinion that the Captain would pass to the Colonel ?
b) What reason did the professor give for that opinion ?
c) What were the Colonel’s instructions after hearing the professor’s opinion ?
20 – “ He has only hours to live unless the Echinacea can get to him in time .”
a) Why had Ayman only hours to live ? b) What was the use of the Echinacea regra ?
c) How would the Echinacea regra ?
21 – “ The road is not our only problem , the rain will pour down the mountains and
flood the wadis below .”
a) How was the road a problem ? b) How many wadis had they to cross ?
c) Why would flooding the wadis a great problem ?
22 – “ The next wadi is twenty minutes away . I’m afraid it will be too deep by that time “
a) How did they cross the second wadi ? b) Why had they to do so ?
c) What happened when they were crossing the third wadi ?
23 – “ They have to choose the right route , the right time and the right gear , They will
get one chance , so give them time . “
a) what made the captain say so ? b) Where did the car engine stop ?c) Why did they use a towrope ?
24 – “ Stay in the car . We must keep it heavy ..”
a) Why did the captain want the car to be heavy ? b) Why did they get out of the car ?
c) what did they do when they heard the horn ?
25 – “ She told herself that she shad a young man’s life in her hands .”
a) Who was the young man Wafaa mentioned ? b) Why was his life in her hands ?
c) What brave deed did she do to save that young man ?
26 – “ He’s still in intensive care . His breathing stopped around I a.m. “
a) Why was Ayman in intensive care ? How was Ayman kept alive when his breathing stopped ?
c) What made Ayman become normal ?
27 – “ But your adventure is finished , thank heaven . “
Why did Ayman’s mother think his adventure was finished ?
b) What other adventure did he have later on ?c) What was the result of that adventure ?
28 – “Professor Malcolm says that you saved the world from the spiders .”
a) How did Ayman save the world from spiders ?
b) How did professor Malcolm try to reward him ?c) What was Ayman’s professor for getting a job ?
29 – “ Does anyone know what’s going to happen to the spiders in the desert ? “
a) What was Lamia’s opinion concerning the spiders in the desert ?
b) Why didn’t Mohamed agree with her ?c) What was Ayman’s opinion ?
30 – “ We can only guess how many thousand of people might have died without the
intelligence and bravery of this young man .”
a) Who said this statement and about whom was it said ?
b) Why might thousands of people have died ? Give one example to show his bravery .
31 – “ His body produced a lot of antivenom .”
a) Who said this to whom ?b) Why did his body produce a lot of antivenom ?
c) Was it good for him ? Why ?
32 – “ But your adventure is finished , thank Heaven !”
a) Who said this to whom ?b) What was that adventure about ?c) How did the adventure end ?
33 – “ Did the plants get through ? “
Who said this to whom ?b) How did the plants get through ?c) Why were the plants important ?
34 – “ She must get here fast .”
a) Who said this to whom ?b) Who was “ she “ ?c) Why must she get there fast ?
35 – “ Could you find one of these spiders and identify it ?”
a) Who said this to who ?b) Why was it necessary to identify the spider ?c) Could he manage to identify the spider ?
Quotations said by :
1 – Ayman Hassan :1 – “ It’s not easy to get a good job .” Page 12
2 – “ Spiders use webs to catch flies , but I’m going to use the web to find spider ! “ Page 14
3 – “ Is there a picture of the spider with the text ? “Page 15
4 – “ It’s the same as the spider that I saw .” Page 19
5 – “ If I say , “ I’ve seen a big dangerous spider . “ everyone will just laugh at me ! “Page19
6 – “ What shall I do ?” Page 28
7 – “ Yes, They’re the same as the spider I saw in town . Only that one was larger .” Page36
8 – “ It was in my house , then the garden , and ten it ran towards the empty house next to mine !” Page42
9 – “ Have they found the female spider ?” Page 55
10 – “ I feel like a new person with a new future ! .” Page55
2 – Dr Shereen Fakhry :
1 – “ Many hundreds of people were killed by black and yellow spiders in this town .” Page15
2 – “ Good luck with identifying your spider .” Page 16
3 – “ But I think you should tell the police about all this .” Page 19
4 – “ I’m not very keen on spiders ! “Page 21
5 – “ He will be in Hamdayya tomorrow morning .” Page 25
6 – “ Please be careful if you see it again . “Page 25
7 – “ It is almost extinct and grows only in Sinai .” Page 33
3 – Professor Malcolm Jones :
1 – “ But Spiders are very useful animals because they eat insects . “Page 21
2 – “ This is fantastic ! “Page 34 3 – “ That’s why I came to Egypt , “Page 30
4 – “ Ok . Let’s see what we’ve got .” Page 365 – “ This is a great scientific discovery ! “Page 38
6 – “ Let’s hope it hasn’t produced any young yet , “Page 39
4 – Colonel Mikhail ;
1 – “ Could you find one of these spiders and identify it ?” Page 30
2 – “ Let’s hope it is a known species .” Page 31
3 – “ Professor , in your opinion, are we looking for just one spider or many spiders ?” Page40
4 – “ I’ve ordered stronger protective suits .” Page40
5 – Captain Ahmed :
1 – “ My job is to prevent more deaths .” Page 38
2 – “ We must leave here immediately .” Page 36
3 – “ What is the situation is Sinai ? “Page45
4 – “ I’ll tell you as soon as we find it .” Page 45
6 – Wafaa Sultan :
1 – “ We have a young man’s life in our hands .” Page 47
2 – “ Can we di it ? “Page 48
3 – “ It’s too dangerous . Look what happened to the jeep .” Page 49 .



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