The Stonehenge Mystery
Today’s reading comprehension activity is based on Stonehenge, which has always been a mystery. No one really knows why it was built or what it was used for. However, a new television programme on BBC 2 called Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed gives new clues to its origins.
Along with the tv programme, The I newspaper published an article explaining who might have made Stonehenge, where the mysterious bluestones came from and how they arrived in Wiltshire.
The reading task I’ve got for you is a timeline challenge, useful for my advanced students who want to look at inferred meaning. I’d like you to read the newspaper article below:
Now look at the timeline and try to put the events in the correct order. You will see that some of the dates are given, but some are not!
Reading activity answers
Hopefully you’ve read the article carefully and traced Stonehenge from it’s very beginnings to the present day. Check your answers below to see if you’ve got it right. You’ll find that the relevant sentences are highlighted in the article, and an explanation of why they are correct.
If you’ve enjoyed this activity and would like other reading comprehension activities, let me know!