Year Three Topic Comprehension – The Colosseum

LO: To read and comprehend a text about the Roman Colosseum.

Colosseum

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The colloseum which is located in the heart of the city of Rome, stands as a monument and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture.

Built in the first century, the Colosseum, named after a colossal statue that stood nearby, used to accommodate games of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiator fights. The Colosseum is built right in the center of Rome, Italy. It is made up of stone and concrete, has about 80 entrances and could hold 50,000 spectators. It was built in only 9 years by almost 60,000 slaves

Rome today

The building was, and still is today, a show in itself. In fact, it is the largest amphitheatre not only in the city of Rome but in the world, able to offer stunning sceneries as well as services for spectators.  Today, the Colosseum is a monument to itself and showcases the works of human genius, which survive time; yet it is still comfortable and dynamic, accessible on two levels offering a wide view of the city from its outer arches.

It also hosts temporary exhibitions related to the timeless theme of the “Ancient”, as well as modern performances. This outcome of events and experiences makes the amphitheatre a new place every day, interesting for all and able to tell everybody a story.

Questions

1. What does the term ‘in the heart of the city’ mean?

2. In the first century, what was the colosseum used for?

3. Why is the colosseum so special today?

4. How many spectators can the colosseum hold?

5. Would you like to visit the colosseum? Why?

39 thoughts on “Year Three Topic Comprehension – The Colosseum

  1. 1.It means monument and receives daily a large amount of people attracted by the enchantment of the history and its architecture.
    2.The Colosseum is used to accommodate games of popular appeal like hunts and gladiator battles.
    3.It is popular because it has 80 entrances, 60,00 slaves made it and could hold 50,00 people.
    4.It can hold 50,00 spectators.Yes I do like to visit it because it is gigantic.

  2. 1.It means a monument and receives a large amount of people.
    2.In the first century colosseum was used for games such as hunts and gladiator fights.
    3.it is interesting because it was built long a go.

  3. 1.So everybody loves it.
    2.To commodore games of great popular appeal.
    3.Because it is comfertable and dyamic.
    4.the colosseum can hold 50,000
    5.yes because it is pretty.

    From Layla and Fatima

  4. 1. In the heart of city means it stand as a moument that receives daily ( a large number of visitors.
    2. The Coleseum was built to accommodate games of great popular appeal, as hunts and gladiator fights.
    3. The Coleseum is the largest amphitheate not only the city of Rome but in the world.
    4. It could hold 50,000 spectators.
    5. I would like to visit Coleseum because it is beautiful.
    From hamdia

  5. 1.The heart of city means a monument and daily revives.
    2.It is used to acomendate games.
    3.It is special because it is the largest amphthearter .
    4.It can hold 50,000 spectators
    5.Yes because it’s big

  6. 1 in the middle of the city
    2 it was used for strong and brave gladiator fights
    3 because people go to watch gladiator fights butthey are only dolls
    4 the collosom can hold 50’000 specters

    MADE BY SHAHJAHAN AND KAIDEN

  7. 1 in the miedll of the city.
    2 it was used for gladiator fights.
    3 because pepole go to watch fights.
    4 50 tousunds specters.
    5 yes to learn history

  8. 1. The heart of city means a monument and daily receive’s
    2. used to accommodate games
    3. It is the largest amphitheatre in the whole wide world
    4. It could hold 500,000
    5. Yes because it is very fascinating and there is a lot you can learn from

    From salma and nabeel

  9. 1.It meant complex archivecture.
    2.It was used for gladiator fights,chariot races and magic shows.
    3.Because it is the biggest building in the world.
    4.50,000.

  10. 1:The city is shaped in a heart
    2:The colossem is used for the accommodate games of great popular games.
    3:The colossem is famouse because it is the biggest city in the world.
    4:about 80

  11. 1.the term in the heart of city means it is in the middle of the country.
    2.it is used for games and popular things.
    3.because it is the largest coliseum in the world
    4.it can hold 5000 Spectors.
    5.no because if you sit at the front the people might kill you.

  12. 1. It means that it is the middle of the city Rome and instead they said the heart of the city. 2. The colosseum is used to accommodate popular games and the games are really great. 3. Because it is large and really huge amphitheatre. 4. It has 80 entrances and can hold 50,00.

  13. 1.The term of heart of the city means evryone loves it and it’s near the middle.
    2.they used it to accomode games great popular and gladiator
    3. It’s very famous today because it’s the world largest amphitheater.
    4.did you know that more than 20000 people visit it.
    5.i would like to see it because it really tall.

  14. 1)It stands as a monument and receives daily a large number of visitors.

    2)The colosseum was used for lots of show cases like people fighting.

    3)Because the experience of there lifetime is actually really interesting because there are more people.
    5)Yes because I want to experience there lifetime.

  15. 1. What does the term ‘in the heart of the city’ mean?the heart of the city of Rome stands as monument and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of it’s history.
    2.the colosseum was used for fighting.

  16. 1. Heart of the city means the best building in that city
    2. Coloseem along time ago was used for gladiator fights and Romans against animals.
    3.Colosseum is famous because they know it was built by the Romans along time ago and they learnt a lot
    4. 50,000 spectors could hold colosseum!!
    5. I would like to visit the Colosseum because it is famouse and we learn a lot.

  17. 1.it means monument and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture.
    2.colosseum is used to accommodate games of great popular appeal, such as gladiator fights.
    3.it is popular because they had 80 entrance, 60,00 slaves made it and could hold 50,00 people.
    4.it can hold 50,00 spectators
    5.yes because it’s really huge

  18. It means it’s the best place in the city
    It was used for galdiator fights
    It is special because the Romans used it.
    50,000
    Yes because it sounds interesting

  19. The colosseum
    1)The heart of the city means monerment and revives daily a large number of visitors atracted by the enchantment of the history and its complex architecture.
    2)The colosseum is used for entertaining people like having a gladiator fight.
    3) it is important because Romans built it and we can look at it and know what material its built from.
    4)it can hold 50,000 spectators .
    5)I don’t want to visit Rome because mount Vesuvius might explode!
    By Priya andAlisha

  20. 1. I think in the heart of the city means map.
    2. I think the colosseum was used for gladiator fights in the first century.
    3. The colosseus is speacail today because it has 80 entrance 60,000 slaves and 7,000 people fited in it.
    4. The colosseum can hold 5,000 spectators.
    5. I would like to see the colosseum because I want to see how it feels.

  21. 1 a monument and daily a large of visitors
    Games of great popular sport such as gladiator fights
    It’s famous because it had 80 entrances and 60’000 slaves to build it
    It can hold 50’000 spectators
    I want to visit the colosseum because I want to see the big cages
    They put the animals in.

  22. 1 it means a monument and resides daily and large numbers of visotors attracted by the entrapment of his history and his and its complex.

    2 the collusium is for animals to fight and kill people such as humans.

    3 It is popular because it has 80 entrence 50 000 people.

    4 it can hold 50 00 sectors.

    5. Yes because I want to see the proper buildings .

  23. 1. It means a monument and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture.
    2. The colosseum was used for the Romans to fight.
    3. The colosseum is so special today because it had 80 entrance and 60,000 slaves and 50,000 spectators.
    4. The colosseum can hold 50,000 spectators.
    5. I would like to visit the colosseum because I want to see the building.

  24. 1. It means a monument and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its historwy and its complex architecture.
    2. colosseum Is used to accommodate games of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiator fights.
    3. It is popular because they had 80 entrance,60,00 slaves made it and could hold 50,00 people.
    4. It can hold 50,00 spectators.
    5.yes because it is so huge and i want to see the building.

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