Read the question: "Why are we still fascinated by medieval legends?". Match these words from the question above to their synonyms.
Complete the text with these words.
In the Middle Ages, people loved about brave knights and great . Now, although the knights all died long , many people are still by these legends. Even , in films, TV shows and video games, these heroes represent great values, like honour, , and loyalty.
Brainstorm from the title of the chapter.
Do you know the legend of King Arthur?
What does & Co. mean?
Tick the words / characters you already know.
Lady G. & Co.!
What was the relationship between Arthur and Guinevere?
Check with this table what you already know.
Today, can you...
talk about past events?
Ten years ago,
He was ; he wore
use linking words?
First, , then
explain life in the Middle Ages?
A knight was
Observe and listen
Label these parts of the picture.
A dying knight
The illuminated "S"
Listen to the recording and choose the correct answer.
a) La Morte d’Arthur is a (poem / film / tapestry). b) It was written by (Alberto Sangorski / King Arthur / Alfred Tennyson). c) The story is about King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table. (Right / Wrong). d) This type of text is called (a fascinated manuscript / an illuminated manuscript).
The illuminated ‘S’ is the first letter of the poem. The letter ‘S’ also begins many words you can use in this chapter. Brainstorm words in these categories to fill in the table.
A knight’s equipment
A knight’s title
Adjectives to describe a knight
SW_ _ _ / SP_ _ _ / SH—_ _ _
S_ _ / Lancelot
ST_ _ _ _ = powerful / SM_ _ _ = intelligent
Let’s have fun
Listen to the audio and pick out the words in the poem that contain the sound /ɑɪ/.
Horribles Histories, “I’m a knight”
I’m a knight, I’m a knight and I’m a knight And our only aim in life is to fi ght I’m a knight, I’m a knight and I’m a knight We are fighters and our armour’s always tight And these swords aren’t light!
When your armour is tight, you say “Aiii!!” Practice this poem, exaggerating the /ɑɪ/ sound like this.
Tight /tɑɪt/: compact.
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