The Mask of Gold Chapter 2

Chapter Two 
The Man on the Plane
Vocabulary
connecting flight
رحلة طيران غير متصلة
definite
محدد
valley
وادي
Be based in
مقيم فى
boarded
على متن (طائرة)
treatment
معاملة
paintings
رسومات
In –flight – magazine
مجلة الطائرة
ِcurious
قلق فضولى
UNESCO
منظمة الأمم المتحدة للثقافة والعلوم والآداب
ًٌflight attendant
المضيف
sight
مشهد – منظر
skyscrapers
ناطحات السحاب
sleeves
أكمام
briefcase
الحقيبة / شنطة اوراق
Keen on
شغوف ب
mid-thirties
منتصف الثلاثينات
Let ….through
يدع000 يمر
pocket
جيب
Terminal building
مبنى الركاب
ٍsun-tanned face
وجه لوحته الشمس
customs
الجمارك
movie
فيلم
Italian institute of Archaeology
المعهد الايطالي للآثار
sleeves
أكمام
degree
درجة علميه
yawn
يتثاءب
breath in a sign of relief
يتنفس الصعداء
outdoors
خارج المنزل
similarities
أوجه التشابه
thick
سميك
wave
موجة
mining engineer
مهندس (تعدين )
take up
ٓnod
أومأ برأسه موافقا  
assistant
مساعد
copper
النحاس
treatment
معالجة
grip
يحكم قبضته على شيء
pretend
يتظاهر
ٌsilver
الفضة
fair hair
شعر أشقر
perfect landing
هبوط جيد
bump
مطب هوائي
ُmine
منجم
accent
لكنه
immigration
هجرة
project
مشروع
dig
يحفر
Questions & Answers
1. Where was Leila going?
– She was going to Lima ,the capital city of Peru , to help Dr Hafez in his excavation.
2. Why did she go to New York?
– As there was no direct flight from Cairo to Lima, she had to change planes in New York.
3. Why did she have to stay at a hotel at the airport?
– Because the flight to Lima would be the following day.
4. Why did Leila insist on having a seat next to the window?
– Because she wanted to have a look of the skyscrapers and the tall buildings in New York.
5. Who was the man sitting next to Leila?
He was Martin Lander.
He was in his mid-thirties. He had fair hair. He had sun-tanned face. He said that he was a mining engineer. He said also that he always looked for places of interesting things.
6. Leila deduced that Martin Lander was not a businessman. Comment.
– She thought he was not a businessperson as he had a sun-tanned face. Accordingly, she thought that he worked in the open air out doors for a long time.
7. Why did Leila go to Peru?
– She went there to help Dr. Hafez in his excavation, as it was a part of UNESCO exchange program.
8. Leila deduced that Martin Lander was not American. Discuss.
– He has a strange accent so he must not have been American; she thought that he was German.
9. What was Martin’s nationality?
– He held two nationalities. He was American by passport and South African by birthplace.
10. Why did Leila decide to be an archaeologist?
– She wanted to follow the footsteps of Dr. Hafez, as she admired him. He was her old family friend who always told them about his excavation and showed pictures of his discoveries.
11. Where did she learn archaeology?
– She learnt in the Italian Institute of Archaeology in Rome.
12. Why did Leila learn in Italy?
– Because she thought that people might say that Dr. Hafez gave her a special treatment.
13. What did they find in Luxor?
– They discovered the tomb of Sennofer in the Valley of Nobles. They found a tomb where there were old writings, paintings of birds and animals and jewels.
14. Why did Leila suspect Martin Lander?
– At first, she realized that he was asking her a lot. So she decided not tell him any more and to sleep. When she opened her eyes, she found that Martin was looking for some thing in her seat pocket.
15. How did Lander justify his critical situation?
– He informed her that he was looking for the in-flight magazine.
16. Why was Leila late in the Customs?
– Because the officers there wanted to look at every thing Leila had; specially the Laser-dating machine.
17. Who was waiting for Leila at Lima?
– Dr. Hafez was waiting for her.
18. Where did Dr Hafez think he had met Martin Lander before?
– Dr. Hafez thought he had seen him in Machu Picchu area in Peru.
19. Why didn’t Martin want to continue the conversation with Dr Hafez?
– Martin didn’t want to continue in order not to be discovered.
– He tried to mislead Dr Hafez saying that he was a mining engineer not an archaeologist. Then he directly left.
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