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  • Necessity forced our ancestors to invent a method of protecting their feet from nature’s fury. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Necessity forced our ancestors to invent a method of protecting their feet from natures fury.  Early Footwear was made by layering leaves together and later from leather.  Then came the sandal, which was a simple piece of plaited grass or leather strapped to the feet.  Eventually sandal making became a recognised art in Egyptian history.
  • There have also been ancient hieroglyphics found in caves depicting men wearing shoes. Records of Egyptians and Chinese as well as other early civilisations have recorded references to shoes. 
  • The Egyptians favoured beautiful and artistic sandals.  The Greek stressed on design and beauty, while the Romans created a military sandal that enabled their armies to travel throughout the empire.
  • In many ancient cultures, shoes indicated social status.  Roman officer’s rank was noted by height of the shoe; the higher the shoe the higher the rank. A Pharaoh's sandal had a long, peaked toe to denote a king, prince or a priest.
  • platform  They were shoes known often 24 as chopines. inches off the ground and ladies had to  The be escorted chopines  During this were worn to through the streets. time women increase a in Florence women’s were wearing height.  The platform shoes soon became the symbol of nobility.
  • Some historians believe the modern day high heal originates from the chopine.  The first Oxford was worn by Oxford University students in the seventeenth century.  By the eighteenth century, satin pumps with high heels and pointed toes became fashionable for women. Toes became rounded and heels became lower so that by the end of the century, low cut slippers were in style.
  • The history of shoes and what they stand for is preserved and put on display in countries museums around the world.
  • I. Answer these questions 1. How did the shoe story begin and how were the early shoes made? (Please read the next slide and rewrite it in your own sentences)
  • Necessity forced our ancestors to invent a method of protecting their feet from natures fury.  Early Footwear was made by layering leaves together and later from leather.  Then came the feet. the  Eventually sandal, whi sandal ch was a making simple became a piece of recognised plaited art in grass or Egyptian leather history. strapped to
  • Question 2 2. When did the sandal making first get recognition? (Please read the next 3 slides and rewrite it in your own sentences)
  • The Egyptians favoured beautiful and artistic sandals.  The Greek stressed on design and beauty, while the Romans created a military sandal that enabled their armies to travel throughout the empire.
  • In many ancient cultures, shoes indicated social status.  Roman officer’s rank was noted by height of the shoe; the higher the shoe the higher the rank. A Pharaoh's sandal had a long, peaked toe to denote a king, prince or a priest.
  • platform  They were shoes known often 24 as chopines. inches off the ground and ladies had to  The be escorted chopines  During this were worn to through the streets. time women increase a in Florence women’s were wearing height.  The platform shoes soon became the symbol of nobility.
  • Question 3 3. Where can we find recorded references to shoes? (Please read the next slide and rewrite it in your own sentences)
  • There have also been ancient hieroglyphics found in caves depicting men wearing shoes. Records of Egyptians and Chinese as well as other early civilisations have recorded references to shoes. 
  • Question 4 4. Mention with an example how shoes indicated social status? (Please read the next slide and rewrite it in your own sentences)
  • In many ancient cultures, shoes indicated social status.  Roman officer’s rank was noted by height of the shoe; the higher the shoe the higher the rank. A Pharaoh's sandal had a long, peaked toe to denote a king, prince or a priest.
  • II. Say whether these statements .are true or false The Egyptians liked artistic shoes! 2. The Greeks preferred design! 3. The Romans wore military sandals! 4. A Pharaoh's sandal had flat broad toes. 1.
  • II. Answer Key 1. 2. 3. 4. The Egyptians liked artistic shoes!- True The Greeks preferred design! - True The Romans wore military sandals! - True A Pharaoh's sandal had flat broad toes! –False (A Pharaoh's sandal had a long, peaked toe)
  • III. Find the meanings of these words from the text. A sandal 2. Platform shoes 3. Chopines 4. the first Oxford 1.
  • platform  They were shoes known often 24 as chopines. inches off the ground and ladies had to  The be escorted chopines  During this were worn to through the streets. time women increase a in Florence women’s were wearing height.  The platform shoes soon became the symbol of nobility.
  • Some historians believe the modern day high heal originates from the chopine.  The first Oxford was worn by Oxford University students in the seventeenth century.  By the eighteenth century, satin pumps with high heels and pointed toes became fashionable for women. Toes became rounded and heels became lower so that by the end of the century, low cut slippers were in style.
  • IV. Find a suitable word from the text for the given meanings Folding three or more bunches of hair together  Very great anger  To be allowed to do something  A pointed tip  Guided 
  • IV. Answers Folding three or more bunches of hair together = PLAIT  Very great anger = FURY  To be allowed to do something = PERMITTED  A pointed tip = PEAKED  Guided = ESCORTED 