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The Inca: A Lost Society



The Inca: A lost society

Level - Intermediate and above


This is a reading lesson based on a text about Inca society. Reading can be a very solitary activity, but this lesson has been designed to maximise the amount of communication and interaction among the students, so that they work collaboratively and develop their own opinions about the content of the text. There are also a number of suggested follow ups.


Plan components

Lesson Plan: - guide for teacher on procedure and answer keys.

Download lesson plan 14k pdf

Worksheets: - worksheets which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • a 'jigsaw' text activity
  • a text about the Inca
  • a vocabulary matching activity
  • a comprehension development activity
  • a vocabulary revision / pronunciation task

    Download worksheets 12k pdf


    For more information about this topic you can visit the BBC site:

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1880611.stm
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1403740.stm
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/586810.stm
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1937001.stm
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2029466.stm


    Nik Peachey, teacher, trainer and materials writer.

    The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format. If you have difficulty downloading the materials see the download section of the About page.


    Link to original article.


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