1. Discuss the following questions (if you're working with a partner) or write the answers if you're working on your own.

Why do this? To elicit your background knowledge on the topic of the text so that you are better prepared for the reading.


a) Have you ever been to Peru or to any South American country?

b) What images or words do you associate with "Inca civilisation"? Try and find at least 10 associated words or phrases.

c) The Mochicans are one of the Pre-Inca civilisations. Do you know anything at all about them? If you read a text with the following title:

"The Mochicans: one people under the sun"

What would you imagine this title means? Explain.



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