18/11/19: Languages and dialects in Peru

Peru is considered a multilingual country because it has 72 languages and dialects in use. 

Spanish is the official and most widely spoken around the country. Quechua and Aymara are both indigenous languages which are mostly spoken in the highlands. But there are lots of dialects in the mountains and the jungle which are being forgotten because of different socio-cultural and geographical factors.

In your opinion, which are these factors? Will these languages and dialects eventually die?

 

 

05/11/19: Unearthing the past

The Nazca Lines of Peru remain one of history’s most fascinating mysteries. They still mystify despite numerous attempts to unfold their secrets. Who designed and constructed the Nazca Lines, and why? How was it possible to make such accurate, large-scale drawings on the ground without using an airplane to check from a height?

These key questions remain unresolved.

Over 13,000 lines form 800 figures, many in the shape of animals, but the most mysterious feature of the Nazca Lines is that the pictures they form are only visible from high up in the air. The figures, in fact, were discovered only in 1927, when Toribio Mejia Xespe, an airline pilot, flew over the area and discerned the various huge shapes.

Do you have any theories to explain these mysterious lines?

 

30/10/13: Welcome!

Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés – Course CLECV Plus 3 – administered by Idiomas Católica.

This blog aims at providing opportunities for participants to exchange information related to the course. Although our reading course is not meant to develop oral or written communication skills, we have noticed that many of you can and wish to “have your say” in English about issues that we look at in the course. Your participation in this blog can award you up to 5 points in the assessment area labelled Tareas de Evaluación Continua.

Ready to begin? It is easy. The questions on the next message are waiting to be answered! You may want to participate twice. The first time, just write your answers to the questions. The second time, you are supposed to reply somebody else’s answer.

Enjoy the experience!

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