The Reading / Listening - Machu Picchu - Level 0

Machu Picchu is getting an international airport. A million tourists visit Machu Picchu every year. Seven million people could visit with the new airport. Direct flights will fly into the heart of the Machu Picchu area. The government says this will be great for Peru's tourism industry.



Machu Picchu was built 600 years ago. It is 2,430 meters up in the Andes Mountains. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. People are unhappy about the new airport. They say it will damage Machu Picchu and its farming villages. One person said the noise and traffic from the airport could damage Machu Picchu.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Machu Picchu - Level 1 Machu Picchu - Level 2   or  Machu Picchu - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.npr.org/2019/06/11/731798477/international-protests-mount-as-peru-moves-ahead-with-new-airport-near-machu-pic
  • https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/15/archaeologists-outraged-over-plans-for-machu-picchu-airport-chinchero
  • https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/06/11/archaeologists-protest-new-machu-picchu-airport


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Machu Picchu is getting
  2. tourists visit Machu Picchu
  3. Seven million people could
  4. the new
  5. Direct
  6. the heart of the
  7. The government says this
  8. Peru's tourism
  1. flights
  2. will be great
  3. every year
  4. industry
  5. visit
  6. airport
  7. an international airport
  8. Machu Picchu area

Paragraph 2

  1. Machu Picchu was built
  2. It is 2,430 meters
  3. the Andes
  4. a UNESCO World
  5. unhappy about the
  6. farming
  7. noise and traffic
  8. damage
  1. from the airport
  2. Mountains
  3. villages
  4. Machu Picchu
  5. up
  6. Heritage site
  7. 600 years ago
  8. new airport

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Machu Picchu (1) ___________________ international airport. A (2) ___________________ Machu Picchu every year. Seven million people (3) ___________________ the new airport. (4) ___________________ fly into (5) ___________________ the Machu Picchu area. The government (6) ___________________ be great for Peru's tourism industry.

Machu Picchu (7) ___________________ years ago. It is 2,430 meters (8) ___________________ Andes Mountains. (9) ___________________ UNESCO World Heritage site. People are unhappy (10) ___________________ airport. They say it will damage Machu Picchu (11) ___________________ villages. One person said the noise and traffic (12) ___________________ could damage Machu Picchu.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

MachuPicchuisgettinganinternationalairport.AmilliontouristsvisitMa
chuPicchueveryyear.Sevenmillionpeoplecouldvisitwiththenewairpo
rt.DirectflightswillflyintotheheartoftheMachuPicchuarea.Thegovern
mentsaysthiswillbegreatforPeru'stourismindustry.MachuPicchuwas
built600yearsago.Itis2,430metersupintheAndesMountains.ItisaUN
ESCOWorldHeritagesite.Peopleareunhappyaboutthenewairport.Th
eysayitwilldamageMachuPicchuanditsfarmingvillages.Onepersonsa
idthenoiseandtrafficfromtheairportcoulddamageMachuPicchu.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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