sábado, 4 de septiembre de 2010

Moctezuma in the British Museum

Self-study activity: Watch this promotional video of an exhibition of the Aztec civilization in the British Museum and complete the gaps in the text below.

(1)____ - Moctezuma becomes the last elected ruler of the Aztec (2)____. At his capital Tenochtitlan he gathers (3)_____ and craftsmen who create some of the greatest masterpieces in the world. A commander of great (4)____, he consolidates an empire which stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific (5)____. Moctezuma is the divine mediator between his (6)______ and the gods. With rituals and offerings he maintains the cosmic order and ensures the daily rising of the (7)____. His world is unrivalled. And then, strangers come… the (8)____ conquistadores. Come to the British Museum to rediscover the lost (9)____of Moctezuma.

Key: 1. 1502;  2. Empire; 3. artists; 4. armies; 5. Coast; 6. people; 7. sun; 8. Spanish; 9. world