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Reading Practice: Ancient City Caral

True False and Not Given reading practice for IELTS students based on a topic that was reported by students in their reading test in January 2018. To see all my reading lessons, click here: Main Reading Page. Other main pages are accessed through the red bar at the top of the website.

Passage: Pyramid City Caral

The Norte Chico civilization of Supe, Peru, was the first known civilisation of the Americas. Their capital was the Sacred City of Caral – a 5,000-year-old metropolis complete with complex agricultural practices, rich culture, and monumental architecture, including six large pyramidal structures, stone and earthen platform mounds, temples, amphitheatre,  sunken circular plazas, and residential areas.

Caral is situated on a dry desert terrace overlooking the lush valley of the Supe River. Exceptionally well-preserved, the site is impressive in terms of its design and the complexity of its architecture. The city’s plan and some of its features, including pyramidal structures and residences of the elite, show clear evidence of ceremonial functions, signifying a powerful religious ideology.

The centre of the Caral complex consists of a central public area with six large pyramids (platform mounds) arranged around a huge plaza. The largest of the mounds, located in a dominating position within the urban plan of Caral, is 60 feet high and measures 450 x 500 feet at the base, covering an area nearly the size of four football fields. From the top of the great pyramid, the rulers of Caral would have been able to monitor the entire city. In total, it is estimated that Caral was home to a population of about 3,000 people. Researchers believe the model of the city was used by many civilizations that came after the Norte Chico. In 2001, the Sacred City of Caral in Supe was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Notice: This passage has been adapted from the website ancient-origins.net. You can read the full passage here: Pyramid City of Caral. The picture above is also from the same article.

Questions: Are the following statements True False or Not Given based on the passage above?

  1. The city did not include housing for its citizens.
  2. As far as the eye could see, the landscape was arid.
  3. The largest pyramid is 60 feet in height in Caral.
  4. Caral had a bigger population than most cities at that time.
  5. Caral is thought to have provided a prototype for subsequent civilisations.

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Answers

The answers to this lesson are now available:

Click here for the answers: Answers to Caral Reading Lesson

All the best

Liz

 

Comments

  1. True ,False ,False, True,Not given ,True

  2. 1true
    2false
    3false
    4true
    5not given
    6true

  3. Nasir Ahmed says:

    Dear Liz,

    I believe your IELTS blog is equally useful for both students and some struggling teachers like me. As I have been following your recent posts, I learnt about the 3 month break you are taking. Have a nice holidays and enjoy your break!

  4. Aftab Khan says:

    Answers of Reading Passage:
    1- True
    2- False
    3- False
    4- True
    5- False
    6- True

  5. Gian Luca says:

    True
    False
    False
    True
    Not Given
    True

  6. Karan_India says:

    1 T
    2 F
    3 F
    4 T
    5 NG
    6 T

    Hello Mam,
    Hope, you will enjoy your holidays but as being a selfish human being, I don’t want you to take break from this website. However, i understand the importance of off days from work to rejuvenate ourselves. I pray for your good health and looking forward to see you back after your most awaited break. I keep on practising using your valuable tips and also, I already bought your Advanced writing lessons Consequently, my writing style already improved drastically.
    God bless you !

    Regards

  7. Ali Hussain Abdul Ameer says:

    Thank you very much Miss,Liz

  8. MD Mahabub Alam says:

    T
    N
    T
    T
    F
    T

  9. Heera Lal Chaudhary says:

    1. T
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  10. T
    F
    T
    T
    NG
    T

  11. Answers
    1. NG
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  12. Rawia Obida says:

    1.T
    2.NG
    3.F
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  13. johin k james says:

    1)True
    2)False
    3)Not Given
    4)True
    5)Not Given
    6)True

  14. T
    F
    F
    T
    F
    F

  15. Mohammad Elias says:

    1.TRUE — …metropolis complete with….structures, stone and…(1st para)
    2.FALSE — …complete with….and residential area.(1st para)
    3.FALSE — on a dry desert terrace overlooking the lush valley
    4.TRUE — the largest of the…within the urban plan of Carla, is 60 feet high
    5.NOT GIVEN –home of a population of about 3000 people.
    6.TRUE –model of the city was used by many….

  16. Preeti Teotia says:

    1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. FALSE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  17. 1.T
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.NG

  18. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. T
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  19. True
    False
    Not given
    True
    Not Given
    True

  20. Not Given
    False
    False
    True
    Not given
    True

  21. Pabitra Kumar Bhattacharjee says:

    1 NG
    2 F
    3T
    4 T
    5 NG
    6 T

  22. 1. NG
    2. False
    3. NG
    4. True
    5. Ng
    6. True

  23. Grace Prasanth says:

    Answers:
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6. True

  24. 1.True 2.False 3.Not Given 4.True 5.Not given 6.True

  25. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. NOT GIVEN
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  26. N.G
    F
    T
    T
    N.G
    T

  27. Navaneeth says:

    1.NG
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.NG

  28. Jason John says:

    Answers:
    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  29. 1 f
    2 n g
    3 t
    4 t
    5 n g
    6 t

  30. vishvajit says:

    1.True
    2.False
    3.False
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6>not given

  31. 1.True
    2.False
    3.Not given
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.True

  32. M. Golam Faruk says:

    1. True, 2. False, 3. True, 4. True, 5. Not Given, 6. True

  33. 1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given
    4.True
    5 Not Given
    6. True

  34. 1.T
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  35. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.F
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.F

  36. True
    False
    True
    True
    Not given
    True

  37. 1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  38. 1.True
    2.False
    3.Not given
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.True

  39. 1- true
    2-false
    3-not given
    4-not given
    5-true

  40. 1)T
    2)NG
    3)T
    4)T
    5)NG
    6)T

  41. 1.Not Given
    2.False
    3.False
    4.True
    5.Not Given
    6.True

  42. 1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  43. Inderjeet S Sublok says:

    1.True
    2.True
    3.False
    4.True
    5.Not Given
    6.True

  44. Oluwasola says:

    1.NG
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6. T

  45. Hendra Adi says:

    Hendra Adi says :

    Answers
    1. Not given
    2. False
    3.False
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.True

  46. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. TRUE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  47. 1. NG
    2. T
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  48. 1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. False

  49. 1. T
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  50. Bhawna Bhatia says:

    1) NOT GIVEN
    2) FALSE
    3) TRUE
    4)TRUE
    5)TRUE
    6)NOT GIVEN

  51. 1) NG (it says monumental architecture, not monuments)
    2) F (“….residences of the elite”)
    3) F (“…… overlooking the lush valey….”)
    4) T (pyramid = platform mound)
    5) NG (population of 3K people is not compared with other cities)
    6) T (“….the model of the city was used by many civilizations….”)

  52. 1.True
    2.False
    3.Not given
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.Not given

  53. 1 NG
    2 F
    3 F
    4 T
    5 NG
    6 T

  54. Rupesh soni says:

    N.g
    F
    T
    T
    N.g
    T

  55. Akram Elsharif says:

    1 _ T
    2 _ NG
    3 _ T
    4 _ T
    5_ NG
    6 _ T

  56. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. F
    6. T

  57. rania alam says:

    1.NG
    2.F
    3.F
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.F

    Please teacher Liz , i want to ask something regarding my speaking test i had before.

    I wasn’t asked any question after the que card. There were 4 questions and while i was in the third question the examiner told me that the test time has finished. And i left the room.

    This means i talked too much ?

    Or it is possible that i don’t finish all the que card questions?
    Is that bad?

    Could you please answer my querry..
    Thank you in advance .

  58. Narges dashti says:

    NG
    No
    NG
    Yes
    NG
    Yes

  59. true
    false
    false
    true
    not given
    true

  60. 1.NG
    2.False
    3.true
    4.true
    5.NG
    6.true

  61. Michael Fadeyi says:

    1 true 2 false 3 true 4 true 5 not given 6 true

  62. 1. NOT GIVEN
    2. FALSE
    3. FALSE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  63. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  64. 1. True
    2. NG
    3. False
    4. True
    5. NG
    6. True

  65. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  66. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. Not Given
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  67. Answers :
    1- F
    2- NG
    3- T
    4 – F
    5- NG
    6- T

  68. 1. N/G
    2. F
    3. T
    4. F
    5. T
    6. N/G

  69. 1.T
    2.F
    3.F
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  70. jacob edifre says:

    (1) T
    (2) F
    (3)NG
    (4) T
    (5) NG
    (6) T

  71. Saeed aziz says:

    1.T
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.F
    6.F
    7.T

  72. 1.T
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  73. 1. TRUE
    2. NOT GIVEN
    3. FALSE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

    Thank you Liz for providing us this kind of example test.
    Your a blessing to all of us.<3

  74. 1- T
    2- NG
    3- F
    4- T
    5- NG
    6- T

  75. Answers:
    1. T
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  76. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  77. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  78. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  79. Daljeet Kaur says:

    1 true 2) false 3 )true 4) true 5) true 6)NG

  80. Abid hussain says:

    True
    Not given
    True
    True
    Not given
    True
    I really struggle with this part of test and it really is hard to get over it for me. I’ll appreciate some suggestions to improve.

  81. 1. Fales
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6. True

  82. Silvia Gomes says:

    1. True
    2. Not given
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  83. 1)NG
    2)F
    3)F
    4)T
    5)NG
    6)T

  84. 1. Not Given
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  85. Answers :

    1. Not given
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6. True

  86. Kashif Mahmood says:

    True
    False
    Not given
    True
    Not given
    True

  87. Swapnil Pandey says:

    True
    False
    Not given
    True
    Not given
    True

  88. 1. T
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  89. T
    F
    F
    T
    NG
    T

  90. True
    False
    False
    True
    Not Given
    True

  91. shahla bano says:

    1-NG
    2-F
    3-F
    4-T
    5-NG
    6-T

  92. Amarpreet says:

    1.True
    2.False
    3.Not given
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.True

  93. true (monumental architecture including 6 large pyramidal structures)
    false (residential areas)
    false (overlooking the lush valley of the Supe River)
    true (the largest of mounds is 60 feet high)
    not given (not mentioned)
    true (researchers believe the model of the city was used by many civilizations that came after…)

  94. sushmeet kaur says:

    1. NG
    2. F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6. T

  95. 1. T
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  96. 1. T
    2. F
    3. T
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  97. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6. True

  98. 1.NG
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  99. clevelevydeolinda says:

    1. NG
    2. F
    3. F
    4. F
    5. NG
    6. T

  100. Centrifuge says:

    1.T
    2.F
    3.T
    4.T
    5.NG
    6T

  101. Mikerline says:

    1. T
    2.F
    3 T
    4.F
    5.NG
    6.T

  102. Azeemuddin says:

    1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. NOT GIVEN
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  103. T,F,NG,T,NG,,.

  104. 1. F
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  105. Asma Sohail says:

    1. T
    2. F
    3. N.G
    4. T
    5. N.G
    6. T

  106. 1. T
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  107. Akeem Kolawole says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  108. answers:
    1. T
    2.F
    3.T
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  109. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. NOT GIVEN
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  110. Vigneshwaran says:

    1.T
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  111. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  112. Sindhu Swamy says:

    1.True
    2.False
    3.True
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.True

  113. Sonia says
    T
    F
    T
    T
    N.G
    F

  114. 1. Ng
    2. F
    3.t
    4. T
    5.Ng
    6.t

  115. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6.True

  116. 1.NG
    2.F
    3.F
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  117. 1.T
    2. F
    3. NGV
    4. T
    5. NGV
    6. T

  118. 1 T
    2 F
    3 F
    4 NG
    5 NG
    6 T

  119. Abhi gandhi says:

    1st false
    2nd :false
    3rd : notgiven
    4th : true
    5th :not given
    6th : true

  120. True
    False
    GG
    False
    True
    NG

  121. P S Karnik says:

    1 T / 2 F / 3 F / 4 T / 5 NG / 6 T

  122. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6. True

  123. Ng. F. F. T. Ng. T

  124. Mohsen Abu Abed says:

    1-true 2-false-3-not given4- true-5- not given-6-true

  125. T
    F
    T
    T
    NG
    T

  126. 1)T
    2)F
    3)T
    4)T
    5)NG
    6)T

  127. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. FALSE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  128. 1. T
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  129. 1. T
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  130. ahmed Morad says:

    1- True
    2- False
    3- False
    4- True
    5-Not Given
    6- True

  131. 1.True
    2.false
    3.True
    4.True
    5.NG
    6.True

  132. True
    False
    True
    True
    Not Given
    True

  133. 1) True
    2) false
    3) Not given
    4) True
    5) Not given
    6) True

  134. 1-true 2-false 3-false (just from the top of the great pyramid) 4-true 5-true 6-true

  135. Ambily Susan Stanley says:

    T.F.NG.T.NG.T

  136. 1. true
    2.false
    3.false
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6.True

  137. 1.False
    2.False
    3.True
    4.True
    5.Not given
    6.True

  138. 1. True
    2. False
    3.Not given
    4. True
    5. Not given
    True

  139. Nadeesha Nawarathna says:

    1.T
    2.F
    3.NG
    4.T
    5.NG
    6.T

  140. 1. True
    2. False
    3. Not given
    4.True
    5. Not given
    6.True

  141. 1 NOT GIVEN
    2 I’m really in doubt between FALSE and NOT GIVEN, but I’d say I go with NG
    3 TRUE
    4 TRUE
    5 NOT GIVEN
    6 TRUE

  142. 1. F
    2. F
    3. T
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  143. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. TRUE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  144. R Arunpandian says:

    1) true
    2)false
    3)NI
    4)true
    5)NI
    6)false

  145. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  146. TRUE
    FALSE
    FALSE
    TRUE
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  147. 1. t
    2. f
    3. t
    4. ng ( it says the biggest in Caral but in the question does not say caral, is this a tricky question? )
    5. ng
    6. t

  148. 1- not given
    2- not given
    3- false
    4-true
    5-not given
    6- true

  149. Mikhail Sokolov says:

    1. NG
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  150. T, F,F,T,NG, t

  151. 1t
    2f
    3f
    4t
    5ng
    6t

  152. Israel Iyamu says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. Not Given
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  153. Banda angelica says:

    1True
    2False
    3 True
    4 True
    5 True
    6Not given

  154. MAYANK VOHRA says:

    1) Not Given
    2)False
    3)Not Given
    4) True
    5)Not Given
    6)True

  155. 1 NG
    2 FALSE
    3 TRUE
    4 TRUE
    5. NG
    6. TRUE

  156. It’s
    T
    F
    T
    T
    NG
    T
    Get well soon. Mam!!

  157. T,F,T,T,NG,T

  158. Hello Ma’am,
    Hope you are doing well.
    Please review the answers below and correct me if am wrong.
    1-False
    2-False
    3-True
    4-True
    5-Not Given
    6-False

    Thank you,
    Kirti

  159. Khushpreet Singh says:

    True
    Not Given
    False
    True
    Not Given
    True

  160. T, F, T, F, NG, T.

  161. Olapade Olayemi says:

    1. Not given
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not given
    6. True

  162. Sanket Chaudhary says:

    1> yes
    2> no
    3> not given
    4> yes
    5> not given
    6> yes

  163. 1. True 2. False 3. Not given 4. True 5. True 6. Not given

  164. Prabhleen Malhi says:

    1.True
    2.False
    3.False
    4.True
    5.Not Given
    6.True

  165. Olajumoke Adewale says:

    1- True
    2- NG
    3- False
    4- True
    5- False
    6- True

  166. 1.True
    2.False
    3.False
    4.True
    5.Not Given
    6.True

  167. Fariha Munawar says:

    1) T “ Their capital was the Sacred City of Caral – a 5,000-year-old metropolis complete with complex agricultural practices, rich culture, and monumental architecture,
    2) F “Caral was home to a population of about 3,000 people”
    3) NG . As the passage states -“the city overlooked lush valley of the Supe river but it does not specify whether it was visible by a human eye.”
    4) T “The largest of the mounds, located in a dominating position within the urban plan of Caral, is 60 feet high and measures 450 x 500 feet at the base, covering an area nearly the size of four football fields
    5) NG
    6) T “ Researchers believe the model of the city was used by many civilizations that came after the Norte Chico“

  168. True
    False
    NG
    True
    NG
    True

  169. Gowtham Reddy says:

    Not given false true true not given true

  170. 1.True
    2.not given
    3.false
    4.true
    5.not given
    6.true

  171. Muhammad Tabraiz Khan says:

    Hi Liz,

    You are doing a great work.

    Regards,

  172. Muhammad Tabraiz Khan says:

    1-True
    2-False
    3-Not Given
    4-True
    5-True
    6-True

  173. thank you so much LIZ

  174. ISLAMIYAT SALAUDEEN says:

    1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. TRUE
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  175. 1.FALSE
    2.TRUE
    3.NOT GIVEN
    4.TRUE
    5.NOT GIVEN
    6.FALSE

  176. Mandeep kaur says:

    True
    False
    NG
    True
    NG
    True

  177. 1. NOT GIVEN
    2. FALSE
    3. NOT GIVEN
    4. TRUE
    5. NOT GIVEN
    6. TRUE

  178. 1. T
    2. F
    3. F
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  179. 1.Not given
    2.True
    3.True
    4.False
    5.False
    6.Not given

  180. Mafie-lis says:

    1. NG
    2.F
    3.T
    4.T
    5NG
    6.NG

  181. Kirandeep Singh says:

    1. T
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  182. Gurpeer singh says:

    1-True
    2-False
    3-Not given
    4-True
    5-Not given
    6-True

  183. Bhavin Patel says:

    1 TRUE
    2 FALSE
    3 NOT GIVEN
    4 TRUE
    5 NOT GIVEN
    6 TRUE

  184. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  185. 1 TRUE
    2 FALSE
    3 NOTGIVEN
    4 TRUE
    5 NOTGIVEN
    6 TRUE

  186. oluwafunmilayo asaju says:

    1 TRUE
    2 FALSE
    3 NOTGIVEN
    4 TRUE
    5 NOTGIVEN
    6 YRUE

  187. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

  188. 1.True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

    Thanks

    Khalida

  189. Mary Oruese says:

    1 – NOT GIVEN
    2 – FALSE
    3 – TRUE
    4 – TRUE
    5 – NOT GIVEN
    6 – TRUE

    Thanks Liz you have been so helpful.

  190. Amarjit Singh says:

    1.true
    2.false
    3.false
    4.true
    5.not given
    6.true

  191. 1-NG
    2-NG
    3-T
    4-F
    5-NG
    6-T

  192. 1.NG
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5.NG
    6.True

  193. 1.N.G
    2.F
    3.N.G
    4.T
    5.F
    6.T

  194. 1.T
    2. F
    3. NG
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  195. 1-True
    2-False
    3-Not Given
    4-True
    5-Not Given
    6-true

  196. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T
    4. T
    5. NG
    6. T

  197. 1) NG
    2) TRUE
    3) FALSE
    4) TRUE
    5) NG
    6) TRUE

  198. 1.T
    2.F
    3.N.G
    4.T
    5.N.G
    6.T

  199. Hendra Kurnia says:

    Answers:
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. Not Given
    6. True

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