Mexican tomb - level 2

Mexican tomb - level 2

14-03-2014 15:00

Archeologists in Mexico found a pre-Hispanic shaft tomb. It is 1,500 years old.

There is a sculpture of a shaman inside the structure. He is exactly at the entrance, and he holds a weapon. The shaman is believed to be protecting the tomb. Shamans are also believed to be guides for the dead in Meso-American cultures.

The tomb also contained the remains of children and small dogs. Archaeologists are currently checking six pots found inside. They want to know if there are some seeds in them.

Difficult words: shaft tomb (deep structure below the ground where people are buried), entrance (door), guide (person who helps with something).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you like history?

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.