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The Mongol Empire
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Published: 2.21.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 2:25
Accent: British
Source: BBC Global News Podcast (2.18.2017)

IELTS: A short lecture on the history of the Mongol Empire.

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You can download the file [ HERE ].

    

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  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio above.
  3. ANSWER the questions (IELTS).
  4. CHECK your answers.

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  • feuding [adj] - fighting
  • the spine of Asia [n] - the mountains of Asia
  • the Huns [n] - a group of people living in central Aisa from the 1st to 7th Century
  • trigger [n] - cause, starting event
  • steppe lands[n] - large grasslands
  • nomads [n] - people who move around often
  • flocks [n] - a group of sheep
  • charismatic [adj] - charming and inspiring
  • savage [adj] - violent and uncontrolled
  • tolerant [adj] - allow other ideas, views, cultures
  • tribal [adj] - related to a tribes or small groups
  • suppress [v] - prevent, stop, limit, control
  • teach a moral [exp] - teach a lesson
  • savaged [v] - destroyed
  • went berserk [exp] - went crazy

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


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Triggers that allow large groups to emerge and dominate
   • a change in 31. climate
   • a charismatic military 32. leader
   • gateways that allow conquest to happen 33. quickly

34. The common image of the Mongols today
is usually represented as quite violent.
comes from a lot of first-hand accounts.
is very accurate.

35. Attila the Hun is a good example of
another tribal leader that conquered a lot territory.
a successful Mongol leader.
a particularly violent leader.

36. The Mongols were actually very tolerant of
administration.
warfare.
religion.

37. The Mongols were good at
moving quickly across the steppe lands.
learning new languages.
integrating a diverse group of people into their empire.

38. The Mongols were often violent in order to
set an example preventing other groups from resisting.
reduce the population of their enemies.
prevent rival religious groups from becoming more popular.

39. The city of Merv in Turkmenistan
had a strong political alliance with the Mongols.
was destroyed by the Mongols.
became the capital of the Mongol empire.


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