The Mayan calendar began 5,125 years ago. It predicted that the world ends on 21 December 2012. Mayan people lived in Central America and studied the movement of the stars and planets to make their calendars.
In this week's 6 Minute English, Alice and Kaz talk about the prediction and what it means.
This week's question:
Alice asks Kaz what 21 December is called in English?
a) the winter equinox
b) the winter solstice
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.
End of the world?
End of Section
date when day is the same length as the night
when the sun is at the highest or lowest position relative to the equator
- return to our roots
to go back to where we came from, to think about how we were created
- mother earth
released a large number of
- a glut of
an excessive amount