Extreme Sports

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extreme sportsWelcome to our free lesson Extreme Sports to give you practice for the IB English B, IELTS and CAE exams. This is just one of the many lessons available to reinforce your learning so you feel confident when the IB English Language B, IELTS and CAE exam day arrives. Our lessons are centred around five prescribed themes; identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization and sharing the planet. These themes are featured in the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the exam.

vocabulary practiceExtreme Sports: Vocabulary Practice

In this lesson, we will practice mainly our vocabulary by learning about extreme sports.

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There are many types of extreme sports. Answer the questions as you watch the video.

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Extreme sports are popular all over the UK not just in the mountains of Snowdonia or Scotland. But what attracts people to these sports is an adventure or danger? People who enjoy fast and dangerous sports like whitewater rafting are called thrill seekers or adrenaline junkies. I’m at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham in the centre of England and this is the whitewater course. I’m here to meet Has Blackwell a whitewater rafting expert and to find out why so many people enjoy the thrills and spills of this extreme sport.

A: So why do people like dangerous sports?

B: I think people like to push themselves see how far they can go to really test themselves against the elements water and air.

A: So you are an adrenaline junkie?

In the countryside, there are lots of wide open spaces and lots of extreme sports to choose from. But what do adrenaline junkies do in the city? Well parkour sometimes called freerunning is becoming popular in London.

Parkour started in France and the idea is to get from one place to the other as fast as possible jumping and climbing over whatever is in a way. Rebecca Armad has been doing parkour for more than a year.

A: So, Rebecca why do you like parkour?

C: It’s really fun. It’s original and keeps me fit so that’s why I come.

A: Do you need any special equipment?

C: Not really, we just use what is around us like steps, railings and trees, but as long as you’ve got a good pair of trainers, you’re fine.

A: Is it difficult?

C: I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. It’s more about the fear. If you’re not scared you can do it.

A: Extreme sports can be dangerous but they’re also lots of fun.

In order to play our extreme sports crossword puzzle, you need to click on the numbered boxes to reveal the clues.

Answers

  • freediving
  • flowrunning
  • kitesurfing
  • motocross
  • mountainbiking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rallying
  • rafting
  • skateboarding
  • skydriving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • wakeboarding
  • windsurfing

Here are words associated with extreme sports that you may find useful to learn.

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Here are the keywords and phrases covered in this lesson:

  • adrenaline junkies
  • adventure
  • dangerous
  • extreme sport
  • freediving
  • flowrunning
  • kitesurfing
  • motocross
  • mountainbiking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parkour
  • rallying
  • rafting
  • skateboarding
  • skydriving
  • snowboarding
  • special equipment
  • surfing
  • thrill seekers
  • wakeboarding
  • windsurfing
  • whitewater rafting expert
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