1.4 NEW THINGS: Great Experiences

 0    40 flashcards    josehbaltazar
download mp3 print play test yourself
 
Question English
Answer English

What's one thing you've always wanted to try and one place you've always wanted to visit?
start learning
Software development. or computer programming. Natal city, in Brazil.

What's stopped you from doing both of these things?
start learning
Knowledge or lack of knowledge and money or lack of money. the lack of money is the main impediment.

observing rare and exotic animals in their natural habitat

husky dog sledding

Travelling a historic route Route 66

wing-walking

bungee jumping

swimming with dolphins SWTD

Who decided what the top fifty things are?
start learning
some 20,000 members of the public sending in their ideas

Write down two adjectives you think someone will mention for each of the activities in photos A-F.
start learning
A- exotic, uggly B- beautiful, fantastic C- adventurous, D- crazy, scaring E- crazy, F- fascinating, amazing

Which of your adjectives are used? Which activity is not in the DVD?
start learning
observing rare and exotic animals in their natural habitat

Whether you're a hard-core traveller or an armchair tourist
start learning
an armchair tourist

Mark the sentences true (T) or false (F). The main thing people say they love about sledding is the scenery.
start learning
F all the silence around

The presenter preferred driving the sled to sitting in it.
start learning
F This is much more exhilarating than just sitting in the sled actually having the dogs work for you and feeling like you're in control is definitely where it's at.

Pilots used to strap themselves to the wings at airshows.
start learning
F when pilots would strap their poor girlfriends to the outside of their planes to entretain the crowds at air shows.

Rebecca found it surprisingly easy to wave and look elegant.
start learning
F The wind is really, really strong and it's really hard to do the waving.

The legendary Route 66 runs from Chicago to San Francisco.
start learning
F The famous route from Chicago to Los Angeles...

One of the bungee jumpers likes the feeling of being stretched and bounced.
start learning
T Just to fly like that and just end up being stretched and bounced back up, great fun.

People have always been fascinated by dolphins' plainfulness and intelligence.
start learning
T Their legendary curiosity and playfulness have enchanted us for generations.

The speakers like dolphins because they are helpful to humans.
start learning
F They're so huge and so powerful and yet so playful

Which activities in the programme do these sentences refer to? Complete the phrases in bold so that they mean the same as the words in brakets and you can really _ it in because the dogs are doing all the hard work. (absorb)
start learning
and you can really take it in because the dogs are doing all the hard work.

and feeling like you're in or out of control is definitely _ it's at (the key experience)
start learning
and feeling like you're in or out of control is definitely where it's at (the key

wanted nothing more than to be strapped to the outside of a plane and _ part in your very own wingwalking display (be involved in)
start learning
wanted nothing more than to be strapped to the outside of a plane and take part in your very own wingwalking display (be involved in)

Once upon a time it was, the kind of the _ to do. (the fashionable experience)
start learning
Once upon a time it was, the kind of the thing to do. (the fashionable experience)

The feeling you get when you jump off, fall off, dive off, or _, is just awesome. (anything like that)
start learning
The feeling you get when you jump off, fall of, dive off, or whatever, is just awesome. (anything like that)

they're so huge and powerful and _ so playful and I'm really, really lucky to be here with them. (but)
start learning
they're so huge and powerful and yet so playful and I'm really, really lucky to be here with them. (but)

Order the five activities in the programme from the one you'd most like to do to the one you'd least like to do.
start learning
F, A, B, C, E, D

Think about something you have tried that you have would recommend to someone else, for example a journey, an experience with animals / nature, a sport.
start learning
Make notes on questions 1-3.

What was the activity?
start learning
Acemoney, VocApp, dictionary flashcards

How did you feel before / while / after you did it?
start learning
How did you feel before / while / after you did

Why do you think it's worth trying?
start learning
Why do you think it's worth

Listen to someone describing an activity, and answer questions 1 and 2 above.
start learning
skydiving, it was quite scary, epic, the suspense, I started feeling sick, fun, hilarious, the adrenaline rush.

I'm (not) the kind of person who likes
start learning
to be a daredevil

The activity I'd like to recommend may seem
start learning
The activity I'd like to recommend may seem incredible

It's one of the best / most challenging experiences I've ever had
start learning
It's one of the most challenging experiences I've ever had.

The thing I'll remember most is the feeling of / the moment when
start learning
The thing I'll remember most is the cold air hitting my teeth

I'd recommended this experience because it helps you understand something about fear / how wonderful X is
start learning
I'd recommended this experience because it helps you understand something about fear.

It's an activity I'd like to recommend to all my friends.
start learning
It's an activity I'd like to recommend to all my friends because I know they'd absolutely love it.

gradable and ungradable adjectives
start learning
it was quite scary, it was just epic, it was just absolutely freezing, it was like I was completely weightless, I know they'd absolutely love it

What activity is she writing about?
start learning
observing rare and exotic animals in their natural habitat


You must sign in to write a comment