General Listening Quiz

"Snow Skiing"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate snow skiing man - woman 01:27

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some typical sports or recreation activities that people enjoy in your area? In this conversation, you will hear a man and woman discuss snow skiing. What specific gear or equipment do you need for this sport? What are the dangers or risks of snow skiing?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

The woman _____.

Woman: No, this is my first time. Actually, this is my first time skiing . . . ever.

The ski slopes are ____.

Woman: The snow is great [ Yeah . . .], but it's too crowded.

Another skier ____.

Woman: . . . some stupid skier was going way too fast . . . drove me into some trees.

When the woman finds the other skier, she is going to ____.

Woman: Some stupid skier was going way too fast . . . drove me into some trees.

The woman says she can recognize the other skier by his ___.

Woman: Oh, that's easy. He was wearing bright red boots and a purple hat . . . um, just like yours. Heh, heh, heh . . .

Post-Listening Exercise

Describe a recreational activity you enjoy doing in your free time and answer these questions:

  • What is the name of the activity?
  • Do you do this sport alone or with a group of people?
  • What is object of the activity (for example, you want to score the most points in a game of basketball)?
  • Are are the basic rules of the sport?
  • In what countries is this activity popular?
  • How much experience do you need to play?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to learn more about one of these unusual activities. Use the questions above to help you research the sport:

  • polar bear swimming
  • dog sledding
  • snow tubing
  • ice sailing
  • curling
  • snow biking
  • snow kiting