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Outdoor Recreation

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I. Introduction:

Camping, hiking, and fishing. These are just a few of the activities that people do to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

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  • campsite
  • canyon
  • cliff
  • desert
  • forest
  • gorge
  • hill
  • lake
  • mountain
  • peak
  • ridge
  • river
  • stream
  • trail
  • valley
  • waterfall
  • build a fire
  • camp
  • climb
  • cross
  • hike
  • leave no trace
  • rappel
  • scale
  • traverse
  • backpack
  • bug spray
  • clothing
  • cooking stove
  • first-aid kit
  • flashlight
  • food
  • hiking shoes
  • matches
  • tent
  • water filter

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. Please tell the hikers to stay away from the edge of the _______ at the top of the trail. We don't want anyone to fall off and get seriously injured.

A. cliff B. desertC. valley

2. Let's plan on ________________ by the lake because there are many good places to pitch a tent.

A. climbing B. crossing C. camping

3. Don't forget to pack a ______________ because we will be hiking part of the time after sunset in the dark.

A. cooking stove B. flashlight C. water filter


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III. Follow-Up: Top
Discuss the ideal outdoor adventure in your country. Where would you go and why? What outdoor gear and supplies would you take on your trip? What safety precautions would you take in case of an emergency? Use the Internet to search for the best camping supplies for such an outdoor experience.

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