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"dying of thirst" = be very thirsty

"I need a drink soon. I'm dying of thirst."

"hit the trail" = start your trip, usually walking

"Hey, we'd better hit the trail soon because it's going to get hot today."

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Hiking Arches National Park
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises - Online Investigations

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Name one national park in your country and think about what makes it a unique place to visit (e.g., the scenic views, the wildlife, the flora, outdoor recreation, etc.).

HELPFUL TIP: Visiting national parks can be a wonderful way to discover the natural and historic beauty of the area that you are visiting. Just be sure to take any needed safety precautions before you travel.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What makes Arches National Park in Utah a unique sightseeing destination?
A. the wildlife
B. the desert climate
C. the geology

2. What is one reason given for hiking with a partner in the park?
A. It make the experience more enjoyable.
B. A partner can help you in case of emergency.
C. The entrance fee is less for two people or more.

3. According to the recording, you should wear ______________ while visiting the park in the summer.
A. light shoes
B. a hat
C. sturdy clothing

4. What is one item that might be part of the fifth point?
A. bandages
B. a flashlight
C. a lighter

5. Which item was NOT mentioned as a means of getting around in the park?
A. a GPS unit
B. a guidebook
C. a map

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II. Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises - Online Investigations [Top]

Search for information on a national park in a country or city where you want to visit. Look up information about local hotels, park entrance fees, special tours, and specific points of interest in the park. What things do you consider when selecting a place to visit (e.g., location, things to see and do, cost, etc.). Share your results with a friend or classmate.

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