English Culture Videos

"Winter Activities"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall suggests ____________ so you don't get dehydrated (a condition in which you don't take in enough water)?

You want to make sure you HAVE water with you because you become dehydrated . . . It look like my kids have given up on me.

You shouldn't wear clothing made from cotton in the winter because ______.

The other thing is you don't want to wear cotton fibers because cotton often soaks up the sweat and perspiration. Sythetic fibers . . . you missed me there . . . are a lot better.

Leaving a note with someone is a good idea so people know _____.

No, you want a leave a note with people so they know where you're go . . . you are and when you'll be back.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What seasons are found in your country, and which is your favorite one? If you have winter, what types of activities do you enjoy doing? Research the climate and weather conditions of a place you would like to visit in the future. Determine how these conditions would affect your daily/recreational activities and clothing needs. 

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. Hey! Hi, I'm Randall, and I out here in the snow with my kids enjoying this beautiful weather. And as you go out in the snow, you want to make sure that you carry the proper, uh, gear with you.

You want to make sure you HAVE water with you because you become dehydrated . . . It look like my kids have given up on me.


The other thing is you don't want to wear cotton fibers because cotton often soaks up the sweat and perspiration. Synthetic fibers . . . you missed me there . . . are a lot better.

And the other thing is . . . OH . . .Ahhh . . . AHH! . . . the other thing is you want to make sure that YOU DON'T THROW SNOWBALLS AT PEOPLE'S FACES! No, you want a leave a note with people so they know where you're go . . . you are and when you'll be back.

Signing off from Utah.

[Note: Cotton materials absorb perspiration, making it difficult to regulate your body temperature, stay dry, and prevent blisters and body chafing.]