English Culture Videos

"Winter Sports"

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

When you sled, you should pay careful attention to _____.

Number one, uh, make sure that you check the terrain and uh, make sure there are no hidden rocks or that you're going to be running into trees.

________ can help you keep up your energy level.

Number two, you want to be careful like right now . . . oh! You want to be careful that you take with you hot chocolate and some snacks to keep up your energy level and, uh, so you stay hydrated.

It is important to tell family and friends where you are going and ______.

And number three, make sure that you tell family and friends where you are going and what time you'll be back so they know when to expect you.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What seasonal activities are popular in the area where you live? Which ones are popular for different age groups: children, teenagers, young adults, adults, seniors?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall, and I'm here up in the mountains in Utah enjoying sledding on this cold day, and when doing so and enjoying sledding, there are several things that you want to keep in mind.

Number one, uh, make sure that you check the terrain and uh, make sure there are no hidden rocks or that you're going to be running into trees.

Number two, you want to be careful like right now . . . oh! You want to be careful that you take with you hot chocolate and some snacks to keep up your energy level and, uh, so you stay hydrated.

And number three, make sure that you tell family and friends where you are going and what time you'll be back so they know when to expect you.