English Culture Videos

"Ocean Safety"

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

You should check _______ before you go swimming.

Uh, number one: Always check the weather conditions and the wave patterns to make sure it is optimal for swimming.

It is best to swim with _____.

Number two: Swim with a buddy. Uh, many people get into trouble when they are swimming alone.

You ought to wear ______ to protect yourself from the sun.

Number three: Check to find out where the nearest lifeguard station is in case you, again, need help. And the last would be . . . is to wear sun screen and sun protection to protect your skin and your overall health.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Describe a time when you went to a beach, either at the ocean or by a lake. Who went with you on this outing? What did you do there? How old were you when you visited that place? What did you enjoy most about the trip?

Video Script

Hello. I’m Randall, and I’m here in sunny California, enjoying the, uh, the ocean, the waves, and I just want to share a couple of ideas on how to be safe.

Uh, number one: Always check the weather conditions and the wave patterns to make sure it is optimal for swimming. Number two: Swim with a buddy. Uh, many people get into trouble when they are swimming alone.

Number three: Check to find out where the nearest lifeguard station is in case you, again, need help. And the last would be . . . is to wear sun screen and sun protection to protect your skin and your overall health.