|intermediate||snow skiing||man – woman||01:27|
What are some typical sports or recreation activities that people enjoy in your area? In this conversation, you will hear a man and woman discuss snow skiing. What specific gear or equipment do you need for this sport? What are the dangers or risks of snow skiing?
“cold feet” = fear of doing something
“James was going to ask Ashley out on a date, but he got cold feet and couldn’t do it.”
“give someone the cold shoulder” = ignore someone or give someone a cool reception
“Elizabeth gave Ryan the cold shoulder when he tried to apologize for forgetting her birthday.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Woman: No, this is my first time. Actually, this is my first time skiing . . . ever.
Woman: The snow is great [ Yeah . . .], but it's too crowded.
Woman: . . . some stupid skier was going way too fast . . . drove me into some trees.
Woman: First, I'm going to break his skis. [ Oh, well . . . ] And then, I'm going to take his picture and post it on Facebook.
Woman: Oh, that's easy. He was wearing bright red boots and a purple hat . . . um, just like yours. Heh, heh, heh . . .
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
Describe a recreational activity you enjoy doing in your free time and answer these questions:
Use the Internet to learn more about one of these unusual activities. Use the questions above to help you research the sport: