This is Backcountry – English Listening and Writing Exercise
We live in a mountain town that has a lot of daring people, so we get to meet a lot of extreme sports/adrenaline addicts. This video captures both the beauty and the danger of participating in these sports.
It’s also a good listening exercise with some spectacular footage. This short videouses some interesting language that you might hear on the streets or trails of the United States. I also challenge you to try the writing exercise. I’ll correct both exercises and try to explain any errors that I see. Interested in improving your writing? Take our English writing course!
The sentences below are from the video clip. See if you can fill the gaps. Write your answers in comments, and we’ll respond.
1. _____ you been here?
2. Maybe you think it’s all __-___ and red bull but it ______.
3. What does the last word in the above sentence mean?
4. How many times did you want to ______?
5. Does your ______ still stop at the memory of that icy _____ the smell of your partner two weeks after her last ______?
Would you ever do any of these extreme sports? Tell us why or why not. Why do you think people do them? Do you think it is acceptable? Write a short paragraph and I’ll correct it.