INTRODUCTION:

 

EXAMPLES:

LISTS FREE RUNNING
ADVENTURE RACING GLASS SLIDE
CLIMBING TOUGH GUY COMPETITION
DAKAR RALLY TRICYCLE SCOOTER

EXTREME SPORT fuelled by bamboo

WING SUIT
FLYBOARDING  

 

  • LISTS:

  • An extreme sport fuelled by bamboo - VIDEO - 24 July 2015
    "Started just a few years ago in the Philippines, this adrenaline-fuelled adventure is – thanks to the internet – attracting fans from around the world."

    (BBC)



  • ADVENTURE RACING:

    • Stray dog taken to Sweden after epic trek around Ecuador - 24 November 2014
      "As four Swedish athletes sat down to eat some canned meatballs ahead of a dangerous rainforest trek in Ecuador, they gave one to a stray pooch.
      That dog - who's now been named Arthur - then followed them to complete their entire 430-mile Adventure Racing World Championship...
      Adve
      nture Racing is a form of extreme sport that combines continuous hiking, trekking, mountain biking and kayaking
      over a successive number of days."
      + Facebook page.

      (BBC)

 


  • DAKAR RALLY:

     

    • An extreme adventure between two oceans
      "The Dakar 2009 is off to discover a new continent, South America that offers unlimited possibilities to amateurs of wide open spaces.
      The round trip to Buenos Aires, via Valparaiso is a challenge in which the most enduring competitors will find their way and have the opportunity to distinguish themselves.
      With close to 6,000 kilometres of specials and difficulties scattered on the whole course, the battle for the title will remain wide open until the finish."

      (dakar.com)





 

 

  • TRICYCLE SCOOTER:

    • Tricycle Scooter Invades Skatepark
      "Take the feel of skateboarding, the stance of BMX biking and the carving momentum of skiing and you got trikking,
      a fairly new recreational sport."

      + VIDEOS with interviews
      (environmentalgraffiti.com)

 

  • WING SUIT:


DANGERS:

  • US daredevil Dean Potter dies during flying stunt - 18 May 2015
    "The 43-year-old died while attempting a wingsuit flight from the 7,500 ft (2,286m) Taft Point promontory in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said...

    He was the first to climb Yosemite's three most famous big walls in a single day.
    He was also renowned for his high-line walks and high-risk parachute jumps, some of which he carried out with his dog."

    (BBC)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • Glass slide opens 300 metres above the street (June 28 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A very scary slide has opened to the public in Los Angeles. It is on the outside of a building, 70 stories high."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Level 0Level 1   or  Level 2
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
    Watch the video.
    (abcnews.go.com)

     

  • Extreme sports - a lesson with a video: "Carmen talks to a white-water rafting expert and a parkour enthusiast."
    "Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time."

    (learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

 

WEBQUESTS:

 

 

 


CARTOONS:


Extreme Sports UK

(cartoonstock.com)

 


VIDEOS:

  • Jetman: Flying is 'the greatest feeling of freedom' - 24 April 2015 
    "Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, has told BBC Click about what it is like to take to the skies.
    Mr Rossy has previously flown around Mount Fuji, over the Grand Canyon and in formation with jets."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

  • Danny Macaskill: The Ridge
    "TheRidge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill... For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline."

    (YouTube)
    MacAskill is a professional trials cyclist.

 

  • New extreme sport of Flyboarding takes off in Australia
    "Daring extreme sports enthusiast shows off the Flyboard, a combination of a jet ski and a jet pack, in the waters off Australia's Gold Coast."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

    "Franky Zapata's invention, the Flyboard, is part jet pack and part jet ski. Riders can climb as high as ten meters above the water, then dive under it. It's controlled with streams of water from the hands and feet. But that fun will cost you $12,000 per unit."

    (Neatorama)

 

CINEMA: