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Indoor Sports Scene 2

Ashlie and Ellie have a great time on the indoor snowboarding slope, but it turns out climbing isn't as easy as Stephen thought...

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Task 2

When they're deciding what to do at the sports centre, Stephen, Ash and their cousins use expressions like:

I've got a good idea.     Why don't ... ?
What do you think?     Sounds great!

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Sorry, but what the difference between the Preparation task and the video?
"Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to the Tasks and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Hello simnenmourao,

If you click or press on the green Preparation bar, it should open to reveal some questions to think about before you watch the video. On some pages, there is an interactive task, but in Word on the Street, the Preparation tasks are always a series of questions that are intended to help prepare you for what you will see in the video.

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again simone,

'What about this?' could possibly be used to ask for a response, but more often it's used to make an introduction. For example, if I wanted to suggest doing the shopping before going to the beach, I'd use it like this: 'What about this? First we do the shopping and then we go to the beach'.

If we change the order, that is, say 'I'd say first we do the shopping and then we go to the beach' first, then 'that' would probably be used instead of 'this': 'I'd say first we do the shopping and then we go to the beach. What about that?'.

People would still understand you if you said 'this', but 'that' is what is typically used there. That's why 'Make an introduction' is the best answer.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I have never tried snowboarding or rock climbing. People usually do the sports on high mountains. I am afraid of heights.

What does " race you to the top " ?
When can I use it ?

Hello Learn English today,

'Race you to the top' is a challenge to a competition: let's see who can get to the top (of the wall) the quickest. You can use it when you want to have a race, of course.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

unfortunatelly, i havent tried neither of them . In my opinion , these sports need well trianed people as it may turned risky if tried by anyone .
High mountains can be used for such a sport . Regarding my feeling towards hights , i dont think so that i will be afraid !!

No, I haven't. People do these sport on high mountains usually and maybe, a little bit.

Hi! What is the meaning of this:
Pull this up to your waist for me.

Hello zaki2,

The instructor is asking them to raise the harness. The harness won't work properly unless it is in the correct position, higher up their legs and closer to their waists.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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