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AIMS: 1. TO LEARN SOME NEW VOCABULARY USED TO TALK ABOUT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION AND EXTREME SPORTS 2. TO LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT WORDS IN A TEXT Adventure Key Words ancient buildings famous museums a scientific expedition cities around the world a polar region a volcano a cruise sailing climbing skiing explore diving a rainforest canoeing a desert parachuting another planet a trek a desert island a round-the-world trip Key Words ancient buildings = drevne a desert island = pusto gradjevine ostrvo a scientific expedition = naučna famous museums = poznati ekspedicija muzeji a polar region = polarna sailing = jedrenje oblast diving = ronjenje a cruise = krstarenje canoeing = vožnja kanuom climbing = penjanje, parachuting = padobranstvo planinarenje a trek = pešačenje explore = istraživati a round-the-world trip = put a rainforest = tropska šuma oko sveta a desert = pustinja Add these words to the Key Words: ancient buildings, a scientific expedition, a polar region, a cruise, climbing Explore: a rainforest, a desert, another planet, a desert island Visit: famous museums, cities around the world, a volcano Go: sailing, skiing, diving, canoeing, parachuting Go on: a safari, a trek, a round-the world trip Answers: Explore: a rainforest, a desert, another planet, a desert island, a polar region Visit: famous museums, cities around the world, a volcano, ancient buildings Go: sailing, skiing, diving, canoeing, parachuting, climbing Go on: a safari, a trek, a round-the world trip, a scientific expedition, a cruise Dealing with difficult words Read the sentence the word is in and decide what kind of word it is. Read the paragraph the word is in and try to work out the meaning from the context. Is the word similar to a Serbian word? e.g. volcano, expedition, rapid... The Race to the Pole 1. shocked and sad = devastated (adj.) 2. angrily and unhappily = bitterly (adv.) 3. a journey organised for a special purpose = expedition (noun) 4. difficult and dangerous = desperate (adj.) 5. a place where things are stored = depot (noun) 6. in a good mood = cheerful (adj.) 7. something you want to achieve = ambition (noun) 8. courage and strength = spirit (noun) 9. extraordinary = remarkable (adj.) 10. frozen fingers and toes = frostbite (noun) Read the sentences carefully and try to work out the meanings of the words in bold. 1. The most abundant element in the universe is hydrogen, which makes up about 3/4 of all matter. 2. The electrons that interact with each other are valence electrons, the ones in the outermost electron shell of an atom. 3. Lithium, at the top of Group 1, has the highest melting point in the group. The melting points then decrease as you go down the group. 4. Mercury is the only metal which is liquid at room temperature. 5. A substance that loses electrons becomes positively charged. 6. In a chemical formula, the ratio of atoms in the compound is shown by numbers called subscripts. 7. Metallurgy is the science of extracting metals from their ores. 8. A neutral atom becomes an ion either by losing an electron (cation) or by gaining an electron (anion). 9. Car exhaust gases are highly toxic because of their carbon monoxide content. 10. When plants produce carbohydrates by photosynthesis, oxygen is released as a by-product. Questionnaire - How Adventurous Are YOU? 1- What would be your ideal 2- What would you do if someone summer holiday? offered to take you bungee a) three weeks trekking through the jumping off a very high bridge? Amazon looking for a lost tribe a) go along and watch the other b) going on an organised cruise people around the Mediterranean with b) be the first to jump off the your mum bridge c) climbing the north face of c) watch the other people and then Everest on your own and with no try to jump yourself oxygen d) turn pale and say you suffer d) going camping on a Scottish from vertigo island with a group of friends 3- Which of these hobbies 4- If you saw some tasty-looking red would you most like to and white mushrooms in the take up? woods in the autumn, what would a) stamp collecting you do? b) bull-fighting a) go home and make a big omelette for your family and yourself c) snowrafting b) take one of them to the science d) gardening teacher at school to find out what they are c) get a book out of the library and make sure they are safe to eat d) give one of the mushrooms to your dog to see if he/she eats it 5- If you had the opportunity to 6- What would you do if you travel around the States for discovered a deep cave four weeks how would you when out walking on your prefer to go? own? a) in a rented car with a group a) tell your friends about it of your friends when you got back home b) hitch-hiking and getting b) tell the local natural history buses on your own society about the cave c) travelling around by c) go into the cave as far as aeroplane with your family possible even though you d) going on an organised can’t see very well coach trip with your d) go back home and get a grandmother torch and rope to explore the cave properly 1- a - 3 points b - 0 points c - 5 points d - 1 point 2- a - 0 points b - 5 points c - 3 points d - 0 points 3- a - 0 points b - 5 points c - 3 points d - 0 points 4- a - 0 points b - 3 points c - 3 points d - 0 points 5- a - 2 points b - 5 points c - 1 point d - 0 points 6- a - 0 points b - 0 points c - 3points d - 5 points 25-28 points – you are very adventurous, but a bit crazy! 17-24 points – you are an adventurous person 10 -16 points – you are not very adventurous under 9 points – you are not at all adventurous!
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