Dear students, you will hear an expert snowboarder called Brad Mitchell talking about the sport of extreme snowboarding. For questions 1 - 10, complete the sentence with a word or short phrase. (You will need to play this recording twice.)
1 - Read the instructions to get an idea of the situation
2 - Quickly go through the incomplete sentences, including the words after the gaps. This will help you get an idea of what the text is about.
3 - For each gap, decide what kind of information (e.g. object, number) you need to listen for.
4 - The first time you listen, write your answer in pencil, in case you want to change it on the second listening.
5 - When the recording has finished, check the sentences all make sense - and check your spelling, too.
Creative English Teacher
1. Listen for an expression that means ‘there are no’.
3. Focus on what Brad does, not other people.
5. Make sure you choose the word that goes with the verb ‘do’.
7. Listen for an expression with a similar meaning to ‘if you feel you’re about to fall’.
9. Focus on what Brad carries, not on what may be recommended.
Brad says there are no (1) . . . . . . to warn snowboarders of dangers.
Brad advises snowboarders always to follow the (2) . . . . . . when descending.
Brad always wears a (3) . . . . . . when he goes into the mountains.
According to Brad, you need a lot of (4) . . . . . . to set off down the mountain.
Brad particularly enjoys doing several (5) . . . . . . when he is going down a slope.
Brad says at first he found it difficult to do a good (6) . . . . . . on steep slopes.
Brad says you must never (7) . . . . . . if you feel you’re about to fall.
Brad advises against putting your weight on your (8) . . . . . . in a fall.
Brad always carries a (9) . . . . . . in case he is in difficulty following a fall.
In the future, Brad would most like to try (10) . . . . . . snowboarding.
Listening forces automatic learning and leads to general language acquisition.
Writing ideas down preserves them so that you can reflect upon them later.
Reading is the best way to learn and remember the proper spelling of words.
Speaking provides the ability to engage others in social circles