Do one thing every day that scares you #3

Do one thing every day that scares you #3

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Are you brave enough to ride the Jebel Jais Flight zipline? Book your ride HERE

The world’s longest zipline has opened in UAE. The “Jebel Jais Flight” measures over 1.7 miles long, beating the previous record holder “The Monster” which measures 1.5 miles.

To put the length of the zipline into perspective, it’s longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and the same length as 29 Big Bens stacked on top of each other.

The zipline will send users at travel speeds of up to 90 mph, making it the ultimate thrill seeker experience.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

The world’s longest zipline
The Jebel Jais Flight
It’s located on the highest mountain
Over 1.7 miles long
Vertically stacked
Travel up to 90mph
Land on a suspended platform
Extremely safe
A Guinness world record
To ensure that we the safest product

Recording the sounds of extinction

Recording the sounds of extinction

great big story

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment.  Read more at ideas.ted.com

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Global warming
Natural Soundscape
The sun rises
Birds begin to sing
A soundscape ecologist
I record animals for a living
Repeat the recordings over and over again
An archive of material
Robust habitat with a signature of a stream
Changing drastically
A silent spring
Radically altered
Before logging
Same spot
A coral reef
In the long run
In the short run
We are partly to blame for that
A pair of earphones