Two men. One boat. The Atlantic Ocean.

Two men. One boat. The Atlantic Ocean.

[Calume Creasy]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There are dangers
  • It’s not as bad as people think
  • If we are caught in a storm
  • If we do get in trouble
  • From a family point of view
  • Friends or loved ones
  • Worst case scenario
  • Saying goodbye was pretty pretty tough
  • That is the goal we set
  • We are in the driving seat
  • We’ve signed up for it
  • Just over 3.000 miles
  • It should take between 50 and 70 days
  • Friendship to me is having someone who you can trust massively
  • When the sun is going down
  • Hear the strokes of the oars
  • The feeling of complete freedom and solidarity
  • I’m about to row 3.000 miles across The Atlantic

“February 14, 2016 – We made it.”

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The sky is the limit

The sky is the limit

  [DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A slack line spans 80 meters across a deep ravine
  • Suspended over a 100 m drop
  • A huge achievement
  • It was like winning four world championships in 30 seconds
  • He fell from the slack line often
  • The best mountain biker in the world
  • He won one title after another
  • Prepare myself for my competition
  • The sea and the mountain is within easy reach
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Street trials
  • Using the natural urban obstacles
  • Spice it up with some free style tricks
  • Creating videos that get hundreds of thousands clicks online
  • This allows athletes to market themselves
  • He was ahead of the pack
  • Extreme Sports
  • Push our limits and see what is possible
  • Test his skills
  • The sky is the limit
  • Go with the flow
  • Riding my bike and enjoying life
  • Tomorrow is another day and another challenge

 

 

One woman, four camels and 1700 miles

One woman, four camels and 1700 miles

Watch the following video :

 [BBC World Service]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • She decided to set off on this strange journey
  • The Australian outback
  • People talk about the hardship of what she faced out there
  • She talks about the wonder of it
  • Being alone, the solitude, seeing more stars you could possibly imagine at night
  • Learning to trust your own instincts
  • A Heroic person
  • She has this very unusual attraction towards the things that frighten her
  • The camels seem to respond to her so well
  • They were like 2000 pound dogs
  • They steal food from her
  • They are one person animals
A Wave Photographer shooting shorebreaks !

A Wave Photographer shooting shorebreaks !

Watch the following video :

Wave Photographer

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A part of my life
  • A picture of a shore break wave
  • Take a picture
  • I started shooting with this small camera
  • I shared the images with my family
  • A professional photographer
  • Long story short
  • It was the best thing I ever did
  • The wave is huge, everything is big
  • Boom it explodes and you try to sneak out the back
  • It’s just radical I love it
  • Capturing the art of shore break waves
  • You gotta be in shape
  • You gotta be able to hold your breath
  • I don’t mind getting pounded
Are you a Storm Chaser ?

Are you a Storm Chaser ?

Watch the following video :

A Storm Chase

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

With gusts up to 80 miles an hour

It’s firing

A Storm Chase

Fighting it out

It’s like a hundred year storm

It’s wild, really wild out there

It’s so windy it’s hard to hold on to the sail

The waves are really big

Sharing all those missions with all those great riders and good friends

It’s amazing

Once in a lifetime

Slacklining the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Slacklining the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Watch the following video :

Slacklining

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

The first to cross the Victoria Falls Gorge in Zimbabwe using a slack line

They spent two years preparing for the crossing

A coin toss

Conditions were tough

He was wearing a safety harness

He finally managed the crossing

He was followed by Lukas

He performed a balancing trick

He enjoyed the breathtaking view high above the canyon

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

Are you a Freeskier?

Are you a Freeskier?

Watch the following video :

Freeskier

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

I believe in my heart

The support network I have

I’m not a Ski racer I’m a Freeskier

This is my dream. This is what I want to do

And I’m not going to be fully satisfied until I give an honest effort to it

We ended up in a different valley

That ski experience is amazing

You kind of meet up with these people throughout the year

You just hear these legendary stories

We go through the trees..

I have not seen the sun very much this year and I’m not complaining cause..

It has been an insanely amazing year, best, best skiing year of my life

Are you a Trail Hunter?

Are you a Trail Hunter?

Watch the following video :

Trail Hunter

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

A Trail Hunter

People just want to share their trail, share the spots they’ve been to

You ride the wave when you get on the road

For years I’ve been hearing rumors about the trail in the Pacific North West

It’s really only a border crossing away

People are telling you, you’ve got to go here man, check this out, it’s so cool

Road trip freedom

Is this real life

That is pure glory

An Ice Climber

An Ice Climber

Professional climber and one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year, Will Gadd, took ice climbing to new heights by being the first person ever to ascend the frozen sections of the world’s largest flowing waterfall, Niagara Falls.

Watch the following video :

Ice Climber

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

This is Niagara Falls

It’s the largest waterfall in the world

A second ripping off the edge

It’s real

This is the first time in history that anybody has had a permit to go ice climbing there

Temperatures will continue to drop

I haven’t fallen off in 30 years of ice climbing

I’d like to get one more day where I don’t fall off

I’ll be honest I’ve got butterflies (in my stomach)

It’s never going to freeze totally

There is a lot of water flying around here, it builds up and then it breaks

There was no guarantee that this would work

I’m an ice climber, you know that is what I do, I travel all over the world and climb frozen waterfalls

I just climbed the absolute biggest burliest coolest waterfall in the whole world Niagara Falls