Swimming in ice cold water ! Would you take the plunge ?

Swimming in ice cold water ! Would you take the plunge ?

 

 

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is training for the hardest swim of his life, a kilometer across a lake on the Antarctic ice sheet. in order to raise awareness for climate change.

Visit Lewis HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • He swims to protect and preserve our oceans
  • Most hostile waters
  •  A new challenge
  • Super glacial lake, on top of the ice sheet
  • As a result of climate change
  • Facing extreme conditions
  • Not only will the water be absolutely freezing but the air temperature could easily reach in the -30
  • Right on the edge of human endurance
  • Totally frozen
  • For over a decade
  • By far the toughest swim in my life
  • You many have noticed that
  • A wet suit or dry suit
  • You’ve got to be bravado ( a show of courage)
  • I’m urging world leaders
  • Taking important hard decisions
  • Speedo swimming trunks
  • They grab peoples attention and lead to real change
  • Agreed to protect
  • Straight after this swim
  • No industrial fishing
  • Allowing this area to recover  and restore itself

 

 

 

 

where-is-antarcticaThe Long Swim

 

Lewis Pugh took on a huge challenge by swimming the length of the Channel – around 330 miles (530km) – from Cornwall to Dover. The swim, which he completed within 50 days, is part of the worldwide Action for Oceans campaign, which calls on governments to fully protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. This is his journey…

wildest dreams

wildest dreams

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What’s it like to try an extreme sport, for the first time? This wild man isn’t afraid to show you. (Ok, maybe he’s a little afraid.) Jonny Moseley travels to Lone Pine, California in the Sierras to get a lesson from his buddy, Red Bull sponsored slacklining champ, Alex Mason.

Vocabulary Chunks to learn from video :

  • A pro slack-liner
  • This location that is so beautiful
  • Tight rope
  • Check this place out – it’s so gorgeous
  • Check out these rock formations
  • I think I’m in the spot
  • That is so sick
  • Just channel the energy
  • It looks so damn easy but it’s not
  • I’m pretty flexible
  • Jut give it a try
  • It’s dark, it’s raining, there’s lightning, there’s thunder
  • I knew I was going to be really scared
  • That is not what I expected

 

 

dreaming big

dreaming big

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Pro-skater Bob Burnquist has done turns on almost every surface imaginable, including a floating skate ramp on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by majestic peaks, this High Sierra gem is definitely one for your bucket list. Winter and springtime snow lets you carve it up at world-class alpine resorts, while summer brings out the water toys—sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more.

Vocabulary Chunks to learn from video :

  • Dream as big as I can
  • Make it happen
  • I love wild ideas
  • The freedom to manifest them
  • It’s a floating ramp
  • All this work will be for nothing
  • All my dreams came true
  • Wake up, dream it, make it happen
  • A mega ramp
  • It just doesn’t end
  • I’m living it everyday

 

 

You understand things you confront

You understand things you confront

[Steer Films]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
  • A man-eating shark
  • The fear turned into fascination
  • What I learned was it’s the world’s biggest lie
  • They really are exquisite
  • Some of them are so elusive and hard to find
  • It’s strong, it’s beautiful, it’s fast, vicious in some eyes, it’s powerful
  • The animal was able to look at me
  • This makes it all worthwhile
  • A huge amazing predator
  • These animals travel hundreds to thousands of miles
  • I feel very fortunate to be able to showcase these animals to millions of people throughout the world
  • Experience all the things I did and even more
  • Shark populations are dropping 70 – 100 million sharks a year
  • That’s mass extinction
  • We are like fire, we just consume everything we see
  • A wildlife film maker
  • These animals have such tolerance for humans
  • You understand things you confront and I really believe that