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Mountaineering

Mountaineering

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This activity has been designed for groups using the book English File Upper Intermediate. It recycles the vocabulary of lesson 3B (text on the first page of the lesson + climbing gear), includes a listening (interview with the first man on Everest) and reading activity (a text about that), as well as a cloze exercise. It also has a suggestion of song and debate to open the lesson.

N.B.: This activity depends on the homonymous powerpoint presentation.
This activity has been designed for groups using the book English File Upper Intermediate. It recycles the vocabulary of lesson 3B (text on the first page of the lesson + climbing gear), includes a listening (interview with the first man on Everest) and reading activity (a text about that), as well as a cloze exercise. It also has a suggestion of song and debate to open the lesson.

N.B.: This activity depends on the homonymous powerpoint presentation.

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Everest Conquest 50 Years On
1. Match the words to their meanings.
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b)
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a path
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an organized journey with a purpose( )a place where food and general suppliesare kept, especially for people climbing amountain
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injury to someone caused by severe cold,usually to their toes, fingers, ears or nose( )to arrive at the top of the mountain( )the act of rising or mounting upward( )a high edge along a mountain
2. Watch the video snippet and answer:
 
a) What are the commercial climbs?b) Why does he criticize those climbs?c) What is mountaineering in his opinion?d) What was the effect of tourism on the local community?
 
Check your answers with the text on the following page.3. Circle the best words to fill the gaps in the text.
1) (a) dominate(b) conquer (c) set foot (d) reach2) (a) before(b) before now (c) since (d) ago3) (a) largest(b) tallest(c) highest(d) height4) (a) living(b) life(c) live (d) lively5) (a) actually(b) currently(c) nowadays (d) visiting6) (a) in(b) on(c) at (d) o7) (a) climb(b) to mountaineer(c) mountaineer(d) mountaineering8) (a) summit(b) base camp(c) ascent(d) expedition9) (a) summit(b) base camp(c) ascent(d) route10) (a) lead(b) led(c) have led(d) be led11) (a) experience(b) experienced(c) experiencing(d) experiential12) (a) far(b) by far(c) farthest(d) very13) (a) said(b) told(c) alleged(d) spoke14) (a) but(b) instead of(c) rather than(d) in spite o15) (a) overcome(b) become(c) support(d) improve
 
Mountain Climbing
Name:
 
 _____________________________________________________________________________ 
Teacher:
 
Level: Date:
 
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Prepared by Natália Guerreiro
 
Hillary laments Everest changes
The first man to
1.
 _________ 
 
Everest 50 years
2.
 _________ 
has said many modern climbers do not subscribe tothe true philosophy of mountaineering.
Speaking to the BBC, Sir Edmund Hillary criticised manycommercial climbers today who pay large sums of moneyto be helped to the top of the world's
3.
 _________ 
peak.But he said
4.
 _________ 
standards of local Sherpas hadimproved considerably as more people visited the Everestregion.Record numbers of people are
5.
 _________ 
on the mountain to mark the golden anniversary of thefirst-ever ascent
6.
 _________ 
29 May 1953.
Changes
Sir Edmund said
7.
 _________ 
was a challenge between the mountain and the mountaineer andaccused some people of paying their way to the
8.
 _________ 
.He said this was one of the most significant changes since his
9.
 _________ 
with Sherpa TenzingNorgay in 1953."Having people pay $65,000 and then
10.
 _________ 
up the mountain by a couple of 
11.
 _________ 
guides, I personally think, is
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 _________ 
less attractive. It isn't really mountaineering at all," he said. But he was quick to concede that the vast numbers of people attracted by Everest had had spin-offsfor local people.He
13.
 _________ 
schools and hospitals had been built and fresh water could now be piped to thevillages.These benefits came much more from tourism as a whole,
14.
 _________ 
from mountaineering alone,Sir Edmund said."I think these are things that give the young people the opportunity to step forward and to
15.
 _________ 
the harshness of their environment."
Story from BBC NEWS:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/south_asia/2938596.stmPublished: 2003/05/26 15:31:50 GMT
Sir Edmund says mountaineering has changed a lot

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