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November 12, 2013

Extreme Sports

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:38 am

1. Glossary
Coral reef : A long narrow mass of coral and other substances,
the top of which is usually just above or just below the surface of the sea.

Leisure : Time spent away from business, work, and domestic chores.

Miscellaneous : many different kinds of things or people.

Steep : slope rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up.

Worthwhile : enjoyable or useful, and worth the time, money, or effort that is spent on it.

2. Text
We will present about extreme sports.

Extreme sports are divided by place.

There are sea(river), sky and mountain.

Extreme sport that can be done in sea or river is scuba diving, surfing, and rafting.


Scuba diving uses scuba equipment is used to dive into the sea up to 30M.

Scuba equipment is regulator, scuba tank, snorkel, waterscape, compass and diving suit and so on.

Scuba diving is allowed to stay longer in the sea using air tank and can see coral reefs and colorful fish. [1]

Surfing is a sport to ride the waves.

Surfing in the sea can be seen the most. But we can be done in the river or lake.

Surfing needs board and courage to face waves.

It is difficult for beginners to ride a surfboard. Surf board requires a lot of effort to ride well.

So, windsurfing board has been developed. Beginners can easily ride windsurfing board. [2]

Rafting is widely known as one of extreme sports. Rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water.

In order to enjoy rafting, we must have preparations such as rafts, paddles, helmet, and safety jacket. Safety is the first priority.

Helmet and safety jacket will insure you against from risks of water. [3]

Extreme sport that can be done in sky is scuba paragliding, bungee jumping, and skydiving.


It’s a simple sport. You just jump from tall height structure while connected to rope

You can enjoy bungee jumping under the experienced staff and experts are continually

inspect the facilities .[4] So ,you don’t have to worry about safety.

Beginners have fear of heights so that they hesitant to jump.

However, once you overcome your fear, you can gain confidence and courage.

Sky diving is a sport in which sky divers jump from aircraft at high altitudes

and by using parachute , divers land on the ground ,safely

The sport is divided two ways.

one is a solo Sky diving , the other one is a group Sky diving .

Solo sky diving is good for divers who just enjoy falling feely.

on the other hand, group diving is suitable for performers who performs stunts and acrobatics in
the air.[5]

Paragliding is a sport in which the participants ride a glider to fly.

There are distinct differences between paragliding and above two sports.

The differences are that paragliding can enjoy the sightseeing at leisure and control speed

Unlike above two sports.[6]

Of course, to enjoy this sport, you have to pass severe training course,[7] but the beautiful

sight from the sky makes it worthwhile.

In the mountain we can enjoy MTB (mountain bike), snow boarding and rock climbing.


MTB is ridden on unpaved environments. It needs a just bicycle and safety gear because it’s very dangerous.

It is divided many ways. It is Downhill, Dirt jumping, uphill, and so on.

Downhill is the race that riders reach to the finish line as fast as possible at the hill.

Many riders suffer an injury. So you must always gaze at front. [8]

Second, Snowboarding is very popular Extreme sports in winter. It made people can surf in winter.

You put up the board, you go downhill. It is full of thrills.

It needs a board, cloth, goggles, and gloves. It is useful to protect from cold and injury. [9]

In the ski resort, many people exist. So if you have miscellaneous thoughts, you crash others. So you should think only boarding. [10]

Finally Rock climbing is very nice sports. You can indoor and outdoor. If it is rain, you just go to the student union.

Rock climbing needs much Force. So you can develop deltoid muscle. I recommend you if you want to do, you should build up your body first.

You must use a safety rope and check it before climbing.

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4. Discussion Questions

What’s your favorite extreme sport?
What do you think is the most dangerous extreme sport?
Have you ever done extreme sports? Where?

5. Class #147, Group #2 and Group member’s name : 강성민, 김수아, 원창일, 조석암


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