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Extreme sports

What is extreme sports?

Many would like to experience an adventure in sports. That's why they choose extreme sports(extreme sports).

Extreme sports are generally understood to mean all sports that involve particular dangers. You probably know most of them:

extreme sports
abseiling
bungee jumping
canoeing
free climbing
kitesurfing
mountain biking
parkour
skydiving
snowboarding
whitewater rafting
windsurfing

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Do or go?

do go
extreme sports abseiling
kick boxing backcountry skiing
parkour BMX biking
bouldering
bungee jumping
canoeing
free climbing
kitesurfing
mountain biking
paragliding
skydiving
snowboarding
whitewater rafting
windsurfing


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sport can be a person can be
crazy crazy
dangerous nervous, frightened, worried
fantastic, great, fun, wonderful happy, proud
thrilling (exciting), challenging (challenging)

A sport can be:
interesting (Interesting)
scary (Terrifying)
surprising (surprised)
exciting (exciting)

A person can be:
interested (Interested)
scared (scared)
surprised (surprised)
excited (excited)

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Important information about extreme sports

Many extreme sports are individual sports (individual sports). But there are also team sports (team sports), for example whitewater rafting.

Extreme sports require a lot of effort. The athletes have to train a lot (train) to keep their condition. Most importantly, when doing extreme sports, the instructions (instructions) of the teacher (instructor) to follow and adhere to the safety measures (safety precautions) to keep. So you can really enjoy this adventure and don't take any risks (take a risk).

Safety tips (safety tips)

  • Be in proper physical condition.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear.
  • Know how to use the equipment properly.
  • Always warm up before doing any sport.
  • Make sure to drink enough.
  • Avoid playing when tired or in pain.
  • Avoid eating a large meal shortly before doing sport.

individual sports ↔ team sports
to train: work out
instruction, instructor
safety tips, safety precautions
to take a risk: to take a risk physical condition: physical state
gear: equipment
to warm up: warm up
to make sure: make sure, pay attention
to avoid: avoid

Extreme Sports and the Environment

Most extreme sports take place outside (outdoors) instead of: in nature (abseiling), or in the city (parkour). Some sports are also indoors (indoors) operated (indoor skydiving).

But extreme sports are actually environmentally friendly (environmentally friendly)?

Effects (effects):

Sports can

  • change the countryside.
  • scare off wild animals.
  • start avalanches.
  • destroy plants.

environmentally friendly: environmentally friendly
effect: impact
to scare off: scare away
avalanche: avalanche
to destroy: to destroy


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