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Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Date: Feb 15 2008

Themes: Sports, Weather

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When you can see your own breath and your fingers begin to freeze, most people choose to go to the nearest fire. Others choose to go skiing. Luckily for those in first set of people, the daring feats of skiers can be seen on television.

Skiers jump off cliffs and race down mountains. What with all the flying through the air on a mountain in the middle of winter, skiers might just be crazy. Or maybe Jason and Katie are crazy for passing up on all the fun. You decide.

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Katie

Jason:  I haven’t been skiing or sledding in a while, even though I have, like, really nice skis.

Katie:  Oh, you do.

Jason:  Yeah. I think, it’s just that it takes so much effort. There’s so much fumbling around with all your stuff.

Katie:  Yeah.

Jason:  You have to wear like so much gear…gloves and…

Katie:  That’s why I don’t go. I’m the wimp. I have to have everything, otherwise I’m too cold to be outside.

Jason:  Yeah, totally. You have to bundle up pretty heavily to be out in the snow for any length of time. And that’s what makes it so hard. It’s kinda exhausting. Like, skiing takes up the whole day. You know, cause you have to…You can’t go out the night before cause you have to get up really early to drive out and ski and then you drive back and then you’re so exhausted. that you can’t do anything and you’re exhausted for like a day after too.

Katie:  But we’re so lucky that we can go to a mountain in one and day and drive back.

Jason:  That’s true. That’s true. Yeah. Most people have to take ski trips to Aspen or some place that’s really far away.

Katie:  But I do definitely like watching skiing on TV.

Jason:  Totally.

Katie:  Especially the jumps and stuff. Nice and warm and cozy in my house.

Jason:  Yes, it is much warmer. Imagine being in the live audience at those jump competitions. Like, you would be just standing there freezing.

Katie:  Yeah, I don’t know. It would be a good thing to watch.

Jason:  Yeah. I bet it looks more impressive in real life. Someone just flying through the air.

Katie:  Definitely.

 

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Discussion

Katie and Jason discuss some of the cons of going skiing. Even though Jason has a a good pair of skis, he thinks it’s too hard to go skiing. He doesn’t like gathering up all his gear and spending so much time preparing to ski. Katie just doesn’t like skiing because she gets too cold.

But most people can’t drive to a place to go skiing in one day, so people in Jason and Katie’s city are lucky. And their city isn’t even that cold considering how close to a mountain it is! Nonetheless, Katie takes advantage of her sofa and TV to watch ski competitions. Jason does too, and they agree that being at a ski competition in person might just be too cold. But wouldn’t it be amazing to see the competitors jump? Which do you think is more fun, winter sports or watching them on TV?

 

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yousefkohpeyma

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It is not weird that some people hate winter while some other like it. Personally, I like wintertime the most among all four seasons. The first time that I tried one of the winter sports and approved of,‏ ‏was a little bit more than five years ago skiing. To me, it felt awesome doing it, that’s why since then I have skied several times per year. Regardless of how many clothes I have to put on following the weather being cold, I would rather doing winter sports ski in particular, than watching them on TV, because I do love to be able how to do them. I believe winter sports are worth trying at least once.

09:57 AM Oct 14 2013 |

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TURKO

TURKO

Turkey

sorry guys but l hate winter sports,l m a tennis instructor and l love sunny place:)) l don t lıke bundle up heavily things l lıke wearing shorts,t-shirts and Flip flop Cool

10:37 PM Jul 26 2009 |

sherryfun

sherryfun

Taiwan

Basically all kinds of good sports can help us to build the sound spirit and healthy body ;)

10:36 PM Feb 21 2008 |

sherryfun

sherryfun

Taiwan

Basically all kinds of good sports are good for people to build their sound spirit and healthy body Cool

10:33 PM Feb 21 2008 |

ec_jessie

ec_jessie

China

i want to ski Smile

10:48 AM Feb 21 2008 |

geridimitrova

Burundi

i love skiing! My younger son started ski when he was 2 years old- it was so funny. In Bulgaria has a lot of mountains, and of course-ski resorts.

 

10:17 AM Feb 21 2008 |

FeiFei

FeiFei

China

i like winter sports,it is very interesting!

08:35 AM Feb 21 2008 |

rainbow zhang

China

yeah,good

06:29 AM Feb 21 2008 |

Nadya_1

Ukraine

Skiing is worth trying.Of course, the first you have to learn to ski. It will take much efforts but then you will love it. Flying through the air – it's so exciting. If you are skiing you will never get cold – vice versa. The life would be boring without trying thrilling adventure.

09:34 AM Feb 20 2008 |

Luciana Alves

Brazil

I Think boring

01:19 AM Feb 20 2008 |

Luciana Alves

Brazil

I think dialogue good.

01:16 AM Feb 20 2008 |

susanking

susanking

China

skiing is a fantastic sport.but i'm not good at it.

01:52 PM Feb 18 2008 |

The Jasmine

Syrian Arab Republic

it's amazing doing winter sports .I like skiing a lot,although when i want to go skiing i have to go on trip coz it doesn't snow in my area so we rent a chalet & spend our time there ..I  agree that it's an exhausted activity but we have a lot of fun >>>& it's better that setting on my coach watching TV.Life is about trying exciting things not to stick to boring ones .Cool

06:13 PM Feb 17 2008 |

kiwiana

kiwiana

China

good

02:25 PM Feb 17 2008 |

kiwiana

kiwiana

China

I think it’s a good games!

02:22 PM Feb 17 2008 |

Lusty

Lusty

Russian Federation

I really wanna try Aspen or Vail someday… It must be great!!

02:12 PM Feb 17 2008 |

momocha

momocha

China

in my opinion, skiing and skating share some same skills. if you are good at skating ,then you will not be bad at skiing. i like skiing outside, so excited.

07:38 AM Feb 17 2008 |

minth2301

Viet Nam

I like winter ports, especially we become lazy in winter, winter sports make my healthy better. However, we must be careful of injuries during playing sports.

06:32 AM Feb 17 2008 |

ray`s

ray`s

China

 hey  !  i come from china in a southern place where are less snowfalls and mountains for us to ski,but we also have so many other activities instead, whatever sports you do, it will do you good, so don`t say you have no a chance to ski as an excuse for escaping  from doing any sports

05:37 AM Feb 17 2008 |

hairuotian

hairuotian

China

You will do anything if you have enthusiasm! From my point of view,Whatever how cold it is,If you like it enough.You will do it !

04:54 AM Feb 17 2008 |

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