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Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Date: Jan 29 2021

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.


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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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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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Hong Kong

i love it~

04:32 AM Feb 16 2008 |


Hong Kong

i like winter skiing.

04:23 AM Feb 16 2008 |




It's very interesting. I like them.

03:41 AM Feb 16 2008 |




i like snow ,i want to ski

02:02 AM Feb 16 2008 |




i'm from algeria even we haven't snow so much in my country but i hope to do it


11:46 PM Feb 15 2008 |

kyaw htay


Patience and perseverance will conquer mountains.

08:41 PM Feb 15 2008 |



i can't stand skiing!

08:14 PM Feb 15 2008 |



i can't stand skiing!

08:14 PM Feb 15 2008 |



United States

well, michigan stata has a ton of snow in winter
thus, we ski a lot …...

06:29 PM Feb 15 2008 |




I think it`s fantastic to be able to ski at all kind of mountains. It`s a wonderful adventure. You can beat the weather put thecnical clothes on your body 

06:08 PM Feb 15 2008 |





My name is Inma I'm lving in Torrelavega – Spain. I'm 37 years old but I don't seem it. I would like to know many peoples of all ages to writing us e.mail in Inglish and to know things about another styles of lives..

I like travelling a lot and learning about another cultures and all that stuff…

I hope all your e.maillll

Good lucky for all


06:01 PM Feb 15 2008 |



i love so much winter sport

04:25 PM Feb 15 2008 |



nice time

12:36 PM Feb 15 2008 |




that was really good One I Liked It And I to profit by it

12:23 PM Feb 15 2008 |




that was really good One I Liked It And I to profit by it

12:22 PM Feb 15 2008 |

Jiang Zhaofeng


oh,It is cold.I haven't had any outdoor activities for about a month.

11:29 AM Feb 15 2008 |



I love the winter!
Without winter you weren´t able to go skiing. And I love skiing!
Please, don´t take away the winter!

11:15 AM Feb 15 2008 |




 It's so cool to skie fly through the mountain in a cold day when all others are staying in cozy rooms.It'sa pity that I cant afford to play that game,or I will go out to skiewith my good friends.

What are you waiting now? take action

11:07 AM Feb 15 2008 |




As I think that what they were thinking out,may be right,may be no…couse they have no choice to hanging out somwhere,that's why they're very negative persons!

I estimate,to b outside like in Mountains,are the great opportinuty to get a real taste of life!

10:37 AM Feb 15 2008 |



United Arab Emirates

Its perfict dialogue

10:11 AM Feb 15 2008 |

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