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Vocabulary: fishing and hunting...
Some people go fishing and/ or hunting because they find it entertaining. They often consider it's the same as "having a rest" from the daily rat race, and appreciate some quiet time in nature; they like being in close contact with nature, the river, the lakes or the woods and plains.
Others like bringing back fresh fish or meat, they cook it and eat it with friends; most of the time, they feel really proud of their catch.
For others, what's important is the thrill of it: it's like a fight... Fishing and catching a great number of different species, or a really HUGE fish, perhaps, is a real motivation. Similarly, hunting and tracking down animals is like a challenge to them. Some hunters like the confrontation with the animal and really enjoy it when they win...
I) FISHING: the activity and the necessary tackle.
1) DIFFERENT TYPES OF FISHING- (We won't study industrial fishing)
Fly fishing Angling Spoon-fishing
2) What you need to go fishing... These items are part of a ritual that little boys and girls prepare meticulously and enjoy respecting.
|Fishing tackle||A fishing rod||A fishing line|
|A hook||Bait||A fishing basket|
|To cast *||To bite/ to rise|
|To strike||To catch|
|The catch||To land a catch|
|A fishing net||A fishery officer|
* to cast, I cast, cast
** to bite, I bit, bitten
*** To rise, I rose, risen
**** to catch, I caught, caught
II) HUNTING: a sport? A passion? A ritual?
|A hunter||A game-keeper||To load a weapon|
|A rifle||Cartridges||A cartridge belt|
|A beat/ a search||Dog in a hunting bag||To pull the trigger|
|To drive game||To start a rabbit|
|Game-bird||// big game hunting|
|To raise one's rifle||To aim at stg: to take aim at|
|To fire||To be a good: bad shot|
|To shoot at stg||A gamebag|
|To shoot something||To come home with an empty bag|
|To come home empty-handed|
To poach=> a poacher A trap Hunting poachers down...Stag-hunting - fox hunting -
In the name of culture and of a "heritage", this type of hunting is going on in a few places in the whole world, and mostly in Europe.
|A company going hunting||The deer is brought to bay|
A very crual and unequal fight ending with death...
But this time, the horn will not sound to honour a death, but to celebrate your great victory in the test. I give you THE FORCE...
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