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    Vocabulary: let's go skiing!

    It's cold... It's even snowing, kids are dreaming of making snowmen and snowballs... 




    Your legs and feet are itching...  Quick! Take your skis!  

    First, grab your gear... Prepare the clothes which will enable you to stay out even if it's snowing... 

    The secret: use warm, waterproof and isolating clothes... put on several layers of clothes in  order to be comfortable

    and be able to enjoy this great moment! 



      A ski resort                                                     

    YOUR SKIING GEAR (equipment):

    1) the equipment you should buy: 

     layers of clothing 

     base layers 

     middle layers *

     outer layers 

     skiing gloves/ skiing mittens (to protect your hands)
     a beanie and a helmet (to protect your head)
     a neckwarmer/ a snood  (to protect your neck)                               
     ski goggles (to protect your eyes)
     a ski jacket
     waterproof/ water-resistant/ insulating                                                                     
     snow socks
     snow pants
     a sledge/ sleigh (GB)/ a sled (US)

    * middle layers: a sweatshirt, a fleece, a flannel , a light jacket.




    2) the equipment you should rent (if you're a beginner): 

    - skis (with security bindings and straps) and poles (with a plastic handle and a strap)

    - a snowboard 


        Skis, poles and boots...            Sledging is fun! 


     Taking the ski lift 
     A drag lift/ a teleski
     A lift line/ ski lift/ chair lift                                           
     Lift ticket (pass)
     To leave tracks
     A track/ a trail/ a run
     The slope
     A beginner trail/ run/ a "nursery run"/ 
     Downhill skiing
     To do cross-country skiing
     To make a turn 
     To slalom
     To ski a trail/ a run/ to ride a trail
     A steep pitch 
     A cliff
     A mogul (a ski slope bump)                                                                                          
     To be steep 



                         Ski lifts                                Snowboarding

    The different trails/ runs:

    And the different signs are classified from green circles (for beginners), blue squares,

    black diamonds, double black diamonds (for advanced skiiers).[in North America]

    [Green - blue - red and black in Europe]

    (To ski down greens: green slopes=> blues=> reds=> blacks)


    Knowing the different runs...


     To maintain balance  

     To snowplough/ snowplow                  

     A wedge  

     A herringbone 
     A pole plant 
     To warm up/ a warm up                                                                                                    
     Jumping jacks 
     A lunge 
     To ski off-trail/ off piste  




    Of course this represents quite a few technical terms... and a little technique and style for your practice! 

    It's well worth it! Have fun! 


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    A) It takes more than ten minutes on the to reach the summit and start going downhill.

    B) 'Oh no Mum, with three different , I’m much too hot and I can’t ski!'

    C) When skiing, you should always wear a to protect your head

    D) 'Leo is too young and small to take ski lessons. He’ll go to the or will play with his near our lodge.'

    'These glasses don’t protect your eyes… You should wear your new for more safety.'

    F) 'My hands are frozen… Can you give me my , please?'

    G) 'You shouldn’t ride that run, it’s a for experts, and there are all along.It’s too dangerous for you!'

    H) Skiing may be very dangerous since it might trigger an avalanche.



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