英語で聞く: Exploring Antarctica

From BBC Learning English
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by Matthew Price

An expedition ship has set off from London, heading south to the world’s coldest continent. It’s the first stage of an adventure that Sir Ranulph Fiennes hopes will see him become the first person to walk across Antarctica during the southern winter.
The ship’s mooring is wintry cold. Nothing, though, compared to Antarctica. Temperatures can hit minus 90 celcius. And Sir Ranulph will be skiing the 2000 miles.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Why, in your opinion, people look for such dangerous adventures?
2. Give some examples of tasks that would be vey challenging for you. Write what is challenging in them.
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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