Travelling|Pre-Int|8. Extreme

Describe what you see

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Are you brave enough to read these tongue twisters?

💡 To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don’t buy too big a toboggan.

💡 Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.

Learn the words

Study the information

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I want to take a camel ride in a desert. – Я хочу отправиться в поездку на верблюдах в пустыне.

Do you need any training for that? – Вам для этого нужна какая-то подготовка?

You need to buy insurance and pay for the equipment and your guide. – Вам нужно оплатить страховку, оборудование и услуги гида.

I think I will try dog races. – Думаю попробовать собачьи бега.

I bet 200 dollars 5 to 1 and won 1000 dollars! – Я поставил 200 долларов 5 к 1 и выиграл 1000!

I was on a roll but then lost it all. – Я был на волне успеха, но потом все потерял.

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Jack and Jill had so much fun at the Christmas festival last year. – Джек и Джилл так хорошо повеселились на рождественском фестивале в прошлом году.

I often take part in dance challenges. – Я часто принимаю участие в танцевальных соревнованиях.

There is no entry fee — it’s free for everyone. – Здесь нет платы за вход — все бесплатно!

Is there a pool in this pub? – А в этом пабе есть бильярд?

Sorry, is this seat taken? — No, it’s not. – Простите, здесь занято? — Нет.

May I have a dance with you? — Yes, sure! – Можно с вами потанцевать? — Да, конечно!

Choose the correct word and fill the gaps

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Time to talk

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1. What extreme sports are you afraid of?

2. Are you afraid of being addicted to spirits?

3. What would you choose: cliff jumping, sand boarding or parachuting? And why?

4. What do you think about people who wage all their money in casino?

5. Have you ever cheated at cards?

6. What is the craziest experience you have ever had?

7. Are there any gambling customs in your country?

8. Is it possible to make a fortune being a gambler?

9. What physical condition is necessary to try extreme sports?

10. Would you like to work as a bouncer at the night club?

Read the article and put the words to the right gaps

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Make a list of 10 rules how to have some fun at the amusement park all day and not to die without using the following taboo words: soft drink, necessary, should / shouldn’t

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Don’t worry the badass babe the picture collage will help you to make up this story 😉

• What food is better not to eat this day?

• How many people are going to take part in?

• What cozy clothes would you rather choose?

• What ride are you planning to try out first?

• Are there any breaks between carousels?

Complete the flashcards

Study the information

Extreme life. Для экстремалов

Extreme trips: challenge yourself with or plan a bicycle trip / a hot air balloon trip / a camel ride

Requirements: training is (not) necessary / not taller / heavier than

Necessities: insurance / appropriate equipment / a certified instructor

Extra services: group discount / film you parachuting / catering / accommodation


I want to take a camel ride in a desert. – Я хочу отправиться в поездку на верблюдах в пустыне.

Do you need any training for that? – Вам для этого нужна какая-то подготовка?

You need to buy insurance and pay for the equipment and your guide. – Вам нужно оплатить страховку, оборудование и услуги гида.


Gambling. Для азартных

Trying luck: lottery / sports betting / slot machines / casinos / horse races / dog tracks

Risking money: bet money / make a bet 3 to 1 / raise / pass / bluff

Possible results: cash your win / be on a roll / lose it all


I think I will try dog races. – Думаю попробовать собачьи бега.

I bet 200 dollars 5 to 1 and won 1000 dollars! – Я поставил 200 долларов 5 к 1 и выиграл 1000!

I was on a roll but then lost it all. – Я был на волне успеха, но потом все потерял.


Festivals and special events. Для меломанов

Purpose: have fun / relax / get a life

Festival types: food / drink / dance / music festivals / holiday festivals

Other events: rock concerts / street music gigs / dance challenges

Event details: where and when it takes place / entry fees / dress code / what it features


Jack and Jill had so much fun at the Christmas festival last year. – Джек и Джилл так хорошо повеселились на рождественском фестивале в прошлом году.

I often take part in dance challenges. – Я часто принимаю участие в танцевальных соревнованиях.

There is no entry fee — it’s free for everyone. – Здесь нет платы за вход – все бесплатно!


Nightlife. Для тусовщиков

Questions about a bar: do you serve food? / have pina colada? / is there a pool?

Questions about rules: can I smoke here? / is this seat free?

Bar or club closing: last order, please / time, ladies and gentlemen

Asking to dance: may I dance? / shall we dance? / would you like to dance with me?


Is there a pool in this pub? – А в этом пабе есть бильярд?

Sorry, is this seat taken? — No, it’s not. – Простите, здесь занято? — Нет.

May I have a dance with you? — Yes, sure! – Можно с вами потанцевать? — Да, конечно!

Write the correct form

Study the following phrases

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🔵 Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself with a hot air balloon trip.

Не бойтесь бросить себе вызов и отправиться в путешествие на воздушном шаре.

🔵 It is better to start any kind of extreme sports only after a special training.

Лучше начинать заниматься любым видом экстремального спорта только после специальной подготовки.

🔵 You must be heavier than 50 kilos to try this water slide.

Чтобы покататься на этой водной горке, нужно весить больше 50 кг.

🔵 Don’t play poker if you are not a gambler and don’t know how to bluff.

Не играйте в покер, если вы не азартный игрок и не умеете блефовать.

🔵 Street music gigs are a great way to get a life.

Уличные музыкальные концерты — это отличный способ отвлечься от обыденной жизни.

🔵 I want to get on this dance floor! — I am sorry, we have a dress code.

Я хочу попасть на этот танцпол! — Извините, у нас дресс код.

🔵 Would you like to join me in the dance? — No, thank you.

Не хотите со мной потанцевать? — Нет, спасибо.

🔵 You need to pay for the medical insurance and the equipment for the cliff jumping.

Придется оплатить страховку и оборудование для прыжков со скалы.

🔵 All of our certified instructors have attended the first aid courses.

Все наши сертифицированные инструкторы проходили курсы оказания первой помощи.

🔵 Don’t worry, catering and accommodation is on us.

Не волнуйтесь, питание и проживание — за наш счет.

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Jet Lag–5 Scientifically Proven Remedies

by Kristine Solomon, Contributing Editor at RealSimple.com

These tips to overcome jet lag will put you back on track when you’re thousands of miles away.

It was 10 a.m. on a June morning when I found myself face-planting into my double espresso at an outdoor cafe in Croatia. I’m from New York, so according to my body clock, it was 4 a.m.—an hour when I’d typically be sound asleep. The jet lag had set in, and I was desperate for a cure.

So when I was planning my most recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland, I was determined not to slide down a glacier in a sleepy stupor. Iceland has 24 hours of sunlight a day during the summer, which was bound to undo my circadian rhythm, the internal clock that controls my sleep cycle. It’s regulated by the hormone melatonin, which can only be produced in the dark—something of an issue in a place where there literally is no darkness.

For me, one of the best cures for jet lag is to force myself to stay awake all day (not everyone agrees with the no-nap method), then do everything I can to fall asleep and stay asleep at bedtime. The setup in my hotel room would be crucial to this actually happening, and luckily the Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton had me covered with blackout curtains, high-end memory foam mattresses, duck down duvets, in-room temperature-control units, and even an on-site bathhouse for evening wind-downs.

«Most months of the year we have darkness almost the entire day,» notes Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir, sales manager at the Reykjavik Konsulat. «So the curtains are strictly for those summer months when we have 20 to 24 hours of sunlight.»

Needless to say, if you’re anticipating jet lag—and especially if you’re traveling to a place where the sun either doesn’t rise or never sets—do your homework and book accommodations that will set you up for sleep success.

But if you’re dealing with jet lag despite your best plans? Follow the tips below from sleep experts and prolific travelers to get your system back on track.

1. Go For a Run ASAP

Resist the urge to crash as soon as you check into your hotel and opt for a run, a swim, a hotel gym session—anything that gets your blood pumping, even if you squeeze it in the next morning. Travel editor Amelia Mularz says this is one her top tips to combat jet lag. «I try to get up at a reasonable time and work out. That helps energize me for the day,» she says.

Certified sleep educator Terry Cralle, MS, RN, spokesperson for the Better Sleep Council, agrees. She pointed us to two major studies: one study found that people who exercised during their trip performed 61% better than non-exercisers, and another more famous study from 1987 saw hamsters on an exercise wheel adjusted to a new time zone three times faster than sedentary hamsters.

2. Don’t Rely on Caffeine To Stay Awake

It’s tempting to grab a cup of java for a caffeine jolt if you’re jet-lagged—especially if you’re in a place famous for its coffee scene, like Italy or Singapore. But alcohol and caffeine can disrupt sleep and dehydrate you, says Cralle, especially six hours before bedtime (the American Academy of Sleep Medicine confirms this). Basically, coffee might perk you up for now, but it’ll backfire in the long run.

It’s best to chug water to stay awake, as staying hydrated is one of your best lines of defense against jet lag. Alyne Tamir, a digital nomad who has been traveling nonstop for more than two years, concurs. «Just keep drinking water; don’t even think about it,» she tells Real Simple.

3. Soak Up the Sun

We’re not exactly recommending you sunbathe to get over jet lag—especially not without some excellent sunscreen—but daylight is crucial to your circadian rhythm. «Try to get outside in the sunlight whenever possible. Daylight is a powerful stimulant for regulating the biological clock,» confirms Cralle. «Staying indoors worsens jet lag.» Melatonin supplements are also an option—in fact, another digital nomad we spoke with, Cris Torres Fernandez, swears by the sleep aid for her frequent international travels.

But bear in mind, «There is some controversy about the efficacy of melatonin as a sleep aid for circadian rhythm disorders,» says Dr. Neil Kline, D.O., DABSM, spokesperson for the American Sleep Association. «Research is trying to answer this important question.»

4. Eat at Regular Intervals

You probably don’t need much prodding to explore the local cuisine when you travel, but Cralle also advises using meals as a strategy to fight jet lag. «Meal times should be regularly spaced out over the course of the day to help with jet lag symptoms,» she advises. «The regularity of meals is thought to be more important than specifically adhering to any particular timing scheme in the new time zone.» She recommends sticking with high-protein breakfasts and a high-carbohydrate dinner.

Tamir prefers to keep it light by eating less than usual with fresh foods as she travels. Just avoid eating too close to bedtime—this can mess with your body clock, too.

5. Nap If You Need To—But Not for Long

It’s a great debate among sleep experts and frequent travelers: to nap or not to nap when dealing with jet lag. «Taking a nap can certainly help to alleviate some of the daytime sleepiness that one is likely to experience after a long trip,» says Kline. «However, taking a nap might make it more difficult to fall asleep that night.» He suggests holding out until bedtime to reset your circadian rhythm.

Mularz agrees. «I try to go straight into the day and keep the destination’s hours immediately,» she says. «I never take a long nap upon landing.»

Cralle, on the other hand, is firmly pro-nap. «Personally, I can’t tough it out. I prefer a nap so that I can function better,» she says. «A short 30-minute nap can help you feel more alert. A longer nap may leave you a bit groggy because of sleep inertia, and it can interfere with going to bed that night, so keep that in mind.» If you’re not a regular napper, she notes, it’s best to load up on water, sunlight, and healthy foods, and to simply wait till bedtime.

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