vocabulary: extreme sports

Vocabulary: extreme sports. Learn and practise vocab connected with extreme sports. Then, do the exercises at the bootom of the site.

Get to know names of 43 sport disciplines in English.

Vocabulary: extreme sports:

parachute jumping
white water rafting
BASE jumping
bungee jumping
volcano boarding
cliff jumping
wakeboarding / water skiing

free climbing – wspinaczka bez zabezpieczeń

Equipment :

a fly suit
a harness
a parachute – spadochron
a raft
a surfing board
a kite
a hang-glider
a life vest / life jacket

Extreme sports – expressions:

to boost the level of adrenaline – to increase / stimulate the level of adrenaline

to take a risk – do something risky

risky – dangerous, posing a risk

to seek sensation – look for sensation

sensation seeking – (adj.) wanting / looking for sensation

lethal – deadly

perilous – dangerous

a high degree of risk – a lot of risk

an adrenaline junkie – a person addicted to adrenaline

Exemplary sentences:

  1. People doing extreme sports take enormous risks.
  2. BASE jumping is one of the most deadly sports.
  3. Some poeple can’t stop doing extreme sports, because they seek constant senstation.
  4. My friend is an adrenaline junkie – he needs a lot of stimulation.
  5. Doing extreme soprts helps to boost the level of adrenaline.

Practise vocabulary online:



Exercise 1. Answer the questions.

  1. Have you ever tried any extreme sports? Which ones?
  2. Would you like to try any extreme sports? Why?
  3. Why do you think people get addicted to extreme sports?

Exercise 2. Name the sports in the pictures.

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