lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2012

At Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda has become the first man to walk over the Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

Self-study activity:
Watch the video clip and say what the following refers to. The activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.

Grand Canyon

To correct the activity, you can read the transcript below.

25 minutes and 550 metres which made stunt history. Daredevil Nik Wallenda has become the first man to cross the high winds and mist of Niagara Falls, on a 5-centimetre-wide tightrope, even running and praying along the way.

Arriving on the Canadian side, he hugged his family and greeted border officials, who jokingly asked for the 33-year-old American’s passport and asked the purpose of his visit. Nick’s clearly delighted at his success:

Thank all of you for being here. I feel like I’m on Cloud Nine right now. As everyone knows, this is something that I’ve dreamt of for a long, long time, and it just became a reality. The impossible is not quite impossible, if you set your mind to it.

And his next trick? A little hole in the ground called the Grand Canyon. Watch this very large space.