Wales/Outdoor Activities

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Mount Snowdon is a big and tall mountain in Wales. It's the highest mountain in all of Wales and England. People like to climb it and see the amazing views from the top.

You can start climbing from a town called Llanberis. Some people walk up, and others take a train. The train goes up the mountain, and you can look out of the windows to see the beautiful scenery.

On the way up, you might see sheep on the hills. They are a common sight in Wales. The air gets cooler as you go higher, so it's a good idea to wear warm clothes.

When you reach the top, you'll feel proud and happy. You can see lakes, hills, and even the sea on a clear day. It's like being on top of the world!

Mount Snowdon is special because it's part of Snowdonia National Park. This means it's a protected area where nature is important. People from all over the world come to visit and enjoy the beauty of Mount Snowdon and the surrounding landscape.

What are the people doing?

Say what the people are doing! Use Present Progressive.

Look! The boy is cycling on a single trail.
The man in the red jumpsuit is flying at over 60 miles an hour down the mountain!
Are they fighting now? - No they are playing rugby - the toughest sport in the world!
The people in picture 4 are climbing a mountain wall.
If you like water sports you can go canoeing. Look these people aren't surfing.
In the last picture the family is camping. They are sleeping in a tent!

Outdoor activities

Do you know these activities?

Windsurfing pictogram.svg Windsurfing
Beach soccer pictogram.svg Beach Soccer
Climbing pictogram.png Abseiling
Equestrian pictogram.svg horse riding
Rugby union pictogram.svg rugby
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling

Don't mix them up!

Biking is a good way to keep fit. Mountain biking is a sport where you go down mountains on a steep trail.

If you buy glass bottles you can recycle them - to cycle means to ride a bike.

You build a house but you put up a tent.

A house has got walls but some mountains have some, too.

If you are outdoor you are in fresh air - indoors it's inside your house.

Put in opposites of the underlined words.

1 A zip ride is not cheap – actually it’s quite expensive().
2 This was the best adventure – but the restaurant was the worst() in the world.
3 I gave a loud cry but then everything was quiet().
4 I hate watching TV – I love|like() nature.
5 In the beginning I was afraid – but in the end|finally|at last|then() everything was ok.