Running a Skyrace (part 2)

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Running a Skyrace (part 2)

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Intensive Listening | 0 comments

Intensive listenings are advanced exercises based on popular podcasts. They are a great way to practice listening to natural, conversational English.

Source

Mountain - A Day at the Skyrace. Mountain is a brilliant podcast about adventure in all its forms.

Topic

In these extracts, we hear about Scotland's first 'Skyrace', what it is like to participate, and the sacrifices runners have to make to take part in elite competitions like this. You can find the first part of this exercise here.

In this extract, a competitor describes the race.

Accent

Scottish.

Extract 1

Sky Racing Italy, Italian Alps, decades, really
Sky Racing sport grew Italy, in the Italian Alps, going the last decades, really

Extract 2

...and athletes mountains, ridges rugged terrain , in, in the Alps.
...and the idea that takes athletes to high mountains, ridges in rugged terrain , in, in beautiful parts of the Alps.

Extract 3

Glencoe Ski Centre, 4 miles West Highland Way, Buachaille Etive Mor…
The the Glencoe Ski Centre, 4 miles are running the West Highland Way, the bottom of Buachaille Etive Mor...

Extract 4

...and Crianlarich to Fort William Glencoe you're confronted mountain…
...and driven the road Crianlarich to Fort William they pass through Glencoe you're confronted by great beast a mountain...

Extract 5

...an pyramid, when , since.
...an pyramid, which breath when you first see it, time that you see it since.

Language notes

which really takes your breath away when you first see it...

If something takes your breath away, it is stunning, amazing, shocking or surprising. We can also use this phrase as an adjective - breathtaking e.g. the view from the top of the mountain is absolutely breathtaking.

Extract 6

... this Buachaille Etive Mor, the guardian of Glencoe, ...

and the race straight this Buachaille Etive Mor, the guardian of Glencoe, very front ...


Extract 7

...and believe , but, but .

...and it's believe that that's where run, but, but you are.

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Running a Skyrace (part 2)

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Intensive Listening | 0 comments

Intensive listenings are advanced exercises based on popular podcasts. They are a great way to practice listening to natural, conversational English.

Source

Mountain - A Day at the Skyrace. Mountain is a brilliant podcast about adventure in all its forms.

Topic

In these extracts, we hear about Scotland's first 'Skyrace', what it is like to participate, and the sacrifices runners have to make to take part in elite competitions like this. You can find the first part of this exercise here.

In this extract, a competitor describes the race.

Accent

Scottish.

Extract 1

Sky Racing Italy, Italian Alps, decades, really
Sky Racing sport grew Italy, in the Italian Alps, going the last decades, really

Extract 2

...and athletes mountains, ridges rugged terrain , in, in the Alps.
...and the idea that takes athletes to high mountains, ridges in rugged terrain , in, in beautiful parts of the Alps.

Extract 3

Glencoe Ski Centre, 4 miles West Highland Way, Buachaille Etive Mor…
The the Glencoe Ski Centre, 4 miles are running the West Highland Way, the bottom of Buachaille Etive Mor...

Extract 4

...and Crianlarich to Fort William Glencoe you're confronted mountain…
...and driven the road Crianlarich to Fort William they pass through Glencoe you're confronted by great beast a mountain...

Extract 5

...an pyramid, when , since.
...an pyramid, which breath when you first see it, time that you see it since.

Language notes

which really takes your breath away when you first see it...

If something takes your breath away, it is stunning, amazing, shocking or surprising. We can also use this phrase as an adjective - breathtaking e.g. the view from the top of the mountain is absolutely breathtaking.

Extract 6

 

... this Buachaille Etive Mor, the guardian of Glencoe, ...

and the race straight this Buachaille Etive Mor, the guardian of Glencoe, very front ...


Extract 7

 

...and believe , but, but .

...and it's believe that that's where run, but, but you are.

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