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Learn English: Meaning of Skiing

Date: Mar 13 2019

Themes: Hobbies, Sports, Weather

Grammar: It's vs. Its

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Every winter, people all around the world go to the nearest mountain to ski. Some people even travel to different countries to find the best powder. Skiing is so popular that new skis are made and sold every year. It’s hard to believe that people have been skiing for more than 2,500 years.

The best part about skiing is that there are so many different types. For example, you can downhill, cross-country, or telemark. One event in the Winter Olympics, called the biathlon, even puts skiing together with guns. There are styles of skiing for everyone. All you need are skis, friends, and snow!

Marni and Gary are talking about skiing. Do they like going to the mountain? Find out more in today’s English lesson.

Dialog

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Gary

Gary

Marni

Marni

Gary:  Marni.

Marni:  Yes?

Gary:  The winter is here and I am so excited to go skiing.

Marni:  Oh, wow. Yeah, I’ve never been. I’m actually terrified of skiing.

Gary:  Really?

Marni:  I’m so worried that I’m just going to face-plant or wipe out that I’ve never done it.

Gary:  You’d like to know, then, that there is a snow bunny hill, which is actually really nice. It’s a very gradual, very simple thing to go down.

Marni:  So, that’s the beginner’s slope?

Gary:  Yeah, you put your boots on, you get your poles. You ride the chairlift up, and you just glide down.

Marni:  Really? You make it sound so easy and I have all this anxiety about it.

Gary:  The people who are going on the really, super difficult, double black diamond, terrifying skiing slopes… you don’t want to do that.

Marni:  So, the bunny slope, that’s for me?

Gary:  Yeah! Come with us in maybe two weekends.

Marni:  I don’t know. Are you sure you guys aren’t going to laugh at me?

Gary:  We will not laugh at you.

Marni:  Well, I am going to fall on my face.

Gary:  I will, too.

 

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Discussion

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Gary likes to go skiing, but Marni has never tried. She has anxiety about skiing and she is scared that she will fall on her face. But Gary tells Marni that she can learn to ski on the bunny slope.

Gary likes the winter because he can go skiing. He invites Marni to come with his friends to the mountain in two weeks. Marni says that she wants to go with them, but that they cannot laugh at her for being a bad skier.

Do you like skiing? Would you rather go down a bunny slope or a double black diamond?

 

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GWTA

GWTASuper Member!

Germany

Yes, I like skiing and I do it every year for one week in the alps. I use neither the bunny slope nor the double black diamond. There are a lot of slops between that. 

08:59 AM Mar 13 2019 |

Kyawt

Myanmar

Skiing, I just saw it in the movie,because our county doesn’t fall snow, so couldn’t skiing, if has chance , I would like  to try it .

03:35 AM Mar 13 2019 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

Ive never done it ,  hopefully i will do it one day and of course i will ski on bunny slope first 

07:31 PM Apr 02 2015 |

Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

Welcome,Ola.

07:54 AM Mar 19 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Nice talking to you, Moriza!

10:44 AM Mar 17 2015 |

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Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

Ola, I’m not a pro,just my love to skiing since childhood,has helped me to become a skier in an adult age,and it, in its turn,pushed me to seize all opportunities.
Unfortunately I can’t watch a link kindly offered by you,coz my youtube doesn’t currently work.But thanks.

09:32 AM Mar 17 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Yeah, Moriza, I didn’t know you’re a pro.
I’ve just found a good video how to ski trees. I was just amazed watching how a man do it easily, as thogh everyone can do it.
http://youtu.be/UYJtfN33UOA

12:24 PM Mar 16 2015 |

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Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

Hello,Ola. I haven’t felt no one of those things on me no at first skiing neither next ones.Before trying a black slope, I had  conquired lots of red,so my muscles were ready for such exercise.
 I’ll pass your hello to Knut)))

09:25 AM Mar 16 2015 |

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JuanaDalton

United States

I love skiing, the best winter sport ever!! 
I was so busy at http://www.grabmyessays.com/write-my-paper so I missed this season 

01:49 PM Mar 13 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

HI, Moriza. I see…There’re two things that really noticeable after winning the double black mountain for the first time—it’s unbelievable pain in muscles and a sunburn!
But you’re absolutely right, the unforgettable joy of this adventure will never stop you from going again, despite of the possible danger to break your neck as Julito mentioned, the high cost that not everyone can afford and the above two I pointed out:)

Just say hello to Knut :)

12:59 PM Mar 13 2015 |

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Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

Ola, as you are in skiing,you are aware how it is to feel next day,aren’t you?
As to me,I wanted again and more slopes to be taken,but have to wait for it until a new chance appears.
 Knut  still lives in Germany,only he moved from ebaby to another site.If you want I can give you a link.

11:41 AM Mar 13 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Moriza, how did you feel the next day after conquering the double black diamond?


And where is our German friend Knut?

11:28 PM Mar 12 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

ohhh, ı wrote it for my dear friend,Moriza, after reading her sking story ..))))


10:12 PM Mar 12 2015 |

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S&W

S&W

China

@ola33 good question

09:43 PM Mar 12 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Seiyf, who is the Daughther of Snow?

03:10 PM Mar 12 2015 |

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Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

julito , ı thought you are son of sun too, under sun lights ( like in your profile pic) :) 


S&W , Son of Sun plays “hide and seek” with clouds in cloudy day :) 

11:46 AM Mar 12 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

yeah, daughter of Snow, ı admire your determination,stubbornness,efforts for winning snow fight  :) you didnt give up when you became irritated ,defeated at first..you faced with your fears,you believed in yourself and you won .Congratulations !!!

11:43 AM Mar 12 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

what a  son of sun do in a cloudy day??haha

11:37 AM Mar 12 2015 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Dear Moriza, i am glad that now you have more confidence in yourself. My only concern is that you may get hurt  ,always there is some risk involved in this winter activity ,but it is true that  even crossing a street could be dangerous if we are not very alert.


jejejejeje son of sun , so funny !!!

11:31 AM Mar 12 2015 |

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Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

Thanks,Julito,for a sweet praise to my address. I tried to conquire the double black diamond and was rewarded with great impressions.Each next gliding down was better and much easier ,but I afraid to think what would be if I failed.
 And there left a few slopes I’m still unready to try.

 Yep,son of sun, I’m lucky to be in skiing.When I was a kid, I couldn’t go down even from the smallest hill, it irritated me a lot.Now I’m pleased.

09:26 AM Mar 12 2015 |

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