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Topic: Giant Surfboard


Title: Surfers Ride Giant Board into Record Books

Source: Associated Press / WFAN

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2005

Level: Intermediate

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.
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New words you will see in this article:

champion

competition(s)

conquer

cruise(d)

giant

monthlong/month-long

previous

pro

range(d)

(semi)trailer

shore

surf(er)

surf(ing)

tourist

worth

Other expressions

break the record

set a record

take/took part

worth the effort

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

1. Why do you think people endeavor to break records?

2. What was unusual about this particular feat?

3. Would you like to have been part of the team in this record-breaking event?
Why or why not?

4. What are some of the strangest "records" you have heard about?

5. What do you think you could break or set a record for?

For More Practice

Pretend you are a news reporter and want to interview one of the
record-breaking surfers. What will you ask him/her?

What will you ask the observers?

Role play the above situation(s) with a partner.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16