D. *Listen to the conversation between Leena and her
mother and list down a few new words. Using a dictionary find out the meaning
for those words.
THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
Leena has a great fascination for adventure. During her
winter holidays she wishes to explore an adventure sport. Listen to the
conversation between Leena and her mother and complete the dictionary activity.
Leena, what are your plans for the winter
vacation? I thought we could go to a heritage site in India.
No Mom. This time, I wish to take up an
adventure sport which I have been planning for long. But I am not sure whether
we have good options for adventure sports in India.
Why not! India is a versatile and multifaceted
country and every part of it offers some new adventure to see, some new place
to visit. Ranging from the wonderful treks on the powerful and the bold
mountain ranges of Himalayas, sky diving adventures in the west, hill stations
of the south, proclaiming beauty of the Karst caves to the desert trips in
Thar, all the varieties are found in one nation.
That’s great to know that with the brooding
modern nation, you can savour all the adventures either in the midst of towns
or surrounded with the nature’s bounty.
But we must carefully choose the organization
that offer such programmes. We should go for ones that are registered with
Adventure Tour Operators Association of India and Ministry of Tourism.
Ok, Mom. Let us see if any of those places have
bungee jumping. I have been dreaming of doing this dare-devil jump for the past
If you are really ready for bungee-jumping, I
suggest we go to Rishikesh. Apart from leaping off a cliff, you can do
white-water rafting too. What do you say? Let's talk to your father and ask him
to do some enquiries.
Yaayyy!!! I am so excited. I can’t wait for Dad
to come back from office.
New work : Meaning
(E.g) Versatile able
to adapt to different activities.
i) heritage: the history, traditions and qualities that a country has for
ii) adventure: an unusual experience, journey or series of events.
iii) multifaceted: having many different aspects to be considered.
iv) bounty: something provided in large quantities
v) dare-devil: a person who enjoys doing dangerous things.