(Level: intermediate to upper-intermediate / B1 to B2 / ***)
|Panoramic view of the Niagara Falls|
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Numerous daredevils have always made attempts to ride down the Niagara Falls (*) but Will Gadd (**) is the first person ever to have climbed up them.
daredevil: a reckless, daring and bold person enjoying doing dangerous things despite the risks involved casse-cou
For more details about the Niagara Falls: click on Facts of the Niagara Falls
For more details about the daredevils: click on Daredevils of the Niagara Falls
For more details about Will Gadd: click HERE (Will Gadd's website)
|Will Gadd's historic Niagara Falls ice climb at Terrapin Point|
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|The Niagara falls and Terrapin Point|
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You are now going to watch a CNN programme focusing on Will Gadd's feat.
The following words could be useful:
ice hook: ice axe piolet
the outer shell of the frozen fall: external, visible part of it partie externe, visible de la cascade de glace
ice trunks: ice parts des pans / blocs de glace
Answer the following questions:
1. What exactly did Will Gadd do?
2. How difficult is ice climbing, according to CNN weatherman Derek Van Dam?
You can also watch the video on the CNN website by clicking HERE
When you are finished, you can check your answers.