Sunday, 23 August 2015

Former RAF veteran's challenge
(Level: intermediate / B1 to B2 /**)

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Before watching:

You are going to watch a BBC report focusing on John Weston's exceptional feat of which the purpose was to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society after his wife's death. 

The following words could be useful:
to be strapped: bound or tied (with a strap i.e. a strip of flexible material used to fasten)  être attaché (à l'aide d'une sangle)   
a foot = 30.48 centimetres 
a stone = 6.35029318 kilograms 

A  R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) flying hemet or war helmet
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While watching:

Answer the following question:

What did John's feat consist of?

You can also watch the report on the BBC website by clicking HERE

When you are finished, you can check your answers:

A l'occasion de son 90e anniversaire, John a volé à une altitude de 150 mètres, accroché sur les ailes d'un biplan. (Pour ce faire, il lui a fallu perdre quelques kilos aussi).

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