Video: Man Vs Wild- Iceland
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Bondi Vet S08E04

Steps

1) Do the Vocabulary exercise
2) Look at the Comprehension questions. You can copy and paste them into a Word or OpenOffice document so that it's easier to answer them.
3) Watch the video of Man vs Wild: Iceland while pausing to answer the Comprehension questions.

Vocabulary

Word match with Meaning
1) Arctic Circle a) capital city of Iceland
2) blizzard b) a large amount of ice, like an ice river
3) crevasse c) a mountain with an opening that allows hot gas and liquid rock to escape
4) geothermal d) to live through difficult or dangerous conditions
5) glacier e) a mixture of water and dirt
6) hypothermia f) you die because you can’t get enough air to breathe
7) mud g) heat which comes from the ground near a volcano
8) numb h) a deep crack in an ice sheet or glacier
9) Reykjavik i) the imaginary line around the Earth near the North Pole, where day and night last for 6 months each
10) suffocate j) when you have no feeling in part of your body
11) survive k) a strong snow storm
12) volcano l) a condition where your body temperature drops too low, below 35oC

Comprehension

1. In the introduction, Bear says-
“Every year, _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ tourists need to _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .”
2. Where is Reykjavik?
3. What is the nickname for Iceland?
“The Land of _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ .”
4. What are the only things he is carrying when he jumps out of the plane?
5. Where does he land his parachute?
6. What does he use his watch and the sun for?
7. Which ones of these are symptoms of hypothermia?

a) can’t think straight b) can’t talk
c) slurring words d) shivering
e) feeling thirsty f) feeling warm

8. What is special about ‘blue ice’?

a) it looks pretty b) most likely to crack
c) it’s dangerous d) it’s colder than normal ice
e) it’s old f) it’s strong
  • He says, “Blue ice is as hard as _ _ _ _ _ , but is also as brittle as _ _ _ _ _ ”

9. How long did a lost snowmobiler survive by digging a snow hole?
10. In his snow hole, Bear says, “I need to _ _ _ a little bit of a pit down, and _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ I do that is that _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ sinks.”
11. After that he says, “I need to make sure I keep _ _ _ _ _ _ _ my _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ to keep that ventilation hole, otherwise you can _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ in these things.”
12. Why is it dangerous if you fall into a crevasse?
13. At the river, he says, “All of that water, is glacial meltwater, it’s _ _ _ _ _ be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ .”
14. How long does he have after jumping in the cold river before he has to get to the hot water?
15. How do his hands and legs feel after getting out of the river?
16. How hot is the bubbling mud?
17. Why does he need to make a hot water pool?
18. What kind of animal does he find?
19. What nutrition does he say is in an eyeball?

a) vitamin A b) vitamin B
c) vitamin D d) vitamin E
e) protein f) cholesterol
g) fibre h) energy

20. Is the eyeball tasty? What about the meat?
21. What is the Icelandic saying?
“If you don’t like the weather, just _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , and it will get _ - _ _ _ , _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ .”
22. Why does he need to take his clothes off before crossing the river?
23. What is he looking for under the trees?
24. When do people in Iceland usually eat ptarmigan? How does it taste?
25. What does Bear have to be careful of while crossing the lava field?
26. What does he want to find inside the lava tunnel?

Answers

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