This extreme sports vocabulary lesson will help you use the words exciting, scary, terrifying, incredible, insane, adrenalin, safety equipment, humdrum and sissy, correctly.
exciting adjective interesting and full of action
- One of the most exciting ski runs I have ever been on.
scary adjective making you feel frightened
- Without a safety net, it was a little more scary.
terrifying adjective very frightening
- Looking down was terrifying.
incredible adjective very, very good
- The view across the mountains was incredible.
insane adjective very stupid or crazy, especially doing something that is likely to cause injury
- BASE jumping is the most insane sport I know.
(–) adrenalin uncountable noun a chemical made by the body when you are frightened, angry, or excited, that makes the heart go faster
- Zip-lining really gets the adrenalin pumping around my body.
(–) safety equipment uncountable noun equipment that is designed to protect people or stop serious problems
- Oh my god! no safety equipment. He will kill himself.
humdrum adjective boring because nothing new or interesting happens
- On the way to work John thought about his humdrum life.
(a) sissy noun a boy who other boys dislike and laugh at because they think he is weak or cowardly
- If I pull the trigger will you still think I’m a sissy?
Now watch the video lesson and then do the extreme sports vocabulary exercise