Extreme Sports

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