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Tick the sentences where you find a defining relative clause.
A: Many people who participate in an expedition to Everest do not succeed in getting to the top for health reasons.
B: The exploration of the Antarctic is a challenge which has been often been taken up by scientists.
C: Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to set foot on the Moon, was a very discrete person.
D: Rob is doing a great work to help African people who are suffering from serious diseases.
E: Jacques Cousteau, who was a pioneer in deep-sea exploration, gave his name to a famous association.
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Complete each sentence with the correct word.


1. She wanted to reach the ________, no matter how hard the climb would be.
2. I thought he wouldn't manage to come out ________ from that terrible experience.
3. Extreme sports are often the ________ of much criticism because they bring about many victims.
4. He spent many years as a ________ missionary in central Africa.
5. The Italian runner Pietro Mennea established a long-standing ________ in 1979.
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Complete the sentences with who or which . Simply write an X when the relative pronoun can be omitted.


1.  'Extreme' means challenging but also extremely risky,________ is why not everybody is fit enough to face such experience.
2. The experience ________ she lived through during a serious thunderstorm in Australia was terrifying.
3. Despite that experience, she has never thought of abandoning the sport ________ has given her so much.
4. Her goal now is to meet young people ________ may be interested in trying extreme sports and warn them about the risks.
5.The young paraglider ________ was the winner of last year's World Cup is now touring the world to tell about the serious dangers involved in flying.
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Complete each sentence with the correct form of one of the phrasal verbs below. There is an extra one which you may not need.

go in for, join in, come up against, take up, face up to, come across


1. Despite not being a natural swimmer, he is very enthusiastic and always ________ a challenge.
2. The undergraduate received an invitation to ________ the conference session and present his own work.
3. They were forced to ________ the fact that they would never be really close friends.
4. During their holiday they ________ all sorts of difficulties, which they managed to overcome.
5.  I realised that her experience had been exhilarating when I ________ her old diary in her desk.
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Listen and choose the best option to complete each sentence.

1. The journalist thinks that there may be life beyond our planet because
a. there have been many witnesses.
b. life is growing outside our system.
c. we have come across the evidence of extraterrestrial life.
d. many more planets have been discovered, thus increasing the possibilities of life beyond our planet.

2. On March 1st a woman saw a very bizarre object in the sky
a. while accompanying her husband to the airport.
b. when she left Richmond Airport.
c. when she was accelerating along Richmond Airport perimeter.
d. while moving towards the horizon.

3. At first the woman thought that
a. it was an airplane leaving the airport.
b. it couldn't be a plane.
c. it was an airplane returning to the airport.
d. it must be a service plane.

4. When the woman went closer
a. she realised that the object made no sound.
b. she couldn't see anything because a light was flashing.
c. she couldn't see the object because of the fog.
d. she saw that the object was like a rectangle.


1. ________
2. ________
3. ________
4. ________
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Complete the text with the gerund or the infinitive of the verbs in brackets.


She had the terrible experience of (be) ________ kicked off a bridge with a bungee tied to her feet. She felt awful, like a ball (bounce) ________. This is what they call Bungee (jump) ________. She has never been brave but she wanted (show) ________ herself and others she could do something (prove) ________ that she could face difficult situations. At first she managed (keep) ________ calm but when her turn to jump came, she felt scared to death.


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Join the words to their definitions.

1. Chance ________
2. Competition or game ________
3. Objective, goal ________
4. Tremble ________
5. Something that may happen ________
6. Move in a particular direction ________
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Choose the correct option.



'Open Weekend in London' has already inspired over a million people to take part ________ sport, arts and cultural events across the UK. Every year the open weekend returns with a ________ to encourage people ________ something new.
A series of exciting sporting, arts and cultural challenges,________ as boxing and parkouring. It is an opportunity for thousands of people to ________ for something new.
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Think of the word which best fits each gap.

Parkour, or free running, came ________ being in France at the beginning of the 90s. It consists of moving through a city ________ running, climbing and jumping under, around and through things. The goal of parkour is to adapt your movement to ________ any obstacle. Parkour athletes, or free runners, use strength and balance, so a thorough warm-up is needed before practising parkour. In Oxfordshire a disused theatre is soon ________ to be transformed ________ a centre for parkour. Organisers and local enthusiasts have ________ money to revamp the building which was last used as a theatre in 1994.
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In the following story, change the clauses in bold by using infinitives, gerunds or nouns to shorten the passage.


Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian daredevil, jumped out of a balloon 24 miles above the Earth, a record which had never been attempted before. After he had plunged for four minutes during which he broke the speed of sound, Baumgartner successfully landed safely. The extreme skydiver was the first person who completed humanity's highest skydive. The man who jumped from the edge of space says he will leave the next big skydiving challenge to the next generation, which means he will not attempt to set a new record.


Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian daredevil, jumped out of a balloon 24 miles above the Earth, a record which had never been attempted before. After ________ for four minutes ________ the speed of sound, Baumgartner successfully landed safely. The extreme skydiver was the  person ________ humanity's highest skydive. The man who jumped from the edge of space says he will leave the next big skydiving challenge to the next generation, ________ he will not attempt to set a new record.
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