Presentation on theme: "By the sea Fun in the sun. to go on holiday ir de vacaciones."— Presentation transcript:
By the sea Fun in the sun
to go on holiday ir de vacaciones
to pack hacer las maletas
to sightsee visitar
to stay in a hotel alojarse en un hotel
to reserve a room reservar una habitación
to swim nadar
to sunbathe tomar el sol
to take photos sacar fotos
at the seaside al lado del mar
sunglasses gafas de sol
suntan lotion bronceador
sun cream crema para protegerse del sol
abroad en el extranjero
cliff-diving saltar al mar desde un acantilado
holiday resort lugar de vacaciones
swimming trunks bañador de chico
swimsuit bañador de chica
Cliff-diving in Acapulco Acapulco is a popular holiday resort on the west coast of Mexico. Thousands of tourists from the USA and other countries visit Acapulco every year. They sunbathe on the beach and swim in the sea.
At a place La Quebrada, young Mexican men and women practise an amazing but dangerous sport. The sport is called cliff-diving, and the divers are called clavadistas.
The clavadistas climb up the cliffs and then dive into the sea. They usually dive from rocks about 25 metres above the water.
However, a clavadista sometimes dives from the top of the cliffs, which are 35 metres high! This is very dangerous,because the sea is only four metres deep near the cliffs. When a wave comes in, the clavadista jumps!
Cliff-diving is a big tourist attraction in Acapulco. There are competitions every year. Of course, the tourists don’t take part – it’s too dangerous. They only watch!
Where is Acapulco?
On the west coast of Mexico.
What do tourists do on the beach?
They sunbathe on the beach and swim in the sea.
Where do the clavadistas practise their sport?
At a place called La Qebrada.
How high is the top of the cliffs?
The top of the cliffs is 35 metres high.
How deep is the water near the cliffs?
The sea is only four metres deep near the cliffs.
Why don’t tourists take part in the competitions?