May 19, 2017
Have any of you ever rock
climbed? It's not the most common activity, but(1) its popularity
is growing, I think. Recently, an indoor rock climbing wall was
built in Wenatchee. It is right next to a major park, and has a
workout room in it, and a cafe. I went there for a coffee last week
with my friend Jody. The coffee drinkers can either sit outside, or
they can be at tables that are next to a large window that
overlooks the climbing room. The climbing wall was busy that day,
and it brought back good memories(2) to watch all the people trying
hard to climb up the wall like spiders. The activity requires some
strength, of course. But actually, you don't need to be very
muscley. In fact, the lighter you are the better. The people who
have the best physical advantage for rock climbing are those who
are medium height or short, light, thin, but athletic. Flexibility
also helps, as you have to reach out with your limbs to find the
perfect foot hold or hand hold. The room is very attractive, with
windows, and colored holds all the way up to the ceiling. I was
happy to see that a lot of mothers had brought their little
children to climb. If you start at a young age, you can grow up
with no fear of heights(3), and also with an understanding of what
it takes to stay safe on the rock. As I looked at the website, I
found a video clip that you can check out by clicking here, or by
looking at my post on Facebook.
1. 'It's not the most...., but it's....' this is a great structure of a sentence to incorporate into your conversations every now and then.
a. It's not the most elegant restaurant, but it's good quality.
b. Having innoculations is not the most pleasant experience, but it's absolutely necessary.
2. 'It brought back good memories' is similar to saying 'it reminded me of good times'.
a. The film brought back memories of my younger days.
b. My conversation with him brought back memories of elementary school.
3. When we talk about the different things that we fear, we simply say 'I have a fear of ...' Here is a list of some of the most common fears:
a. A fear of the dark.
b. A fear of falling.
c. A fear of spiders/ snakes.
d. A fear of crowded spaces.
e. A fear of heights.