Alistair's scuba diving gear - part 2

This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. Alistair is passionate about scuba diving and his second video is below. This video is about scuba diving gear and in particular the boots and the wetsuit.


1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. They start easy and get harder! Click the correct button on the left. Check your results - Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt!
Transcript means the words that Alistair says.

2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you will need to get used to the Kiwi accent. If you are studying here, then listen to the way Alistair says fillers like umm, arhh, etc and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Alistair ...(pauses) to think about the best word and look for patterns in the text.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/ah' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation.

3. Don't look at the transcript and make notes. I hope to have documents soon showing key words, mindmaps etc!

4. Read the transcript and listen  to the interview at the same time to increase your reading speed.

5. Look at the video and the transcript actions in the brackets ( ) to help you guess unknown words.

1. The boots
a) are blue.
b) help keep your hands warm.
c) are tight.
d) go inside the flippers.

2. The wet suit
a) is blue and black.
b) has got seals.
c) has got a zip and a flap.
d) is true for all of the above.

3. The water
a) gets into a quite tight wetsuit.
b) can never get out of the wetsuit.
c) doesn't stay warm in the wetsuit.
d) none of the above is true.

4. The seals are
a) around the ankles.
b) around the wrists.
c) around the neck, wrists and ankles.
d) around the wrists, ankles and zip.

5. The zip is on the front of the wetsuit.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

6. The zip and seals are made of plastic.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

7. A good wetsuit has tight seals.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given