Mountain climbing With Paula


Welcome to the new video quiz pages.
This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. This video is the first in the series about mountain climbing in Bolivia. Paula is passionate about the outdoors, mountain climbing and swimming and her video is below.

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I will add lots more new video clips in this series so keep coming back!!


1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. They start easy and get harder! Check your answers - Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt !
(Transcript means the words that Paula 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 Paula says words like um and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Paula ...(pauses) to think about the best word and look for these 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.


Quicktime movie - 2MB - Click to play

1. Paula went to Bolivia
a) for business.
b) to climb a mountain.
c) to see family.
d) to go swimming.
2. Paula has been to
a) Equador and Bolivia.
b) Santiago.
c) Peru and Argentina.
d) All of the above.
3. Paula
a) flew to Bolivia.
b) has been to South America twice.
c) travelled to Brazil.
d) met a guy in Chile.
4. Climbing Huayna Potosi
a) isn't a challenge.
b) wasn't a guy's recommendation.
c) requires a huge amount of technical expertise.
d) None of the above.
5. La Paz is 6000m tall.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
6. Paula has climbed five mountains over 5000m.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
7. Paula has been tramping in New Zealand.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given