Oct 152012

The 49th annual snail racing world championships took place recently in a small town in France. Rosie and Rob discuss the slow-moving sport in this week’s 6 Minute English.

The Giant African snail is the biggest snail in the world. But how big can it grow? Is it:
a) 18cm long
b) 36cm long
c) 48cm long



enthusiasts: fans
sluggish: tired and moving slowly
in drag: (a man) wearing women’s clothing
searing: intense
sprint: a short, fast race
pardoned: excused from a particular fate
cruel: painful, unkind


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