Apr 102014

In this week’s 6 Minute English – Is there more of the world to explore? with transcript video:
There are many famous explorers – people who have travelled to and discovered new parts of the world. Nowadays, it seems that every corner of our planet has been explored. Technology and modern transport means we can get to the most remote parts.
So does this mean there is nowhere left to explore? Rob and Finn discuss this question – and discover some exploration-related vocabulary.

In 2011, explorer Ed Stafford became the first person to do what? Was it:
a) go all the way round the world in a canoe
b) ski down Mount Everest
c) walk the length of the Amazon River

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


6 Minute English - Is there more of the world to explore

Vocabulary and definitions
exploration: a journey to a place to discover something new about it
explorers: people who go on a journey of exploration
seeking out: finding something by looking for it in a determined way
circumnavigate: to travel all the way around something (particularly the world)
natural resources: valuable things that occur naturally, such as wood or oil, that can be made into things we can use
inquisitive: keen to learn and ask questions
uncharted territory: an area of land not shown in detail on a map
tribes: (here) large groups of related families who live in the same area and share the same language, customs and beliefs
culture: a set of ideas, beliefs and behaviour held by a particular group of people
venturing: going on a journey that may be dangerous
wanderlust: a strong desire to travel

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