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  Weekender 2005 / 6  
Weekender
 

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- Polar Explorer

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- Courtney Love

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- The Corner Shop

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- Memory

Polar bear

In Weekender today, we hear from explorer, Rosie Stancer. In March, Rosie sets off on her latest expedition - walking on her own to the North Pole. We catch up with Rosie on a training exercise in Canada, in Resolute Bay. She talks about the landscape she's preparing to encounter.

As you listen, try to answer these questions:

1: What colours does Rosie mention when she's describing what it's like in the Arctic?
2: What is it like for her training with the army?

You can download the programme and script at the bottom of this page.

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Vocabulary from the programme

solo
on her/his own

treacle
a thick, brown, sticky, sweet liquid

territory
land

proficient stalkers
here, very good hunters

command tasking
(an army expression) thinking through difficult problems in extreme situations

exploring your own boundaries
exploring your own limits as a person




Extras
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download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 1.5 mb)
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