Cliff divers at Victoria Falls

Cliff divers at Victoria Falls

Cliff divers at Victoria Falls

Two cliff divers jump into the Zambezi River. They jump from 30 metres. The river is a boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is near Victoria Falls.

The men are professionals. They normally jump from between 26.5 and 28 metres. Thirty metres is new to them.

Victoria Falls are the largest in the world. People also call them Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders.

Difficult words: cliff diver (a person who dives/jumps into the water from a cliff – rocks that are up high), boundary (a border; a line where one country ends and another starts).

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Two cliff divers jumped from 30 metres into the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. This part of the river forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The cliff divers are professionals. They normally jump from between 26.5 and 28 metres, so this was a new game for them.

The falls are the world’s largest in combined depth and width and are also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders.

Difficult words: cliff diver (a person who dives/jumps into the water from a cliff – rocks that are up high in the air), combine (to put together), depth and width (how deep and wide something is).

You can read the original story  in the Level 3 section.

Some may call them crazy ,but these cliff divers throw caution to the wind as they leap 30 metres into the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. However, it’s not something that should be tried at home, as these chaps are professionals.

Jonathan Paredes and Orlando Duque usually dive from between 26.5 and 28 metres in the Cliff Diving World Series, but it seems they’ve upped their game and tackled 30 metres on the river section which forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Mexico’s Paredes won a World Series event last year for the first time and was second at the High Diving World Cup. Columbia’s Duque has thirteen world titles and holds two world records. The falls are the world’s largest in combined depth and width and are also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders.

Difficult words: throw caution to the wind (to do something dangerous), leap (to jump), chap (a man), up the game (to try harder), tackle (to deal with something successfully).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

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