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For most people the prospect of having a holiday usually (1)______ a chance to relax by the pool with a cocktail or wander around town. For many thrill-seekers (2)______, the real escape only happens when a huge adrenalin buzz. Let's look at some adrenalin activities around.
A. BASE jumping. It is an extremely dangerous activity. A lot of BASE jumpers die every year. BASE jumpers jump off tall buildings, bridges and cliffs. BASE jumpers wear a small parachute and sometimes a wing suite which is a (an) (3)______ designed outfit that allows them to slow their rate of descent. They fall very quickly, so it's important to open parachute very fast! They haven't got much time to use the parachute (4)______ they hit the ground.
B. Diving with sharks. Shark dive adventurers use protected cages and special snorkel-like (5)______ to provide air. The divers are always near the surface so this kind of diving is not so dangerous. There are many myths about sharks and people think that they are killing machines but, (6)______ to International Shark Attack File, divers are more likely to be killed by other animals like dogs.
C. Ferrari world. This (7)______ attraction of this kind is the paradise for fans of the Italian sports car giant. It's the world's fastest rollercoaster- the Formula Rossa- with top speed of 240 km/h. The rollercoaster's goal is to bring the (8)______ (to people) of what a Formula One driver is experiencing.
D. Cave diving. It is a very dangerous (9)______ activity. Divers climb down into deep caves that have got water in them. They dive into water and swim through the caves. The caves are very dark and the divers wear a strong light on their heads. Sometimes the light breaks, so they carry two extra lights with them. They swim carefully, because they can't get out of the caves easily if they have a (an) (10)______.
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A surprising number of popular spectator sports, for example football or baseball, (1) ____in Europe or the USA in the nineteenth century. This did not happen by chance. It was the (2) _______of changes in the way people lived in those places at that time. Until then, more people lived in the country than in towns. They worked in small groups and had no regular time off. All this changed with the growth of factories and industry in the nineteenth century, first in Europe and (3) ______in the USA. For the first time, most people began to live in towns, and they found themselves with regular free time. They had more leisure time than ever before. This resulted in the need for organized entertainment. Suitable games developed or were invented, typically team games, in which the crowd could (4) ______sides and become involved. This gave people some of the entertainment they need in their free time. The recent explosion in TV, with the introduction of satellite and cable channels, has caused an increase in (5) ________for sports as entertainment. The money TV has brought to games such as football, tennis and baseball means that spectator sports will certainly go on playing an important part in our lives.