Headlines: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Image caption Mount Kilimanjaro

Have you ever climbed a mountain before? Lots of people love to climb them and Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, is very popular amongst them!

Listen out for these words:

  • climbing
  • sodden
  • pouring

And try to follow this report as you hear the programme.

جهازك لا يدعم تشغيل الفيديو

“It wasn’t the most fortuitous first day. But this was a long held dream…climbing Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. But on this first morning, the rain had set in. Before even leaving the park gate, we were already sodden. There’ll be five more days like this. This is our first night stop. It’s called Simba Camp and it’s been pouring with rain all day so we’re taking cover under the mess tent trying to warm up and having our first cup of tea.”

Can you catch the meaning of the words?

Here are some examples of how they can be used:


* Mountain climbing is a very challenging sport.

* The kids are desperate to get out of the house... they're climbing up the walls!


* It's been raining all weekend; the ground is sodden.

* The weather is so hot, my jumper is sodden with sweat.


* The rain was pouring down last night.

* I'm never any good at pouring tea; I always manage to spill it!

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