Sands Up!

If you like snowboarding, you don’t have to wait for winter. Try sandboarding. You ride down sand dunes on boards and sleds made out of a smooth material that glides on sand. If you are looking for something different to do this summer, check out these hot sandboard locations.

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve has some great sandboarding. This US National Park in Colorado has the tallest dunes in North America, surrounded by grasslands, forests and alpine lakes. No sea nearby, but you can hike, swim in the creek and of course sandboard. The National Park Service recommends you plan your dune time for early morning or evening in the summer to avoid 65 degree Celsius sand temperatures or thunderstorms. Sandboarders can ride the dunes away from areas with a lot of vegetation. The park put together this YouTube video on sandboarding on their dunes.

Collocation: Take a trip: When we go somewhere for relaxation, we say that we ‘take a trip’.

Florence, Oregon has the Sand Master Park which is suitable for adults and kids. It claims that it is the world’s first sandboard park and is located on the Pacific coast. You will find 40 acres of sand to ride here. Beginners can have lessons and if you get bored of boarding you can take a sand sculpture class, go for a dune buggy ride or take a trip to the ocean.

Sandboarding isn’t only popular in America. Vietnam has places which have different colored sand. The town of Floripa in beautiful Brazil is an ideal spot to try the sport. It offers one of the best beaches for sandboarding. Joaquina Beach located in the town has crystal white sand. You can try either high or low dunes and then cool off with a jump into the ocean.

About 1,450 kilometers west of Beijing, China, a nearly kilometer wide wall of desert dunes drops 183 meters to the banks of the Yellow River. The place at Zhongwei has been prepared as one of the highest sandboarding slopes in the world. Sledding is very popular here too.

If Zhongwei is one of the highest slopes, where is the highest? A dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia called ‘Big Daddy’. It reaches more than 300 meters high. The area is one of the most photographed places in Sub-Saharan Africa thanks to its bright pink-orange surreal landscapes. Adventurous boarders love to fly down ‘Big Daddy’s’ slopes.

Looking for something a little closer? Head over to Germany for a weekend and try out the dunes at Monte Kaolino. This is like a European version of Sand Master Park – you can camp, enjoy heated swimming pools, a geopark, hiking trails and of course – sand! Located in Hirschau, Bavaria, the resort holds 35 million tons of sand. The facilities are excellent – the park is home to the Sandboarding World Championships.

Audio Button Sands-Up-Audio.mp3

Original article by Jacy Meyer – Phoenix, Arizona. Text edited by The Word’s methodology team

Word List Bubble

Sands Up! Quiz: Medium

Start

Congratulations - you have completed Sands Up! Quiz: Medium.

You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%.

Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%


Your answers are highlighted below.
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
End
Return

Do you like snowboarding?  You don’t have to wait for winter to ride down hills on a board. Try sandboarding. There are many places where you can try this sport.

Reflexive pronouns: To see for one’s self: We use the reflexive pronoun to emphasize that the person should look.

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve has some great places to go sandboarding. This US National Park in Colorado has the tallest dunes in North America, surrounded by grasslands, forests and lakes. You can also hike, swim in the creek and of course sandboard. The park made this YouTube video, so you can see for yourself.

Florence, Oregon has the Sand Master Park which is a great place for adults and kids. You will find 40 acres of sand to ride here. Beginners can have lessons and if you get bored of boarding you can take a sand sculpture classes, go for a dune buggy ride or take a trip to the ocean.

Sandboarding isn’t only popular in America. Vietnam has places which have different colored sand. The town of Floripa in beautiful Brazil has Joaquina Beach, which is a great place for sandboarding.

About 1,450 kilometers west of Beijing, China, are nearly a kilometer of dunes near the Yellow River. The place at Zhongwei has been prepared as one of the highest sandboarding slopes in the world.

If Zhongwei is one of the highest slopes, where is the highest? A dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia called ‘Big Daddy’. It reaches more than 300 meters high. The area is one of the most photographed places in Sub-Saharan Africa because it has bright pink-orange strange landscapes.

Germany is closer.  For example you can go to Monte Kaolino. This is like a European version of Sand Master Park – you can camp, enjoy heated swimming pools, a geopark, hiking trails and of course – sand! It is in Hirschau, Bavaria. The park is home to the Sandboarding World Championships.

Original article by Jacy Meyer – Phoenix, Arizona. Text edited by The Word’s methodology team

Word List Bubble

Sands Up! Quiz: Mild

Start

Congratulations - you have completed Sands Up! Quiz: Mild.

You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%.

Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%


Your answers are highlighted below.
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
End
Return
Idiom: To take to the next level: This means to improve something.

Snowboard fans need not give up their beloved sport in the summer. They can keep in shape and get a suntan to boot. Meet sandboarding – riding down sand dunes on boards and sleds made out of a slick material that glides on sand. Surfers and out-of-season snowboarders have taken the sport to the next level – if you are looking for something different to do this summer, check out these hot sandboard locations.

With a name like Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, you know there’s got to be some great sandboarding going on. This US National Park in Colorado boasts the tallest dunes in North America, surrounded by grasslands, forests and alpine lakes. No sea nearby, but you can hike, swim in the creek and of course sandboard. The National Park Service recommends you plan your dune time for early morning or evening in the summer to avoid 65 degree Celsius sand temperatures or thunderstorms. The park is pretty open to sandboarders – it is permitted anywhere on the dunefield away from vegetated areas. The park put together this YouTube video on sandboarding on their dunes.

Aptly means appropriately.

Areas of skiing, snowboarding and sandboarding are called slopes.

People (including kids) looking to try out the sport, or if you just really love sand, head to the aptly named Sand Master Park in Florence, Oregon. Claiming to be the world’s first sandboard park, this park is located on the Pacific coast and encompasses 40 acres of sand. The park offers sandboard rentals and lessons and slopes ranging from beginner to advance. If you get bored of boarding you can take a sand sculpture lesson, go for a dune buggy ride and of course the ocean is only a few minutes’ drive away.

This is surprisingly a worldwide sport – you can vacation on nearly any continent and a sandboarding spot will be close by. Say you want to go to Vietnam. Here you can experience boarding on sands with hues from red to gold to white. You’ll find both coastal and desert dunes, nearby lakes and really hot temperatures. Beautiful Brazil sounds like an ideal spot to try the sport – indeed the town of Floripa offers one of the best beaches for sandboarding. Joaquina Beach’s crystal white sand lets you tackle either high or low dunes and then cool off with a jump into the ocean.

About 1,450 kilometers west of Beijing, China, a nearly kilometer wide wall of desert dunes plunges 183 meters to the banks of the Yellow River. The run at Zhongwei has been groomed as one of the highest sandboarding slopes in the world. The steep dunes mean you can pick up some speed, but as is standard with the sport, the sand slows you down a bit more than slicker snow does. Sledding is very popular here, with more people renting a toboggan than barreling down the slopes standing up.

If Zhongwei is one of the highest slopes, where is the highest? With some more than 300 meters high, daredevils will find them in Sossusvlei, Namibia. One the most photographed places in Sub-Saharan Africa thanks to its vivid pink-orange surreal landscapes, crazy boarders can barrel down ‘Big Daddy’ at 325 meters high. The dune faces ‘Big Mama’ who is slightly shorter.

Looking for something a little closer? Head over to Germany for a weekend and try out the dunes at Monte Kaolino. This is like a European version of Sand Master Park – you can camp, enjoy heated swimming pools, a geopark, hiking trails and of course – sand! Located in Hirschau, Bavaria, the resort holds 35 million tons of sand. The facilities are excellent – the park is home to the Sandboarding World Championships.

Jacy Meyer – Phoenix, Arizona

Word List Bubble

Sands Up! Quiz: Spicy

Start

Congratulations - you have completed Sands Up! Quiz: Spicy.

You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%.

Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%


Your answers are highlighted below.
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
End
Return

Leave a comment





three + = 4