DEEPER (READING) , Okuduğunu Anlama, OKUMA PARÇASI. ÖRNEK
Deeper (Reading), Okuduğunu Anlama, Örnek Okuma Parçası
The Latin words “Citius, Altius, Fortius” have been used as the Olympic motto since the Modern Olympics started in 1894. In English, we translate that motto into “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.” Now, with the possibility of adding “Extreme Sports,” popular competitive events that test the limits of human endurance and talents in ways not thought of in 1894, the current Olympics’ organizers may also have to rethink their motto.
Extreme Free Diving (EFD) is a sport that is growing in participants worldwide and is being discussed as a possible Olympic event. If admited into the Olympics, EFD could make the Olympics’ organizers think about adding a new Latin term into the motto that we could translate as “Deeper.”
Most of us think of deep water diving as the use of snorkels, masks, and fins to help us dive down beneath the surface of the water. Afterward, there is scuba diving. Scuba divers wear wet suits made out of material to protect against the cold; they need oxygen and other equipment that enable them to safely breathe while traveling deep beneath the surface of the sea. For those with the courage and opportunity to attend the required classes and certification process to scuba dive and have actually entered the deep and swum with the fish and coral, scuba diving is an extremely gratifying experience. But is it the ultimate underwater extreme sport for those who like to live on the edge? When scuba diving is compared to Extreme Diving, diving without a tank of oxygen deeper and farther from the surface than anyone had imagined it would be possible to go, scuba diving seems a little less “Extreme.” Extreme Free Diving has become very competitive and is exploding in popularity with “extreme” divers wherever athletes live near a sea.
The first official European record for Extreme Free Diving was recorded in 1911 when Greek Yorgos Haggi Statti descended to the depth of 253 feet, almost the length of a football field. He dove without a mask, fins, or an oxygen tank. He just dove. His record stood for many years until the modern “professional” EFDs began to dive even deeper.
Today, EFDs sink to depths approaching 400 feet, using weights to help them descend vertically into the big blue depths of cold and darkness that surround the earth. Free divers like Italian Umberto Pelizzari and Cuban Pipin Ferreras frequently break world records by diving without the use of wet suits, fins, or oxygen tanks. Extreme Free Diving is truly a breathtaking sport. One day adding the word “Deeper” to the Olympic motto of “Swifter, Higher, Stronger” looks like a sure bet. The legendary Yorgos Haggi Statti would wipe water from his eyes, smile, and nod in approval.
Reading Comprehension : Answer a few questions about what you read.
Extreme sports _____________.challenge human endurance in competition around the world were introduced into the 1984 Olympics are popular in the current Olympics
The Olympic motto _____________ involves a reference to Extreme Free Diving states that sports test all the limits of human endurance may have to be changed to reflect some sports in the future.
Extreme Free Diving is _____________________ done without any equipment at all. done with oxygen tanks and wetsuits. done with weights and without tanks, suits, and fins.
Official European records for EFD began to be recorded ______________ when the 1894 Olympic games were held near the sea. when a Greek diver descended 253 feet when divers reached the depth of 100 feet
Yorgos Haggi Statti _____________ Extreme Free Diving. invented and is the world champion of constantly competes against other divers in recorded the first world record in
The writer believes that Extreme Free Diving ______________ will one day become an Olympic sport. will return as the Olympic sport it was in 1911. will have to change to become an Olympic sport. Correct Answers are popular in the current Olympics may have to be changed to reflect some sports in the future. done with oxygen tanks and wetsuits. recorded the first world record in will return as the Olympic sport it was in 1911