The Swing At The End Of The World

Swing at the end of the world

Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • rickety: old and not well maintained
  • seismic: related to vibrations of the earth
  • monitor: to observe
  • canyon: a deep valley with steep cliffs
  • at one’s own risk: no other person or group will take responsibility if something bad happens

The Swing At The End Of The World

The Swing At The End of the World has become a attraction in the   of Ecuador. The swing hangs from two ropes tied to a tree branch next to a rickety treehouse on the top of a . The tree house is a seismic monitoring station called Casa del Arbol (The Tree house). It is used to Mt. Tungurahua, an active . Unlike other rides and attractions for thrill-seekers, this swing has no safety measures.  visitors who want to swing over the canyon do so at their own risk.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Where is this swing located?
  2. What is the purpose of the tree house?
  3. How does this attraction differ from other thrill rides around the world?

Discussion Questions: Are you brave enough to ride on a swing over a canyon, or are you afraid of heights? What types of attractions do you enjoy?

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