Free diving is a sport where people dive underwater as deep as they can without carrying air tanks, so just by holding their breath. We hear about Herbert Nitsch who holds the world record for the deepest free dive and find out how an why he does it – plus we’ll teach some useful vocabulary along the way.
This week’s question:
On dry land, at sea level, the pressure or weight of all the air above us is known as an atmosphere. How far underwater do you have to go until the weight of water is equal in pressure to another atmosphere? Is it:
A: 1 metre
B: 10 metres
C: 100 metres
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
the organs in our body we use for breathing
a strong need or desire to do something
scary and mysterious
overpowering and frightening in a way that makes you lose confidence
𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟
to not have something you usually have, to have something taken away
physical feelings and senses like sight and sound
To download the transcript and the audio, go to our webpage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-191128