D. Thesis Statement: After this demonstration you will have the confidence to try snowboarding at least once! E. Establish Credibility: I have been snowboarding for the last six years and have gone to several mountains around the western coast. F. Preview Main Points: There are three things I am going to talk about today, Gear, how to fall correctly and three basic snowboarding maneuvers. Transition Sentence: One of the most important aspects of snowboarding is your gear; after all you want to have fun when you go! II.
Learn Something New: Snowboarding Nothing is more beautiful than a brisk morning on top of a mountain in Aspen, Colorado. The fresh powder settled in, cool breezy winds creating a very cold temperature. It was my first year snowboarding and I had a lot to learn. As I came tearing down the mountain, unaware of any technique of how to snowboard I find myself on a sheet of ice headed straight down. A hundred thoughts ran through my head of what I should do as an over flow of adrenaline ran through my body.
I pushed my cone to the side and began to attempt the maneuver. As soon as I slid my skates outward, I felt my legs go out from under me and shortly after I was lying on the cold, hard ice. I felt hopelessly uncoordinated and ended up falling plenty more before the class was over. I went home slightly discouraged, but was still determined to learn how to skate. After a few more weeks of class, my balance got better and I was able to skate slowly using the method I was taught.
Then try to practice slowing down using the wedge or snowplow method. The snowplow is one of the best ways to learn how to ski. The snowplow is where one angles each ski in a wedge shape and pushing the inside edges down into the snow. Little kids usually do this the best. I see them just going straight down slopes snowplowing the whole way.
In Alaska I’d put up a hairy new route on the Mooses Tooth, and pulled off a solo ascent of the Devils Thumb that involved spending three weeks alone on a remote ice cap. I’d done a number of fairly extreme ice climbs in Canada and Colorado” (27-28). b. Krakauer has had lots of previous experiences climbing mountains. One thing I got confused with in this story is the excess amount of mountaineering terms throughout. Krakauer has been climbing for a long time, so he must know everything about it and I trust that he uses the terms correctly, therefore his writing is very credible.
I selected this target group because I everyone experience nervousness and anxiety during the first day of class or even a presentation. Introduction to the presentation: First, I will introduce myself to the class and my topic and explain to them why I selected my target group. I will also tell the class that at the end of my speech we will be playing an ice breaker game. I will also ask if anyone in the class , Who doesn’t know what an ice breaker is? Depending on their answers I will give them a small brief explanation to what an ice breaker is and what is it use for.
Today, Icebergs are made of snowflakes that have fallen over long ages of time. They stack snows that drifted down hundreds, or many thousands year ago. As each year’s snow accumulation lay on the surface, evaporation and melting caused the snowflakes slowly become tiny ice. With time and pressure from the top, many small ice joined and changed to larger crystals, and the deeper crystals merged into a solid mass of ice. And in some cases, snows fell in polar regions and on cold mountains tip, where they melt only a little or not at all, and an average age of those snows are more than 5000 years.
My Defining Moment It was a cold winter morning in 1999 and I was stepping into the car to start a career that I would perfect over the next few years of my life. We took a fifteen minute car ride and after what seemed like forever we were finally at the ice rink. My dad had chosen this day to start me off on the sport of ice hockey, a sport that I would spend several hundred hours playing over the next couple of years. I was extremely nervous as I walked into the rink and began to put my pads on for the first time I would step on the ice to learn how to play hockey. As I put the pads on they felt extremely bulky.
The picturesque countryside includes snow-capped mountains, wooded valleys and small towns nestled in between. Skiing is my passion. I ski whenever I can and love every minute I spend on the mountain. My parents are the only family I have in the U.S. As such, I am the only person in my family who has ever skied. I was once invited by my closest friend to attend a family ski trip.