The Rock Star!

Časi: Postavi glagol v oklepaju v ustrezno obliko (aktiv). / Verb forbs: put the verb in brackets into the correct form (active voice).

Catherine Destivelle is a rock star. She loves rock, but she can’t sing or play the guitar! She is a rock climber and a big star in France and Italy. She is probably the most famous woman climber in the world because she often climbs without ropes. She climbs in many countries but most often in the French Alps near Chamonix, where she _______________ (1 LIVE). At the moment, she _______________ (2 PLAN) her next ascent.

How _______________ (3 SHE/BEGIN)?
She started climbing near her home in Paris when she was five. Then, at fourteen, she joined the French Alpine Club to learn more, but immediately she climbed better and more quickly than the older members of the club. She _______________ (4 WIN) her first competition in Italy in 1985.

Her best climb
Three years ago, while she _______________ (5 CLIMB) in France, she _______________ (6 FIND) a new route up the Dru Mountain near Chamonix. The climb took eleven days and for four days the snow was so heavy that she _______________ (7 CANNOT) move. She slept and ate in a bivouac on the side of the mountain. Last year other climbers _______________ (8 TRY) to follow the new Destivelle Route, but they failed. They _______________ (9 TRY) again next year.

Why does she climb?
People always ask her this question. She ________________ (10 SAY): “I climb because I’m in love with mountains. I like touching the rock and reading the face of the rock. I like it a lot. I feel comfortable at home on the side of a mountain. I prepare well before I go, so I’m never worried.”

Her future
Catherine _______________ (11 CHOOSE) new mountains from books – like buying from a shopping catalogue! “I see a nice mountain and I go to climb it!” Her next mountain is in Pakistan. She _______________ (12 GO) there next month. “It’s much bigger than the Dru, so it’s going to take longer to climb. An American climber, Jeff Lowe, _______________ (13 COME) with me to help.”

(Adapted from Headway Student’s Book by John and Liz Soars)

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