Listen and fill in this information sheet on the equipment required for the caber toss.
Tossing the caber
For the caber toss, you need… a caber!
A caber is a . Length: feet → metres. Weight: pounds → kilograms.
Referring to the picture, drag and drop the elements in the correct order.
The thrower runs a short distance with the caber.
The thrower stands the trunk up on one end.
The caber flips before it lands.
The thrower stops and tosses the caber up into the air.
The thrower hold the caber near the bottom.
Transform these sentences to bring them in line with the caber toss rules.
a) The trunk is 25 feet long and weighs 80 pounds. ➝ . b) The thrower throws the trunk and runs. ➝ . c) The caber lands without flipping. ➝ .
Explain the rules to your friend. 💡 Tip: Use these keywords: first, then, next, after that, finally.
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Complete these phrases to create captions for each image.
Gordon Castle Highland Games, Fochabers, Moray, Scotland, May 2014.
a) Turn quickly to increase your distance. b) Hold the of the caber. c) Throw the haggis as as possible. d) Toss the weight the bar.
Watch the video and say if these statements are right or wrong.
a) The Braemar Games are the oldest in Scotland. (Right. / Wrong.) b) The Royal Artillery is competing. (Right. / Wrong.) c) There is no dance competition this year. (Right. / Wrong.) d) The most popular sport is the tug o’war. (Right. / Wrong.) e) The Braemar caber weighs 120 kilos. (Right. / Wrong.)
Ask questions to the caber thrower to learn more about his sport.
Avoid /əˈvɔɪd/: stay away from.
Injury /ˈɪnʤəri/: accident to the body.
a) did you first throw a caber? b) pounds can you carry? c) do you need to train at home? d) practice should you have before the Games? e) did you feel when you won? f) do you do to avoid injury?