1) Her hobby is sky-diving. She jumps from an aeroplane and falls through the air. She opens her parachute only when she is very close to the ground.
2) He wants to organize a band.
3) To win.
My hobby is sky-diving. Do you know what that is? I jump from an aeroplane and fall through the air. I open my parachute only when I‘m very close to the ground. Of course it‘s rather dangerous. Perhaps that‘s why I enjoy it. I think it‘s fun. Very few women do it. But we‘re just as good at it as men.
I‘m very interested in music. In my free time I play and listen to it. I can play the guitar and the flute. I enjoy all kinds of music but my favorite is folk music. Good folk music. I like classical music, too. But I prefer folk music. I‘d like to have my own group some day.
I love all kinds of sports but my favorite is tennis. But I don‘t enjoy watching it. I only enjoy playing it. And when I play I want to win. That‘s very important. I hate losing!
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She was taught where to sit in the aeroplane, how to jump out, how to guide the parachute, and how to land safely on the ground.
I made my first parachute jump because I had read an article about it and I had always wanted to try it.
Before the jump I went to six training classes. I was taught where to sit in the aeroplane, how to jump out, how to guide the parachute, and how to land on the ground safely.
On the big day I was very nervous. The weather was cloudy, but the pilot thought it was all right, so the two of us (the instructor and I) got into the aeroplane with the pilot, and Helen Gray got into the other. (She wanted to take some parachuting photographs.) We took off and climbed to 1000 metres. I was really very frightened waiting for the big moment! Then the instructor told me to jump. I looked out of the open door and saw the ground below. It was the most terrifying moment of my life! I closed my eyes and jumped.
It was a great relief when the parachute opened! I looked up and saw the orange canopy. Below me was the landing area. It was really beautiful falling peacefully through the air. I landed well and waited for the instructor. Then we picked up our parachutes and went off to have a coffee and talk about the jump.
Parachuting is definitely more exciting than other things I have done before — like mountain climbing and sailing —and it‘s more fun, too. I‘m going to make my second jump next week.