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Word formation activity: Balconing

I wish I hadn’t got a hateful tendency to pick out horrible scraps of news for some of our activities. What I would really like is to always be in a very positive mood and only mention the very beautiful things related to my home island. But I just guess that part of my blog will be devoted to some of the things that would welcome a change such as the extremely dangerous practice (not to mention suicidal and stupid) of Balconing,  that is becoming more and more popular among some young tourists that visit the island of Majorca.  This is a word formation activity adapted from Euroweekly.

Created by blogdeserena

B2 Word formation Balconing a major concern in Majorca

Fill the blank spaces with the correct form of the word in brackets.

Activity by Serena

The Balearic Islands have the 0) .... dubious (DOUBT) honour of being the area of Spain with the most cases of balconing. Balconing, a practice among young people that was first noticed in the summer of 2010, involves 1)....(PARTICIPATE ) jumping from the balcony of a hotel into the swimming pool or from balcony to balcony. Many times the activity is combined with some falling to theirĀ 2) ....(DIE). The Department of General Surgery at Son Espases Hospital has been 3) ....(RECORD) the cases of balconing in Mallorca. In the last five years, 60 cases have been registered at the hospital. The profile of the average patient 4)....(INVOLVE) in balconing is a foreign male between the ages of 15 and 30 with a high level of alcohol. Fifty per cent of the cases are British. The 5)....(MAJOR) suffer from brain damage as well as spinal cord trauma and have to be admitted to theĀ 6) ....(INTENSE) care for 30 to 40 days on average.








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