LET'S GO TO THE BEACH!
Spending a day on the beach is the best idea on a hot summer day! Apart from swimming and sunbathing there are usually many other fun activities you can choose from at a sea or lakeside. If you can swim well you can go for a banana boat or a water tube ride, and if you are even more courageous, you can try parasailing (when a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed parachute to be carried up into the air). You can also try kayaking or jet skiing as well, on most beaches.
THINGS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH
You will probably need to protect yourself against the sunrays, so a high-factor suntan lotion is very useful. Sunglasses and a sun hat are also recommended. Some people sit under parasols, which are like large umbrellas. On English beaches, where the weather is more unpredictable, a wind-break (piece of fabric stretched between wooden poles) will keep the wind away! If you stay for a longer period, you can rent a beach hut, so you won’t have to carry your beach stuff every day, and you can even change clothes there.
On the beach, you can sit on a deckchair, or recline on a sun-lounger. Some people even lie on an inflatable mattress in the sea, called a lilo. Or you can lie out on a towel under the sun to catch as many rays as possible. Children like buckets and spades so they can build sandcastles. Some people take along beach balls, or Frisbees to throw to each other.
Nowadays people take along their mp3 players, iPads or e-book readers, too. But perhaps the most common thing to take to the beach are mobile phones!
apart from …- … mellett, …-tól/-től eltekintve
sunbathing - napozás
courageous - bátor
to be towed – vontatva lenni
to be attached to - valamihez hozzácsatolva lenni
specially designed – speciálisan tervezett
parachute - ejtőernyő
to be carried - szállítva, hordva lenni
to protect oneself against – védi magát valamitől
sunray - napsugár
suntan lotion - naptej
recommended - ajánlott
parasol - napernyő
unpredictable - kiszámíthatatlan
to be stretched between - kifeszítve lenni
wooden poles – facölöp, fapózna
beach stuff - strandcucc
deckchair - nyugágy
to recline – fekszik, támaszkodik
sun-lounger - napozóágy
inflatable mattress – felfújható matrac
lilo - gumimatrac
ray - sugár
bucket - vödör
spade - ásó
to build sandcastles – homokvárakat építeni
to take along – magával visz
the most common – legmegszokottabb