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treasure • form • excursion
sunken • dispute • yacht
  1. I am trying to a reading club. Would you be interested in joining?
  2. We go on a camping every summer.
  3. You should agree on a price first to avoid a with the taxi driver.
  4. We now have the technology to explore ships.
  5. diving is a very popular tourist activity here.
  6. They had the most incredible party on a last summer.
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Answer the following questions about the interview.

1221 Treasure Hunt

Peter talks with Jana about how hunting for treasure in the sea is becoming quite popular.

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treasure diving

You mentioned that you like treasure diving.

'Treasure' is something that is valuable, like jewels, gold, sculptures, etc. You go 'treasure diving' to look for treasure in water. Notice the following:

  1. We actually took a boat out treasure diving on our vacation.
  2. Have you ever tried treasure diving?


He and his friend formed a company for treasure diving.

When you 'form' a company, you start or create one. Notice the following:

  1. She formed a support group for parents whose children have developmental problems.
  2. He and his friends formed their own band in high school.


While he was on a diving excursion, he met another guy who was in to treasure diving.

An 'excursion' is a short trip someplace, usually involving some risk or physical activity. Notice the following:

  1. They usually go on a bike excursion every summer.
  2. We are going on a hiking excursion in a few weeks.


My friends have moved to parts of the world that are known for their sunken treasure spots.

Something 'sunken' is at the bottom of a lake, river or sea. Notice the following:

  1. Sunken trees really make me nervous when I'm swimming.
  2. It's fun to scuba dive there, because there is a huge sunken statue.


Mysteries under the sea involve a lot of dispute.

A 'dispute' is a conflict or argument. Notice the following:

  1. Talking about politics with my family is a guaranteed dispute.
  2. We already had a big dispute about this. I don't want to talk about it again.


He seems to go from one grand yacht in a nice part of the world to the next treasure area.

'Yachts' are large and luxurious boats used for traveling on the ocean. Notice the following:

  1. They usually spend the winter months traveling around on their yacht.
  2. We met a couple who offered to take us out fishing on their yacht.