The Bends (Decompression Sickness)


Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. To avoid the bends, you need to ascend to the surface   .

  2. The deeper you are underwater, the more   is on you.

  3. Only 1/4 of your oxygen tank is   .

  4. The bends is the quick release of   .

  5. How long must you pause at 20ft below the surface before ascending?

  6. "The creeps" is a(n)  

  7. Your lips can turn blue with   .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you ever been scuba diving? Describe your experience. If not, would you like to scuba dive? Why or why not?

  2. What underground marvels do you think you'd like to explore? Explain.

  3. Do you think it's important for all people to know how to swim? Why or why not?


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