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In 2013 a team of Brazilian sports people went to the Amazon rainforest. 1E It is the world's largest rainforest and home to about 400 Indian tribes.＿ They went to search for young people with amazing sporting skills to take part in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and to represent Brazil.
They found twelve young people who were impressive kayakers, and others who had fantastic skills with a bow and arrow. One of these was a quiet teenager called Jardel Kambeba, from the Kambeba tribe. His name in his native language means 'bird hunter'. Normally he hunts tropical river fish or birds that fly up to a hundred metres high in the sky. Sometimes he hunts and kills crocodiles. 2_A The Olympic team from Brazil wanted to turn these traditional jungle skills into sporting skills.
Jardel comes from a village called Tres Unidos, where he lives with sixty other Amazonian Indians. The village is ninety minutes by boat from Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazon region, and is in the very centre of the rainforest. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are wet and tropical. 3D The villagers live close to the Rio Negro, which together with Rio Solimões forms the Amazon River.＿ They build their wooden homes high off the ground because the river rises.
Everyone who was chosen to take part moved to Manaus to train for the Games in Rio de Janeiro. 4 B For many of the teenagers, going to Manaus was the first time they had ever left their communities.＿ The teenagers had to change schools and have had to adapt to a very different way of life. Up until now, they had only ever trained on the local beach back at home. 5C Now they are preparing for the Games with high-tech Olympic facilities. _ They have to train from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then from 4 p.m. until sunset. The teenagers are excited about representing Brazil at the Olympic Games. But most importantly, they want to make their tribes back in the rainforest proud of them.