Watch this funny bicycle video and
answer the questions below...
Stop the video at these times and describe what happens
a) 0:03 a man ________
b) 0:07 the man's ________
c) 0:10 the little kid ________
0:17 the man ________
0:24 a dog ________
0:35 a kid ________
??? g) 0:47 about 8 cyclists ________
h) 1:03 a man and a child ________
i) 1:09 three boys ________ ???
Name six types of wheeled transport from the video
Q3) True or False?
woman rides out of a helicopter ???
b) Someone rides into a swimming pool
c) A man rides a very small tricycle
A woman and a chimpanzee ride a unicycle
e) A woman hits a letter box ??? f) A motorbike hits a
bus ??? g) Someone rides
through a shop window ???
h) A dog rides a skateboard
According to the Lance Armstrong quotation,
when things are difficult...
you have to be positive
b) you have to make an effort c) you have to give
d) you have to believe e) you have to stop fighting
Q2) True or false?
Karl von Drais called his invention a 'running machine'
because there were no pedals
??? b) Bicycles are a very
popular method of transport in China
The bicycle was invented in France in 1860.
According to the second bike joke...
a) The man rides a bike b)
His neighbour rides a bike c)
Everybody rides bikes
d) His dog rides a bike e) Nobody rides bikes
Listen to and read this news story from the BBC Website and
answer the questions.
Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins on verge of first British win
Wiggins is poised to become the first Briton to
win the Tour de France after victory in Saturday's time trial.
accident, stopping Wiggins, 32, from
finishing Sunday's final stage in
Paris, will prevent
him from winning.
He now leads Chris Froome by
three minutes, 21 seconds after
beating his Team Sky team-mate in
the 53.5km race.
"Today was a
superb performance," said Wiggins.
"I really wanted to get out there
with a bang.
Fortunately I managed to do that."
He added: "It's the stuff of
dreams to win the final time-trial
and seal the Tour.
thinking of my wife, children,
grandfather, nan with about 20
kilometres to go. It sounds cheesy,
but your whole life is for this and
the reason I got into cycling as a
kid was today."
was a stunning performance from the
Londoner who finished one minute and
16 seconds ahead of fellow Brit
Froome in a
of 1:04.13 to win his second stage
of this year's Tour, the stage 19
time-trial to Chartres.
we saw he's stronger than me," said
Froome. "I'm very happy. The [Team
Sky] goal this year was to win the
Tour with Bradley. To be second
is an added plus."
Team Sky principal Dave
Brailsford briefly let his guard
down after the race. "It is a very
proud moment," he said. "Bar
we can start thinking about winning
this race now."
never have said we could do it if I
didn't believe that. We had done our
homework, we knew what Bradley was
capable of and what the British team
is capable of. Today is all about
Bradley and what a fantastic
Q1) Find expressions
which are similar to:
a) runner-up is an unexpected bonus
stop his victory ??? d)
on the point of being??? e)
if nothing bad happens
end on a high note ???
True or False?
When the article was written Wiggins had won the 99th Tour de France.??? b)
Bradley Wiggins is happy with the day's result.
The boss of Team Sky, Dave Brailsford, is bitterly disappointed. ???
Wiggins thought of his family during the race.
e) Chris Froome, Wiggins' countryman teammate, beat him by one minute and 16
f) Wiggins never dreamed of winning the Tour de France.
??? g) A tragic accident stopped Bradley
from winning on the Champs Elysées the following day.
Grammar & Vocabulary Challenge:
a) Find or think of two expressions which mean 'on the point
b) Name the following
i) I was thinking of my wife
ii) Fortunately I managed to do that. iii) We
had done our homework. iv) He now leads Chris
Froome by three minutes.
A great song - Shine - from classic British reggae group
Enjoy the track and see how much
you can you can understand.
Watch the video, listen to the song, and do the exercises below...
I've taken out some of the words from the song: sorry!
The missing words are at the top.
Listen to (and then sing!) the song correctly...
(Click on the
??? to see if you're right!)
Come on and shine (shine), shine like a star (ah-ha) Shining so bright
(ah-ha) like the star that you are (ah-ha) Oh oh oh oh shine (shine) into
the future (ah-ha) Spreading your light (ah-ha) wherever you are (ah-ha)
pain ~ rain ~ same ~ strain
I burn like a fire left in the _______ As I run the race, oh yes I
feel the _______ From the resistance I'm feeling the _______ Now the
realization is that we are all born the _______
Come on and shine
(shine), shine like a star (ah-ha) Shining so bright (ah-ha) like the
star that you are (ah-ha) Oh oh oh oh shine (shine) into the future
(ah-ha) Spreading your light (ah-ha) wherever you are (ah-ha)
alone ~ bone ~ run ~ stars
I reach for the moon and I reach for the _______ (ooh ooh ooh)
With the strength from within me yeah, the further and faster I _______
Stretching my sinews to the _______ (ooh) Achieving all goals that I
seek, I know I must do it _______ (ooh ooh ooh)
When they said I'd
never make it I found strength from within (ooh) 'Cause it is there if
you seek it So you can get it if you really want so
shine like a star (ah-ha) Shining so bright (ah-ha) like the star that
you are (ah-ha) Oh oh oh oh shine (shine) into the future (ah-ha)
Spreading your light (ah-ha) wherever you are (ah-ha)
Chris Eubank ~ Colin Jackson ~ Ian Wright
Linford Christie ~ Nigel Benn
Oh oh oh oh shine
Shine, shine your light Shine, shine your light, yes we're badder than
, the warrior, called
the dark destroyer
, simply the best,
nobody alive can touch that
, say nobody alive
can catch me Moving like lightning with enough energy
your light, yes we're badder than bad Shine, shine your light, yes we're
badder than bad Him a float like a butterfly, the hurdling man Yes, me
a chat about
_______ The crowd is roaring,
_______ scoring Boogie man a fe the mighty champion fe we (ooh ooh
When they said
I'd never make it I found strength from within (ooh) 'Cause it is
there if you seek it So you can get it if you really want so
Shine, shine like a star (ah-ha) Shining so bright (ah-ha) like the star
that you are (ah-ha) Oh oh oh oh shine (shine) into the future (ah-ha)
Spreading your light (ah-ha) wherever you are (ah-ha)