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Contents

1) Video Analysis
2) Podcast / Vidcast
3) News Analysis
4) Song of the Day

5) HPE Lesson Packs!
 

ANSWERS ??? ANSWERS

1) Today's Video Analysis 

Watch this funny bicycle video and answer the questions below...

 

Q1) 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 ________ 
???
   d) 0:17 the man ________ 
???
   e) 0:24 a dog ________ 
???
   f) 0:35 a kid ________  ???
   g) 0:47 about 8 cyclists ________  ???
   h) 1:03 a man and a child ________  ???
   i) 1:09 three boys ________  ???

Q2) Name six types of wheeled transport from the video  ???

Q3) True or False?

   a) A woman rides out of a helicopter  ???
   b) Someone rides into a swimming pool  
???
   c) A man rides a very small tricycle  
???
   d) 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  
???


Lots of Vidcasts & Podcasts to help you improve your English!2) Today's Podcast 

Listen to the podcast and answer the questions.

Read the text and comment on the
Mega Minute Blog

Blog : Podcast 51 : 'Cycling Times'

  [Listen to the podcast] 

Q1) According to the Lance Armstrong quotation, when things are difficult...  ???

   a) you have to be positive
   b) you have to make an effort
   c) you have to give up
   d) you have to believe
   e) you have to stop fighting

Q2) True or false?

   a) 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
  ???
   c) The bicycle was invented in France in 1860.
  ???

Q3) 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



3) Today's News Analysis 

Pronunciation Practice
Listen and repeat
is poised to become in a blistering time
prevent him from winning second is an added plus
finish with a bang bar anything silly

Listen to and read this news story from the BBC Website and answer the questions.

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Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins on verge of first British win

Bradley Wiggins is poised to become the first Briton to win the Tour de France after victory in Saturday's time trial.

Only an 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 and
finish 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.

"I was 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."

It was a stunning performance from the Londoner who finished one minute and 16 seconds ahead of fellow Brit Froome
in a blistering time of 1:04.13 to win his second stage of this year's Tour, the stage 19 time-trial to Chartres.

"As 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 anything silly we can start thinking about winning this race now."

"I would 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 champion.

Q1) Find expressions which are similar to:

   a) runner-up is an unexpected bonus  ???
   b) extremely fast
  ???
   c) stop his victory  ???
   d) on the point of being  ???
   e) if nothing bad happens  ???
   f) end on a high note  ???

Q2) True or False?

   a) When the article was written Wiggins had won the 99th Tour de France.  ???
   b) Bradley Wiggins is happy with the day's result.  ???
   c) The boss of Team Sky, Dave Brailsford, is bitterly disappointed.
 ???
   d) Wiggins thought of his family during the race.  ???
   e) Chris Froome, Wiggins' countryman teammate, beat him by one minute and 16 seconds.  ???
   f) Wiggins never dreamed of winning the Tour de France.  ???
   g) A tragic accident stopped Bradley from winning on the Champs Elyses the following day.  ???

Q3) Grammar & Vocabulary Challenge:

    a) Find or think of two expressions which mean 'on the point of becoming'...  ???

   b) Name the following verb tenses:

      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.  ???


4) Today's Song  

A great song - Shine - from classic British reggae group Aswad!

Enjoy the track and see how much you can you can understand.

Watch the video, listen to the song, and do the exercises below...  

  

 

Shine  (lyrics)
(by Aswad)

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 (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)

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 bad
_______ , 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

Shine, shine 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 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)

 

   


 

 
 

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