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Biker Bob

Biker Bob English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 30 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Interview

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1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

When are you happiest? For most people, it’s when you’re doing your favorite hobby like fishing or sewing. It’s always great when your hobby does something practical as well. Like, for instance, get you around town.

Jason saw Bob putting on his small, old-fashioned motorcycle helmet and getting ready to ride, so he decided to stop and talk to him for a few minutes about motorcycles.

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Watch and Read - Watch the video and read the dialog at the same time.

2. 学問 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jason: I’m Jason and I’m here with a motor cycle rider. What’s your name?
Bob Wingfield.

This is your motorcycle?
Yes, it is.

And you just got it today?
Yes, I did. They stole my other one and I just took my insurance and bought me a new one today.

And what kind of motorcycle is it?
It’s a 1996 Harley Davidson Fat Boy.

Cool. And so, Harley Davidsons are sort of a big culture in the United States. Do you want to talk about that?
Well, actually I’ve rode all kinds of motorcycles. I started riding Harleys back in the ‘80s and I like them over anything I’ve ever rode. They’re good, dependable motorcycles and it’s kind of my heart, you know what I mean?

Yeah.
It’s where I find my freedom, my peace and my serenity.

OK. So when you get on to ride, you kind of twist the handle like that to make it go. What’s that called?
That’s the throttle.

Throttle. Alright. And where’s the brake on this thing?
The brake is right here.

OK.
This is the clutch.

Cool.
And there’s a foot brake right down there, and you shift it with these foot levers here.

Right on. Well, thanks so much for taking a minute to talk to me.

 

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Bob got a new motorcycle today. His old one was stolen, but luckily it was insured so he was able to get a new one. Bob got a Harley. Harelys are a well-known kind of motorcycle that, unlike a lot of newer brands that make motorcycles covered in plastic, makes bikes seem to be made of nothing but metal, rubber and leather. Bob has ridden all kinds of motorcycles, but he says Harleys are his favorite.

Jason also gets an explanation of a few of the important parts of a motorcycle. The throttle is on the handle bars and when you turn it, it gives the bike gas and makes it go faster. You brake with your hands too, just like on a bicycle. You shift with your feet and you have to use a clutch, just like with a standard transmission car.

But motorcycles aren’t just a bunch of Bob. He says they give him freedom, peace and serenity, What does that for you?

 

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Eduardo Runner

Brazil

mine isn´t a Harley Davidson, but it is the same style, a replic….

07:37 PM Sep 16 2012 |

Eduardo Runner

Brazil

I bought a bike like that…

07:36 PM Sep 16 2012 |

dreamscoming

Tunisia

i don’t own a motorbike , but from time to time i try my brother’s motorbike. i like the experience; i like it whent i turn the thruttle and the motorbike goes faster, it s like flying, like embrcing the freedom. waw it’s wonderful 

03:28 PM Oct 26 2011 |

Just.Sara

Just.Sara

Syrian Arab Republic

i really like motorbike ..i find it cool

11:53 PM Jul 12 2009 |

mineralwater

Mexico

you know at the moment  i'm spendins sometime living in Germany, and most of the German people are getting crazy about  Harley Motorcycles… and has you said  in the interview it a typical American dream to ride one of them.

regards

 

09:03 AM Jul 10 2009 |

sgtbreitner

Brazil

In Brazil, mainly in São Paulo, it´s very dangerous to ride a motorcycle on the streets, because there is a lot of cars in a hurry, the rush hour seems never stops! 

05:27 AM Jul 06 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

cool lesson :)

01:33 AM Mar 22 2009 |

lionspa

lionspa

Egypt

i love biking so much believe it or not i begin riding bikes since i was 12 i ve three bikes and the best place to ride ur bike on a costal way at the sun set .

07:06 AM Jul 22 2008 |

lionspa

lionspa

Egypt

i love biking so much believe it or not i begin riding bikes since i was 12 i ve three bikes and the best place to ride ur bike on a costal road at the sun set .

07:05 AM Jul 22 2008 |

tito tito

tito tito

Nigeria

i love biking

11:03 AM Jul 18 2008 |

tito tito

tito tito

Nigeria

i love bikes

11:02 AM Jul 18 2008 |

Cool English Teacher

Brazil

I've ridden motorcycles since I was fourteen…It is pretty cool but it sucks when the weather gets bad and the rain starts to fall and you get all soaking wet.

08:01 AM Jul 12 2008 |

kaslum

Congo

I would like to buy a Harley Davidson but unfortumetely I do not have the enough money.   I would like to travel around the country with my friends in motorcycle.  I think that is a funny plan

 

 

08:34 AM Jul 11 2008 |

AleksMM

Russian Federation

I thint it’s cool

03:35 AM Jul 10 2008 |

plr143810

Singapore

I love riding motorbike , Its really fun to to do that

02:44 AM Jul 10 2008 |

kriya

kriya

India

HI I m kriya…motor cycle ridind..wow..I like it very much.I want to buy harley devidson….I love it..anyways..I like this topic…

03:21 AM Jul 03 2008 |

Anuśka

Anuśka

Poland

We also have festivals for motorbikes' fans. It is always a good fun with great music and parades. I like it very much!

01:45 AM Jul 03 2008 |

Alesya_2

Uzbekistan

hi

01:48 AM Jul 02 2008 |

breakman2

breakman2

Syrian Arab Republic

I love motorcycles. They’re cool.

05:51 AM Jun 29 2008 |

lubnan

lubnan

Indonesia

i dont like motorcycle,in my opinion its very-very dangerous. n i don't wnt know about m.cycle…. especially when the weather is bad…..

03:54 AM Jun 28 2008 |

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