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Cycle Crash

Cycle Crash

Date: Sep 06 2004


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.

Have you ever crashed a bicycle? If so, you know that you can get a pretty big bruise from it. Listen in as Steph1 and Steph2 talk about a recent accident involving a special kind of bike. See if you can tell what makes the bike special. Also, can you tell which Steph is the English, baby! Steph?


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



Steph1:  Dude! What is that bruise on your knee?

Steph2:  Oh my god! You would not believe what happened.

Steph1:  What happened?

Steph2:  I was in spinning class. Do you know what that is?

Steph1:  Spinning class. Is that with the bicycles, the stationary bikes and stuff?

Steph2:  Yeah. And the teacher’s on a microphone. And she plays loud music and she says, ok time to climb the hill. Stand up out of the saddle.

Steph1:  And then what happened?

Steph2:  Well, I stood up out of my saddle for my hill climb and the handle bars flew off.

Steph1:  Oh my god!

Steph2:  So.

Steph1:  What happened to you?

Steph2:  My foot stayed in the pedal. And my body went over the front of the bike. And I sprained my ankle and bruised up my knee.

Steph1:  Lame!

Steph2:  It sucks!

Steph1:  Oh, that’s too bad.



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Steph1 and Steph2 are pretty tight. Unfortunately, both are prone to accidents. Crashing a stationary bike is a pretty amazing feat, but Steph and Steph have done a lot better. Like slipping down an escalator because they were trying to go down the up escalator in the rain. That’s just silly! What’s the silliest accident you’ve ever had?


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