Listening Exercise: Can you ride THIS bike?
Can you ride a bike? Most people can, but I bet you can’t ride the bike in the video below. This video is of a fascinating brain experiment and listening exercise. We can learn a couple of things from this experience.
1. You are never too old to learn something new, including a new language.
2. It is easier to learn new things when we are younger, especially language!
Watch the video below, then answer the questions. This is a great lesson to talk about abilities in the past and present.
Answer the questions below in comments and we’ll respond.
- What does “it’s just like riding a bike mean?”
- When did he first learn to ride a bike?
- Explain why this bicycle is different.
- Here he is ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Destin Sandlin’s first attempt at riding ___ bicycle.
- Why does he use the definite article in the sentence above? Click here for more information on articles.
- Could you ride this bicycle? Why not?
- How long did he practice every day?
- How many months did it take him to learn to ride the bike?
- What factors made him wreck?
- How long did it take his son to ride the bike?
- How long did it take him to re-learn the new bike?
- The audience or crowd thought he was faking. T/F
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