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Winter Bike to Work Day!
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Is it a cold February with you? Perhaps you are thinking about Valentine's Day. Or maybe you are lucky enough to live in a hot country where it is warm and sunny. Did you know that the third Friday of February is Winter Bike to Work Day?
Think about the last week.
What journeys have you made?
How did you travel?
Which was the most enjoyable way to travel?
Discuss the questions in pairs or groups, then feedback to the class.
You will watch a video about 2 types of transport.
What are they, and what does it say about them?
Before watching, make a prediction. What transport types will appear in the video?
After you finish watching continue to the button that says 'comprehension' and answer the questions posted there.
The UK Cycling Network is only for cyclists and pedestrians.
It is used by 4.4 million people.
It is not an important part of the UK travel infrastructure.
It supports local tourism.
The aim of this network is to encourage people to walk and cycle.
Get students to copy these statements and then watch the video again to check their comprehension.
2. False. It's 4.4 million people
3. False. It's 'crucial'.
Make example sentences after you complete the blanks above. Rewatch the video if needed.
Imagine there is a plan to build a long-distance cycle path through your town. What do you think the following would say? Make notes.
1. A family
2. The mayor
3. A hotel owner
4. A taxi business
5. A tourist
You are at a meeting to decide whether the cycle route will be built.
Role-play the meeting!
Explore the website of the national cycle network
Lesson plan by Owain Llewellyn - eltsustainable.org