Do you have a bicycle or a car? Have you ever had problems with it and taken it to the shop? These aren’t necessarily everyday situations that most textbooks will teach. In this lesson, you will learn how to describe parts of a bicycle and how to get help fixing it.
By the end of the class, you will have:
Difficulty: White Belt and above
MODEL: I need to get my bike worked on…
The chain on my bike has been slipping while riding it. This has been going on for several weeks now, and I’ve been too lazy and forgetful to take it to the shop to get it fixed. It’s one of those things that just slipped my mind until it was time to ride my bike and feel the slipping again. Besides that, I hadn’t had much time to take it to the shop.
Last week, one of my classes was cancelled, so I had some extra time, so I finally decided to go to the bike shop to ask about the problem and get an estimate for the repair. I didn’t really know how to explain what was happening in Spanish (I live in Spain), so I would like to share some common bicycle problems.
It’s slipping gears. / The gears are slipping.
The brakes aren’t working. (The rear brake/ The front brake)
The brakes are squeaking.
I have a flat tire.
The chain is loose.
I need a new seat.
My handle bars are loose.
I had an accident.
What about you? Have you ever had one of these problems with your bicycle? Tell me about it in a lesson or write about it below.
Take notes about the following words so you can understand the meaning. Use context, dictionary definitions, synonyms, explanations, example sentences, pictures, or any other creative way to learn the new words and phrases. NOTE: Try NOT to use your language to understand the concept.
VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: Label the basic parts of the bicycle
(some extra words that you can add to the picture)
FLUENCY BUILDERS and EXPRESSIONS
What are White Belt Lessons?
Basic and beginner conversations that you will normally have in a foreign language.
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