Do you do BMX yourself? Yes? Then this is going to be really thrilling for you! No? Then you should still watch the video! Why is this video not only interesting for people who do BMX themselves? Because BMX is, like so many other free-time activities, a hobby. It is immensely important to be able to talk about hobbies. Just imagine someone else tells you that he loves BMX and you don't have the vocabulary to talk to them! Being able to talk about hobbies is essential for making new friends!
So for those of you who do not already know…
Bicycle motocross or BMX is the sport of racing bicycles in motocross style on tracks which use an inline start and have obstacles, and also refers to the bicycle itself, which is designed for dirt and motocross cycling.
Before you start watching the video, you should make use of the moment and learn some bicycle vocabulary! This won't only be helpful for the video but also for the rest of your life, whenever you might want to make a bike tour through the United Kingdom…

Word List: Bicycle

    • to have a puncture(Chunk)
    • Definition:
      • the state of having a flat (no air) in the tire of a bike
    • Example:
      • Can you help me fix my bike? I have a puncture!
    • steering, handlebar(noun)
    • Definition:
      • equipment used to control direction, something used to steer
    • Example:
      • I hit a rock with my bike and broke the steering.
    • pedal(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano
    • Example:
      • Put your feet on the pedals!
    • spoke(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a piece that fits between the axle and the round outside, or rim, of a wheel
    • brake lever(noun)
    • Definition:
      • You pull this to activate the brakes, which will make your bike (or car) stop moving
    • rim(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an edge around something, especially when circular; wheel rim
    • wheel(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines
    • Example:
      • The wheels keep turning.
    • tire(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the rubber covering on a wheel
    • Example:
      • Oh no, she has a flat tire! She won't be able to go on!
    • chain(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal
    • Example:
      • My bike is really annoying. The chain keeps coming off all the time.
    • brake(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels, then often in the plural
    • Example:
      • Pull the brakes, now!
    • seat, saddle(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a place in/on which to sit
    • Example:
      • There are two hundred seats in this classroom.
 
 

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        chain
        a series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal
        seat
        a place in/on which to sit
        brake
        a device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels, then often in the plural
        rim
        an edge around something, especially when circular; wheel rim
        pedal
        a lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano
        tire
        the rubber covering on a wheel
        spoke
        a piece that fits between the axle and the round outside, or rim, of a wheel
        steering
        equipment used to control direction, something used to steer
        wheel
        a circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines
        brake lever
        You pull this to activate the brakes, which will make your bike (or car) stop moving
        to have a puncture
        the state of having a flat (no air) in the tire of a bike
         
         
         
        In the first exercise, try to choose the right answer by listening to the video very carefully. Try to catch all the details! If necessary, watch the video several times!
         
        1. What trick is Mike going to show the audience?
           
          • How to manual.
             
          • How to jump.
             
          • How to ride a bike.
             
           
        2. Where should people start practising how to manual?
           
          • On the schoolyard.
             
          • In your parent's garden.
             
          • In a parking lot.
             
           
        3. Which elements are involved into keeping balance while manualing?
           
          • Legs, arms, hands.
             
          • Legs, feet, arms.
             
          • Legs, arms, brakes.
             
           
         
         
        In the second exercise, you have to connect different parts of sentences with each other. The sentences come up in the video, so listen to Mike carefully!
         
        • … how far you go.
           
        • … hit your brake a little bit.
           
        • … I'm going to teach you how to manual.
           
        • … and keep your front wheel off the ground without pedaling.
           
        • In this clip…
           
        • Just in case you start going too far back…
           
        • Lean back…
           
        • That way you can kind of judge…
           
         
         
         
         
         

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