Stan likes to ride his bike. He rides to and from work every day, and he rides his bike on the weekend for recreation and fun. Sometimes he rides on a bike path, but more often he rides in the street along with regular traffic.
Stan wears a helmet for safety, and he always signals his turns when riding in traffic. He stretches his left arm out straight when making a left turn, and he stretches his right arm out straight when making a right turn. State law in Minnesota requires that people on bikes ride on the right-hand side of the road. Also, according to state law, drivers of cars must give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing.
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Now you try it. Read the paragraph above. If you have a microphone, you can record your voice. Then click on "Play" and compare your recording to mine.
How much do you remember from the reading? Fill in the blanks.
1A: What does Stan ride to work?
1B: He _____ a bike.
2A: What _____ he wear to keep safe?
2B: He wears a helmet.
3A: Which arm does he use for a left turn?
3B: He _____ his left arm.
4A: On what side of the road do people ride their bikes?
4B: They _____ on the right-hand side.
5A: How much room must drivers give to people who ride bikes on the street?