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1 Stan Likes To Ride His Bike

1. Stan likes to ride his bike

man riding a bike


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.

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?
  • 5B: They must give at least three ______.

(1. rides; 2. does; 3. uses; 4. ride; 5. feet)


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