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Debate en Inglés: Bikes vs. Cars 3rd March Dehesa Vieja

bikes vs cars

Como siempre, os invitamos a participar en el coloquio en inglés en el centro cívico. La idea de estos coloquios es practicar nuestro inglés con gente de diferentes niveles e intentar soltarnos. No hay requisitos ni obligaciones, solo participar en la medida que se pueda y se quiera. 

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Debate places

Bikes Vs. Cars

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

Related Links: suggested reading

These are some links we suggest you read to prepare for the debate

 Related vocabulary (Jaime's compilation)

bike lanes  carriles bici 

crowded roads Caminos llenos de gente

two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles Vehículos de dos y cuatro ruedas

drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians Conductores, ciclistas y peatones

hostile to bikes Hostil a las bicicletas

Car dependency Dependencia de coche

a clash between bikes and cars Un choque entre bicicletas y coches

bike infrastructure Infraestructura para bicicletas

cycling enthusiast Entusiasta del ciclismo

To bike (informal) Ir  a alguna parte en una bicicleta

To pedal pedalear

To ride (verb) montar

To change gear/gears cambiar de velocidad (to start using a different gear when you are driving a car or riding a bicycle)

                 To drive, or to operate a vehicle 

box in to surround a person or vehicle, so that they cannot move or leave a place

bypass verb to avoid the centre of a town or city by using a road that goes round it

carry verb if a vehicle carries someone or something somewhere, it takes them there

change down to start driving in a lower gear

change up to start driving in a higher gear

cut in to drive past a vehicle and move quickly in front of it in a dangerous way

decelerate verb formal to move, progress, or drive more slowly

drive verb to control a vehicle so that it moves somewhere

drive off  if a vehicle or driver drives off, the vehicle starts moving and leaves

drive up if a vehicle or driver drives up, the vehicle moves near to a person or place and stops

freewheel (verb) to move on a bicycle without moving the pedals, or to move in a car without switching on the engine, usually down a slope

handle verb if a vehicle handles well or badly, it is easy or difficult to control

handling noun the handling of a vehicle is how easy it is to control

indicate verb British to signal that you intend to change direction in a vehicle by using an indicator

jam on the brakes/jam the brakes on to put your foot very suddenly and hard on the brake of a vehicle because you want to stop quickly

low gear noun any of the gears that you use when you are driving slowly or up a hill

move off if a vehicle moves off, it starts to move

pass verb mainly American to overtake another vehicle that is travelling in the same direction

pick up to take someone who is waiting by the road into your vehicle and take them somewhere

pull off  if a vehicle or driver pulls off a road, they stop by the side of it

pull out if a vehicle or driver pulls out, they move onto a road or onto a part of a road where the traffic is moving faster

reverse verb to go backwards in a vehicle, or to make a vehicle do this

shift verb to change from one gear to another when you are driving a car

steer verb to control the direction in which a vehicle moves

be on someone’s tail to drive very close behind another car

change gear/gears to start using a different gear when you are driving a car or riding a bicycle

give way to allow another vehicle to go before you when you are driving. The usual American word is yield

hang a left/right to turn left or right when you are driving

                   Words to describe transport and travel

a journey = the trip between the start and end.
"My journey to work / school takes twenty minutes."

a commute (to commute) = the journey to work
"He commutes to work by train and tube."
"His commute takes him half an hour."

bus route = the journey the bus does
"The bus route follows London Road as far as the cinema, then turns left."

a bus lane = special part of the road only for buses
"Don't drive in the bus lane!"

traffic jam = when there are too many cars, buses etc and everything goes slowly – or stops.
"I'm in a traffic jam – I'll be late for work."

a bus stop = where the bus stops for people to get on or get off (also tram stop)

a railway station = where you get on or off a train (also tube station)

a single or a return (ticket) = a bus, train or air ticket to go only (single) or to go and come back (return)

a one-day return (for the train) = when you go and come back the same day

a travel card = a card where you can make multiple journeys in one day, for example on the London tube

a season ticket = a train ticket where you can go by train every day for a month, or a year

Verbs

You get on and get off a bus, train, plane, bike, boat, etc. This is because you need to take a step up to get on the means of transport.

You get in and get out of a car, or taxi.

You can travel or go by bike, train, car, tube. But you travel on or go on foot (=walk).

You can drive a car, taxi or train.

You ride a bike, motorbike or horse.

You fly a plane.

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