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1

a store that sells bicycles and other things related to bicycles

I went to the ......on Saturday morning to buy a bicycle.
Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?
Lance: I’m really not sure.
Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry road bikes, mountain
bikes, beach cruisers, and racing bikes.

* I’m going to the bike shop this afternoon to get a new bike lock.

2

a bicycle designed for paved or smooth roads rather than dirt, sand,
or other rough surfaces

I went to the bike shop on Saturday morning to buy a bicycle.
Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?
Lance: I’m really not sure.
Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry ......, mountain
bikes, beach cruisers, and racing bikes.

* Vera takes good care of her road bike and tries not to ride it over rough roads.

3

a bicycle designed for rough or bumpy surfaces, as well as
paved or smooth roads

I went to the bike shop on Saturday morning to buy a bicycle.
Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?
Lance: I’m really not sure.
Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry road bikes, ......, beach cruisers, and racing bikes.

* My sister uses her mountain bike when she goes camping in the wood

4

a simple bicycle designed for comfort and style with usually only
one gear

I went to the bike shop on Saturday morning to buy a bicycle.
Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?
Lance: I’m really not sure.
Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry road bikes, mountain
bikes, ......., and racing bikes.

* Billy likes his beach cruiser, but I prefer to have one with more options.

5

a bicycle designed for speed

I went to the bike shop on Saturday morning to buy a bicycle.
Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?
Lance: I’m really not sure.
Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry road bikes, mountain
bikes, beach cruisers, and .....

racing bike

6

able to change easily or handle different types of situations easily

Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?
Lance: I’m really not sure.
Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry road bikes, mountain
bikes, beach cruisers, and racing bikes.
Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something ......enough for anything.

This chair is so versatile! I can sit up straight or lean back as far as I want to

7

– on a bicycle, the supporting structure, usually made of metal

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy....... and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.
frame – on a bicycle, the supporting structure, usually made of metal

* The frame on this bike is really heavy, making it hard for me to carry it up the
stairs to my apartment

8

a round ring of rubber with air inside that goes around the wheel to support
a bicycle or vehicle (car)

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
....... The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.

* On my way home from work, my car had a flat tire and I couldn’t figure out how
to change it.

9

on a bicycle, the part of the bicycle where the rider sits; a place intended
for people to sit

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The...... are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.

If you want more light, take a seat next to the window.

10

on a bicycle, the part that the rider holds onto with his or her hands
while riding and uses to control the direction of the bicycle

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the ........ The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.

* When I was little, my sister would let me sit on the handlebars while she rode
her bike into town.

11

strong; will not break or fall apart easily

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very ..... for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.

* My desk is so sturdy that five people can sit on it!

12

not on a paved (or smooth) road or street; usually a rough surface
such as dirt or grass

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for ...... cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.

Her dad doesn't want her to ride off-road because he’s afraid she’ll fall and hurt
herself.

13

a set of small wheels in a car or on a bicycle that determines how fast you
will move

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I
want something versatile enough for anything.
Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any ........

* When we were in San Francisco, we often had to shift our car to the lower
gears to get up the steep hills

14

the part on a bicycle or vehicle (car) used to stop its movement
* I need to get my brakes fixed. They make this funny noise every time I try to
stop

Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.
Lance: Okay. Are the .....hard to handle?
Clerk: No. You either have foot brakes, like on the beach cruisers, or you have
hand brakes. They’re very easy to get used to. If you want to keep it simple, I
would either go for a road bike or a mountain bike. Those are the most popular.

15

on a bicycle, a brake that can be controlled with the foot

Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.
Lance: Okay. Are the brakes hard to handle?
Clerk: No. You either have ......., like on the beach cruisers, or you have
hand brakes. They’re very easy to get used to. If you want to keep it simple, I
would either go for a road bike or a mountain bike. Those are the most popular.

* He’s more comfortable with foot brakes because he’s used to driving and
braking in a car.

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on a bicycle, a brake that can be controlled with the hands

Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and
tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes
are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have
just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.
Lance: Okay. Are the brakes hard to handle?
Clerk: No. You either have foot brakes, like on the beach cruisers, or you have
...... They’re very easy to get used to. If you want to keep it simple, I
would either go for a road bike or a mountain bike. Those are the most popular.


Some new riders have trouble using hand brakes because they’re not used to
the idea.

17

a tool that is used to put air into things, such as tires

Lance: If I get a bike, what other things do I need?
Clerk: I usually recommend an ....., a bike lock, and a helmet.

* This air pump was not expensive, but it takes a long time to fill my tires with air.

18

a thick wire or rope attached to a lock that is used to secure a bike to
an object, such as a telephone pole, so that the bike cannot move

Lance: If I get a bike, what other things do I need?
Clerk: I usually recommend an air pump, a ......, and a helmet.

* If you don’t want to get your bike stolen, remember to use your bike lock.

19

– a hard cover that is worn on the head for protection

Lance: If I get a bike, what other things do I need?
Clerk: I usually recommend an air pump, a bike lock, and a .......

* I won’t ride on a motorcycle unless I have a helmet on.

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