The Pedaling History Bicycle Museum Student's Sheet
FROM SPROCKETS TO ROCKETS
THE PEDALING HISTORY BICYCLE MUSEUM
New York City, USA
Look at the bicycle parts in the picture below and circle the names that your
a) You are going to watch a video of the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum.
What kind of information do you expect to learn from the vídeo?
b) Are the following statements true of false? If you don’t know, make a
( ) The first bicycle was made of wood.
( ) Bicycles were more important for the emancipation of women than the
( ) Bicycles were used in wars.
( ) In the 40’s, children used to ride radio bicycles.
( ) The Wright brothers used bicycle parts to build their airplane.
Watch the video “ From Sprockets to Rockets” and check your answers to the
Watch the video again and write two pieces of information under the bicycles
Here’s an excerpt from the video script. Read it and underline the sentences
containing passive voice structures.
Here we have the 1817 Draisienne, the first bicycle that was ridden on
two wheels. Primarily this machine is made of wood. It was almost 50
years later before the word bicycle was put in the dictionary. But the
boneshaker was the first boom machine with pedals and that patent
was first issued in 1866. The bigger the wheel, the faster you would
go and the more efficient the machine was. Oh, I haven’t gotten on
this a long time.
Your teacher is going to give you some slips containing active voice
sentences. Work in pairs to come up with the correspondent passive