Jan 022013
 

Cycling can be dangerous. Over 110 cyclists have been killed on the UK’s roads in 2012; 13 of them in London. Although there are many cycle paths painted onto roads, bikes are rarely separated from the traffic and many roads are very narrow.
In 6 Minute English this week, Alice and Neil talk about a new documentary called ‘The War on Britain’s Roads’, which investigates the ‘battle’ between cyclists and motorists on Britain’s roads.

The website bicycling.com has made a list of what it thinks are the best cities for cycling. One only of their top five isn’t in Europe. Can you guess where it is?
a) Beijing, China
b) Tokyo, Japan
c) Bogota, Colombia

 

 

Vocabulary:
gladiators: professional fighters in ancient Rome
aggressive minority: small number of people who behave in a dangerous and challenging way
to address the problem: to do something about solving a problem
vulnerable: in danger
battalions: a military unit
in droves: in large numbers

6 Minute English – War on the roads Transcript Video

 

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