The Reading / Listening - Harley-Davidson - Level 1

There is a job for people who love motorbikes, summer, and feeling the wind in their hair. The motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson wants eight interns to learn to ride its bikes and then ride them across the USA. It is to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the company. The successful people will get training and must share their experiences of riding around the USA on social media. They must also go to events, like anniversary celebrations.



Harley-Davidson's boss explained why his company is doing this. He said: "We're continuously working to grow the sport of motorcycling." He wants "a whole team of newly-trained enthusiasts" to share their stories. He said: "I'm looking forward to following their journeys [and] learning about their experiences." To apply, candidates must be good storytellers, use social media well, and be able to describe what freedom means.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Harley-Davidson - Level 0 Harley-Davidson - Level 2   or  Harley-Davidson - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/freedom-from-cubicles-and-coffee-runs-harley-davidson-unveils-the-ultimate-social-media-summer-internship-300633489.html
  • http://fortune.com/2018/04/21/harley-davidson-internship-travel/
  • https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/about-us/careers/students-rotational-programs.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. feeling the wind
  2. learn to ride
  3. ride them across
  4. celebrate the 115th
  5. The successful people will
  6. share their experiences
  7. They must also go
  8. anniversary
  1. of riding
  2. anniversary
  3. celebrations
  4. its bikes
  5. to events
  6. the USA
  7. get training
  8. in their hair

Paragraph 2

  1. why his company
  2. grow the sport
  3. newly-trained
  4. I'm looking forward to following
  5. learning about their
  6. candidates must be good
  7. use social media
  8. describe what freedom
  1. well
  2. experiences
  3. of motorcycling
  4. means
  5. enthusiasts
  6. their journeys
  7. storytellers
  8. is doing this

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is a job (1) ___________________ love motorbikes, summer, and feeling the wind (2) ___________________. The motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson wants eight interns to learn to ride its bikes (3) ___________________ them across the USA. It is to celebrate the (4) ___________________ the company. The successful people will get training (5) ___________________ their experiences of riding around the USA on social media. They must also (6) ___________________, like anniversary celebrations.

Harley-Davidson's (7) ___________________ his company is doing this. He said: "We're continuously working to grow the sport of motorcycling." He wants "(8) ___________________ of newly-trained enthusiasts" (9) ___________________ stories. He said: "I'm looking (10) ___________________ their journeys [and] learning about their experiences." To apply, (11) ___________________ good storytellers, use social media well, and be able (12) ___________________ freedom means.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thereisajobforpeoplewholovemotorbikes,summer,andfeelingthewi
ndintheirhair.ThemotorcyclemakerHarley-Davidsonwantseightinte
rnstolearntorideitsbikesandthenridethemacrosstheUSA.Itistocelebr
atethe115thanniversaryofthecompany.Thesuccessfulpeoplewillget
trainingandmustsharetheirexperiencesofridingaroundtheUSAonsoc
ialmedia.Theymustalsogotoevents,likeanniversarycelebrations.Har
ley-Davidson'sbossexplainedwhyhiscompanyisdoingthis.Hesaid:"
We'recontinuouslyworkingtogrowthesportofmotorcycling."Hewants
"awholeteamofnewly-trainedenthusiasts"tosharetheirstories.Hesai
d:"I'mlookingforwardtofollowingtheirjourneys[and]learningaboutt
heirexperiences."Toapply,candidatesmustbegoodstorytellers,uses
ocialmediawell,andbeabletodescribewhatfreedommeans.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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