The Reading / Listening - Harley-Davidson - Level 2

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



Harley-Davidson's CEO explained why his company wants eight interns to ride bikes. He said: "We're continuously working to grow the sport of motorcycling. What better way to engage future riders than to have a whole team of newly-trained enthusiasts share personal stories...[of] motorcycle culture and community....I'm looking forward to following their journeys [and] learning about their experiences." To qualify, candidates must show they are good storytellers, can use social media well, and can describe what freedom means in an essay, video or through photos.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Harley-Davidson - Level 0 Harley-Davidson - Level 1   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. motorcycle
  3. ride them across
  4. the founding
  5. The successful people will get
  6. share their experiences
  7. They must also
  8. anniversary
  1. attend different events
  2. in their hair
  3. celebrations
  4. the USA
  5. of the company
  6. training
  7. of riding
  8. maker

Paragraph 2

  1. his company wants eight interns
  2. We're continuously
  3. a whole
  4. motorcycle
  5. I'm looking forward to following
  6. learning about their
  7. show they are good
  8. describe what freedom means
  1. their journeys
  2. storytellers
  3. to ride bikes
  4. in an essay
  5. culture
  6. team
  7. experiences
  8. working

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is a special job for eight people (1) ___________________ motorbikes, hot summers, and (2) ___________________ in their hair. The job is (3) ___________________ for the motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. It wants people to learn to ride its bikes and then ride them across the USA. The job offer (4) ___________________ the 115th anniversary of the founding of the company. The successful people will get (5) ___________________ a Harley and must then share their experiences of riding around the USA on social media. They (6) ___________________ different events, including anniversary celebrations.

Harley-Davidson's CEO explained (7) ___________________ wants eight interns to ride bikes. He said: "We're continuously working to (8) ___________________ of motorcycling. What better way to engage future riders than to have (9) ___________________ of newly-trained enthusiasts share personal stories...[of] motorcycle culture and community....I'm (10) ___________________ following their journeys [and] learning about their experiences." To qualify, candidates (11) ___________________ are good storytellers, can use social media well, and can describe what freedom means in an essay, video (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thereisaspecialjobforeightpeoplewholoveridingmotorbikes,hotsum
mers,andfeelingthewindintheirhair.Thejobisasummerinternshipfort
hemotorcyclemakerHarley-Davidson.Itwantspeopletolearntorideit
sbikesandthenridethemacrosstheUSA.Thejobofferistocelebratethe
115thanniversaryofthefoundingofthecompany.Thesuccessfulpeopl
ewillgettrainingtorideaHarleyandmustthensharetheirexperiencesof
ridingaroundtheUSAonsocialmedia.Theymustalsoattenddifferentev
ents,includinganniversarycelebrations.Harley-Davidson'sCEOexp
lainedwhyhiscompanywantseightinternstoridebikes.Hesaid:"We're
continuouslyworkingtogrowthesportofmotorcycling.Whatbetterway
toengagefutureridersthantohaveawholeteamofnewly-trainedenthu
siastssharepersonalstories...[of]motorcyclecultureandcommunity..
..I'mlookingforwardtofollowingtheirjourneys[and]learningaboutthe
irexperiences."Toqualify,candidatesmustshowtheyaregoodstorytell
ers,canusesocialmediawell,andcandescribewhatfreedommeansina
nessay,videoorthroughphotos.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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