The Reading / Listening - Harley-Davidson - Level 3

There is a special job opening for eight people who love riding motorbikes, enjoy long, hot summers, and like feeling the wind in their hair. The position is a summer internship for the legendary motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. The company is looking for people to learn to ride its bikes and then ride them across the USA all summer. It is offering this job to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the founding of Harley-Davidson. The successful candidates will get special training to ride a Harley and must then share their experiences of their adventures of riding around the USA on social media. The lucky riders must also attend a number of events, including anniversary celebrations.



Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich explained why his company wants eight interns to ride motorcycles all summer. 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 as they immerse themselves in motorcycle culture and community – all while gaining marketable career skills. I'm looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing them out on the road." To qualify, candidates must show they are good storytellers, be able to use social media well, and describe what freedom means in an essay, video or photo portfolio.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Harley-Davidson - Level 0 Harley-Davidson - Level 1   or  Harley-Davidson - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. MOTORBIKES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about motorbikes. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       special / job / motorbikes / hot summers / wind / legendary / anniversary / lucky /
       intern / summer / motorcycling / enthusiasts / career skills / candidates / storytellers
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. INTERNSHIPS: Students A strongly believe internships are great; Students B strongly believe they are not great.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. ADVENTURE: What adventures could you have with these things? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote. Who had the best adventure?

 

Where could you go?

What could you do?

A motorbike

 

 

A computer

 

 

A backpack

 

 

A skateboard

 

 

A drone

 

 

A camera

 

 

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5. SUMMER: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "summer". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. JOBS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best places to work for at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Apple Computer
  • your local city hall
  • in a jungle
  • NASA
  • Harley-Davidson
  • a university
  • Hollywood
  • an expensive restaurant

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. opening a. The position of a student or trainee who works in a company, sometimes without pay, for work experience.
      2. internship b. Presenting something to someone to see if they want it or not.
      3. legendary c. A person who applies for a job or is in an election.
      4. offering d. Great enough to be very famous; very well known.
      5. celebrate e. The date on which an important or sad event took place some time in the past.
      6. anniversary f. An available job or position.
      7. candidates g. Do something enjoyable for an important or happy day or event, usually, with other people.

    Paragraph 2

      8. continuously h. Join in with and do something.
      9. engage i. A person who is very, very, very interested in a particular activity or subject.
      10. enthusiasts j. Tell what someone or something is like (in many details).
      11. immerse k. A long part of your working life doing the same or similar jobs.
      12. career l. Get very, very, very interested in an activity or interest and spend a lot of time and energy on it.
      13. journeys m. Non-stop.
      14. describe n. The act of travelling from one place to another.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Harley-Davidson is looking for eight interns for the summer.     T / F
  2. The Harley-Davidson company will soon be 150 years old.     T / F
  3. People who apply for the job must already be able to ride a Harley.     T / F
  4. Harley-Davidson said the interns will not be allowed to use social media. T / F
  5. Harley-Davidson's boss wants to make motorcycling more popular.     T / F
  6. The boss wants the interns to get skills in marketing.     T / F
  7. You must be good at telling stories to get the job.     T / F
  8. You need to write about what freedom is to get the job.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. opening
  2. legendary
  3. founding
  4. candidates
  5. celebration
  6. explained
  7. continuously
  8. gaining
  9. show
  10. portfolio
  1. constantly
  2. applicants
  3. selection
  4. opportunity
  5. getting
  6. famous
  7. demonstrate
  8. commemoration
  9. described
  10. setting up

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. a special job
  2. feeling the wind
  3. the legendary motorcycle
  4. celebrate the 115th
  5. attend a number
  6. his company wants eight interns
  7. grow the sport
  8. immerse themselves
  9. seeing them out
  10. describe what freedom
  1. in motorcycle culture
  2. maker
  3. anniversary
  4. to ride motorcycles
  5. on the road
  6. in their hair
  7. of events
  8. means
  9. opening for eight people
  10. of motorcycling

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
founding
lucky
maker
including
opening
celebrate
share
feeling

There is a special job (1) ____________ for eight people who love riding motorbikes, enjoy long, hot summers, and like (2) ____________ the wind in their hair. The position is a summer internship for the legendary motorcycle (3) ____________ Harley-Davidson. The company is looking for people to learn to ride its bikes and then ride them across the USA all summer. It is offering this job to (4) ____________ the 115th anniversary of the (5) ____________ of Harley-Davidson. The successful candidates will get special training to ride a Harley and must then (6) ____________ their experiences of their adventures of riding around the USA on social media. The (7) ____________ riders must also attend a number of events, (8) ____________ anniversary celebrations.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
storytellers
career
grow
freedom
explained
immerse
candidates
future

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich (9) ____________ why his company wants eight interns to ride motorcycles all summer. He said: "We're continuously working to (10) ____________ the sport of motorcycling. What better way to engage (11) ____________ riders than to have a whole team of newly-trained enthusiasts share personal stories as they (12) ____________ themselves in motorcycle culture and community – all while gaining marketable (13) ____________ skills. I'm looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing them out on the road." To qualify, (14) ____________ must show they are good (15) ____________, be able to use social media well, and describe what (16) ____________ means in an essay, video or photo portfolio.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  There is a special job opening for eight people who ______ motorbikes
     a.  love ridding
     b.  love riding
     c.  love ridging
     d.  love ridden
2)  enjoy long, hot summers, and like feeling the ______ hair
     a.  windy their
     b.  winded in their
     c.  windy in their
     d.  wind in their
3) offering this job to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the ______ Harley-Davidson
     a.  founding of
     b.  fondling of
     c.  foundering of
     d.  foundling of
4)  share their experiences of their adventures of riding around the USA ______ media
     a.  in social
     b.  on socially
     c.  in socially
     d.  on social
5)  The lucky riders must also attend a number ______
     a.  off events
     b.  of e-vents
     c.  off e-events
     d.  of events

6)  why his company wants eight interns to ride motorcycles ______
     a.  all summer
     b.  whole summer
     c.  the summer
     d.  fall summer
7)  He said: "We're continuously working to grow ______ motorcycling."
     a.  the sports of
     b.  the sport of
     c.  the sporty of
     d.  the sport off
8)  learning about their experiences, and seeing them ______ road
     a.  out in the
     b.  out ton the
     c.  out on the
     d.  ought on the
9)  show they are good storytellers, be able to use social ______
     a.  medium wells
     b.  media well
     c.  media wells
     d.  me dear well
10)  describe what freedom means in an essay, video or ______
     a.  photos ports folio
     b.  photo pawed folio
     c.  photon portfolio
     d.  photo portfolio

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is a special job (1) ___________________ people who love riding motorbikes, enjoy long, hot summers, and like (2) ___________________ in their hair. The position is a summer internship for the legendary motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. The company is looking for (3) ___________________ to ride its bikes and then ride them across the USA all summer. It is offering this job to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the founding of Harley-Davidson. The successful candidates (4) ___________________ training to ride a Harley and must then share their experiences of their adventures (5) ___________________ the USA on social media. The lucky riders must also (6) ___________________ of events, including anniversary celebrations.

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich (7) ___________________ company wants eight interns to ride motorcycles all summer. He said: "We're continuously (8) ___________________ the sport of motorcycling. What better way to engage future riders than to have (9) ___________________ of newly-trained enthusiasts share personal stories as they immerse themselves in motorcycle (10) ___________________ – all while gaining marketable career skills. I'm looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing (11) ___________________ the road." To qualify, candidates must show they are good storytellers, be able to use social media well, and describe (12) ___________________ in an essay, video or photo portfolio.

Comprehension questions

  1. How many interns is Harley-Davidson looking for?
  2. What might people like to feel in their hair?
  3. How old will the Harley-Davidson company be this year?
  4. What must successful candidates share on social media?
  5. What must the lucky candidates attend a number of?
  6. What does Harley-Davidson's CEO want to grow?
  7. What will the interns immerse themselves besides communities?
  8. What marketable skills will the interns pick up?
  9. What must candidates show they are good at?
  10. What word must job applicants describe?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many interns is Harley-Davidson looking for?
a) 8
b) 7
c) 9
d) 6
2) What might people like to feel in their hair?
a) a helmet
b) their fingers
c) the wind
d) the sun
3) How old will the Harley-Davidson company be this year?
a) 105
b) 115
c) 150
d) 145
4) What must successful candidates share on social media?
a) names
b) e-mail addresses
c) jokes
d) experiences
5)  What must the lucky candidates attend a number of?
a) events
b) meetings
c) exhibitions
d) interviews

6) What does Harley-Davidson's CEO want to grow?
a) rice
b) flowers
c) tomatoes
d) the sport of motorcycling
7) What will the interns immerse themselves besides communities?
a) a bath
b) motorcycle culture
c) water
d) oil
8) What marketable skills will the interns pick up?
a) motorbike maintenance
b) coding
c) selling
d) career skills
9) What must candidates show they are good at?
a) fixing engines
b) wet-weather riding
c) storytelling
d) tricks
10) What word must job applicants describe?
a) photo
b) freedom
c) motorcycle
d) journey

Role play

Role  A – Harley-Davidson
You think Harley-Davidson is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these places (and why): your local city hall, Hollywood or a jungle.

Role  B – Your Local City Hall
You think your local city hall is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these places (and why): Harley-Davidson, Hollywood or a jungle.

Role  C – Hollywood
You think Hollywood is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these places (and why): your local city hall, Harley-Davidson or a jungle.

Role  D – A Jungle
You think a jungle is the best place to work. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these places (and why):  your local city hall, Hollywood or Harley-Davidson.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'summer'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'job'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • why
    • grow
    • better
    • culture
    • road
    • freedom
    • opening
    • hair
    • 115
    • training
    • adventures
    • number




    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 - Get a job riding a Harley-Davidson all summer

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'motorbike'?
    3. What do you know about Harley-Davidson?
    4. Why does Harley-Davidson have a cool image?
    5. Do you enjoy feeling the wind in your hair?
    6. Would you like to apply for this internship?
    7. What do you think of internships?
    8. Why is Harley-Davidson doing this?
    9. Where would you go if you won this internship?
    10. Are motorcycles the best form of transport?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'job'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think about motorbikes?
    5. How much would you enjoy riding a motorcycle around the USA?
    6. What is "motorcycle culture"?
    7. What career skills might the interns learn?
    8. How good a storyteller are you?
    9. How would you describe the word "freedom"?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the Harley-Davidson boss?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    There is a special job (1) ____ for eight people who love riding motorbikes, enjoy long, hot summers, and like feeling the wind in their (2) ____. The position is a summer internship for the legendary motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. The company is (3) ____ for people to learn to ride its bikes and then ride them across the USA all summer. It is offering this job to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the (4) ____ of Harley-Davidson. The successful candidates will get special training to ride a Harley and must then (5) ____ their experiences of their adventures of riding around the USA on social media. The lucky riders must also attend (6) ____ number of events, including anniversary celebrations.

    Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich explained (7) ____ his company wants eight interns to ride motorcycles all summer. He said: "We're continuously working to (8) ____ the sport of motorcycling. What better way to engage future riders than to have a (9) ____ team of newly-trained enthusiasts share personal stories as they immerse themselves in motorcycle (10) ____ and community – all while gaining marketable career skills. I'm looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing them (11) ____ on the road." To qualify, candidates must show they are good storytellers, be able to use social media (12) ____, and describe what freedom means in an essay, video or photo portfolio.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     closing     (b)     opening     (c)     entering     (d)     changing    
    2. (a)     hairy     (b)     hair     (c)     hairs     (d)     hairline    
    3. (a)     looks     (b)     looked     (c)     looker     (d)     looking    
    4. (a)     discovery     (b)     founding     (c)     location     (d)     invention    
    5. (a)     shear     (b)     share     (c)     shave     (d)     shore    
    6. (a)     this     (b)     the     (c)     a     (d)     that    
    7. (a)     which     (b)     what     (c)     why     (d)     who    
    8. (a)     growth     (b)     grown     (c)     grow     (d)     growing    
    9. (a)     hole     (b)     while     (c)     holy     (d)     whole    
    10. (a)     mature     (b)     nurture     (c)     vulture     (d)     culture    
    11. (a)     out     (b)     outer     (c)     outing     (d)     outs    
    12. (a)     good     (b)     nice     (c)     well     (d)     lot

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

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    (...)  wind in their hair. The position is a summer internship for the legendary motorcycle
    (...)  skills. I'm looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing them out
    (...)  able to use social media well, and describe what freedom means in an essay, video or photo portfolio.
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    10. in   Describe   what   an   essay   .   means   freedom

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    there is a special job opening for eight people who love riding motorbikes, enjoy long, hot summers, and like feeling the wind in their hair. the position is a summer internship for the legendary motorcycle maker harley-davidson. the company is looking for people to learn to ride its bikes and then ride them across the usa all summer. it is offering this job to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the founding of harley-davidson. the successful candidates will get special training to ride a harley and must then share their experiences of their adventures of riding around the usa on social media. the lucky riders must also attend a number of events, including anniversary celebrations.

    harley-davidson ceo matt levatich explained why his company wants eight interns to ride motorcycles all summer. 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 as they immerse themselves in motorcycle culture and community – all while gaining marketable career skills. i'm looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing them out on the road." to qualify, candidates must show they are good storytellers, be able to use social media well, and describe what freedom means in an essay, video or photo portfolio.

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Thereisaspecialjobopeningforeightpeoplewholoveridingmotorbikes,
    enjoylong,hotsummers,andlikefeelingthewindintheirhair.Thepositi
    onisasummerinternshipforthelegendarymotorcyclemakerHarley-D
    avidson.Thecompanyislookingforpeopletolearntorideitsbikesandth
    enridethemacrosstheUSAallsummer.Itisofferingthisjobtocelebratet
    he115thanniversaryofthefoundingofHarley-Davidson.Thesuccessfu
    lcandidateswillgetspecialtrainingtorideaHarleyandmustthenshareth
    eirexperiencesoftheiradventuresofridingaroundtheUSAonsocialme
    dia.Theluckyridersmustalsoattendanumberofevents,includinganniv
    ersarycelebrations.Harley-DavidsonCEOMattLevatichexplainedwh
    yhiscompanywantseightinternstoridemotorcyclesallsummer.Hesai
    d:"We'recontinuouslyworkingtogrowthesportofmotorcycling.Whatb
    etterwaytoengagefutureridersthantohaveawholeteamofnewly-trai
    nedenthusiastssharepersonalstoriesastheyimmersethemselvesinm
    otorcyclecultureandcommunity–allwhilegainingmarketablecareers
    kills.I'mlookingforwardtofollowingtheirjourneys,learningabouttheir
    experiences,andseeingthemoutontheroad."Toqualify,candidatesm
    ustshowtheyaregoodstorytellers,beabletousesocialmediawell,andd
    escribewhatfreedommeansinanessay,videoorphotoportfolio.

    Free writing

    Write about Harley-Davidson for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of motorcycles?  Would you like one?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Make a poster about Harley-Davidson. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. MOTORCYCLES: Write a magazine article about motorcycles. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against them.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on motorcycles. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on them. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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