Can e-bikes transform our cities?
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  • Do you like riding a bike?
  • Have you ever used your bike to commute to work or school?
  • Do you think that e-bikes can reduce the number of cars in cities?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 00:16 How popular are e-bikes these days?
  • ⌚ 00:22 How big is the European market for e-bikes?
  • ⌚ 00:54 How much has the sales of e-bikes risen since last year?
  • ⌚ 01:04 Who is buying e-bikes?
  • ⌚ 01:18 How expensive are e-bikes?
  • ⌚ 01:38 What is Bosch famous for?
  • ⌚ 02:04 What innovations sped the trend for electric bikes?
  • ⌚ 02:16 What’s the possible range on an e-bike these days?
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part two

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 2:57 How many Germans own an e-bike?
  • ⌚ 3:15 What makes a city of Vechta special?
  • ⌚ 3:40 How are e-bikes changing the city infrastructure?
  • ⌚ 3:52 What is Bremen famous for?
  • ⌚ 4:17 What is Bremen building to make cycling safer?
  • ⌚ 4:32 What caused an increase in the use of e-bikes in London?
  • ⌚ 4:47 What is transforming the way people do their shopping?
  • ⌚ 5:21 How are e-bikes replacing vans on the road?
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part three

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 5:44 How are delivery companies like FedEx taking advantage of e-bikes?
  • ⌚ 5:59 What are the advantages of these vehicles?
  • ⌚ 6:31 What have architects realized in the last decade?
  • ⌚ 6:38 How popular were bikes in 1949?
  • ⌚ 6:46 How did the situation change by 1974?
  • ⌚ 7:04 How are cities around the world changing accoring to Peter Murray?
  • ⌚ 7:11 How has the position of e-bikes changes as a mode of transport?
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Which mode of transport do you think will dominate the cities of the future?

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