How often do you ride a bicycle or motorbike? Learn some vocabulary for speaking about your bike by doing these exercises.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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i don't ride a bike or a motorcycle as i ride my car to work
i used to ride a bike when i was a child.

i have not ridden a bike beacuse i had not tough to learn it. another reason that i can sey is my city is very hot and in my country have not let women to ride a bike.

when I was a toddler that time a use to ride a bicycle but this time I m a teenager that's why I m not interested to ride a bicycle.

I don't ride a bicycle or motorbike.
I like sport but I quicly have an unpleasant feeling on the saddle.
And I prefere a car to a motorbike because of the rain - I think of the comfort first and I'm not an adventurer.

Thank you again for your help, Kirk!

Hi Kirk,
I wonder if you can help me with the following:

- ...this floating island EQUALS tjree times the size of France;

- Constant advertising and innovation oblige consumers to get rid of almost new devices to buy the ultimate novelty on the market, and so feel EQUAL to their peers.

I'm quite confident that EQUAL in my first sentence is right but I have more doubts about the second one.
Is the verb "to feel" a good collocation? Is it correct to use the verb EQUAL even I'm not talking about size, value or quantity?
Thank you,
Mariaida

Hi Mariaida,

The verb 'equal' is not used in the way it is used in the first sentence you ask about; it usually establishes a relationship between two specific numbers or an object and a specific number, but there is no specific number here ('three times the size' isn't really specific in the same way as, for example, '600 m2' or '350€'). I would probably just use the verb 'be' here: 'the island is three times the size of France'.

Yes, 'to feel equal to their peers' is a correct collocation and is used well here.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I used to ride bicycle when I was a child and many years I’ve not rode any bicycles.

Thank you Kirk,
you have been very helpful all the same. At least I know now that the solutions to my doubts aren't so predictable as they might seem.
Mariaida

Thank you Kirk, I'll stick with 'subtlety' than, as you suggested.

If I can ask, I actually have another doubt which seems rather tough to solve. I have found, in sentences from Longman ('s - ?) "Corpus" Dictionary and in other quite official contests, expressions like the following

- the restaurant's ambience, the computer's headphones, the software's convenience, etc.

Is it grammaticly correct using a Sasson Genitive with inanimated subjects that don't involve people like, for examle Government, etc.? Would Cambridge examiners accept it?
Thank you for your attention,
Mariaida

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