Excercise 5 – After the head noun
Complete the text about cycling. Drag the noun clauses (A-F) to the right gaps.
- cyclist (n) a person who rides a bike
- mayor (n) the head of the government of a city or town
- sedentary (adj) spending a lot of time sitting, not moving
- broken bone
- proposition (n) an idea or a plan of action
- accident (n) an event that causes injury
- rush hour (n) the time when the road is full of traffic
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The proposition 1. ____________________ can be measured financially. It is a fact 2. ____________________ and from this, it follows 3. ____________________. However, on balance, regular cyclists live longer than people who have a sedentary lifestyle. Another benefit to the community is the likelihood 4. ____________________. In other words, when a critical mass of workers commutes by bicycle, this lowers the number of cars on the road at rush hours. Mayors and councillors all over the world are coming to the conclusion 5. ____________________ and therefore 6. ____________________.
- that cycling brings many benefits to a country or city
- that cyclists run a heightened risk of accidents
- that treating the physical trauma (broken bones, etc.) bears a cost of its own
- that traffic patterns will shift for the better
- that the numbers speak for themselves
- that cycling can be advantageous for their city