Rigoberto Urán is a successful Colombian cyclist. He ended second in the Giro d'Italia twice, and once in the Tour de France. In 2012 he won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. In this book, Rigo tells us about his life as a child and a young adult, about his successes and failures in cycling. One chapter is dedicated to his adopted parents in Italy, where he lived when training for competitions in Europe.
- 66 pages of text
- written in past tense
- Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
- setting: Colombia and Europe
Information for teachers
Adriana Ramirez: "Why did I write this book? From the Spanish teacher perspective: As an IB Spanish teacher I saw the need to expose my students, during their FVR time, to level 4 books that have a big emphasis on first person. As part of the course they are required to learn how to write on different formats (blogs, articles, opinion columns, formal letters, speeches, interviews). Most of these formats have a strong emphasis on first person, requiring from them very personal and deep analysis. As we all know, the more we read, the better writers we become. And that is the purpose of this book, to immerse them in a very deep account in which they feel they are directly talking to the main character, learning from his experiences, and analyzing life along him."
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