澳大利亚语言学校会定期整理一些PTE的素材库，让各位PTE的考生，能够平时在练习的时候能够接触到一些和official questions criteria相近的话题素材，不但能够锻炼PTE考生的听力和复述能力，也能在消化没一品素材的过程中提高自己的阅读能力以及词汇量，例如，这篇关于骑行的文章，大家可以试着re-tell这段音频，并回答以下这些问题：
Cyclocross n. 公路越野，混合骑行
Type 1 diabetes I型糖尿病
Juvenile Arthritis n. 少年型关节炎
Coeliac disease n. 谷蛋白过敏
Steeplechase n. 越野赛，障碍赛
High intensity 高强度的
Obstacles n. 障碍物
Mixture of grass, asphalt, gravel, dirt 草地，沥青，碎石和尘土的混合物
Pedal n. （自行车的）脚踏板
Clip in 夹入
Pancreas n. 胰腺
Bloodstream n. 血流
Blood glucose n. 血糖
Prink v. 打扮
Gluten free diet 无谷蛋白的饮食
Interstate adj. 洲际的
Insulin n. 胰岛素
Feel the vibe of 感受…的气氛
Advocate v. 主张，提倡
A 14-year old with some serious health problems took to the track of the National Cyclocross Championships in Adelaide this weekend. We joined Louis as he prepared for the big competition to find out how he competes with Type 1 diabetes, Juvenile Arthritis and coeliac disease.
LOUIS, CYCLOCROSS COMPETITOR: Hi, I’m Louis Stibbard, I’m 14, and I race cyclocross. Cycling was always my freedom. Good to get out of the house, growing up in a quiet neighbourhood. Didn’t really get into it seriously until my local bike shop mechanic gave me a little card, a little junior squad by the PCYC.
I was exposed to the cycling community a lot more. Then we found this interest in cyclocross. Basically a steeplechase with a bike. It’s a short course, it’s high intensity, it’s very technical, so short, sharp turns with obstacles barriers, logs, stairs, where you have to physically get off and run. It’s a mixture of grass, asphalt, gravel, dirt.
The pedals are actually clipped in and you’re locked to the bike. If you don’t clip out in time, you’re going face first into the mud, it’s not a pretty sight. You’ve got the crowd standing right there, you’ve got 10 plus faces full of laughter right there.
So I have type 1 diabetes, Coeliac’s disease and juvenile arthritis. Diabetes is where the pancreas ceases to function. I’ve got to keep my blood glucose which is the amount of glucose in my bloodstream within a range that is level, not too high or not too low. That’s why I have to prick my finger and manually give the insulin from outside. Coeliac disease is basically just complying with a gluten free diet for life. Juvenile arthritis is when my joints, so like hands, knees, ankles they puff up, get stiff and become really sore.
For other athletes it might just be getting a good night’s sleep beforehand, something like that, but for me it starts three days out, two days out. Getting enough water on, making sure my diabetes is nice and consistent. Making sure everything is under control, it’s all got to be absolutely on point to be able to perform at its best.
I’m competing in the under 17s National Cyclocross Championships in Adelaide. My family on its own, we wouldn’t be able to get here. Crowd funding shared all over social media got enough support to get us here, get flights for this long, get the kit, get the bike, get to that pro level I suppose.
It’s been great being able to go on my first plane trip, go interstate, all first time. It’s been a great experience to come and feel the vibe of the national stage.
I’d like to become an advocate for Type 1 diabetic kids and be able to go and share my experiences with them
You can do anything. Your body can do anything you want it to do. It’s all about getting your mind ready to do it. If your mind is prepared and your mind is in the zone, you can do anything, you can go as far as you want.