Driving

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Introduction

Find 19 parts of a car below. When you finish, click 'Answer' below.

steeringwheelgearstickrearviewmirrorbootclutchindicatorwindscreenwiperbrakedashboardacceleratortyrebonnetseatbeltbumperheadlightspeedometerfueltankgearboxheadrest

  • Answer
CLick on the words to see Wikipedia articles with photos. (Links open on new page.)Notice how the multiple-word expressions are separate “steering wheel”, hyphenated “rear-view”, or compound nouns “windscreen”. It’s a good idea to group these separately to help you remember.

Pre-listening

1. Decide if the following statements are true or false:
1. Young drivers in Britain drive more safely than those in their age group in most other European countries.
2. A third of people who are killed driving on Britain’s roads are younger than 25.
3. 10% of young people have been involved in a road accident where someone was killed or badly hurt.
4. 40% of young drivers are involved in a crash in the first six weeks after passing their driving test.
2. Now watch the first 25 seconds of the video to check your ideas. Then click “Answer” below.
  • Answer
  • 1. False – “Britian’s young drivers are some of the most dangerous in Europe.”
  • 2. True – “1 in every 3 drivers who die on UK roads are under 25.”
  • 3. True – “1 in 10 young people have been in a crash that resulted in death or serious injury.”
  • 4. False – “1 in 5 young drivers has a crash within 6 months of passing their test.”

Listening

1. Watch the video from 00:25-1:55 and answer questions 1-6 below.

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