Driving a Car

 

Relax with the Sounds of Nature

Listen to the sounds of nature and take a few deep breaths. That way you can begin the unit with a clear mind.
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talk with your partner
speak the dialogue again

Practice the sentences

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
Have you ever been in a car accident?en
No, because I always keep a safe distance to other cars.en
 
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    • Is eating out expensive?en
       
    • How much distance do you keep?en
       
    • How much do you like cake?en
       
 
 
My dad taught me how to drive.en
When did he teach you?en
 
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    • Driving is expensive.en
       
    • My father likes to read the newspaper.en
       
    • I started driving when I was 18.en
       
 
 
The left lane is for passing slower cars.en
I wish people would actually follow that rule.en
 
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    • It would be good for your teeth.en
       
    • There would definitely be less accidents.en
       
    • I wish you happy holidays.en
       
 
 
 
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Practice the phrases

Build the sentence by clicking on the words.
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Learn the dialogue

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Thanks for practicing how to drive with me.en
No worries. How many times have you been driving so far?en
It's the fifth time. I went driving last week too.en
How do you like it so far?en
It's still a little confusing, especially driving in the city.en
Even for me the city can sometimes be stressful with bikers, pedestrians, and traffic.en
Traffic is the worst! And one-way lanes. I always miss the turn and then have to go around the whole block.en
Have you driven at night and on the highway already?en
I drove at night but not on the highway yet. The speed is a little intimidating.en
Driving fast can be really fun, especially with a manual car.en
One day I would also like to learn how to drive a manual, but for now it is difficult enough to drive this automatic.en
Once you are comfortable with the automatic, I will teach you driving stick.en
I owe you. Thanks again Ashlee.en
 

Practice the dialogue

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • Thanks for practicing how to with me.
     
 
 
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  • No worries. How many times have you been so far?
     
 
 
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  • It's the fifth . I went driving last week too.
     
 
 
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  • How do you it so far?
     
 
 
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  • It's still a confusing, especially driving in the city.
     
 
 
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  • Even for me the city can sometimes be stressful with bikers, pedestrians, and .
     
 
 
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  • Traffic is the worst! And one-way lanes. I miss the turn and then have to go around the whole block.
     
 
 
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  • Have you driven at and on the highway already?
     
 
 
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  • I drove at night but not on the highway yet. The is a little intimidating.
     
 
 
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  • Driving fast can be really , especially with a manual car.
     
 
 
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  • One day I would also like to learn how to drive a , but for now it is difficult enough to drive this automatic.
     
 
 
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  • Once you are comfortable with the automatic, I will teach you driving .
     
 
 
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  • I you. Thanks again Ashlee.
     
 
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the short dialogue and select the correct response.
 
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    • Just after 8 o'clock.en
       
    • Work is very important.en
       
    • After I get home from work.en
       
 
 
 
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    • I think I need a vacation.en
       
    • I've gotten a couple of tickets in the past.en
       
    • We should go to the park.en
       
 
 
 
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    • How can we help you?en
       
    • Could you pass the salt?en
       
    • That means there will be traffic, right?en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
Peter
Thanks for practicing how to drive with me.en
You
No worries. How many times have you been driving so far?en
It's the fifth time. I went driving last week too.en
How do you like it so far?en
It's still a little confusing, especially driving in the city.en
Even for me the city can sometimes be stressful with bikers, pedestrians, and traffic.en
Traffic is the worst! And one-way lanes. I always miss the turn and then have to go around the whole block.en
Have you driven at night and on the highway already?en
I drove at night but not on the highway yet. The speed is a little intimidating.en
Driving fast can be really fun, especially with a manual car.en
One day I would also like to learn how to drive a manual, but for now it is difficult enough to drive this automatic.en
Once you are comfortable with the automatic, I will teach you driving stick.en
I owe you. Thanks again Ashlee.en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Thanks for practicing how to drive with me.en
Ashlee
No worries. How many times have you been driving so far?en
It's the fifth time. I went driving last week too.en
How do you like it so far?en
It's still a little confusing, especially driving in the city.en
Even for me the city can sometimes be stressful with bikers, pedestrians, and traffic.en
Traffic is the worst! And one-way lanes. I always miss the turn and then have to go around the whole block.en
Have you driven at night and on the highway already?en
I drove at night but not on the highway yet. The speed is a little intimidating.en
Driving fast can be really fun, especially with a manual car.en
One day I would also like to learn how to drive a manual, but for now it is difficult enough to drive this automatic.en
Once you are comfortable with the automatic, I will teach you driving stick.en
I owe you. Thanks again Ashlee.en
 


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