Driving a Car

 

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

Practice the dialog

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

Learn important phrases

Have you ever been in a car accident?
When will you get your driver's license?
I started driving when I was 15.
I would like to drive a hybrid.
You should always keep a safe distance from other cars.
The left lane is for passing slower cars.
If you don't follow the speed limit you might get a ticket.
It is not allowed to drink and drive.
Have you ever been in a car accident?
 
When will you get your driver's license?
 
I started driving when I was 15.
 
I would like to drive a hybrid.
 
You should always keep a safe distance from other cars.
 
The left lane is for passing slower cars.
 
If you don't follow the speed limit you might get a ticket.
 
It is not allowed to drink and drive.
 
 
 

Practice the phrases

Build the sentence by clicking on the words.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Practice Listening

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

Speak a dialog

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Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (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.
You
No worries. This is the fourth time you're driving?
No, it's the fifth time. I drove with my dad last week, too.
How do you like it so far?
It's still a little confusing, especially driving in the city.
Even for me the city can sometimes be stressful with bikers, pedestrians and traffic.
Traffic is the worst! And one-way lanes. I always miss the turn and then have to go around the whole block.
Have you driven at night and on the highway already?
I drove at night but not on the highway yet. The speed is a little intimidating.
Driving fast can be really fun, especially with a manual car.
One day I would also like to learn how to drive a manual but for now I've got my hands full with this automatic.
Once you are comfortable with the automatic, I will teach you driving stick.
I owe you. Thanks again Ashlee.
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (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.
Ashlee
No worries. This is the fourth time you're driving?
No, it's the fifth time. I drove with my dad last week, too.
How do you like it so far?
It's still a little confusing, especially driving in the city.
Even for me the city can sometimes be stressful with bikers, pedestrians and traffic.
Traffic is the worst! And one-way lanes. I always miss the turn and then have to go around the whole block.
Have you driven at night and on the highway already?
I drove at night but not on the highway yet. The speed is a little intimidating.
Driving fast can be really fun, especially with a manual car.
One day I would also like to learn how to drive a manual but for now I've got my hands full with this automatic.
Once you are comfortable with the automatic, I will teach you driving stick.
I owe you. Thanks again Ashlee.
 
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