What information would you expect to hear in a radio traffic report? (The recording for this report is fictitious, but is based, in part, on common situations and places in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.)
“hairy” = dangerous and/or scary
“Coming home in the snowstorm got pretty hairy as we passed through the mountains.”
“fender-bender” = a car accident that results in little damage
“So far, there haven’t been any reports of major accidents during rush hour today. Just a few fender-benders without any injuries.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
What are some of the most common modes of transportation in your country? What are the traffic conditions like in both major cities and rural areas? Do you think that building more roads or widening them is the solution to traffic congestion? Find a Website that describes these conditions and summarize your findings.