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General Listening Quiz

“Car Accidents”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
medium car accidents man – woman – teenage daughter 02:18

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some of the major factors that lead to car accidents and what can be done to deal with these causes? What possible injuries can occur in such accidents? Who would you contact if you had to file accident claims or other request for medical assistance?


crash course” = a course in which you learn the material in a very short time period
She took a driving crash course before she went on vacation.”

black ice” = a coating of ice on the road that is nearly invisible to drivers
Be careful as you drive home tonight because there are sure to be patches of black ice on the highways.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

What are some factors or situations that lead to car accidents (for example, texting and driving)? Are their laws in your country that prohibit certain driving behaviors? What are the penalties for violating these laws?

Online Investigation

Car accidents are often a part of life, and getting the right car insurance should be part of owning a vehicle. Choose a type of car in which you are interested. Then, select two in car insurance companies and compare insurance rates for each. Which company seems to provide the best coverage and the best price? Do the companies provide cheaper rates for good students? Do the rates go up for younger drivers?

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