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General Listening Quiz

“Driving Road Test”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
medium driver education two men 02:08

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some basic rules of the road you need to know when taking a road test to obtain a driver’s license in your country? How about where you live now? Think about topics such as parking, speeding, passing, yielding the right of way, and obeying traffic signs and signals.


cut someone off” = pull in front of someone
The instructor failed me because I cut someone off on the highway.”

fender bender” = very minor car accident
The slick roads caused a number of fender benders this morning.”

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

Listen again and identify the possible mistakes or careless behavior Mr. Smith committed during his driving test. What are the possible consequences of each action? What should you know before selecting a driving school (e.g., cost, length of course, safety record, etc.)? Shop around on the Internet for the best course based on your needs.

Online Investigation

What are the possible advantages of taking a drivers education course online instead of attending a traditional driving school? Go online and collect information on the cost, types of classes available, and the length of time it takes to complete such courses.

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