English Culture Videos

"Gas Station"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

According to Randall's first main point, drivers should ______.

Number one: make sure that our tires are properly inflated.

What can drivers do at intersections to save gas?

Uh, number two: be careful on how we accelerate at, uh, intersections. That tends to save gas.

When waiting for someone, drivers ought to ____.

And number three: if you're waiting for someone, just turn off the car. Just idling the car for long periods of time tends to waste gas, not save it.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

When gas prices rise in your area, does your lifestyle change in how much you and your family drive? Do you alter your vacation plans to compensate for high prices? Search the Internet for three tips on how to save gas when operating a motor vehicle. 

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. You know, as everyday citizens, we have little control over the gas prices. You can hear the traffic in front of me, and saving gas has become so important in the world today, so there are three things we can probably do to save gas.

Number one: make sure that our tires are properly inflated.

Uh, number two: be careful on how we accelerate at, uh, intersections. That tends to save gas.

And number three: if you're waiting for someone, just turn off the car. Just idling the car for long periods of time tends to waste gas, not save it.