English Culture Videos

"Teenage Drivers"

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

First, Randall's kids need to ______ before they drive.

Number one, you have to maintain good grades, that's a B average or higher in schools here.

When using the car, Randall's teenagers have to ____.

Number two, you have to pay your own gas: If you drive, you, you know, put gas in it, so the next person has it.

If his kids get a traffic ticket, they will have to _____.

And number three, if you get a traffic ticket, then you have to pay car insurance on your own, which I think is pretty fair.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

How do you feel about Randall's three points? If you parents had a similar system for your driving, would you feel okay about it? Use the Internet to discover the restrictions and laws governing teenage driving in at least two different areas around the world.

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. Now, driving for teenagers in the United States is a pretty important thing, and in our family, there are three things you need to do to drive.

Number one, you have to maintain good grades, that's a B average or higher in schools here.

Number two, you have to pay your own gas: If you drive, you, you know, put gas in it, so the next person has it.

And number three, if you get a traffic ticket, then you have to pay car insurance on your own, which I think is pretty fair.