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General Listening Quiz

“Driver’s License”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate driver’s license man, woman, teenage girl 02:28

Pre-Listening Exercise

Many people want a driver’s license, but they might not be prepared to have one. What are some basic rules of the road you can share with inexperienced drivers to help them avoid accidents or traffic accidents? Are there traffic rules that are specific to different countries?


be a drag” = something that is annoying
Waiting in long lines to get your driver’s license is such a drag.”

drive someone up the wall” = make someone angry or really upset
Your careless driving is driving me up the wall. Slow down and think.”

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 would be the possible advantages and disadvantages of allowing teenagers (between the ages of 15-18) to drive legally in your area?

Online Investigation

The laws for getting a driver’s license vary from place to place throughout the world. Search the Internet and find out information on the specific laws for obtaining a license in your country and the steps to get one. At what age can you get a license? Are different types of licenses issued for driving certain vehicles including motorcycles and large trucks?

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