“Annoying Drivers”



Pre-Listening Question

What behaviors annoy you most about other drivers? Do you ever exhibit these same annoyances? Be honest.

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

pet peeve (noun): a minor annoyance that bothers someone
– A messy house is one of my pet peeves. I just wish my kids would clean up after themselves.

bug someone (expression): bother someone
– Sleeping in class really bugs the teacher, so you should get more rest at night.

tailgate (verb): follow very closely behind another driver
– I hate it when people tailgate because this causes so many accidents.

ridiculous (verb): very silly or unreasonable
– Some drivers are so ridiculous when they drive and speed down the road without concern for safety.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

  1. Here is a list of annoying behaviors on the road. Describe each one and relate any experiences have had with such drivers.
  • The slow driver
  • The tailgating driver
  • The driving-too-fast driver
  • The aggressive, reckless, or impatient driver
  • The littering driver
  • The no-turn-signal driver
  • The texting driver
  • The constantly-switching-lanes driver

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