In this lesson students learn and practise vocabulary related to cars and driving, watch a funny video and do reading comprehension tasks. They also talk about getting a driving licence in their countries.
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In the pre-class part of the video, students do three vocabulary tasks. First, they label parts of a car in the pictures with words from a list (e.g. clutch pedal, boot, steering wheel). Some of the British words are listed with their American counterparts. Then, they complete collocations related to driving (e.g. practical test). Finally, they choose correct words to complete sentences about driving and driving laws (e.g. fasten your seatbelt, parallel parking). The vocabulary learned at home will be used in the in-class part of the lesson.
Video and reading comprehension tasks
In the classroom, students start by discussing some driving laws with those in their country (e.g. speed limits, overtaking, driver’s age, etc.). Before watching the video, students explain how one gets a driving licence in their country and how the people who take the driving test feel. Then, students watch the video about an unusual driving test and summarize what happened. After that, they read a funny text about a person taking a driving test multiple times, and do two reading comprehension tasks. In the first one they have to find the significance in six numbers which appear in the text. In the second one, they look at the text again and find things which are similar and different about getting a driving licence in their country. Finally, students discuss questions about driving and share some driving tips. If a student is not a driver, the questions can be adapted. Some examples of that are provided in a teacher’s note.
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