Cars, Vehicles, Automobiles and Traffic expressions and discussion exercise
This is specific
to Australia but it is easily adapted. By choosing the theme of cars and
driving you can create a lesson centred around learning some of these terms.
Discussing what some of the slang words mean will help your student practice
their English. And if your student is wanting a driving license in your
area this would be especially useful to them.
what type of car they drive and whether they've had any difficulties driving
in their area. Discussing this would allow for a neat segue to the lesson.
Go through the sheet with them and find out whether they know this vocabulary.
Where a phrase or word is found to be unfamiliar, talk about it by giving
If your student finds that most of the words or phrases are unfamiliar it would be best to only spend 30-40 minutes on this lesson Give the unfinished list to your student to take home and look through themselves as homework.
If this sheet is completed quickly, practice and discuss the dialogue below. Substitute local slang if necessary!
Girl: If you donít you might be hit by a car.
Guy: Why? Canít they see me?
Girl: No. Drivers donít usually think that someone is going to walk out in front of them. Theyíve usually put the pedal to the metal or even put the foot through the floor.
Guy: Sounds dangerous just to cross the road. I think Iíd better drive there!