IDIOMS!
"drive someone crazy" = make someone go crazy

"My younger sister drives me crazy with her terrible jokes."


"What are you driving at?" = What do you mean?

"So, why did you say that terrible stuff about my clothes? What are you driving at? Do you mean they are old and ugly?"


Texting and Driving

Pre-Listening Exercises
What are the dangerous of texting and driving? Are there any local laws that prohibit texting and driving where you live?

HELPFUL TIP : Put away your cellphone or turn it off while you drive. Being distracted by a cellphone can cause accidents.


2. Listening Exercises [ Top ]
Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

1. The woman is going to ___________.
A. the bus station
B. the airport
C. the train station

2. The man receives a text message about ___________.
A. a medical appointment
B. a job interview
C. vacation plans

3. The woman wants to _______ because he won't stop texting.
A. hit the man
B. call her brother
C. get out and walk

4. The man and woman are in trouble because _______.
A. they don't have a license
B. the other driver looks scary
C. their window doesn't work

5. The woman suggests ___________.
A. catching the bus
B. calling the police
C. talking with the other driver


Answers:

1. the train station
2. a medical appointment
3. get out and walk
4. the other driver looks scary
5. calling the police

Script:

Woman: Hey. Are you leaving now? [ Yeah. ] Could you give me a ride to the train station?

Man: Sure. Get in.

Woman: Oh, I'm glad I caught you. My train leaves in about 20 minutes, and I don't have time to walk there.

Man: No problem. Oh, I just got a text from my mom about her doctor's appointment.

Woman: Wait. You're not going to text and drive, are you?

Man: Yeah. I'm pretty good at it. Watch! Now, look here . . .

Woman: No, no. Hey, hey, to be honest, I feel uncomfortable with you trying to do both at the same time . . . and it is against the law.

Man: I've had a lot of practice.

Woman: No really, I'll just walk. Pull over. I can catch the next train.

Man: No, no, no. I'm almost finished with this text . . . . just a second.

Woman: Watch out!! [ Scream ]

Man: AHHHH! Oh, no. My car.

Woman: Oh, no. OH NO!! Forget your car. The driver of the other car looks like a pro wrestler, and boy, does he look angry. Oh, no, oh no. He just punched that light pole and smashed his car window with his fist.

Man: Oh, Hey, uh switch me seats?

Woman: No. Forget it. I think it would be a good time for you to text or call the police. Man: Augh. 


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