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INDEX

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Teacher’s Guide (teaching hints and follow-up suggestions)
…Pam Has a Fender Bender …Reporting an Accident to ICBC …Car Insurance …Driving and the Police …Readings …Parts of a Car …Grammar …Idioms …Pronunciation …Unit Closers

Getting Started: Planning Your First Week’s Lesson
....for high Level 1 ....for Level 2 ....for Level 3

Handouts and Activity Masters
TG TG 1 page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10 11-12 13 14 Car Accident Discussion Questions (Levels 1-low 2) Car Accident Discussion Questions (difficult version) Concentration Game (vocabulary intro for Levels 1-low 2) -- picture cards -- game backing -- word cards -- student vocabulary page Story Picture Grid (overhead master) True or False? (Level 1-Low 2) Pam's Accident (Story Levels 1-2) Pam Has a Fender Bender (Story Level 2-3) Listening Exercise: Pam’s Fender Bender (level 3) Pam’s Fender Bender (Cloze) (all levels)

Pam Has a Fender Bender

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Pam’s Fender Bender: Past Verbs (Level 1-2) Whaddya Think? (opinion functions) (high 2-3) Why question cards (easy version) Student Handout for Why Questions (easy version) Why question cards (difficult version) Student Handout for Why Questions (difficult version) New Word Review (Levels 1-low 2) Vocabulary Review (Levels 2-3) Pair Fluency Drill: As a matter of fact, I do. (short answers in real conversation) Make Questions (Past Tense: was/were vs. did) (easy version) Scrambled Story Steps (cut-up master) Scrambled Story Steps (student handout) Story Game Board Question Words for Story Board Game Pam Sends an E-mail (easy version) An E-mail Home (difficult version) Pam's E-mail: Questions (easy version) Pam's E-mail: Pair Questions (difficult version) Pam's Accident Crossword Puzzle (Easy version) Pam's Accident Crossword Puzzle Answer and Word Bank (Easy version) Fender Bender Crossword Puzzle (Difficult version) Fender Bender Crossword Puzzle Answers (Difficult version)

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Steps in Reporting an Accident
TG 9 37 38 39 40 Scrambled Steps Scrambled Step Halves Scrambled Steps (student handout) Accident Check-list

ICBC
TG 10 41 42 43 44 45 46 Dialog: Calling ICBC (easy version) Dialog Strips (easy version) Calling the ICBC Dial-a-Claim Centre (cloze) More ICBC Dial-a-Claim Questions (easy version) New Word Review (More ICBC Dial-a-Claim Questions) (Level 1/2) Question and Answer Strips (Match) (Levels 1-2)

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47 Information at the Scene: More ICBC Dial-a-Claim Questions (Level 2/3) 48 Vocabulary Review (More ICBC Dial-a-Claim Questions) (Level 2/3) 49 Dialog Review: Calling to Report an Accident (high 1/low 2) 50 Verb Focus: Dial-a-Claim Questions (high 2/3) 51 Reading Accident Descriptions (easy version) 52 Accident Diagrams (all levels) 53 Reading Accident Descriptions (difficult version) 54 Getting Your Vehicle Repaired 55 At ICBC Claim Centre: What’s the Dialog? (easy version) 56 More About the ICBC Claim Process (difficult version) 57 Contacting ICBC 58 Accident Report Form 59 Crossword: Accident Check-list 60 Crossword Answer Key 61 Car Accident Review Questions 62 More ICBC Questions 63 More ICBC Answers 64-5 What Every Driver Should Know 66 Questions for What Every Driver Should Know 67 Pair Review Cards (difficult) 68 Pair Review Cards (easy)

Car Insurance
69 70 71 72 73 74-75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 Car Insurance: What Do You Know? (high 1-low 2) B.C. Car Insurance (easy reading) Car Insurance Quiz (level 2-3) Kinds of Vehicle Insurance (medium reading) Which Car Insurance… (chart/all levels) Some Things You Should Know About Car Insurance (high 1-low 3) Car Insurance Problems: What do you think? (all levels) Word Families: Car Insurance (Levels 2-3) Safe Driving Discount Chart: Discounts and Surcharges Understanding Discounts and Surcharges (chart questions) Crossword Puzzle: Auto Insurance Auto Insurance: Crossword Puzzle Answers and Word Bank

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Driving and the Police (levels 1-3)
Making a Report to the Police TG 15 83 Word Work (Stolen, Broken and Damaged) 84 Hank’s Bad Day (Levels 1- 2) TG 16 85 Reporting to the Police (questions) 86 Reporting to the Police (answer sheet) 87 Drivers and Police Reports: What do you think? (pre-reading questions) TG 16 88 Drivers and Police Reports (reading) (Level 3) 89 Pair Discussion Questions Getting Stopped by the Police 90 Dialog: Lemme See Your License (all levels) TG 17 91 Had Better Advice Cards (all levels) 92 Getting Stopped by the Police (easy discussion questions) 93 Getting Stopped by the Police (easy reading) 94 Getting Pulled Over by the Police (medium discussion questions) 95 Vocabulary Focus (levels 3) 96 Getting Pulled Over by the Police (level 3) 97 Word Chart (levels 3) TG 18 98 Pair Discussion Cards (levels 1-low 2) 99 Pair Discussion Questions (levels high 2-3) 100 Find Somebody Who… 101 Drinking and Driving

Readings* (*see TG p. 21 for other recommended reading sources)
Unlucky at Love (story exchange for levels 2-3) 102 Pre-reading Discussion Questions 103 New Words TG 19 104 Master for Story Add-on Cut-ups 105 Unlucky at Love (Easy comp questions) 106 Newspaper Stories: Unlucky at Love (Difficult comp questions) 107 Unlucky at Love (easy version) 108 Because Pair Card Master 109 Cops Nab Rear-Ending Romeo (pre-reading exercise) 110 Cops Nab Rear-Endling Romeo (advanced reading) 111 Who Said It?

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Parts of a Car (levels 1-3)
TG 22 112 113 114 TG 23 115 116 117 TG 23 118 119 TG 24 120 ...Easy version: exterior only ...Difficult version: exterior and interior What do you call... (easy review sheet: match definition and term) Review of Car Part Names (Partner A) (difficult version) Review of Car Part Names (Partner B) (difficult version) What’s it used for? /What are they used for? (advanced; writing definitions) How to Pass Another Car (master for scrambled steps) How to Pass Another Car (student handout: scrambled step halves) Dialog: At an Autobody Shop

Grammar Supplement (various levels)
TG 25 Past Tense 121 John and Donna’s Fender Bender (Past Negatives; level 1-2) 122 A Bad Day for Driving (Past Questions; levels 1-2) 123 Betty and Susan/Bob (Past versus Present; levels 1-low 2) Prepositions of Time and Place (all levels) 124 At, In or On? (intro page) 125 Dialogs with At, In and On (levels 1-3) 126 Pair Fluency Cards: At, In, On 127 At, On, or In? (pair drill) Past Continuous 128 She Was Driving Home When the Accident Occurred (levels 2-3) 129 More Past Continuous (levels 2-3) Subject vs. Object Questions 130 Who Had a Fender Bender? (level 2) 131 Subject vs. Object Questions (pair gap; level 2-3) Questions and Short Answers 132 Driving Questions and Short Answers (BE vs. Do/does; levels 1-2) 133 Driving Questions and Short Answers (mix of tenses; level high 2-3) Passive 134 When Was Your Car Towed? (dialog substitution drill; level 3) 135 Passive or Active? (ESL news stories; level 3)

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Driving Idioms (Level 3)
TG 30 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 Folded paper match Discussion Questions Pair Discussion Cards Find Somebody Who… Using Driving Idioms Idiom Review: Find the Mistakes Idiom Quiz (1 & 2) Driving Idioms: Listening Exercise

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Pronunciation Supplement
TG 4 144 Syllable Card Master (Levels 1-Low 2) Reductions/Fast Speech TG 32 145 ... Wanna Lift? (Level 3) (reductions) TG 33 146 ...Practice with Wanna and Wansta (Future Plans: Interview Your Partner) 147 ...Wanna & Wansta Fluency Pair Gap

Unit Review
TG 34 148 Accident Discussion Questions (all levels; pre-writing exercise) Unit Review Board Game TG 36 149 Game Board Master 150-151 Easy Question Cards 152 Easy Question Card Backing 153 Easy Chance Cards 154 Easy Chance Card Backing 155-7 Difficult Question Cards 158 Difficult Question Card Backing 159 Difficult Chance Cards 160 Difficult Chance Card Backing

Other Resources
www.icbc.com Great information. Learning About the Law, People's Law School, www.publiclegaled.bc.ca
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HANDOUT CHECKLIST FOR EACH LEVEL

Copy this page and check off the handouts as you use them. This is a resource book, so you may not want to cover all the handouts for your level with the same class. See the Teacher's Guide (TG p. 1-37) for suggestions for teaching hints and the Week One Lesson Plan Suggestions for your level (high Level 1 on TG p. 38; Level 2 on TG p. 39; and Level 3 on TG p. 40).
High Level One 1 3-6 7-10 15 17-18 21 24-25 27 29 31 33-34 37-39 41-42 44-46 49 51-52 55 57-58 68-70 74-76 78-79 83-85 89-93 98 112 114 118-9 121-2 123-7 144 148 149-154 1 3 7-8 11-12 14-15 17-18 21 24-28 29 31 33-34 37-40 41-46 48-49 50-52 54-55 57-63 68-70 73-79 83-86 89-93 98 Level Two 100 101 102-5 107-8 111 112-4 118-9 120 121-8 130-2 144 148 149-154 2 13-14 16 19-20 22-23 (27-28) 30 32 35-6 38 40 43 47-8 50 52-54 56-67 71-73 76-82 87-9 90-91 94-97 99 Level Three 100 101 102-4 106 (107) 108-111 113 115-117 120 124-125 127 128-9 130-131 133 134-5 136-143 145-149 155-160

Car Accident

(ak-si-dent)

Discussion Questions

1. Can you drive? (Yes, I can. or No, I can’t.) 2. Do you have a BC driver’s license? (Yes, I do. or No, I don’t.) 3. Do you have a car? (Yes, I do. or No, I don’t.) 4. What kind of car is it? (It’s a BMW. or It’s a Toyota….) 5. Did you drive in your country? (Yes, I did. or No, I didn’t.) 6. Is driving easy or difficult in Canada? (It’s….) 7. Have you ever had a car accident (ak-si-dent)? (Yes, I have. or No, I haven’t.) Where? When? What happened? Was anyone hurt? Whose fault was it? (It was my fault. or It was the other driver’s fault.)
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Car Accident Discussion Questions
1. In real conversation, short answers are often used with:

sure, as a matter of fact, to tell the truth, and I’m afraid.
2. For example: Can you drive? -- I sure can.
or: As a matter of fact, I can. or: I’m afraid I can‟t.

3. Note that „sure‟ goes between the pronoun and verb. 4. Use „sure‟ for yes answers. Use “I‟m afraid” for no answers. Use “As a matter of fact..” and “To tell the truth..” with either.
Instructions: Interview your partner. Use the expressions above in your answers.

1. Can you drive? 2. Do you have a BC driver‟s license? 3. Do you have a car? 4. What kind of car is it? 5. Did you drive in your country? 6. How does driving here compare with driving in your country? 7. Have you ever had a car accident? Where did it happen? When was it? What happened? Was anyone injured? Whose fault was it?
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1. __________________ 2. _____________ 3. _________________ Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 4. _____________ 5. ______________________ 6. __________


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True or False? Write T for true or F for false.
1. Pam had a car accident this week. 2. The accident was on Tuesday. 3. The weather wasn’t good. 4. Suddenly, Pam hit another car. 5. Everyone was OK but the damage was over $2,000. 6. They parked in the middle of the street. 7. Pam wrote down the other driver’s name and phone number. 8. They both wrote a lot of information. 9. They called 911. 10. The other driver called ICBC. 11. Pam called ICBC. 12. Pam was late for school. 13. They were both lucky. 14. The other driver’s insurance will go up. 15. The accident was Pam’s fault. 16. 18. At ICBC they fixed her car. Pam’s insurance won’t go up.
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17. The other driver was very upset.

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PAM'S ACCIDENT
1. Last Tuesday Pam had a car accident (ak-si-dent). slippery What ______ Pam ______? When ______ she __________ it? What _______ the weather like? What _______ the roads like? 3. Suddenly another car hit her car. 4. Nobody was hurt but the damage was over $5,000. ________ anybody hurt? ________________ the damage? 5. They parked in a safe place. 6. They wrote down each other's information.
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2. It was raining and the roads were slippery.

Suddenly, what _______________?

________________ _______________? _________________ _________________ _______________?
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7. They didn't phone the police because nobody was hurt. 8. Pam phoned ICBC to make an appointment. 9. At ICBC they checked her car and gave her an estimate.

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________________ ___________check? ________________ _________ give her?

10. Pam had a bad day. She was late for work. 11. But she was lucky. Nobody was hurt and the accident wasn't her fault. Her insurance won't go up!
New Words 1. accident 2. slippery 3. suddenly
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(clap) 4. another 5. damage 6. information
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7. ICBC 8. appointment 9. estimate
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Pam Has a Fender Bender
1. Last Tuesday Pam had a fender bender on her way to work. What _____________? Where ____________ __________ headed?

2. It was raining heavily and the roads were very slippery.

slippery

What _____________ weather like? What _____________ roads like?

3. Suddenly she felt a bump. Another car had hit her car. 4. Luckily, nobody was hurt but the damage was over $5,000.

Suddenly what ________ __________________? __________________? Was ______________? How much ___________ __________________?

5. First they both parked their cars in a safe place. 6. They copied down the information on each other's driver's license and registration papers.
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First, ______________ _________________?

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7. They didn't phone the police because nobody was hurt.

Why ______________ _________________? What did they do instead?

8. Pam phoned ICBC to report the accident and make an appointment.

__________________ __________________ _________________?

9. At ICBC an estimator checked her car and told her how much ICBC would pay for the repairs. 10. Pam had a lousy day. She was over half an hour late for work. 11. But she was also lucky. Nobody was hurt and the accident wasn't her fault. Her insurance rate won't go up!
NEW WORDS
1. fender bender 5. bump 2. one one's way (somewhere) 6. luckily 7. damage page 12

___________________ __________________? ___________________ ____________ tell her? Why ______________ __________________? How late ___________?


3. heavily 8. copy

Why ______________ _________________? Why won't __________ _________________?

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10. ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia)

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Listening Exercise Pam’s Fender Bender
A. Vocabulary Preview like (prep) damage (n/v) estimator (n) fault (n) go up (v) headed (v) injury (n) lousy (adj) sign* (n)

B. Listen and answer the following: 1. When did the accident happen? 2. Where was Pam headed? 3. What were the roads like? Why? 4. What was the first sign an accident had happened? 5. Whose fault was it? 6. Were there any injuries? Who was hurt? 7. How much damage was there? 8. What did the drivers do before exchanging information? 9. Who did Pam call to report the accident to? 10. Who did she make an appointment with? 11. Why did she go to the police station? 12. What did the estimator tell her? 13. Where did Pam get her car repaired? 14. Why did she have a lousy day? 15. Why was she lucky? 16. Will her insurance rate go up? Why/why not? C. In Your Opinion: How would this accident be handled differently in your country?
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 Accident Check-list
At the Scene:
 1. Check to see if the other driver is hurt.  2. Call 911 if you need an ambulance or the police.  3. Write down the other driver’s license plate number.  4. Get the names and numbers of any witnesses.  5. Park in a safe place. (Call a tow truck if you need one.)  6. Copy down the other driver’s information from his driver’s license and car registration papers.  7. Take a photo of the accident scene.  8. Draw a diagram of the accident. Include: -- the location and direction each car was going -- the distance to the nearest intersection -- the names of the street you were on and the nearest cross street  9. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any passengers who are injured.

Within 24 Hours:
 10. Go to the police station to report the accident if necessary.  11. Report the accident to ICBC on-line or by phone.

Finally:
 12. Go to your appointment with an ICBC adjuster (if necessary).  13. Take your estimate to a CAR shop (=an ICBC-approved garage).  14. Sign the repair papers if you are satisfied with the repairs.  15. Give the auto body shop a cheque for your deductible. (If ICBC decides the accident isn’t your fault, they will pay back the deductible.)
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Dialog: Calling ICBC
A. Dial-a-Claim. May I help you? B. Hello. I'd like to report an accident. A. Could I have your name and license plate number please? B. Yes. My name is Pam Barnes. That's Barnes: B-A-R-N-E-S. My license plate number is 9O7 ESL. A. And what is your driver's license number? B. It's DL43159 A. Where did the accident happen? B. In Coquitlam, at the corner of Austin and North Road. A. And when did the accident take place? B. It happened around 8:10 this morning. A. Was anyone hurt? B. No, nobody. A. Okay, Pam. Could you bring your car in for an estimate tomorrow at 4:30? B. Tomorrow at 4:30? Sure. That would be fine.

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Dial-a-Claim. May I help you?
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Where did the accident happen?
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Yes. My name is Pam Barnes. That's Barnes: B-A-R-N-E-S.
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In Coquitlam, at the corner of Austin and North Road.
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Could I have your name and license plate number please?
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Okay Pam. Could you bring your car in for an estimate tomorrow at 4:30?
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Hello. I'd like to report an accident.
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And when did the accident take place?
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My license plate number is 9O7 ESL.
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It happened around 8:10 this morning.
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Tomorrow at 4:30? Sure. That would be fine.
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It's DL43159
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Was anyone hurt?
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No, nobody.
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Dialog: Calling ICBC
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Calling the ICBC Dial-a-Claim Centre
A. ________________________________________? B. Hello. I'd like to report an accident. A. ___________________________________________________? B. Yes. My name is Pam Barnes. That's Barnes: B-A-R-N-E-S. My license plate number is 9O7 ESL. A. And ______________________________________________? B. It's DL43159 A. __________________________________________________? B. Yes, I'm afraid it did involve another vehicle. A. __________________________________________________? B. The name of the other party is Jim Carson and his license plate number is XPR 243. A. __________________________________________________? B. In Coquitlam, at the corner of Austin and North Road at about 8:10 a.m. A. __________________________________________________? B. No, nobody. A. __________________________________________________? B. I'm sorry. I don't know that. A. __________________________________________________? B. Tomorrow at 4:30? Sure. That would be fine.

What other questions will they ask?
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What year is your car?
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Yes, two people were hurt.
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What make is your car?
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It happened today at 7:45 a.m.
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What is your license plate #?
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No, it’s my teacher’s car.
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What’s your driver’s license #?
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It’s a two thousand and nine.
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Do you own the car? (= Are you the car owner?)
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Yes. Two people saw the accident.
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Was anyone in your car hurt?
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It’s a BMW.
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Did anyone in your car go to the hospital?
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Yes. One person in my car went to the hospital by ambulance.
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Did you get any witnesses?
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It’s DL59821.
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Was anyone charged by the police?
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No, nobody was charged by the police.
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When did it happen?
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The other car ran the red light and hit my car.
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Where did it happen?
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It happened at the corner of Main and Hastings.
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How did it happen?
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It's 907 MYS.
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Information at the Scene: More ICBC Dial-a-Claim Questions
New Words collision = an accident where two or more vehicles hit make = name of the company that made it (For example, Toyota, BMW) model = one kind of car made by a company (For example, Honda Civic) occur = happen at the scene of an accident = at the place where the accident happened vehicle = a car, truck or bus witness = someone who sees an accident or crime Instructions: Read the questions. Match the questions and answers. _____ 1. What year is your vehicle? _____ 2. What make is your vehicle? _____ 3. What is your license plate #? _____ 4. What is your driver’s license #? _____ 5. Do you own the vehicle? (Are you the owner of the vehicle?) _____ 6. Was anyone in your vehicle taken to the hospital? _____ 7. Did you get any witnesses? _____ 8. Is the other vehicle insured by ICBC? _____ 9. Was anyone at the scene charged by the police? _____10. When did the collision occur? _____11. Where did the collision occur? _____12. How did it happen? (Could you describe what happened?)
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a. Yes. Two people saw the accident. b. Yes. One person in my car had to go to the hospital by ambulance. c. It’s a BMW. d. Yes, his insurance was from ICBC too. e. It happened today at 7:45 a.m. f. It’s DL59821. g. No, it’s my teacher’s car. h. No, nobody was charged by the police. i. It’s a two thousand and eight. j. The other car was going west on Hastings. I was going south on Main. The other car ran the red light and hit my car on the driver’s side. k. It happened at the corner of Main and Hastings. l. It's 941 BVK.
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Vocabulary Review: (More ICBC Dial-a-Claim Questions)
A. Instructions: Match the word pairs. The first one is done for you.
k 1. file A. a red light B. intersection C. side D. plate E. an accident F. shop G. Dial-a-Claim Centre H. license I. lights J. station K. a police report L. plate M. bender _____ 2. report _____ 3. ICBC _____ 4. police _____ 5. driver’s _____ 6. license _____ 7. take _____ 8. at the _____ 9. traffic _____10. run _____11. a fender _____12. passenger _____13. auto body

B. Synonyms (A synonym is a word with the same meaning.)
1. occur = _______________ or _________ ___________ 2. garage = ___________ ___________ _____________ 3. corner = ____________________ 4. injured = ____________________

C. Circle the word that doesn’t belong. Be prepared to tell why.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. slippery rear driver accident ambulance icy front passenger fault bus page 48 slushy passenger side witness fender bender policeman sunny driver ICBC clerk crash motorbike
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Dialog Review: Calling to Report an Accident
INSTRUCTIONS: You had this accident on your way to class today. With a partner, write the dialog.

A. Dial-a-Claim. ______________ speaking. Can I help you? B. ____________________________________________________ A. Okay. What is your name and driver’s license number please? B. ____________________________________________________ A. How do you spell your name? B. ____________________________________________________ A. Where did the accident occur? B. _____________________________________________________ A. And when did the accident take place? B. _____________________________________________________ A. Was anyone taken to the hospital? B. ____________________________________ A. Could you bring your car in for an estimate Thursday at 10:15? B. ___________________________________
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Reading Accident Diagrams

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Reading Accident Descriptions
Instructions: Read each of the following accident descriptions and match it with the correct accident diagram.
1. I was traveling on my way to work this morning. I was driving west about ten metres from the intersection when suddenly a young kid ran out onto the street. I put on the brakes, but I didn't have time to stop. I'm afraid I hit him. He had some cuts and a broken leg. I called 911 immediately and an ambulance came to take him to Vancouver General. My car just had a damaged fender. I really feel bad about it. 2. The accident occurred around noon today. I was in the middle of the intersection when all at once a BMW ran the red light and hit my car on the driver's side. The other driver complained of neck pain. I was okay but my door was damaged. 3. I was proceeding east through the intersection when the light changed. There was heavy traffic. Another car was speeding north. My car hit their car on the driver's side. I hurt my neck but I think the other driver was okay. I really don't think it was my fault. 4. The crash occurred about 5:30 this evening. I was turning left at the intersection when suddenly a black Honda ran the red light. The front of my vehicle hit the other vehicle on the passenger side. 5. It happened this morning when I was on my way to school. I was late so I didn't look before I crossed the road. The next thing I knew I was lying on the road with a broken leg. I didn't even see the car coming. The driver was really upset. She was crying. A witness phoned 911 and they sent an ambulance. 6. ______________________________________________________

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Kinds of Vehicle Insurance
basic vs. comprehensive collision depend (on) improperly rated original price vandalized

There are two main kinds of car insurance: basic and comprehensive (com-pre-hen-sive). Before you purchase insurance for your vehicle, it's important to understand the difference. Basic only pays for the other driver. If you have an accident that is your fault, this means you must pay for your own repairs. Of course, if it’s the other driver’s fault, then his insurance will pay for you. You won’t have to pay anything. In addition, basic only pays for collisions, or when two cars hit. It doesn’t pay if you hit a tree, if your car is stolen or vandalized. It won't cover damage caused by weather: for example, if a tree falls on it. Comprehensive is more expensive, but covers accidents that are your fault, break-ins, and theft. It pays for your damages even when it’s your fault. Cost: How much does it cost? The cost depends on: the age of the car, the original price, where you live, and what you use the car for. If you only use your car on Sundays, and not to drive to and from school, then you pay less. But be careful! If your car is ‘improperly rated’, or is carrying the wrong kind of insurance, then ICBC may not pay if you have an accident! In the end, if something happens to your car, basic insurance may not be cheaper after all!
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Which Car Insurance…
Instructions: Discuss the following with your partner and check the answer you both agree on.
BASIC COMPREHENSIVE

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7. pays for your luggage if it is stolen from your car?
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9. pays for your extra medical costs if the accident is your fault?
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10. pays medical costs over $200,000
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12. will pay if your vehicle is stolen?
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Some Things You Should Know About Car Insurance
A.

Name five kinds of insurance. ______________________ ____________________________________________ Which kinds do you have?

B.

There are also two kinds of car insurance. One is basic. C. John and Samson both have basic insurance. John stops at a red light. Samson is in the car behind his. He isn’t looking. He hits John's car. John’s neck

Everyone has to buy basic insurance from ICBC.

is hurt in the accident.

1. Whose fault is it? 2. Whose insurance will pay for John’s damage? 3. Whose insurance will pay for Samson’s damage? 4. Whose insurance will pay for John’s neck?
D. Basic insurance doesn’t pay for you. If an accident is your fault, it pays for the other driver. And if it isn’t your fault, then the other driver’s insurance will pay for you. E. Basic insurance also doesn’t pay if your car is stolen, for vandalism or break-ins. It doesn’t pay if a tree falls on your car or you run into a tree. It only pays for the other driver. It pays for his damage and injuries up to $200,000. If it costs more than this, he will take you to court.
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F.

May was crossing the street at the corner.

Brad didn’t see her and hit her with his car. May had a broken back and may never walk again. She took Brad to court. Brad only had basic insurance. He had to sell his house to pay the bills.
G. Most people buy extra insurance. The two main kinds are

collision (col-li-sion) and comprehensive (com-pre-hen-sive). Collision pays for your damage and for the other’s driver’s damages over $200,000. Comprehensive pays for this, and for stolen cars, break-ins, vandalism, and soon. It’s more expensive but it’s safer! H.

Maryam was driving home after work. She

fell asleep at the wheel. She drove off the road and hit a tree. Luckily, she wasn’t badly hurt, but her car was totaled. Maryam bought her car for $32,000 two years ago. Now, two years later, her car is only worth $21,000. Her insurance paid her $21,000, minus (=less) her deductible.
I. What is a deductible? How much is yours? If your car is totaled, your insurance will only cover the current value (what the car is worth now) and not the replacement value (what the car cost new). Unfortunately, the current value is almost always lower than the replacement value!
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Hank's Bad Day
Yesterday Hank had a bad day.
A. What is each problem called? B. Should he report it to the police? If so, how? (by calling 911, by calling

the non-emergency number, or by going to the police station?)
C. He only has basic insurance. Will it cover the costs?

1. On his way to school, he had a car accident. There was no damage but the other driver had to go to the hospital. 2. When he was at school, someone broke into his car. They stole his CD player. 3. He was driving home when another car hit his car. It was the other driver's fault. She didn't stop. She drove away. 6.

4. Hank was happy to get home. He parked his car. But when he looked out the window, it was no longer there. Someone had stolen it. 5. Good news! The police found his car. Bad news! There was writing and damage all over the outside.

When Hank was at the police station, he forgot to put money in the parking meter. His car was towed.

Poor Hank. Tomorrow he is going to take the bus!
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Reporting to the Police
A. What is it called?
break-in hit and run vandalism (van-da-lis-m) stolen car

___________ 1. The other driver doesn't stop at the scene of the accident. ___________ 2. Someone steals something from inside your car. ___________ 3. Someone damages the outside of your car for fun. ___________ 4. Someone takes your car without asking.

B. What Do You Think? Should you report it to the police?
If so, how? (By calling 911 or by calling the non-emergency number?)
1. Your car is keyed. 2. You come back to where you parked your car and it's missing. 3. You are in an accident. Nobody is hurt but the damage is over $6,000. 4. You are in a fender bender. Nobody is hurt. The damage is under $2,000. 5. Someone broke into your car in the middle of the night. Nothing was stolen but the side window is broken. 6. You are in a fender bender. There is little damage but the other driver hurt his neck. He wants to see his family doctor about it. 7. Somebody ran a red light. He hit your car and didn't stop. Luckily, you wrote down his license plate number. 8. You parked in a no-parking zone. Your car is towed. 9. You see someone checking car doors to find one that isn't locked. 10. You can't remember where you parked your car in the parkade. C. In each case above, which insurance will cover the costs?
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Reporting to the Police
Have you ever made a police report? What was it about? How did you make it, at the scene, at the police station, or over the phone?
When Should You Make a Report to the Police?
1. if anyone has to go to the hospital by ambulance. 2. if the damage to both cars altogether is over $5,000*. (*in Vancouver. The amount may vary in other cities.) 3. if it is a hit and run accident. (In a hit and run, the other driver doesn’t stop. He just drives away without exchanging information.) 4. if your car is stolen. 5. if someone breaks into or damages the outside of your car.

How Should You Report It?
1. If it’s a big car accident, the 911 operator will send both an ambulance and the police. 2. If you can park the cars in a safe place, don’t call the police. You will have to go to the nearest police station to make a report. You will need to report in person within 24 hours. 3. Call 911 if it is a hit and run. 4. Before you call 911 for a stolen car, check that you didn’t just forget where it was parked. And if you parked in a no-parking zone, check with Buster’s Towing first to see if your car was towed. Their number is 604-685-8181. 5. This is called vandalism (van-dal-is-m). Call the police non-emergency line. You can find it at the front of your phone book.

Why Report It?
To stop crime. And you will need to give the police report number to the ICBC Claim Centre.
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Drivers and Police Reports: What

Do You Think?

1. When do you not have to report an accident to the police? 2. When should you call the non-emergency line or go to the police station in person? 3. When should you call 911? 4. Besides car accidents, what are four other times when you need to contact the police? a) ___________________________________ b) ___________________________________ c) ___________________________________ d) ___________________________________ 5. Why should you make a report? a) ____________________________________ b) ____________________________________ 6. How long do you have to report an accident to the police? 7. What are the three most common reasons why your car may be missing? a) ___________________________________ b) ___________________________________ c) ___________________________________ 8. Take another look at #4. For which ones should you call 911? 9. Take another look at #4. What extra information would each report ask for? a) __________________________________________________________ b) __________________________________________________________ c) __________________________________________________________ d) __________________________________________________________ 10. How are the rules in your country different? page 87

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Drivers and Police Reports
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Here are some general guidelines concerning when to make a report to the police. If no-one is taken to the hospital by ambulance and the damage to both vehicles combined is under five thousand dollars, drivers do not

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need to notify the police. However, you will still need to contact ICBC if you wish to make an insurance claim. But if the combined damage is over five thousand dollars or an ambulance is required, you need to report it to the police station in the city in which the accident occurred. Of course, if you call 911, they will send both the police and an ambulance.

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This is not the not the only time when you should contact the police to make a report. If you are in a hit and run accident, call 911 immediately. If you believe your car is stolen, you should also call 911. But it is a good idea to check with Buster Towing first to see if your car has been towed. If you are the victim of vandalism or a break-in, contact the police through their non-emergency number. You can find it

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at the front of the phone book. Of course, if you see a break-in in progress, don't hesitate: call 911! When you phone, be ready with the information the police will require. That will include your personal information, the car registration, your driving license number, the vehicle license plate number, and the vehicle make, model and year,

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among other things. Remember: you should report to the police in the city in which the problem happened. If you live in Vancouver, but the accident happened in Richmond, you should report it to the Richmond police. But where-ever you are, you can always use the same number for emergencies by dialing 911.

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Why file a report? In some cases, you may need the police report number for ICBC. In other cases, it helps the police to prevent further crime. And above all, it's the law!

What other information will the police ask for when you make a report?
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Have you ever had a break-in? Tell about it. -----------------What is a hit and run? How should you report it? ---------------------What questions will they ask when you report a hit and run? ---------------------When do you need to report a fender bender to the police? ---------------------What questions will they ask when you report a stolen car?
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What are 3 possibilities if your car is missing? ---------------------What is vandalism? Give some examples. ---------------------What are 5 times when you have to make a report to the police? --------------------What is a Community Police Office? What can they help you do? ---------------------When do you not need to report a fender bender to the police?
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When should you phone 911 when you have an accident? --------------------How can you prevent break-ins?
(=stop before they happen)

--------------------What questions do the police ask when you report a car accident? -------------------How long do you have to report an accident to the police? ---------------------How is reporting an accident to the police different in your country?
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Dialog: Lemme See Your License
A. What’s wrong, officer? B. May I see your driver’s license and registration papers please. A. Here you are, officer. B. Is this your current address? A. It sure is. B. Did you know you were speeding? A. Really?! No, I didn’t. B. Well, I’ll have to give you a ticket*. You’d better slow down. * Or: I’ll let you go this time with a warning. A. Okay. I’ll slow down. Thanks.

1. Where are you headed? I'm headed to work. You ran a red light. be more careful.

2. Have you been drinking? No, I haven't. You were doing 50 in a school zone. slow down.

3. Is this your vehicle? Yes, it is. You went through a stop sign. drive more carefully

4. Are you the car owner? Yes, I am. Your headlights aren’t working. get them fixed

5. Are these your children? Yes, they sure are. It’s illegal to drive without a seatbelt. buckle up

6. WRITE YOUR OWN DIALOG. successintesl@yahoo.ca

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I’m speeding.
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My tail lights aren’t working.
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I just ran a red light.
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I got a speeding ticket.
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My kids don’t like to wear seat belts.
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There’s a fire truck behind us.
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I speak a lot of Chinese in class.
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I need a good auto body shop.
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I’m always late for class.
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I have a headache.
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I just had a fender bender.
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I didn’t do my homework.
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I don’t have any car insurance.
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My pen isn’t working.
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I don’t have any gas.
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I can’t come to school tomorrow.
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The roads are very slippery.
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I don’t have any money.
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I scratched sb’s car in the parking lot.
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The cops just stopped my car.
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My headlight is broken.
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I just witnessed a fender bender.
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My car is missing.
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Getting Stopped by the Police
1. You hear a siren ( ) or see a car with flashing lights. (

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What should you do? __________________________________ 2. What may it be? a) ________________________ b) ________________________ c) ________________________ 3. The police stop your car. What should you do? 4. Why do the police wait before coming to your car? What are they doing? 5. What papers may they ask to see? 6. Why do the police stop cars? 7. If you get a ticket, who do you pay? 8. Can you pay the police in cash? 9. Did the police ever stop your car? When? Where? Why? Did you get a ticket? Did you have to pay any money? How much?
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Getting Stopped by the Police

You are driving down the street. Suddenly you hear a siren and see a car with flashing lights. You must pull over to the side of the road and stop. It may be an ambulance. It may be a fire truck or a police car. Drivers going in both directions must pull over when an emergency vehicle passes. Sometimes a police car flashes its lights from behind you. You pull over to the side of the road and stop. The police car stops behind your car. You must wait. The police officer is checking your license plate on his computer before he comes over to talk to you. He will ask to see your driver’s license and registration (or car insurance) papers. He may ask you some questions. Why do the police stop your car? It may be a road check. It may be because your lights aren’t working. Or maybe you were speeding or driving badly. If they give you a ticket, you send the money to the address on the back of the ticket. Don’t pay the police. Canadian police don’t take cash! How About You?
How about in your country? How is it different?
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Getting Pulled Over by the Police
1. Were you or your family ever stopped by the police in your country? Tell about it: When was it? Why were you stopped? Who was in the car? What happened? Did you get a ticket? How much was it? 2. How about here? Tell about it. 3. What should you do when you hear a siren or see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights that is traveling in the same direction that you are? 4. How about if it’s going in the opposite direction? 5. What should you do if the police stop behind your car? Why do you sometimes have to wait a few minutes before they come over to your car? 6. What are three common reasons for the police to stop your car? a) b) c) 7. If you get a traffic ticket, who do you pay? Can you pay the officer directly in cash? 8. Do the police in your country take bribes? Explain. 9. What happens here if you offer a police officer money? 10. When should you report an accident to the police? a) b) c)
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Vocabulary Focus
A. Instructions: Match the vocabulary on the right with their definitions.
1. expect (v) 2. pull over (v) 3. since (conj.) 4. lane (n) 5. instead (of) (adv) 6. illegal (adj) 7. routinely (adv) 8. outstanding (adj) 9. generally (adv) 10. common (adj) 11. prevent (v) 12. disagree 13. dispute (n)/dispute (v) 14. fine (n) A. Against the law; unlawful. B. In its place; as an alternative. C. Stop sth. before it starts. D. Usually; normally. E. Most of the time. F. Payment for sth. you do wrong. G. Thing sth. will probably happen. H. Stop at the side of the road. I. The part of a road for one line of cars. J. Because; seeing as. K. Regularly; usually. L. Owing; unpaid. M. Differ with sb.'s idea or decision. N. Argue against; challenge; question.

B. Fill in the Blanks using the vocabulary above.
1. The car repairs are ______________________________ to take several days. 2. To ____________________ serious injury, you must wear a seat belt at all times. 3. ___________ of _______________ when he heard the siren, he just drove faster. 4. Teachers __________________________ give too much homework! 5. _______________ I have several _______________________ bills, I really can't afford to eat out this week. 6. It's _______________ to not stop and exchange information if you have an accident. 7. Having witnesses is a big help if the drivers involved in an accident _____________ what happened.
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Getting Pulled Over by the Police
Emergency Vehicles You’re driving down the road when suddenly you see flashing lights and hear a siren. All drivers are expected to pull over and stop by the side of the road if possible. This includes drivers going in both directions, since emergency vehicles sometimes have to change lanes. Roadside Checks Sometimes it’s a police car and instead of driving on by, they pull in behind your car. In that case, you must wait in your car. Sometimes you have to wait a few minutes. That’s because the police routinely check the licenses of cars they stop to see if the driver has any outstanding, or unpaid, tickets. You should wait quietly in your car until an officer comes to your car window. Generally cars are stopped for three main reasons: the driver has broken a driving rule, the car needs repairs (such as a broken tail light), or the police are doing a routine road check. These checks are common around New Years when they want to prevent drinking drivers. Traffic Fines If you have broken a driving rule, the officer may issue you a ticket. If you disagree with his decision, you can dispute, or argue, it later. The information on how to do this, as well as how to pay the fine, are on the back of the ticket. But whatever you do, don’t try to give the officer cash: trying to bribe, or give cash to, the police is illegal here.
Vocabulary Check: pull over; expected (to do sth.); routinely; in that case; outstanding;

common; generally; fine; prevent; issue; dispute; bribe; illegal
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Getting Stopped by the Police:

Word Chart
VERB
expect prevent agree

A. Instructions: Fill in the missing words below.
NOUN
1. 2. 3. 4. dispute --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5. fine

ADJECTIVE

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B. Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the chart above.
1. (a) I hope it will be sunny for the weekend, but I ___________________ it will rain. (b) She was surprised and upset by ICBC's _________________ decision that the accident was her fault. 2. (a) "An ounce of _________________________ is worth a pound of cure." (idiom) (b) Repair crews _____________________ drivers from using the bridge yesterday. (c) If you ask me, most accidents are ____________________________. 3. (a) My children _______________________ with my decision to limit TV time. (b) Nobody likes him: he's a very _________________________ person. 4. (a) The drivers were having a heated ________________ in the middle of traffic. 5. (a) He has outstanding traffic ________________ totaling over $1500. (b) She was _____________________ for dangerous driving. Affixes: can: _____________________ not: ____________________________ noun: ___________________
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Parts of a Car
Instructions: With a partner, how many parts can you name? 1. ________________ 5. _______________ 2. ______________ ________________ 6. __________ _________ 7. ________ 3. _________________ 4. ______________ ______________

8._________ 9. ___________ ___________

10. _________

11. _____________

What are they called?
a. the lights at the front of the car ________________________ b. the lights at the back of the car _________________________ c. the window at the front of the car ________________________ d. the side of the car above the wheels _______________________ e. something to clean your windshield when it rains ________________ f. it has the car number ___________________________________ g. a place to put boxes and suitcases __________________________ h. the mirror in the middle of the windshield _____________________ i. something that helps you see at night _________________________

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Interior and Exterior Parts of a Car
Instructions: With a partner, how many car parts can you identify without a dictionary? 1. ________________ 5. _______________ 2. ______________ _______________ 6. __________ _________ 7. ________ 3. _________ 4. ______________ ______________

8._________ 9. ___________ ___________

10. _________

11. _____________

More Interior Parts

____________ _______ ______________ _____________________

What other car parts are there?
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Pull back in front of the car you passed.
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Check to see if the passing lane is clear.
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Pull out into the passing lane.
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Check to see if you are safely past the car.
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How to Pass Another Car
A. Match the first half of each sentence on
the left with the second half on the right.
1. Check to see… 2. Put on… 3. Check… 4. Look back… 5. Pull out into… 6. Turn off… 7. Step on… 9. Put on… 10. Pull back in front… 11. Turn off… ___a) the passing lane.

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___b) over your shoulder. ___c) your mirrors. ___d) if the passing lane is clear. ___e) your left turn signal. ___f) your right turn signal. ___g) your left turn signal. ___i) safely past the car. ___j) the gas (=speed up). ___k) of the car you passed.

8. Check to see if you are… ___h) your right turn signal.

B. With a Partner:
1. When should you not pass another car? 2. What should you adjust when you change cars? 3. What should you do before you back out of your driveway?
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At, In, or On?
PLACE -- number + street TIME -- hour at on

(at 550 E. 41st Avenue)
-- street

(at 10:30)
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(on E. 41st Avenue) -- in city, country (in Vancouver)
in

(on June 4th; on Monday)
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(in June)

BUT: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, at night

Where?
1. He lives ______ Vancouver. 2. He lives ______ Fraser Street. 3. He lives ______ 2931 Fraser Street. 4. He lives ______ the corner of Fraser and 41st. 5. He lives ______ Toronto. 6. I live in ______________________. 7. I live on ________________________. 8. I live at ________________________________________.

When?
9. She starts work ______ 9:00. 10. He doesn’t come to school ______ Wednesdays. 11. They bought their house _____ 2007. 12. Her birthday is _______ February 16th. 13. I came to Canada _______________________________.
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Dialogs with At, In, and On

Dialog 1: Newcomers to Canada
A. So tell me, when did you come to Canada? B. _______ 2008. A. Really? When _____ 2008? B. _____ March. A. When _____ March? B. _____ March 11th. A. You’re kidding! I came to Canada ____ March 11th too. What time did you arrive? B. ______ 10:30 _____ the morning. How about you? A. Oh. I came ____ around 8:00 _____ night.

Dialog 2: Can I Give You a Lift?
A. Would you like a ride home? B. Oh, I couldn’t! I can take the bus. A. I’d love to give you a ride. Where do you live? B. ______ East Vancouver. A. Where _____ East Vancouver? B. ______ Victoria. _____ the corner of Victoria and 5th. A. Oh, I can take you there. I live ____ Victoria and 21st. I go right by there. B. Well, thanks. A. What number ____ Victoria? B. ______ 1825. A. Okay. My car is parked just around the corner. B. Well, thanks very much. It’s very nice of you.
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Driving Idioms
Instructions: With a partner, fold the paper on the dotted line.

How many of the idioms on the left do you know? Now open the page and match each idiom with its definition.
1. traffic jam
___A. traffic so heavy that there is no room between

2. rush hour 3. bumper-tobumper traffic 4. run a red light 5. cop 6. cop shop 7. go for a spin 8. be a backseat driver 9. drive sb. crazy 10. fender bender 11. give sb. a lift 12. total (your car)

the cars. (Their bumpers are touching.) ___B. go for a drive for fun, with no special destination. ___C. . needlessly tell sb. what to do ___D. the busy time of day for traffic. ___E. really bother or annoy sb. ___F. go through a red light without stopping ___G. a police officer ___H. a police station ___I. so much traffic that it can’t move; gridlock ___J. give sb. a ride in your car ___K. completely damage your car so it isn’t worth fixing. ___L. a minor car accident

Are there any driving idioms in your language? Tell about one!
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Driving Idioms: Discussion Questions 1. What causes traffic jams? Where are the worst ones? 2. When is rush hour here? How about in your home country? 3. Where is there often bumper-to-bumper traffic in the Lower Mainland? 4. Have you ever run a red light? What happened? Did you get a ticket? 5. Is working as a cop popular in your country? Why/why not? 6. What is the difference between a cop shop and a neighbourhood police office? 7. Do you ever go for a spin on the weekend? Why/why not? If so, where do you like to go? 8. Do you know someone who is a backseat driver? Who? Why do you think so? 9. What things drive you crazy? (“It drives me crazy when…”) What things drove you crazy when you first moved here? 10. What is the difference between a fender bender and a car accident? 11. What is the opposite of „give sb. a lift‟? What else is it called? Tell about the last time you got a lift. Who was it with? Where were you headed? 12. Have you ever totalled your car? Tell about it. How much will your insurance pay if you total your car? 13. Does your country have any driving idioms? What are they? What do they mean?
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Using Driving Idioms
A. Instructions: Replace the underlined words with a driving idiom.

Yesterday at the busy time for traffic (1), I went out for a drive (2) to North Van. Suddenly by the side of the road I saw our teacher. I stopped the car and said, “Can I give you a ride in my car?” (3). She got in but I soon found out that she told me what to do when I was driving (4). It really made me upset (5). We were driving slowly because it was heavy traffic (6). Then we saw a driver not stop at the red light (7). He had a small accident (8) with another car. A policeman (9) stopped when he saw the accident. The driver was lucky that his car wasn’t completely damaged (10). And we were lucky that it didn’t cause a complete stoppage of traffic (11).

 B. Make your own sentences using 6 idioms.
1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________ 6. _____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________
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Idiom Review: Find the Mistakes!
A. Instructions: Read the following sentences and check the ones that

are used correctly. Then correct the ones that are misused.

 1. He totaled his car in a fender bender.  2. At rush hour there is a lot of fender-to-fender traffic.  3. I just missed the bus. Can you give me a lift home?  4. When the car is full, my children are backseat drivers.  5. Every day I go for a spin to work.  6. I have to go to the cop store to fill out a report.  7. I always listen to the traffic report on the radio so I can avoid all the traffic jams.  8. I don’t understand English grammar. I drive it crazy!  9. This morning there was a fender bender on Main Street. Two people were killed.  10. Please don’t tell me how to drive. I hate backseat drivers.  11. I was stopped by the cops for speeding.  12. They also told me I had run into a red light.  13. Backseat drivers really drive me crazy.  14. Rush time is usually in the morning and evening when everyone is on their way to work.  15. My mother-in-law sits beside me in the front seat, but she is still a backseat driver!
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