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1. Translate the words.

accelerator ..
brake ..
clutch ..
gear stick ..
radiator ..
rear-view mirror ..
steering-wheel ..
wing mirror ..

2. Listen to Track 15. True or false?


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

Mr Radinski has not driven before.


Mr Radinskis father is a farmer.
Mr Radinski never had any problems driving before this lesson.
Mr Radinski hits a pedestrian at a a roundabout.
The pedestrian is a woman.
Mr Radinski hits a lorry at a roundabout.
Mr Radinski is a good driver.

3. Choose complements for the verbs (some can be used with more
than one verb).
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.

adjust
put
put your foot on
release
select
switch of
switch on
take your foot of
turn

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

neutral
the accelerator
the break
the clutch
the engine
the engine into first
gear
7. the handbrake
8. the mirror
9. the steering-wheel

Track 15
INSTRUCTOR: Well now, Mr ... er ... Radinski, have you ever driven a car
before? ... You have? ... On your father's farm ...but you crashed into the gate and
it had to be repaired ... and the radiator needs replacing because you drove into a
wall ... and your father is buying some new wing mirrors because you drove too
close to the fence ... how interesting ... yes, I hope it will be easier now too, Mr
Radinski.
Right, let's start ... OK? ... Adjust your rear-view mirror ... good ... and what about
your wing mirrors? Where? You see that button there, do you see? Yes, that one ...
excellent...
Now make sure the car is in neutral yes, rhat's right. Now switch on the engine ...
that's good Er, you can take your foot of the accelerator now, Mr Radinski ...
good Now indicate to the right yes, it's that little stick thing yes, you do pull it
downwards yes, Mr Radinski, a little bit like that, but you didn't need to use quite
so much force really ... yes, I'm sure we can get a new one. Now then, put your
foot On the clutch ... good ... and put the engine into first gear ... good. Now
press down on the accelerator ". no, you don't have to exaggerate ... that's
better. Release the handbrake ... a bit more ... good, very good ... Accelerator ...
check the rearview mirror ... good ... accelerator ... accelerator, Mr Radinski,
accelerator. Come all ... yes, that's better now. Er, clutch ... second gear ... foot
of the clutch and accelerate. oh good, Mr Radinski, very good, very good indeed.
Now speed up a bit ... Er, you see that woman crossing the road. Mr Radinski,
that woman? Crossing rhe road? Mr Radinski? I think you should stop. Mr
Radinski, StOp ... Stop ... STOP!
Yes, Mr Radinski, it is a good thing she jumped out of theway ... Concengrate on
the road, please ... good ... Now as you can see, we are coming to a roundabout
so we'll need to slow down and that means putting your foot on the brake and
the clutch. OK? ... Brake and clutch ... Mr Radinski? ... Mr Radinski? There's a lorry
on the roundabout ... right in front of us nor the accelerator, Mr Radinski, the
brake.
the brake, Mr Radinski ... the brake ... the clutch ... the brake! The brake! ... The
brake .. Yes, yes, Mr Radinski ... the truck driver was very rude. Yes, I agree, he
used some very bad words ... Yes, it was very unkind of him to suggest that you
needed your head examining ... Yes, I'm sure he would have been more
sympathetic if he had remembered what it was like to learn to drive ... Yes, you're
right, we can always get a new car ... Yes, Mr Radinski, I think we are going to
have to walk home.
Yes, yes, Mr Radinski. That is the end of this lesson.