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TESOL class about driving in the U.S for intermediate-low English learners

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  • 1. Driving In the U.S
  • 2. Page 2
    Driving in the US
    • Traffic signs
    • 3. Speed limit
    • 4. Intersection
    • 5. How to get driver’s license
    • 6. Road test
    • 7. Stopped by police
  • Traffic Signs
    It’s very important to know meanings of traffic signs. If you want to become a driver in the US, you must know all the meanings of the signs.
    As an brief introduction, you will hear a following conversation. And then we can do the match game on handout 1.
    Page 3
  • 8. Page 4
    Traffic Signs
    They can tell you that there are highway maintenances and constructions on the road.
  • 9. Traffic Signs
    Find the correct traffic sign according to the explanation (what dose it use for) !
    Page 5
  • 10. Speed limits
    While you are driving, how cloud you know what the speed limit is?
    If there’s no speed limit sign, then what is the limited speed?
    Page 6
  • 11. Speed limits
    Have a look at handout 2 at first, make sure you can understand all the questions.
    Then watch the video and answer questions on handout 2.
    Page 7
  • 12. Speed limits
    While driving, read _____________to know the speed limit. 
    Slow down when there is _____________, __________or ________ ahead.
    It’s also __________ to drive much slower than the flow of traffic. 
    If you need to drive slower, make sure that you are in the _______ lane so other cars can pass you.
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  • 13. Speed limits
    residential area
    business districts
    school zones
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  • 14. Speed limits
    Blind intersections
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  • 15. Intersections
    How many types of intersections do you know?
    Page 11
  • 16. Intersections
    First you can go through the questions on handout 3 and make sure you understand all the questions and answers.
    Watch the video and finish the questions. Compare your answers with your partners.
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  • 17. Intersections
    Most intersections use the same _________ principle.
    At an uncontrolled intersection (where these is no signs or traffic lights to show right of way) , yield to any vehicle that ______________and______________
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  • 18. Intersections
    At a T intersection----
    Who have the right of way?
    Through Traffic
    When should you yield to pedestrians?
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  • 19. Intersections
    At a Stop sign intersection---
    You should yield to any vehicle that already in the intersection and arrives before you.
    If two cars arrive at the same time the car on the right has the right of way.
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  • 20. Intersections
    At a roundabout intersection-
    If you are going to enter a roundabout intersections, you should yield to any traffic already in the intersection, any bicyclist and any pedestrians
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  • 21. Funny video
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  • 22. How to get a driver’s license in the US
    Where should I go?
    Is there any training classes or books?
    How’s the writing test?
    After the writing test, what should I do?
    How can I get the road test?
    Page 18
  • 23. How to get a driver’s license in the US
    On the handout, there are several website about how to get driver’s license in Michigan. You can have a look !
    Page 19
  • 24. Road Test
    After you got your TIP, you can practice for one month and then take the road test.
    Listen to the following conversation which happens in a road test and finish the task on handout 5 by selecting the correct answer.
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  • 25. Road Test
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  • 26. Stopped by a police officer
    Even the most careful driver may be stopped by a police on the road. If you are stopped by a police officer, don’t be nervous. Appropriate behavior can help you a lot.
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  • 27. Let’s Play!
    We are going to play a game –the True or False:
    I will give each of you a card, on which “O” means correct while “X” means wrong.
    I will them give you some suggestions about what you should do if stopped by a police.
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  • 28. Let’s Play
    You decide if these suggestions are correct or wrong by show me “O” or “X”
    4. After each decision is made, I will play a video clip to show you if you are right .
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  • 29. Page 25
    Stopped by the police
  • 30. Let’s Play
    If you are stopped by a police, you should stay calm rather than being nervous.
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  • 31. Let’s Play
    If you are stopped by a police, you should reach your license or registration immediately.
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  • 32. Let’s Play
    If you are asked to do something you don’t want to, you can explain it to the officer in details.
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  • 33. Let’s Play
    You should call the police “officer” rather than “sir” or “ma’am”.
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  • 34. Let’s Play
    After you are stopped, you should go out the car as soon as possible.
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  • 35. Let’s Play
    If you think the police make something wrong, try to argue with him and let him know he has made a mistake.
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  • 36. Let’s Play
    If you got a ticket, just accept it and say “Thank you!”
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  • 37. In a car accident
    A car accident would never be something good. But if you can handle it correctly and properly, it may cost less …
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  • 38. In a car accident
    What will you do in a car accident?
    Use the questionnaire on the handout, and interview at least 4 classmates about what they will do in a car accident.
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  • 39. In a car accident
    So what should we do?
    In the following video, the speaker mentioned 10 tips for car accidents. Try to get these tips by finishing them on the handout.
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  • 40. In a car accident
    Role-play- In an accident:
    Driver 1: hit the door of Driver 2 ‘s car in a T intersection.
    Driver 2: hit by Driver 1, but not injured.
    Police: received 911 call and come to the scene.
    Witness: saw the whole accident.
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  • 41. Fun Video-Women Drivers
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