Drive In The U.S

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

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Drive In The U.S

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

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