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Unit 9 :
Getting the driver’s license

Pre-intermediate

Summary

How can we get  driver’s license? Let’s learn and practice!

Transportation 9-1

Do you have a driver’s license? When did you get it?

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Vocabulary

Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • Fill out
  • Paperwork
  • Appointment
  • Wonderful
  • Mess up
  • Parallel
  •  license
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Patrick

Counter

How can I get my driver’s license?

Have you taken your driving test yet?

I have yet to take my driving test.

Okay, first I’m going to need you to fill out the paperwork.

When can I take my test?

You’ll have to make an appointment for that.

I would like to make one right now.

How about Friday?

That would be great.

What time would you like to take the test?

If I could do it in the morning, then that would be good.

10 o’clock on Friday morning. See you then.

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Let’s practice

Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct answer.

1.

A:How can I get my driver’s license?

B:_____

a) Let’s go for a drive!     b) You should take the driving test first.

2.

A:Did you get your driver’s license?

B:No, _____

a) I’m going to take the driving test next week.

b) I don’t want to drive too far.

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Patrick

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Did I do well on my driving test?

You did a wonderful job.

So, I passed?

Yes, you passed.

Did I mess up on anything?

You did mess up on something.

What was that?

Your parallel parking isn’t all that great.

Yes, that’s pretty hard for me.

You just need a little more practice.

I know, but I still get my license, right?

You got it.

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Let’s Practice

Choose the correct answer.

1.

A:Listen! _____

B:I’m so proud of you!

a) I got my driver’s license!     b) I don’t want to have the test.

 

2.

A:Do I ___ the driving test?

B:Well… I’m sorry to tell you, you didn’t pass it. 

a) clean up      b) mess up

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Discussion:

Share your  ideas with your teacher.

  1. Who taught you to drive? Was it pleasant or unpleasant?
  2. In your country, how can you get the driver’s license? Try to describe and share it with the teacher.