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Unit 10 :
Traffic accident

Pre-intermediate

Summary

Traffic is related to our daily life. What situations can we encounter?

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Have you ever been or seen a traffic accident?

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Vocabulary

Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • Run into
  • Damage
  • Rear bumper
  • Smash
  • Insurance
  • Freeway
  • Flipped over
  • Injury
  • Be glad to … 
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Steve

Dina

You ran into my car.

That was my fault. I’m sorry.

You messed up my car.

I don’t see any damage

My rear bumper is messed up.

I don’t see anything wrong with it.

It’s smashed in.

That’s not my fault.

The same thing is wrong with your bumper.

I’ll take care of everything. I just need your phone number and insurance.

I need your information too.

Here you go.

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Let’s practice

Choose the correct answer.

1.

A:Yesterday, my car was hit ___ by bus.

B:OMG! Is everything alright?

a) into     b) away

2.How many parts of the vehicle do you know? 

(e.g. Tire、Wheel disk、Battery、Wiper、Horn、Door Mirror… )

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

Kenny

Jocely

What happened today on the freeway?

You don’t know what happened?

What did happen?

There was a truck on the freeway, and it flipped over.

Really?

I wouldn’t lie about something like that.

Were there any injuries?

I heard that a couple of people got hurt.

Are they all right?

The news said they should be fine.

I’m glad to know that everyone made it out okay.

Me too.

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Let’s Practice

Can you describe these situations? What would happen on the road?

1.
I got caught in traffic.   

I got held up by traffic.

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2.
I had/got a flat tire.

My car tire blew out.

My car tire popped on the road

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3.
There is a multiple car accident ahead of me.

There is a pileup on the expressway.

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Discussion:

Share your  ideas with your teacher.

  1. Are traffic accidents a major cause of death in your country?
  2. Do you think talking on cell phones can cause traffic accidents?