Unit 24 :
Common Traffic Signs



To be able to identify common road signs by sight.


Can you describe the road signs that you know.

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Repeat the following words and phrases with your teacher and use them in a sentence.

  • Dead end
  • No U-turn
  • Do not enter
  • One way
  • No stopping
  • Detour
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Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Why are you squinting like that?

I left my glasses at the office.

You mean you can’t see?

 I can see pretty well. What was that yellow sign we just passed?

It said, “Dead End.” Stop! Turn around.

I can’t. That sign says, “No U-turn.”

Okay, but we can’t keep going. Those signs say, “Do Not Enter” and “One Way.”

Okay, fine. I’ll just pull off the road and you can drive.

You can’t. That sign says, “No Stopping.” Hey, you just made an illegal U-turn!

What else could I do? Anyway, we’re back on track now.

Watch out for those speed bumps! You really are blind without your glasses. You’re going too fast. According to that sign, this is a school crossing zone. The posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

That’s only true when the lights are flashing. Is that a “Detour” sign?

I can’t believe it. Will I never get home?

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Let’s practice 1

Match the signs to their meaning.


a. slippery when wet           b. dead end              c. no stopping                d. detour
e. speed limit              f. one way            g. men at work        h. curve way    i. no u-turn

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Let’s practice 2

Complete the paragraph using the words below.

helmet     sign   this    right    stop   bike    see        light    careful   red      When    can’t

Always be ____________ when you ride a ________ in the town. Always wear a __________. When you see this __________, turn left. _______you see this sign, turn ______. When you _______ this sign, you _______ go. When you see _______ sign, stop. When the _______ is green, go. When the light is _____,______.

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Share your  ideas with your teacher. 

  1. What are the common traffic signs that are not followed in your country?
  2. What are the penalty that your government charge to the people not following the rules?
  3. What are your ideas with this traffic signs ? Does it help your country avoid accidents?