Unit 26 :
Finding a Parking Space



To be able to learn how to navigate a parking lot. 

parking space

Do companies in your country provide ample parking lots for their customers?

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

  • block(n)
  • off-street parking(phr)
  •  curb(n)
  •  loading zone(phr)
  •  handicapped(adj)
  • parking ticket(phr)
  • towed(v)
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Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



We have to find a parking space. Let’s drive around the block one more time. Did you say that the restaurant we’re going to has no off-street parking at all?

None. When I called the restaurant earlier today, I was told they have ample street parking.

Obviously not on a Saturday night. Look, there’s a space!

No, look at the curb. That’s a loading zone and the area in front of it is a red zone.

This is impossible. We’ve driven along this street four times and there are no parking spaces, not even ones with meters. I’d be willing to plug the meter all evening if we could just find a space.

 I have an idea. Pull into that red zone.

Okay, but we can’t park here. What’s that?

This is my grandfather’s handicapped placard. I borrowed it. We can park here with this

 I don’t think so. We’re going to get a parking ticket or worse, and we really shouldn’t be using your grandfather’s placard anyway.

Do you know how many strings I had to pull to get a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town? Come on, let’s go. Why are you checking your wallet? Dinner is my treat.

 I just want to make sure I have enough cash for a taxi when your car gets towed!

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Let’s practice

Arrange the jumbled letters to come up with a word/ words. The words are related to the topic discussed.

1. burc
2. pacse
3. der onze
4. maple
5. kignrap
6. doaling noze
7. arkping efe
8. dowet
9. cradalp
10. xiat

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Share your  ideas with your teacher. 

  1. What are the penalty impose by your government if people are not following the parking law or rules?
  2. Is parking space a problem in the city you live in? What could be the possible ways to decrease this kind of problem?