Monday, December 20, 2010

English about traffic signal and driving - task to improve English

Task 1: A road sign often seen in crowded city roads is “For
light motor vehicles only”. This refers to cars, scooters,
auto rickshaws, cycles, etc. What vehicles would you
list under ‘Heavy vehicles’?

Task 2: Fill in the blanks with the word / phrase given below
using the words in brackets for guidance:

1. It was a .................. (running over someone and not stopping)
accident.

2. Do not cross the yellow line. It is an offence for which you
may have to face an .............. (given at the scene of offence).

3. You need to take your vehicle for an ............ (waste gases
produced by the vehicle) check-up. It is polluting the air!

4. ............... (not stopping) at a red light signal is a serious offence.

5. The road was wet and the driver ......... (lost control of the
steering) and crashed into the fence.

6. Make sure your car is .............. (in a condition to be driven
safely) before you take it for a long distance drive.

7. An ambulance has ........... (is allowed to go before other traffic)
however congested the traffic may be.

8. We often see wrecks of heavy vehicles on the highways and
inevitably they are results of ............. (two vehicles hitting
each other directly).

9. Slow down! The sign says there’s a ........... ahead (a road
directed away from the main road).

road worthy jumping signals on-the spot fine
tow away zone head-on collision the right of way
skidded diversion exhaust emission
hit and run

Task 3: Refer to a Driver’s manual. Learn the common road
signs and their meanings.

Task 4: Discuss and debate in the class on how best to create
an awareness on road safety rules and road sense.

Task 5: Fill in the blanks with the suitable phrases from the list
given below:

1. A : The car door swung open when it was taking a curve and I
fell out.
B : You should have .................................................

2. A : My! the traffic is non-stop here! How do I cross the road?
B : You should use the .................................................

3. A : This is the latest car and it can run at a speed of 200 kph!
B : Well, that’s fine, but you know the road rule, don’t you?
.................................................

4. A : That driver is moving at a snail’s pace in front of us!
Why don’t you overtake him?
B : There is no space on the right and we should not ...........

5. A : I want to go to that shop on the left, so can you cut across
the lanes and park there, please?
B : Sorry Ma’am. I should not. There is a ........... ahead. That’s
where we should cross over and I am allowed to park only
at a ........... . You have to walk over to the shop from there.

1. Don’t go beyond the speed limit
2.
service lane
3. pedestrian crossing
4.
fastened your seat belt
5. parking zone
6. Avoid rush hour traffic
7. Avoid the fast lane
8. Drive on the inside lane
9. Stop at the red signal
10.
overtake on the left

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