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"drive someone crazy" = make someone go crazy

"My younger sister drives me crazy with her terrible jokes."


"What are you driving at?" = What do you mean?

"So, why did you say that terrible stuff about my clothes? What are you driving at? Do you mean they are old and ugly?"

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[ Quiz Script ]

Texting and Driving
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level:Topic: Type:Speakers:Length:
mediumtextingconversationman - woman01:13

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are the dangerous of texting and driving? Are there any local laws that prohibit texting and driving where you live?

HELPFUL TIP: Put away your cellphone or turn it off while you drive. Being distracted by a cellphone can cause accidents.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

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1. The woman is going to ___________.
A. the bus station
B. the airport
C. the train station

2. The man receives a text message about ___________.
A. a medical appointment
B. a job interview
C. vacation plans

3. The woman wants to _______ because he won't stop texting.
A. hit the man
B. call her brother
C. get out and walk

4. The man and woman are in trouble because _______.
A. they don't have a license
B. the other driver looks scary
C. their window doesn't work

5. The woman suggests ___________.
A. catching the bus
B. calling the police
C. talking with the other driver


Score =
Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
How often do you text and drive at the same time? Have you ever had an accident (or near accident) because of it? Describe the situation?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Use the Internet to find out which countries ban or prohibit the use of cell phones while driving. Collect information on what fines or punishments are given to people who violate the law in such situations.

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