Driving in New York (2)


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ADAPTED FROM BBC NEWS LESSONS / JUNE 2015

DRIVERS in New York have to drive more slowly.  There is a new speed limit of 25 miles per hour.  The city wants people to drive more carefully. It wants fewer accidents and deaths. The mayor [head of the city] wants to improve traffic safety to protect children and old people. But some people say the new limit will increase [make more] accidents.

   face2 PARAGRAPH ONE QUESTIONS:

1. Drivers have to drive more ...                   a. how fast you can drive

2. “Speed limit” means ...                              b. the head of a city

3. A mayor is …                                                c. children and old people

4. traffic safety helps protect …                    d. slowly

5. “Improve” means …                                   e. to make something better  


     Most countries have speed limits. The first speed limit was 10 miles per hour. This was in England in the year 1861. The world’s fastest limit is 87 miles per hour. Some roads have no speed limit, like Germany’s highways, called Autobahns.

face2 PARAGRAPH TWO QUESTIONS:

1.  A highway is a …                                           a. England 

2. The first speed limit was ...                          b. speed limits

3. The first speed limit was in ...                     c. 87 miles per hour

4. The world’s fastest speed limit is ...           d. main road

5.  Most countries have …                                 e. 10 miles per hour


  YOUR TURN TO TALK:

1.) Can you drive? 

2.) When did you learn to drive?

3.) Do you listen to the radio when you drive? 

4.) What do you listen to?


face5 WHICH IS CORRECT?:

1) Drivers in New York have to drive more slowly.   2) Drivers in New York have to drived more slowly.

3) We drove slowly when we are in New York.          4) We drove slowly when we were in New York.

5) The city want people to drive slowly.                       6) The city wants people to drive slowly.

7) The mayor want people to drive slowly.                   8) The mayor wants people to drive slowly.

9) Do you listen to the radio when you drive?             10) Do you listening to the radio when you drive? 


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