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In this episode: Cars and driving (we’re going to help you expand your vocabulary)
Listener Feedback: Nelson Garanhani, Brazil
Dear Craig and Reza. I come from Brazil and I started to learn English two years ago.
I’m a doctor and I have a son that is veterinarian. Yesterday, after listening to this episode, inglespodcast.com/97
I sent it to him and later he told me that the podcast was really interesting, useful and he had fun, too!
I’m feeling happy for having (to have) the opportunity to listen to your brilliants (brilliant) podcasts.
Nelson, Garanhani, Brazil
p.s. Sorry (for) my mistakes
Audio Feedback Antonio (for the 100th episode)
I Xmust toX say (I must say)
I want to Xmake you a questionX (ask you a question)
Will handwriting disappear in 60, 70 years from now?
Cars and driving
driving license (driver’s license US) – to take/pass a driving test
brake, handbrake, clutch – embrague, accelerator, gas pedal (US), baby seat, seatbelt, boot (UK)/trunk (US), bonnet (UK)/hood (US), steering Wheel – volante,
windscreen (UK)/windshield (US), rear window, rear-view mirror, wing mirror, number plate (UK)/license plate (US), jack – gato, puncture – pinchazo, tyre (UK)/tire (US) – neumático, airbags, GPS (Global Positioning System), bumper (UK)/fender (US) – parachoques/paragolpes, to reverse – dar marcha atrás, to put it in gear, gears, stick shift (US) – cambio manual, exhaust (pipe) – tubo de escape, (spare) tyre, headlights – faros, indicator – intermitente, car horn/hooter – claxon
To double park
To give someone a lift/ride
to run someone to the station/To run someone over
Back seat driver
To put the peddle to the metal – to put your foot down – to step on the gas – to sink the boot – to give it some wellie
Expressions with drive:
To drive someone round the bend/mad – up the wall!
to drive a hard bargain
to drive the price up/down
Improve your speaking with an italki teacher
to drive a point home
to be the driving force (the community of inglespodcast is the driving force behind our podcasts)
What are you driving at?
to be in the driving seat
drive the porcelain bus – To vomit profusely into the toilet, usually as the result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
“John was driving the porcelain bus for the rest of the night after his seventh tequila shot.”
“My wife drove me to drink and I didn’t have the decency to thank her!” – WC Fields
How old were you when you got your licence? – How long have you been driving?
What do you remember about your driving test?
Have you ever had an accident?
Which countries drive on the left? India, Ireland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, Malta (more than 50!)
Romans drove on the left. France changed to the right first. The British Empire influence many countries to drive on the left.
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
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On next week’s episode: Lifestyles
The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called ‘See You Later’