The Reading / Listening - Level 4

A U.K. survey shows that one in seven drivers has been in danger because of risky overtaking. A road safety charity surveyed 1,000 drivers. It found that 80 per cent of drivers have felt scared by overtaking, while 94 per cent said they have seen dangerous overtaking. Young men are the most dangerous. Nearly 40 per cent of 17-24-year-old men said they overtake when they are not sure the road ahead is clear. Just 15 per cent of women do this.



The charity found country roads are most dangerous. Drivers are twice as likely to die on these than in towns. Many deaths are preventable. The charity asked drivers to stop overtaking on country roads. It said: "Why risk it and rush? You could cause a devastating, high-speed, head-on crash that ends lives." It said a "significant minority" of aggressive and selfish drivers still overtake, and that "cool-headed and responsible drivers" do not.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579849/Dangerous-drivers-aggressive-overtaking-lives-at-risk
  • https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dangerous-overtaking-risks-lives-230505243.html#GkUZZlf
  • http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Country-lanes-dangerous-UK/story-26568803-detail/story.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

one in

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most dangerous

2.

in danger because of risky

b.

scared by overtaking

3.

A road safety

c.

seven drivers

4.

drivers have felt

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of women do this

5.

they have seen

e.

overtaking

6.

Young men are the

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ahead is clear

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they are not sure the road

g.

charity

8.

Just 15 per cent

h.

dangerous overtaking



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

twice as

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selfish drivers

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Many deaths are

b.

head-on crash

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stop overtaking on country

c.

headed

4.

a devastating, high-speed,

d.

likely

5.

a significant

e.

preventable

6.

aggressive and

f.

drivers

7.

cool-

g.

minority

8.

responsible

h.

roads

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A U.K. survey shows that (1) ___________________ drivers has been in danger because of risky overtaking. A (2) ___________________ surveyed 1,000 drivers. It found that 80 per cent of drivers (3) ___________________ by overtaking, (4) ___________________ said they have seen dangerous overtaking. Young men are the most dangerous. Nearly 40 per cent of 17-24-year-old men said they overtake when they (5) ___________________ the road ahead is clear. Just 15 per cent ofb(6) ___________________.

The charity found (7) ___________________ most dangerous. Drivers are twice as likely to die (8) ___________________ in towns. Many deaths are preventable. The charity asked drivers to stop overtaking (9) ___________________. It said: "Why risk it and rush? You could cause a devastating, high-speed, (10) ___________________ that ends lives." It said a "(11) ___________________" of aggressive and selfish drivers still overtake, and that "cool-headed and (12) ___________________ " do not.





OVERTAKING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about overtaking in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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f)

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g)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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FREE WRITING

Write about overtaking for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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