The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Teenage drivers are the most likely to crash. Teens are 1.6 times likelier to crash than adult drivers. Teen driver deaths are increasing. There is a lot to do to cut teen crashes and deaths. A road safety group said: "The increase in teen driver fatal crashes is [worrying] and [we] are keeping a watchful eye."



There is a special Driving Skills for Life program. It is in 35 countries. It teaches new drivers about road dangers and safe driving. It has been very successful in helping [new] and younger drivers be safer. The biggest risk is the first six months after teens get their license. It's easy to understand why parents worry.

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Sources
  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2016/10/16/older-teen-drivers-involved-in-more-fatal-crashes-than-younger-onesdeaths-spiked-10-report-finds/
  • http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/teen-drivers-are-still-the-most-at-risk-of-crashing-study-1.3117748
  • http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2016/10/16/parents-key-reducing-teen-drivers-chances-being-crash/92226200/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Teenage
  2. the most likely to
  3. Teens are 1.6 times likelier
  4. Teen driver deaths are
  5. There is
  6. A road safety
  7. The increase in teen driver fatal crashes
  8. we are keeping a watchful
  1. increasing
  2. to crash
  3. eye
  4. crash
  5. is worrying
  6. drivers
  7. group
  8. a lot to do

Paragraph 2

  1. a special Driving Skills for Life
  2. It is in
  3. It teaches
  4. road
  5. It has been very
  6. helping new and
  7. the first six months after teens
  8. It's easy to understand
  1. dangers
  2. new drivers
  3. why parents worry
  4. 35 countries
  5. get their license
  6. program
  7. successful
  8. younger drivers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Teenage drivers are the (1) ___________________ crash. Teens are 1.6 times likelier to crash (2) ___________________ drivers. Teen driver deaths (3) ___________________. There is a lot to do (4) ___________________ crashes and deaths. A road safety group said: "(5) ___________________ teen driver fatal crashes is [worrying] and [we] are keeping a (6) __________________."

There (7) ___________________ Driving Skills for Life program. (8) ___________________ countries. It teaches new drivers about road dangers (9) ___________________. It has been very successful (10) ___________________ and younger drivers be safer. The biggest (11) ___________________ first six months after teens get their license. It's easy to understand (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Teenagedriversarethemostlikelytocrash.Teensare1.6timeslikelierto
crashthanadultdrivers.Teendriverdeathsareincreasing.Thereisalott
odotocutteencrashesanddeaths.Aroadsafetygroupsaid:"Theincreas
einteendriverfatalcrashesis[worrying]and[we]arekeepingawatchful
eye."ThereisaspecialDrivingSkillsforLifeprogram.Itisin35countries.
Itteachesnewdriversaboutroaddangersandsafedriving.Ithas
beenverysuccessfulinhelping[new]andyoungerdriversbesafer.Theb
iggestriskisthefirstsixmonthsafterteensgettheirlicense.It'seasytoun
derstandwhyparentsworry.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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