The Reading / Listening - Level 2

Teenage drivers are the most likely to crash, a new study says. The Highway Safety Association (HSA) in the USA found that teen drivers are 1.6 times likelier to be in a traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 are the likeliest to be in a fatal crash. The HSA said figures show teen driver deaths are increasing. The HSA said the study shows that there is still a lot to do to reduce teen driver crashes and deaths. He added: "The increase in teen driver fatal crashes is concerning and [we] are keeping a watchful eye."



The HSA and the Ford motor company created a special Driving Skills for Life program. It has expanded to 35 countries worldwide. It helps new drivers learn about road hazards and safe driving. A spokesman from Driving Skills for Life, said: "Smart programs that focus on teen driving behavior have been very successful in helping novice and younger drivers be safer on the roads, but we still have more to do." The biggest risk for teens is in the first six months after they get their license. It's easy to understand why parents worry a lot when their teen passes their driving test.

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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 drivers are the most
  2. 1.6 times likelier to be
  3. Teens aged 18 to 19 are
  4. figures show teen driver deaths
  5. there is still a lot
  6. reduce teen driver crashes
  7. The increase in teen driver fatal crashes
  8. we are keeping a watchful
  1. to do
  2. and deaths
  3. are increasing
  4. eye
  5. is concerning
  6. in a traffic accident
  7. likely to crash
  8. the likeliest

Paragraph 2

  1. It has expanded to 35
  2. It helps new drivers learn about road
  3. helping novice and
  4. we still have more
  5. The biggest risk
  6. the first six months after they
  7. It's easy to understand why parents
  8. when their teen passes their
  1. for teens
  2. worry a lot
  3. hazards
  4. get their license
  5. countries worldwide
  6. driving test
  7. younger drivers
  8. to do

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Teenage drivers are (1) ___________________ to crash, a new study says. The Highway Safety Association (HSA) in the USA found that teen drivers are (2) ___________________ to be in a traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 are the likeliest to be (3) ___________________. The HSA said figures show teen driver deaths (4) ___________________. The HSA said the study shows that there is still (5) ___________________ reduce teen driver crashes and deaths. He added: "The increase in teen driver fatal crashes is concerning and [we] are keeping (6) ___________________."

The HSA and the Ford motor company (7) ___________________ Driving Skills for Life program. It (8) ___________________ 35 countries worldwide. It helps new drivers learn about road hazards and safe driving. A spokesman from Driving Skills for Life, said: "Smart programs (9) ___________________ teen driving behavior have been very successful (10) ___________________ and younger drivers be safer on the roads, but we still have more to do." The biggest risk for teens (11) ___________________ six months after they get their license. It's easy to understand why parents worry a lot when their (12) ___________________ driving test.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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aySafetyAssociation(HSA)intheUSAfoundthatteendriversare1.6tim
eslikeliertobeinatrafficaccidentthanadultdrivers.Teensaged18to19a
rethelikeliesttobeinafatalcrash.TheHSAsaidfiguresshowteendriverd
eathsareincreasing.TheHSAsaidthestudyshowsthatthereisstillalotto
dotoreduceteendrivercrashesanddeaths.Headded:"Theincreaseinte
endriverfatalcrashesisconcerningand[we]arekeepingawatchfuleye.
"TheHSAandtheFordmotorcompanycreatedaspecialDrivingSkillsfor
Lifeprogram.Ithasexpandedto35countriesworldwide.Ithelpsnewdri
verslearnaboutroadhazardsandsafedriving.AspokesmanfromDrivin
gSkillsforLife,said:"Smartprogramsthatfocusonteendrivingbehavio
rhavebeenverysuccessfulinhelpingnoviceandyoungerdriversbesafe
rontheroads,butwestillhavemoretodo."Thebiggestriskforteensisint
hefirstsixmonthsaftertheygettheirlicense.It'seasytounderstandwhy
parentsworryalotwhentheirteenpassestheirdrivingtest.

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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