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2.7 Paul's Accident

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Published: 5.22.2017
Level 1   |   Time: 2:08
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Paul describes the accident he had while driving the company van.


    

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  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

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  • van [n] - a large type of car
  • seat belt [n] - a belt worn in car for safety
  • steering wheel [n] - the part of a car that turns the wheels
  • slippery [adj] - smooth and dangerous (like ice)
  • parked car [n] - an car that is not moving
  • tailgating [v] - drive too closely behind another car
  • smash [v] - hit
  • hood [n] - part of a car
  • bumpers [n] - part of a car
  • headlights [n] - part of car
  • horn [n] - the device that makes a loud sound in a car
  • honk [v] - the act of making noise with a horn (honk the horn)

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective, 


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Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
Mr. Evans Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
  • Marie, Cheryl, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • Paul has been driving the company van.

triangle Questions


  1. Paul had an accident while driving the van.
    True
    False

  2. Paul was not wearing his seat belt during the accident.
    True
    False

  3. Paul was seriously injured during the accident.
    True
    False

  4. There were fish on the road.
    True
    False

  5. The steering wheel came off when Paul tried to turn.
    True
    False

  6. Paul avoided the fish.
    True
    False

  7. Paul hit a moving car.
    True
    False

  8. A car that was following Paul too closely hit his van.
    True
    False

  9. Paul drove into a stop sign.
    True
    False

  10. Paul got out of the van.
    True
    False

  11. Paul was transporting a piano in the van.
    True
    False

  12. The doors of the van won't open.
    True
    False

  13. The van has flat tires.
    True
    False

  14. The van's headlights are smashed.
    True
    False

  15. The van smells like fish.
    True
    False


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Paul: Hello.
Marie: Paul, what happened to you?
Paul: I had an accident with the van.
Cheryl: Oh, no! Are you OK?
Paul: I’m fine. I was wearing my seat belt. No one was hurt, but I think we’re going to need a new van.
Bob: What happened?
Paul: I was driving on Sixth Street and there were a lot of fish on the road.
Marie: A lot of what?
Paul: Fish.
Marie: Why were there fish in the road?
Paul: I don’t know. Anyway, I tried to turn but I had a problem with the steering wheel.
Bob: The steering wheel broke?
Paul: No, it came off. So I drove over the fish. The fish made the road slippery, so when I tried to stop, I hit a parked car.
Bob: Oh, no!
Paul: I’m not finished. The car behind me was tailgating, so he hit me. A car on the opposite side of the road hit a stop sign. The stop sign fell an d smashed my hood.
Cheryl: Oh, no!
Paul: Then, worst of all, when I got out to look at the damage, a piano fell on the van.
Marie: What? Where did it come from?
Paul: I don’t know. But the van does not look good. The bumpers are damaged. So is the hood. The doors won’t open. The windows won’t close. The engine’s not working. The headlights are smashed. The horn won’t honk. And it smells like fish.
Bob: Are there any parts that are OK?
Paul: The steering wheel still looks good.
Bob: Great. All we need is a van to go with it.