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Spider-Man: Driver's Test | Driving Vocabulary

Here are some useful English vocabulary related to driving. Start the engine, exceed the speed limit, go up/down the gears and more.

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Spider-Man: Driver\'s Test | Driving Vocabulary
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VOCABULARY RELATED TO DRIVING

Firstly, start the engine (switch it on or turn it on), check in (look in) the mirror to see if anything is behind you (coming from behind), release the handbrake (turn off a device operated by hand that prevents a vehicle from moving), then indicate (switch on the indicator) press the accelerator a little and pull out (move out) into the lane.

If it is your first experience “take it easy, drive carefully, watch out for this and that, slow down etc”.

Once you are on the open road or driving in traffic (many cars) then the instructions will be coming thick and fast (a lot of them). Don’t drive to close to the car in front. Don’t exceed (don’t go over) the speed limit. Watch out for (keep an eye on) the road signs. Do not overtake (go past) any cars yet until you are more experienced.

When you are approaching (coming close to) the traffic lights slow down (reduce your speed) put your foot gently on the brake. Change gear. Go from 4th or 5th gear to 3rd then 2nd and apply the handbrake when you come to a halt (stop) at the traffic lights. When the lights turn green (your signal to move forward) move slowly by pressing the accelerator and changing gears smoothly. Go up the gears (from 1st to 2nd and so on) and increase your speed accordingly.

When driving at night you have to be more aware and watch all around you. You must of course switch on the headlights and drive with dipped (low) headlights to avoid blinding cars coming towards you (in the opposite direction). Normally we reduce our speed when driving at night.

If you have to reverse (go backwards) make sure you check (look in) your rear view mirror (shows you what is behind you) and reverse slowly.

As your driving improves you should learn the skills necessary to handle the car in wet or icy conditions. You will learn how to handle the car if it skids (goes out of control on a wet or slippery surface) how to swerve (control and steer) the car safely to avoid something blocking the road and how to apply the brakes suddenly if you have to make an emergency stop (to pull up suddenly).

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