Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.
TOPIC: GETTING A DRIVER'S LICENSE 1
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Replacement card = A new card that you receive, usually after losing/damaging your old one
Driving exam = Also called a "road test', a practical test in which your driving is evaluated
Learner's permit = Some countries offer a learner's permit, which allows you to practice driving after you pass your written exam, but before you take your driving exam
Category/class = Usually refers to the type of vehicle you are allowed to drive (truck, car, motorcycle, etc.)
Moving violation = Breaking the law while driving
Driver's handbook/manual = A booklet which outlines all the driving laws of a particular state, region, or country, usually used to study for a written exam
Points on your license = Many countries use a system of points, where the driver gets "points" for every driving violation. Once you get to a certain number of points, your license may be suspended ( = you may no longer be able to legally drive).
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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You didn't pass your written exam, = You did not answer enough questions on your written exam correctly, so you will have to take the test again to get your driver's license
Your license isn't valid here. = You cannot legally use your license here.
You have to take a vision test. = You have to check your eyesight, how well you can see, etc.
The renewal fee is $20. = You have to pay $20 to get your license renewed.
Your license has been suspended. = Your license is no longer valid/ you can no longer use your license legally (usually because of violations, etc.)