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English Conversation about Driving

by Real English Conversations | Conversation Lessons

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Amy: What have you been pulled over1 for?
Curtis: I’ve been pulled over for tailgating2 an ambulance.
Amy: Oh, my God. I didn’t think that was the story he was going to pick.
Curtis: No, this is a very, very bad thing to do. I don’t recommend you doing this.
Amy: Okay. What’s tailgating?
Curtis: Tailgating is following somebody too close. So usually you have to leave a car
length in between the car in front of you and your car. And I at that point …
Amy: Had a very, very bad habit of driving way too close.
Curtis: Right. And in between–or I was in between the emergency ambulance vehicle in
front of me and a police car behind me. But I didn’t know it was a police car because it
didn’t have the lights.
Amy: Oh, it was a ghost car3.
Curtis: It was a ghost car.
Amy: Sneaky4.
Curtis: Or an unmarked car. Yeah.
Amy: Right. An unmarked car.
Curtis: And right away, he turned on his lights that were on his dashboard and the front of
his car and his siren. And he was mad.
Amy: He was.
Curtis: But I got lucky5 on that one too. Even though he was mad, he didn’t give me a
Amy: Yeah. Sometimes they let you off. They–like they let you off the hook6 or I don’t
know. They give you, what is it? A warning?
Curtis: A warning7

Amy: Yeah, they give you a warning. Don’t do it again. Oh, yeah. It’s a written warning.
And it goes on record that you’ve been warned about this. But they don’t actually give
you a fine.
Curtis: Yeah. He kept track of it for sure.

Phrase Explanations:

  1. Pulled over: Stopped by the police
  2. Tailgating: Driving very closely to the vehicle in front of you
  3. Ghost car: A police car with no lights or markings. Also known as an unmarked car.
  4. Sneaky: Doing something in a secret, unfair or not obvious way
  5. I got lucky: To have good luck unexpectedly
  6. Let you off the hook: When you get caught doing something wrong or illegal and you don’t get punished for it. ‘Let you off’ is the short way of expressing this.
  7. Warning: An official notice that you have been warned not to do something again


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Amy and Curtis understand what it is like to be an adult language learner AND what it feels like to move to another country that speaks another language with a new culture.

In 2016, we sold our house and everything we owned to follow our dreams to move to Mexico and live permanently. This allowed us to focus on teaching English full-time and to further develop the online courses on this website.

After going through the process of learning a language ourselves, combined with the experience of teaching thousands of students around the world, we have the skills and methodology to help students succeed and reach their goals!

Amy Whitney

From Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • TEFL Certified Teacher
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  • Taught more than 4500 private lessons to students from 50+ countries
  • Work History: 6 years English Teaching experience, entrepreneur for 3 businesses (local delivery service, software company, and Real English Conversations), medical office manager, baker & cook.
  • Interests: traveling, language learning, cooking, snowboarding, camping, hanging out at the beach and with my kitty cats

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from Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • TEFL Certified Teacher
  • Upper-intermediate Spanish speaker working toward fluency
  • Has immigrated to and lives in another country
  • 4000 private lessons taught to students from 60+ countries
  • Work History: 5 years English Teaching experience, entrepreneur for 3 businesses (mobile DJ company, local delivery service, and Real English Conversations), sales & customer service, and radio broadcasting.
  • Interests: music and DJing, traveling & culture, language learning, eating tasty food, camping, finding new beaches.

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