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Listening Training

To improve your listening skills, it is important to listen to the audio and be sure that you can hear every single word. This means that you have to listen to the audio several times until you can understand it clearly.


How to do this activity:

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Stop the audio when you cannot understand or hear everything
  3. Read and listen to the audio at the same time
  4. Close your eyes and ONLY LISTEN to the audio
  5. If you understand everything, continue to the next audio file!

Text and Audio:

Amy: In this conversation, we are going to talk about what it’s like to get your license in North America to be able to drive a car. Specifically, what you have to do to get a driver’s licence1 in Canada because that’s where we’re from. So, what is the first step?

Curtis: Studying the book that you get with all the rules of the road2 in it before you do your written test3.

Amy: That’s right.


Amy: So you need to study all of the traffic rules4 that are in this book so that when you’re on the road5 in your car, you’re able to act the same way that the other drivers act, so everybody knows which direction people are going and they’re able to avoid accidents and keep things safe6.


Amy: So after you pass that test, what’s the next thing?

Curtis: You get into a car with somebody who has a driver’s license and who has some experience and then you get to practice with them.

Amy: That’s right. It’s like supervised7 driving. You do not have a license where you can drive on your own8, you need to use this period to practice your driving skills9, to prepare you for the next test.

Curtis: Right.