Transcription Review and Vocabulary

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Transcription Part 1:

Curtis: We’re going to talk about driving in Canada and North America. And it all starts with getting your learner’s license*, right Amy?

Amy: Yeah, definitely. In order to be on the road behind the wheel* of a vehicle*, you’ve got to have a license. And the first thing that you do is you, actually…at least in Canada, we do things in a very specific way. We have something called a graduated licensing program*. I’m sure that the United States does it differently. But you pick up this book and it has all the rules of the road*.

Curtis: Yeah, you have to study it because you have to write a written test* or something like that.

Amy: Yeah, it’s been a long time. Right, Curtis*?

Curtis: It’s been a very long time for me, yeah.

  • Learner’s License: A special driver’s license that allows you to drive a vehicle with an authorized person supervising you.

  • Behind the wheel: The person driving the car.

  • Vehicle: a word to describe a: car, truck, bus, minivan, motorcycle or SUV

  • Graduated licensing program: this is a very specific type of vocabulary (don’t learn it). It means a program with several steps to get your license.

  • Rules of the road: The traffic rules. Rules you have to follow when you drive.

  • Written test: A test with several questions that you have to pass.

  • “It’s been a long time. Right, Curtis”: Amy is making a joke about Curtis’ age. She says it has been many years since he got his license… which makes him old.

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