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Driving and car free vocabulary class

When learning to drive, what you do before getting on the road is often stressed as one of the key safety precautions. This vocabulary lesson uses a typical pre-driving safety checklist to teach some vocabulary related to cars and driving.

Here's a list of 'Konglish' words related to cars. Many Korean English learners beleive that these words can be used in English when they are actually errors. Even if you are not Korean, there is a good chance that this specialized vocabulary will help you discuss cars and driving in English.

Handle = steering wheel

Accel = accelerator

Klaxon = horn

Blinker = turn signal (blinker is also used in English but students should know turn signal)

Punk = flat tire

Thank you to car hire in South Korea for making this free online vocabulary class possible.

Fill in the blanks with the correct car vocabulary items.

Answer choicews: gauge, horn, flat, steering wheel

Driving safety checklist

1. Check the owner’s manual to find the correct air pressure for the car’s tires. Then check the air pressure. Since a tire can lose a significant amount of air pressure and not appear to be , it is best to use a tire to check the air pressure.

2. Make sure that the headlights, taillights, and brake lights, are working.

3. Check to see that the turn signals, , and brakes work properly.

4. When you hold the , put your hands at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock. The old way, 10 and 2, can put your arm in the way of an airbag, and, in event of a deployment, you end up with your hand smashed into your face at 200 miles per hour.