Things you do while driving - Elementary
You probably know how to drive. But do you know all the English phrases to describe the different things that you often do in a car? Here are ten of the most common ones.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- Pull out
- Drive off
- Pull over
- Speed up
- Slow down
- Step on it
- Slam the brakes on
- Have a near miss
- Get pulled over
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- When you 'indicate' you turn on a flashing light to show that you are going to turn right or left
- 'Pull out' means to take the car out of a side road or parking space and start driving.
- 'Drive off' means to drive the car away from a person or place.
- 'Pull over' means to stop the car at the side of the road.
- 'Speed up' means to make the car go faster.
- 'Slow down' means to make the car go slower.
- 'Step on it' means to put your foot hard on the accelerator and make the car go very fast.
- 'Slam the brakes on' means to put your foot hard on the brakes and make the car slow down a lot or stop.
- 'Have a near miss' is when you nearly have an accident with another vehicle.
- When you 'get pulled over' the police stop your car - because you did something wrong.