Things you do while driving - Intermediate

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: 
  1. Indicate
  2. Pull out
  3. Drive off
  4. Pull over
  5. Speed up
  6. Slow down
  7. Step on it
  8. Slam the brakes on
  9. Have a near miss
  10. Get pulled over
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. When you 'indicate' you turn on a flashing light to show that you are going to turn right or left
  2. 'Pull out' means to take the car out of a side road or parking space and start driving.
  3. 'Drive off' means to drive the car away from a person or place.
  4. 'Pull over' means to stop the car at the side of the road.
  5. 'Speed up' means to make the car go faster.
  6. 'Slow down' means to make the car go slower.
  7. 'Step on it' means to put your foot hard on the accelerator and make the car go very fast.
  8. 'Slam the brakes on' means to put your foot hard on the brakes and make the car slow down a lot or stop.
  9. 'Have a near miss' is when you nearly have an accident with another vehicle.
  10. When you 'get pulled over' the police stop your car - because you did something wrong.

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