Don't Drive Slowly in the Left Lane (Deep Comprehension)

Kisdobos August 19, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
This is a simple deep listening comprehension task for A2 level. There are 6 multiple choice questions to check students understanding of what they have heard.
Scene summary:
In this video the narrator confesses to having irritated other drivers by not knowing the rule about keeping to the right, and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that drivers should use the left lane only for passing and turning.
Video length: 3 minutes 0 seconds
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-08-19, 12:03:44 (GMT+1)
About the author
I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The narrator ...

  • got a speeding ticket
  • was pulled over for driving in the left lane
  • was fined for going too slow in the right lane.
  • was given a fine for driving dangerously

2) A multitude of drivers ...

  • realize that going slow in the right lane is even a problem.
  • don't have the faintest idea that they should not be driving slowly in the left lane.
  • are completely unaware of driving in the left lane
  • who go slowly in the left lane realize why this is irritating to faster drivers.

3) Ideally, drivers should ... , so faster drivers can pass easily without having to ....

  • keep in the left lane after passing; get held up in the left lane
  • return to the right lane after passing; zigzag between lanes
  • keep in the right lane after passing; get upset over being held up.
  • return to the right lane after making a turn; keep switching lanes

4) According to some studies, ...

  • speeding is less dangerous than going slower than the cars in the other lane
  • speeding is just as dangerous as going slower than the cars in the other lane
  • going the speed limit should not be an excuse for holding up faster drivers in the left lane
  • drivers should have the right to stay in the left lane as long as they are going the speed limit

5) The law in 11 states is even stricter:

  • any car that is moving slower than the surrounding traffic should go faster.
  • any car that is moving slower than the surrounding traffic should keep right.
  • drivers can keep in the left lane as long as they wish to pass another car or make a turn
  • drivers can keep in the left lane unless they wish to pass another car or make a turn

6) It is presumed that the reason why the fatality rate on German highways is so low is because ...

  • there is no speed limit on long stretches of highway
  • German drivers tend to keep in the right lane, except when passing
  • the German highway network, the Autobahn, has lower accident rates.
  • German drivers only use the right lane for turning or passing

Discussion questions

1. If you drive, when do you use the left lane?

2. How do you feel about drivers going too slow in the left lane?

3. What do you do when a driver is going too slow in the left lane?

4. Do you agree that speeding is less dangerous than driving slowly in the left lane?

5. How can the authorities make more drivers follow the rules of keeping to the right?

Vocabulary list

  • ticket n.: a piece of paper that officially tells you that you have driven or parked your car improperly and that you will have to pay a fine
  • speeding n.: going faster than the speed limit
  • pass v.: move past another, slower car
  • lane n.: a part of road that is marked by painted lines and that is for a single line of vehicles
  • a multitude of: a lot of
  • fine n.: an amount of money that you pay as a punishment for breaking a law or rule
  • unaware (of) adj.: not realize, not know something
  • keep to the right: stay in the right lane whenever it's possible
  • go the speed limit: drive at the maximum legal speed
  • strict adj.: demanding that people obey rules or behave in a certain way, opposite of lenient
  • long stretches of highway: long parts
  • fatality rate n.: the number of people dying

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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Vsouzajf
2017-08-20 00:44:50
Thanks
mothermauda
2020-03-18 12:53:09
I love this! thank you. I think some the questions need to be edited and I would say this is for advanced learners. Thank you very much!
mothermauda
2020-03-18 12:55:13
Hi. Also, get pulled over is a lovely vocabulary item that I think should be included on your vocab list. I teach this phrasal verb - it is different from to pull over, Both are very important phrasal verbs in English.
milleau
2021-01-21 20:30:12
Great vid and quiz! I do agree more for B1 levels and up though ;)