Curtis: It was a ghost car. Amy: Sneaky 4. Curtis: Or an unmarked car. An unmarked car. Curtis: And right away, he turned on his lights that were on his dashboard and the front of his car and his siren. And he was mad. Curtis: But I got lucky 5 on that one too.
Even though he was mad, he didn’t give me a ticket. Sometimes they let you off. They–like they let you off the hook 6 or I don’t know. They give you, what is it? Curtis: A warning 7 Amy: Yeah, they give you a warning. Don’t do it again. It’s a written warning.
And it goes on record that you’ve been warned about this. But they don’t actually give you a fine. Curtis: Yeah. He kept track of it for sure. Phrase Explanations: • Pulled over: Stopped by the police • Tailgating: Driving very closely to the vehicle in front of you • Ghost car: A police car with no lights or markings. Also known as an unmarked car. • Sneaky: Doing something in a secret, unfair or not obvious way • I got lucky: To have good luck unexpectedly • Let you off the hook: When you get caught doing something wrong or illegal and you don’t get punished for it.
‘Let you off’ is the short way of expressing this. • Warning: An official notice that you have been warned not to do something again The full of lesson of ‘Driving’ is available when you join as a Free Member! Listen to Smith’s Experience Here My name is Smith and I am from Haiti. I am really happy to have signed up for Real English Conversations because it has really helped me improve my listening and speaking skills.
And thanks to the teacher, Amy Whitney, who also acts as a researcher on how to learn a foreign language more efficiently. So, thanks to her good advice and methodology about how to deeply work out my listening and how to stick with my speaking practice, even without having someone to talk to, I have been able to gradually improve my English in many ways. About the Teachers on Real English Conversations Curtis and I (Amy) are from Canada in North America. We have a passion for traveling and teaching real English to help students improve their communication skills. Learning a language as an adult is challenging.
I have first hand experience learning a second language to fluency. After taking vacations in several countries in Central and South America, we decided to follow our dreams and move to another country. Now, we live in Mexico. Even after moving to this country, I realized that living here and breathing in the Mexican air was not helping my Spanish skills. After all, I work from home teaching online and I don’t spend the entire day speaking to people.
The truth is that improving a language takes practice, consistency and a desire to improve. In our, I teach students effective ways to practice English to improve speaking and listening skills using the techniques and unique methods I have discovered or created. The same methods that helped me reach fluency and maintain my current conversation abilities my new language, even though, I don’t have much time to practice.