Vocabulary Practice – Driving Classes

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This is a vocabulary lesson for those who would like to learn the necessary vocabulary to take a driver’s licence.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Language Level: Basic

Topic: Car Parts / Driving Instructions

PART 1 – PARTS OF THE CAR (partes do carro)

These are the main parts of the car you need to know to understand the basic driving instructions.

STEERING WHEEL – volante

HORN – buzina

MIRRORS – espelhos retrovisores

WHEELS – rodas

WINDSHIELD – pára-brisa

WINDSHIELD WIPERS – limpador de pára-brisa

TURN (RIGHT / LEFT) SIGNAL – dar seta (direita ; esquerda)

HAZARD LIGHTS – pisca-alerta

BRAKE PEDAL – pedal de freio

GAS PEDAL / ACCELERATOR – acelerador

HAND BRAKE – freio de mão

CLUTCH – embreagem

SEAT-BELT – cinto de segurança

LIGHT – farol

BLIND SPOT – ponto cego

GEAR SHIFT – câmbio, marcha

DRIVE – dirigir (D)

PARK – estacionar (P)

NEUTRAL – neutro, ponto morto (N)

REAR – ré (R)

PART 2 – DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS (instruções de direção)

Before the driving test starts, the instructor usually asks the driver to check some car parts.

CHECK: signals, mirrors, lights, hazard lights and horn.

VERIFICAR: setas, espelhos, faróis, pisca-alerta e buzina.

During the classes, the instructor is going to give the driver some instructions like these:

CHECK BLIND SPOTS – verifique o ponto cego, olhe para todos os lados

PUSH THE BREAKS – pise no freio

STOP COMPLETELY – pare completamente

HONK THE HORN – buzine

PARK THE CAR – estacione o carro

PULL OVER – encoste o carro

PULL THE HAND BRAKE – puxe o freio de mão

TURN ON THE CAR – ligue o carro

TURN OFF THE CAR – desligue o carro

CHECK SIGNALS – verifique as setas

MAKE A RIGHT / TURN RIGHT – vire à direita

MAKE A LEFT / TURN LEFT – vire à esquerda

GO UP – suba

GO DOWN – desça

GO STRAIGHT AHEAD– vá em frente

GO BACK / MOVE IN REVERSE – dê ré

 

PART 3 – MANOUVERS (manobras)

Here are the most common manouvers you must know for the driving test:

DO PARALLEL PARKING – fazer baliza

DO A THREE POINT TURN – fazer uma manobra de três pontos

MAKE A U-TURN – fazer um retorno

 

PART 4 – DIRECTIONS (direções)

NORTH – norte

SOUTH – sul

EAST – leste

WEST – oeste

ON… STREET – na rua…

ON THE CORNER OF … AND … – na esquina de … e …

IN THE PARKING LOT – no estacionamento

NEXT BLOCK – no próximo quarteirão

 

PART 5 – SIGNS (placas)

These are the main signs you must know for your driving classes and test:

ONE WAY – sentido único

TWO WAY – mão dupla

NO EXIT – sem saída

YIELD – dê preferência

CROSS WALK – faixa de pedestre

TRAFFIC LIGHT – semáforo

STOP SIGN – placa de pare

KEEP LEFT – mantenha a esquerda

KEEP RIGHT – mantenha a direita

ALL AWAY STOP – todos param

I hope you find this lesson useful for your driving classes and have a good luck in the driving test!

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