قبل از گوش کردن، لغات را خوب بررسی کنید، متن را چندین بار گوش کرده و بعد از روی اسکریپت آن، بخشهایی را که متوجه نشدید بررسی کنید
Refuse: خودداری کرئن
Involve: درگیر کردن
Countryside: حومه شهر
Boring: خسته کننده
این پادکست برای سطح B2 (آیلتس 5 - 6.5) طراحی شده است
Drive, drove, driven
Richard: were talking about driving and learning to drive. Now, Jackie, I know you can drive, when did you first learn to drive?
Jackie: Well, actually that's interesting, Richard, because my brother who is younger than me right, my father taught him when he was 17 but he refused to give me lessons.
Richard: [laughs] Oh, he already knew about your driving, did he?
Jackie: [laughs] No. So urn... I actually didn't learn to drive until I was 26, I think, and I was working in London and I paid for lessons.
Richard: Did you find it difficult then learning in a big city like London?
Jackie: Oh, it was quite frightening getting in the car and being surrounded by loads of vehicles but in fact the traffic in London is quite slow so it wasn't too bad.
Richard: And did you pass first time?
Jackie: Not first time. I remember my first driving test. It was pouring down with rain so I didn't have much confidence. I passed second time.
Richard: Ah. And did you have a car of your own to drive?
Jackie: No, I didn't. But my friend had an old car, an old Morris Minor that she didn't use and she let me use that for a little bit but it was actually some time before I regularly drove a car having taken the test.
Jackie: So, Richard, when did you first learn to drive?
Richard: Ooh that was many years ago um... I can't remember the date but it was in Australia, very, very different circumstances to yours. I learned and I actually passed my test in a very, very quiet rural town in Australia.
Jackie: Oh, right.
Richard: There were no hills, no traffic lights and no roundabouts.
Jackie: Oh, wow.
Richard: [laughs] So it wasn't really much of a test but urn... while I lived there I moved on to or... to Sydney and there was... I got a lot of practice there of roundabouts, hills and traffic lights.
Jackie: So now, Richard, having had lots of practice in... in different situations, do you consider yourself to be a good driver?
Richard: Um... I certainly consider myself a careful driver. I think a good driver involves skill but also taking care, so I think I do take care, don't drive too fast, which is obviously very good, so urn... yes, I think so.
Jackie: And... and, do you prefer to drive rather than be driven because for some reason when we first... when we were first together, I used to drive a lot more and now typically, you drive. Do you prefer to drive?
Richard: Urn... not particularly. I like driving but urn... I don't mind being driven either.
Jackie: Yeah, I like driving but I think I really like being a passenger because I just love looking out the window all the time and looking at the countryside and looking into people's back gardens. The problem with that is, when its then my turn to drive, I never know which way to go. [laughs]
Richard: Yes. Actually one thing I don't like: I'm not keen on driving motorways because it’s too boring. Driving straight roads, I don't... I can't drive on motorways for very long. I find myself falling asleep if nothing else.
Jackie: Be careful about that, Richard.
Richard: Yes. That's why I don't like to do it for long periods.
Jackie: You've also driven, Richard, in lots of different countries. Have you ever had an accident?
Richard: No, actually. I've never had a single accident and long may that continue!