This is an ad from NRMA Insurance about the dangers of driving and texting. The listening activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.
First watch the video through and enjoy it, trying to understand as much as possible.
When you watch the video for a second time, freeze the picture whenever a text message comes up. Can you transcribe in writing the text message?
Watch the video once again. Complete the blanks in the transcript below with the missing words.
You can read the answers and the transcript below.
This blog features a video from The New York Times about texting and walking, and another New York Times video on distracted drivers.
Now you see it.
NOW YOU DON’T
FOR EVERY TEXT YOU READ OR WRITE, YOU LOOK AT YOUR PHONE 5 TIMES WHILE DRIVING. THAT MEANS YOU TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD FOR 1.4 SECONDS EVERY TIME YOU LOOK.
AT 60 KILOMETRES AN HOUR, THAT'S 22 METRES OF ROAD YOU DON'T SEE.
Never, ever, text and drive.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD, NOT YOUR PHONE.
Here at NRMA Insurance we have (1) ... in our own Research Centre to uncover the facts that just might make a difference to how you (2) ... your driving.
For example the facts you just saw came from our “text and driving” study.
Texting is a distraction we all know and the facts are (3) ... time and again. Each time you touch your phone to text your eyes are off the road for an average of 1.4 seconds. At 60KM/H 1.4 seconds is the same as closing your eyes for 22 meters. That’s 5 car (4) ... .
Just writing 1 message, could take your eyes off the road for nearly 100m.
And you are 63% more likely to veer out of your (5) ... whilst driving at 60KM/H. (6) ... facts but the reality of texting and driving is even (7) ... . So how can you break this dangerous habit? What (8) ... can you take today? Actually it’s very simple.
Put your phone out of (9) ... . Not in your (10) ... .
Put your phone on (11) ... , so it can’t distract.
Assign a (12) ... (if travelling with friends).
In sharing our experience we hope to make a difference.
And remember, please keep your eyes on the road.
Not your phone.
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