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  • Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on

  • "Talking About Highway Driving".

  • So, today, we're going to look at some of the vocabulary that is associated

  • with driving on the highway. So, if you have a car, if you've ever had a car; if you have

  • ever ridden, driven on the highway, this vocabulary will help you to talk about this experience

  • in English. Now, again, it's not only specific to the highway; it can also be about city

  • driving. But a lot of it is just specific to the highway.

  • So, for example, first: to get on the highway. So use the phrasal verb, if you're in the city:

  • "Oh, I want to get on the highway." To get on the highway, you have to find an

  • on-ramp. So, the on-ramp is the lane that goes on to the highway, that puts you on the

  • highway. So you're driving and, you know, the person beside you might say: "Oh, look.

  • There is an on-ramp." or: "There is the on-ramp." So on-ramp to get on the highway.

  • Once you're on the on-ramp, you have to merge with traffic. So you're driving and let's

  • say the traffic is here on this side, and you can see that people are driving fast,

  • slow, etc. You have to match the speed and merge with the traffic. Next, you have to

  • go with the flow of traffic. So drive the same speed or similar speed

  • to what other drivers are driving.

  • And again, you still have to do something, though, in relation to going with the flow

  • of traffic. You have to go the speed limit.

  • You can also use the verbs "drive" the speed limit,

  • "follow" the speed limit, "respect" the speed limit.

  • If you don't follow the speed limit or respect the speed limit,

  • you could get a ticket, and this is called a speeding ticket.

  • So don't speed. Again, you can use "speed" like a noun,

  • you can also use it like a verb. So:

  • "Don't speed. Don't get caught speeding."

  • And again, don't switch lanes too often. So "switch" means to change. You can say:

  • "Change lanes" or: "switch lanes". So when you're driving on the highway, say:

  • "Don't switch lanes or change lanes too often."

  • Again, if there is someone slower than you, you know,

  • the person beside you might say: "Hey, can you switch lanes?" Or you might say:

  • "Oh, I need to change lanes. This person is too slow."

  • If the person is too slow, you can

  • use the passing lane or the fast lane to pass slower cars. Now, again, I live in Canada,

  • so to me, the passing lane is on the left side of the road. That is called the passing

  • lane or the fast lane. So you can say:

  • "Okay, get in passing lane and pass this car because he's driving too slow."

  • Let's continue on with some more vocabulary.

  • To use some highways, you have to pay for them.

  • So to pay for the use of the highway, you use a toll booth. So you have to pay the

  • toll at the toll booth. And again, the toll is usually pretty small; it depends where

  • you go, obviously. Like, in the States, you can go through various toll booths and it

  • can be very expensive by the time you drive across the country. But the amount you have

  • to pay is called the toll. So you can say: "The toll was $2.", "The toll was $5."

  • It's a $2 toll, for example. And again, the place where you pay, and you drive, and you give

  • the money is called the toll booth.

  • Next, some advice for you: don't get pulled over by the police. So, if you're driving

  • too fast, you are speeding, the police can pull you over. So if they pull you over, you

  • have to go to the side of the highway, get a ticket. So don't speed or don't get caught

  • speeding. So you can tell your friend:

  • "Oh, I got caught speeding." or:

  • "I got a speeding ticket."

  • And also, don't-the phrase is-drink and drive. So, don't drive and drive,

  • meaning, you know, don't drink alcohol and then drive the car, or you can get pulled over by the

  • police. And today, very important, don't text and drive either. Right?

  • And finally, when you're finished, you have to exit or get off the highway. So, remember

  • you get on the highway, and then when you exit, you get off the highway.

  • To get off the highway, you need to find an exit. An exit can also be called an off-ramp. So you can say:

  • "Okay, I'm going to take the next exit." or: "Take that exit."

  • or: "Get on... Get off at that off-ramp." Okay?

  • So, to test your understanding of all of this highway driving material, as always, you can

  • check out the quiz on

  • And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

  • I'll see you guys soon. Bye.

Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on


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學習英語詞彙。談論HIGHWAY DRIVING (Learn English Vocabulary: Talking about HIGHWAY DRIVING)

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