What do you think these signs mean? Listen and match each sign with the correct meaning.
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1 d 2 a 3 g 4 e 5 h 6 c 7 b 8 f
a You can swim here.
b You aren’t allowed to take photos here.
c You have to fasten your seat belts.
d You’ve got to take off your shoes to enter.
e You are allowed to park here.
f You can’t turn left.
g Pets aren’t allowed in this area.
h You have to turn off electronic devices in this area.
A. Listen to four conversations about driving. Number the situations they are discussing in the correct order from 1 to 4
___ Cars can’t be in the bus and taxi lane.
___ Drivers must drive within the speed limit.
___ Drivers have to turn on car headlights on mountain roads.
___ Cars are allowed to park in this area after 6:00 P.M.
B. Listen again. How did they find out about the traffic situation? Write what happened.
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2 Cars can’t be in the bus and taxi lane.
4 Drivers must drive within the speed limit.
1 Drivers have to turn on car headlights on mountain roads.
3 Cars are allowed to park in this area after 6:00 P.M.
1 She noticed that all the cars had their lights on. He saw a sign that says all cars need to have their headlights on for the next five miles.
2 The traffic officer was signaling her. There weren’t any other cars in their lane.
3 He got a parking ticket. There was a sign that says you can’t park there until after 6:00 P.M.
4 The other cars were flashing their lights. He saw a patrol car up ahead checking people’s speed.
Woman: Huh, that seems strange.
Man: What is it?
Woman: All these cars have their lights on. It’s the middle of the day and the sun is shining!
Man: Well, we are driving in the mountains and these roads are pretty narrow. Oh, and look at that sign! It says all cars need to have their headlights on for the next five miles.
Woman: Oh, you’re right. I guess lights can only help us in these conditions.
Woman: I wonder why that traffic officer is signaling me?
Man: Perhaps he means you’re driving too fast.
Woman: No, I don’t think so. The speed limit is 60, and I’m only going 55.
Man: Hmm. I wonder why there are no other cars in this lane.
Woman: What do you mean?
Man: Well, you see how all the other cars are in the lane next to us.
Woman: You’re right. I think this one is just for buses and taxis. They really should put up better signs around here.
Man: Oh, no. Not another parking ticket. That’s the second one this week. Why did I get a ticket for parking here? I thought this was a free parking zone.
Woman: Maybe you can only park here after working hours. Is there a sign around anywhere?
Man: Oh, you’re right. There’s one over there. I didn’t even notice it. Looks like you can’t park here till after 6:00 P.M.
Woman: How much is the ‑ ne?
Man: Sixty dollars! Can you believe that?
Man: That’s weird. The last few cars driving toward us were flashing their lights.
Woman: I see what you mean. There’s another one.
Man: Maybe my lights are on or something. Let me check. No, they’re off.
Woman: Do you think there’s an accident up ahead? Maybe you’d better slow down.
Man: Oh, now I see what’s happening. There’s a patrol car up ahead checking people’s speed. How nice of those other drivers to let me know! Well, I’m within the speed limit!
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