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A day in the life of a driving instructor

A day in the life of a driving instructor

Alan Townend

When Major John Hewson retired from the army at the age of fifty, he soon found himself at a loose end. He had grown used to army discipline and he found civilian life dull and boring. For the first f
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driving instructor            someone who teaches you how to drive
                              (a car)
at a loose end                not know how to spend one's ti
A.  Comprehension questions

 1. How did Major Hewson find civilian life?
 2. What were he and his wife living on?
 3. What was the Major's first job when he arrived at the office?
A. 1. Dull and boring.
   2. His army pension.
   3. To go into the garage next door and check the car
      for oil, water and air.
   4. Yes, he smokes a pipe.
   5. Her provision
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