Questions and exercises 16.
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? 4. Does Major Hewson smoke? 5. What does Major Hewson want to see before he gives Mrs. Carruthers her free trial lesson? 6. Why did Major Hewson tell Mrs. Carruthers she would have to take the full course?
7. Why did Lucy Chalmers wear a wig for her driving test? 8. What side of the road was Mr. Green driving on? 9. Who did the Major think the three middle-aged ladies were? 10. What did they want? B. Use the words in the list to complete the following sentences: pedestrian middle-aged boring extra examiner test instructor first-rate 1. He found civilian life dull and _____. 2. He needed some _____ money. 3. How many times have you taken the _____? 4. I had an accident at a _____ crossing. 5. Miss Chalmers is a ______ driver. 6. The _____ made Lucy sign a declaration. 7. The Major is a very good _____. 8. Three _____ ladies walked into the office. C. Change the following sentences into indirect speech: Example: "I'm coming home," said the Major. The Major said (that) he was coming home. 1. "I find civilian life dull and boring," said the Major. 2. "I'll open my own school of motoring," he said. 3. "I think I can fit you (Mrs. Carruthers) in for a trial lesson," said the Major. 4. "I'm sure she'll pass," said the Major. 5. "I'm not talking about her driving," said Mary. 6. "I think a wig looks very businesslike," said Lucy. 7. "Do you (Lucy) know the Highway Code?" the examiner asked. 8. "I'll tell everyone what a good instructor you are," said Lucy. D. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate adjective or adverb: Adjectives Adverbs Adjectives Adverbs happy _____________ provisional ________ _____ unfortunately ___________ safely early _____________ capable ________ _____ precisely late ________ sad _____________ ___________ smoothly _____ slowly terrible ________
A day in the life of a driving instructor
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
A day in the life of a driving instructor (2)
The Major took Mrs. Carruthers out in his car for the trial lesson. She broke almost every rule in the Highway Code and the Major was very glad that his car was fitted with dual control. When they wer
A day in the life of a driving instructor (3)
The Major and Lucy drove in silence to the centre where she was to be tested and sat in the waiting room. The chief examiner arrived and asked to see Lucy's driving licence; then he made her sign a de