In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of cars. You will also hear tons of real-life stories that will help you understand the words and expressions more. This episode will give you the vocabulary and expressions you need to speak fluently in English about this topic.
TODAY’S ENGLISH RESOURCE
TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY
Meaning: relating to or concerned with motor vehicles.
- Sentence 1: The automotive industry struggled during the recession.
- Sentence 2: A mechanic works with automotive parts.
- Sentence 3: I am interested in automotive repair but I am not good with my hands.
Meaning: operating without the guidance of a human.
- Sentence 1: Google has a new self-driving car.
- Sentence 2: The news anchor announced a major accident on the highway because of a self-driving vehicle.
- Sentence 3: I would love to own a self-driving car because I could take naps when driving on long trips.
TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS
Put the brakes on
Meaning: To stop or slow down the progress of something
- Sentence 1: Upon failing the semester, Hanz decided to put the brakes on his medical school application.
- Sentence 2: Alex had to put the brakes on making dinner when the phone call came.
- Sentence 3: The family had to put the brakes on further spending because their father lost his job.
Put the pedal to the metal
Meaning: Floor it; to accelerate to top speed.
- Sentence 1: We are running late already so put the pedal to the metal.
- Sentence 2: James was going to have to put the pedal to the metal if he wanted to finish dinner on time for his wife’s arrival.
- Sentence 3: Don’t put the pedal to the metal. Take your time and allow the process to take its course.