153 : English Vocabulary and Expressions – Automotive, Self-driving, Put the brakes on, and Put the pedal to the metal

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

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TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY

Automotive

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.

Self-driving

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.

Ebook | How To Make Long Sentences In English

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Katty DeLeo
Katty DeLeo
1 year ago

I really love this episode it was very useful and very informational it also had wonderful music ???? for the story time! ???? thank you teacher Tiffani for everything you do! I have to say that every time that I put the brakes on studying English with your enthusiasm and amazing way of teaching I put the pedal to the metal and finish to review and prepare for tomorrow’s Zoom meeting! Hopefully I won’t look like the Grinch! ???? Have a wonderful afternoon!! ????????????✌️

Asya
Asya
1 year ago

Thanks

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Ye Yint Aung
Ye Yint Aung
1 year ago

I love your podcasts. All the episodes are useful for me. Thanks a lot.

Johane
Johane
1 year ago

I am very happy to discover, even a bit late, Teacher Tiffani on YouTube.
Thank you for the motivation you increase in me.

Rugamba Enock
Rugamba Enock
1 year ago

Thank u My Lovely teacher Tiffan , let me say that u re my Gift from heaven to learn English and let me put the breaks on to day but I can’t wait for tomorrow

Lluvia
Lluvia
1 year ago

I’m going to see good more. I’m beginning.

Tabiya
Tabiya
1 year ago

Always I keep waiting for the story time..????❤️❤️

Mohamed
Mohamed
1 year ago

Amazing!!! My lovely teacher tiff. Story story story….. Time. This podcast is awesome. Thanks a lot. take care and love you so much ????

Shajini
Shajini
1 year ago

I love to hear your podcast

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