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Learning to Drive a Car
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ID: 2929 Upper Intermediate
In this lesson, you'll learn lots of useful instructional language for learning to drive a car. In the dialogue, the student is rather down because they opted to learn to drive stick (manual transmission) and is finding it difficult to multitask. Photo by Gwilym James
Thu Jul 28 2016 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|下定决心||xiàdìng juéxīn||to make a decision|
|手排||shǒupái||manual shift; stick shift|
nǐ zěnme yī liǎn chóuméikǔliǎn de yàngzi ？
Why are you looking so glum?
wǒ shàng ge yuè xiàdìng juéxīn xué kāichē ，yǐjīng xué le liǎng gè xīngqī le ，juéde kāichē hǎo nán 。
Last month I resolved to learn how to drive, I've already studied for two weeks but I think that driving is very difficult.
xué zìpái háishì shǒupái ？
Are you learning automatic or manual?
péngyou dōu jiànyì wǒ xué shǒupái bǐjiào shíyòng ，yīkāishǐ wǒ xuǎn le shǒupái ，dàn shǒupái huàndǎng zhēn shì yī chǎng èmèng 。
My friends all suggest that it's more practical to learn manual, so I started with manual, but shifting gears manually is a nightmare.
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