Many radio programmes or stations usually give useful
information for drivers (traffic reports, advertisements, news stories,
etc.). You will hear now five audio files. At this first step, just
listen for general comprehension. You are going to do an activity after
listening. Please, do not skip any audio file and listen to them in
the order they are displayed.
Listening: type and
Now, after listening to files 1-to-5, tick the
correct alternatives to specify what type of audio it is (TYPE)
and what the audio is about (CONTENT). Then
check the answers.
M11 traffic to Cambridge can
Special Renault deals this month.
Crash blocks A604.
New research is planned for
Special deals on spare parts.
Now, listen again the five audio files while you
check the transcriptions.
► A K Eldon,
now you're on the right road for Renault ...
► And this month you'll be on the
right road for an extra special Renault deal when you head for A
K Eldon because this month we have special offers on family
Renaults, the Renault 21 Saloon and the 21 Savannah Estate. Get
into A K Eldon and get the whole family into Renault.
► Now you're on the right road
with A K Eldon ...
► Visit A K Eldon for Renault at
Norland Road, Walthamstow.
► And now a
story which should fascinate everyone: the car which runs on
water. It was announced today that a Dr Walter Billings of
Kansas hopes to work in Britain on the development of the
water-powered car. The idea is not new: it was first outlined by
a British scientist, Sir William Grove in 1839, in his work on
far, the costs of obtaining the necessary power have been
astronomic. But Dr Billings believes that eventually there could
be a car which costs just 1p a kilometre to run. For a 500
kilometre journey, you would need just 10 litres of water.
Crazy dream or the shape of things to come? Remember: you first
heard it on Fidelity Radio !!
► Travel News
now: Paul Fowles at the AA.
► Good morning, we've just had
word of an accident which is currently occupying part of the
northbound carriageway of the M11 around Junction 10 near
Duxford. Long delays for traffic heading towards Cambridge.
That's the M11 at Junction 10 near Duxford, northbound traffic
heading for Cambridge being delayed by an accident. Other major
routes are flowing well, and the A1 and the A11 are trouble free
at the moment.
► Ring Taylor
► To avoid the misery of winter
motoring, Taylor and Canning, the people who care for safety,
thoroughly recommend you check the tyres, exhaust and battery on
your car. And if they need replacing they can offer fantastic
savings plus a twelve-month guarantee on exhaust systems.
► Taylor and Canning: competitive
prices and reliable motoring. They'll see you through the
Ring Taylor and Canning. Ring Camberley 60484.
► Traffic ground to a halt on the Huntingdon
bypass this morning after a collision between two heavy goods
vehicles and a van. Two lanes of the eastbound carriageway of
the A604 at Godwinchester were stationary after the smash
involving a tanker carrying agricultural chemicals, a 38-ton
articulated lorry loaded with wood and an Electricity Board van.
► The driver of the van had to be
cut from his vehicle and was taken to Hitchinbrooke Hospital for
a checkup, but later released. The other two drivers were
Listening: type and content
ACTIVITY 166: Now,
click on the speaker to the right and listen to audio file # 5
again. Then -without reading the transcription above- try to fill
each gap in these notes about this story with ONE, or at most
TWO, words. Finally, check
Collision betweenheavy goods vehicles and a van on the A604 at
Heavy goods vehicles: a tanker carrying
agriculturaland a 38-ton lorry loaded with.