|As it has already been mentioned above the wording is really humorous or better absurd...which instantly fills you with pitty for the drivers, yet one can't help smiling. So, as I worked on this material...I separated the cause part of the explanation. Then I mixed up all the causes and exuses in a separate column and sked the students to match the beginnings and the endings. For example: |
1/Coming home I drove into the wrong house and
2/I collided with the stationary lorry
3/I thought my window was down but I found it was up
4/A pedestrian hit me and
5/He was all over the road and
1/under my car.
2/collided with the tree I didn’t have.
3/when I put my head through it.
4/coming the other way.
5/I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.
The students are supposed to match the halves. Here are some more explanations from "unlucky" drivers. It's up to you to invent the drills, or you can just give it in portions:
In an attempt to kill a fly a drove into the telephone pole.
I had been driving my car for forty years when I fell asleep on the wheel.
My car was legally parked as it drove into the other vehicle.
The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.
The pedestrian had no idea which way to run so I ran him over.
I told the police I was not injured, but on removing my hat, I found that I had fractured my skull.
I saw a slow moving, sad-faced old gentleman as he bounced off my car.
I was sure the old lady would make it to the other side of the road when I hit her.
To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.
I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother in law and drove into the river.
Preteach the following:
To fall asleep
To be parked
An indirect cause
To run over
To bounce off
To pull away from