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Daily life: Cars and Driving


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accelerate
go faster
accelerator
pedal in car used to speed up
bonnet
the ​metal ​cover over the ​part of a ​car where the ​engine is
boot
a ​covered ​space at the back of a ​car, for ​storing things in
brake
pedal in car used to slow down
close to sth
near sth
clutch
pedal in car used to disconnect engine from wheels
door handle
used to open car's door
engine
car's motor
gear lever
a ​metal ​rod that you use to ​change ​gear in a ​car or other ​vehicle (SYN gear stick)
handle
a ​part of an ​object ​designed for ​holding, ​moving, or ​carrying the ​object ​easily
headlights
a ​large, ​powerful ​light at the ​front of a ​vehicle
horn
a ​device on a ​vehicle that is used to make a ​loud ​noise as a ​warning or ​signal to other ​people
ignition
the ​electrical ​system in an ​engine that ​causes the ​fuel to ​burn or ​explode in ​order to ​start the ​engine
keep
continue or stay ina particular place or condition
limit
the ​greatest ​amount, ​number, or ​level of something that is either ​possible or ​allowed
mirror
a ​piece of ​glass with a ​shiny, metal-covered back that ​reflects ​light, ​producing an ​image of whatever is in ​front of it
number plate
a ​sign on a ​road ​vehicle that ​shows ​its ​registration ​number
overtake sb
go past sb that is going more slowly
prepare
to make or get something or someone ​ready for something that will ​happen in the ​future
prepared
ready to ​deal with a ​situation
rather than
instead of; in place of
rear-view mirror
mirror in car used to look back
reverse
go backwardsin a car
skid
suddenly move sideways without control
slow down
decrease speed
speed limit
the highest legal speed at which you can drive on a road
speedometer
device which shows car's speed
steer
control the direction a vehicle is moving in
steering wheel
used to control the direction of the car
tip
a piece of practical advice
tyre
a ​thick ​rubber ​ring, often ​filled with ​air, that is ​fitted around the ​outer ​edge of the ​wheel of a ​vehicle, ​allowing the ​vehicle to ​stick to the ​road ​surface and to ​travel over the ​ground more ​easily
watch out
pay attention to
wheel
a ​circular ​object ​connected at the ​centre to a ​bar, used for making ​vehicles or ​parts of ​machines ​move
windscreen
the window at the front of a car
windscreen wiper
one of two ​long ​metal and ​rubber ​parts that ​move against a ​windscreen to ​remove ​rain
wing mirror
a ​mirror on the ​outside of a ​car ​door that ​allows the ​driver to ​see the ​vehicles that are behind or ​trying to ​pass
wiper
something which used to wipe sth
gear stick
a ​metal ​rod that you use to ​change ​gear in a ​car or other ​vehicle (SYN gear lever)