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1. Before we set off, your dad is going to look under the hood and check the oil and fluid levels. What would a Briton call this same part of their car?
2. Your dad says you had better throw a jacket in the trunk as you may need it later. What would you call a trunk in England?
3. We have our seat belts on and are ready to go. Your dad starts the engine, but the windshield is a little dirty, so he puts on the washer and windshield wipers. What is the word used in England for the part of the car corresponding to a windshield?
4. You are a little low on gas, so you make a stop at a gas station to fill up. What would be the British word for the liquid you use as fuel in a car?
5. While we are at the gas station, your dad decides to check the tire pressure. Tires are still called tires in England but spelt differently. Which of the following is the correct spelling for tires in England?
6. As you leave the gas bar you approach an intersection, and your dad puts the turn signal on to show that you are going to make a left turn. What would a turn signal be called in England?
7. As you are driving along you notice a really colorful license plate on the car in front of you. What would you call a license plate in England?
8. En route, you mention to your dad that the car sounds a little noisy. He replies that he will get the muffler checked out. What would you call a "muffler" in England?
9. On the freeway, you see two cars parked on the shoulder. The cars have had a minor collision, which is often referred to as a fender bender. What would a Briton call a "fender"?
10. You are finally arriving to your destination. The house is at the end of a dimly lit alley so your dad puts on his high beams. What would you call them in England?
Source: Author glenjue
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