Self-Driving Cars

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 29, 2020 and last updated on May 8, 2023

Self-driving cars at the moment are few and far between. Only a select few people can actually afford them. A lot of people feel scared at the thought of not being in control of the car themselves which is understandable as with any new technology it takes time for people to change their attitudes and adapt to this new technology. Whether people will embrace self-driving cars in the future, we shall have to wait and see.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • few and far between (idiom)
  • afford (verb)
  • understandable (adjective)
  • technology (noun)
  • attitude (noun)
  • adapt (verb)
  • shall (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Will self-driving cars be common in the future?
  • Have you ever seen a self-driving car?
  • Do you think they are safe?
  • What are the advantages of a self-driving car?
  • What are the disadvantages of a self-driving car?
  • Do you think all or at least the majority of cars will be self-driving in the future?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.