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dangerous game to play.
legal limit for driving after drinking alcohol is 80 milligrams of alcohol in
100 millilitres of blood when tested. But there is no sure way of telling how
much you can drink before you reach this limit. It varies with each person
depending on your weight, your sex, if you=ve eaten and what sort of drinks you=ve had. Some people might reach their limit
after only about three standard drinks.
fact, your driving ability can be affected by just one or two drinks. Even if
below the legal limit, you could still be taken to court if a police officer
thinks your driving has been affected by alcohol.
takes about one hour for the body to get rid of the alcohol in one standard
drink. So, if you have a heavy drinking session in the evening you might find
that your driving ability is still affected the next morning, or you could
even find that you=re
still over the legal limit.
a test with professional drivers, the more alcoholic drinks they had had the
more certain they were that they could drive a test course through a set of movable
posts... and less able they were to do it! So the only way to be sure you=re safe is not to drink at all.
is a major cause of road traffic accidents. One in three of the drivers killed
in road accidents have levels of alcohol which are over the legal limit, and
road accidents after drinking are the biggest cause of death among young men.
More than half of the people stopped by the police to take a breathalyzer test
have a blood alcohol concentration more than twice the legal limit.
Read the text and answer these questions in your own words.
(1 point each)
What is the main idea the author wants to express?
If you have been drinking at night, why might your driving be affected the
Explain the meaning of the following sentences in your own words.
(1 point each)
You=re over the legal limit. (Paragraph 3)
Alcohol is a major cause of road traffic accidents. (Paragraph 5)
Complete the following sentences using can, may, must, ought to, need,
dare, used to.(0.2
Those children ____________________ wear their wellington boots; it is pouring
I ____________________ buy some more tea, I don=t have any left.
____________________ you practise your trumpet so loud?
You ____________________ not bother to wait up for me, I shall be very late.
He ____________________ not admit that he was the one who did it.
He ____________________ play golf very well but he hasn=t practised for a long time.
You ____________________ not work so hard.
I ____________________ not spend all the money on a hat. My husband would be
He ____________________ run faster than all the other boys in his class.
You ____________________ not expect him to remember your birthday.
Explain in English the meaning of the following phrases.
Have a heavy drinking session (paragraph 3)
a breathalyzer test (paragraph 5)
Summarize paragraph 1 in about 30 words. (1 point)
Imagine you had a car accident. Explain how it happened in 80 words.