In this lesson, we're going to focus on a real-life story.
Have you ever found it difficult to talk about an experience you had?
This example will help you improve your storytelling skills in English. You are also going to learn useful vocabulary related to cars and fuel.
"Last month, I was driving back home from work and I thought I had enough fuel in my car for that distance. When I was driving on the highway, I realised that I needed to fill up some fuel and I needed to get to the nearest petrol station. I didn't know where I could find an exit on the highway. The fuel gauge almost went down to empty. I pulled over in the emergency lane. I ran out of fuel so I had to call the police to help me. They called a tow truck for me which pulled me to the nearest petrol station. Finally, I filled up the tank, and was able to get back home."
Have you ever run out of petrol? What did you do?
Notice that we use PAST SIMPLE and PAST CONTINUOUS to tell stories about what happened to us.
It's really important to follow this rule so that you don't end up mixing tenses or, even worse, using Present Simple.
English Collocations with FUEL
VERB + FUEL
SWIM + NOUN
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Our lessons are engaging and encourage students to speak more on a specific topic.
Students learn and practise new vocabulary, and improve grammar as well.
You will receive feedback on your mistakes and advice how to improve.
29/10/2022 08:17:08 am
It's great that this article talked that you should go get the chance to fill up the tank of your car to prevent running out of gas. My sister mentioned to me last night that she was hoping to find an ethanol-free gas station as she currently moved into town. She asked if I had any idea what would be the best option for her. Thanks to this helpful article, I'll tell her it will be much better if she visits a trusted gas station in town.
29/5/2023 04:10:31 pm
I just finished reading your blog post on car towing services, and I found it incredibly informative and helpful. Your insights on the various aspects of towing services were spot on!
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