IELTS Listening Exercise 11 – Self-driving Car

Difficulty level: Easy

Listen to the recording and complete gaps in the text below:

Self-driving Car

You know how much your telephone has changed over the past 10 years? Your car will change even more than that in the next 10 years.

  1. One of the big changes is that cars will drive _______________ . Some day you may not need to drive a car. You will just tell the car where you want to go and it will drive itself. “We _______________ have the technology for it now,” says Andrew Poliak of automotive technology supplier QNX. “We expect self-driving cars to be a _______________ thing between 2020 and 2025.”
  2. The American company Google has been working on a self-driving _______________ for years. These cars are already on the roads in the United States, mainly in California. Google cars are truly self-driving. These cars have no steering wheels or _______________ .
  3. Last week, police ordered one of Google’s cars to stop for driving too slowly on a public road. The car was not _______________ any law, so no one was punished. But police did speak with the operators of the _______________ . According to Google, its self-driving cars have been driven nearly 2 million kilometers. That is equal to the distance the _______________ person drives in 90 years. So far, no Google self-driving car has gotten a traffic ticket. Some of them have been in _______________ when other cars hit them.

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