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Anna: Hello! Guess what this is? This is my driver’s license! I passed my driving test!
Today, I rented a car so I can drive around Washington, D.C. You can see more of the city this way. Marsha!
Marsha: Anna, did you get your driver’s license?
Anna: I did! But it was not easy.
Marsha: Why? What happened?
Anna: Well, you know, I can drive farm equipment really well. But I was really nervous driving in Washington, D.C. traffic!
Marsha: Did you pass the test the first time?
Anna: Well…no. But I did pass the second time.
Marsha: What happened during the first test?
Anna: It started fine.
John: Okay … Anna. Is your seatbelt buckled?
Anna: Yes, sir!
John: Great. Please start the car.
Anna: (to herself) Okay, Anna, start the car.Started the car. Good job, Anna.
John: Why are you talking to yourself?
Anna: I am a little nervous. When I’m nervous, I talk to myself.
John: You don't need to be nervous.
Anna: Listen to that engine!
John: Please, stop pushing the gas pedal!
John: Okay, when you are ready, turn.
John: Not now! You almost hit that car!
Anna: You said “turn!”
John: Look first! There were cars in the street.
Anna: Please don’t yell at me!
John: I’m sorry! I was afraid.
Anna: You were yelling.
John: Look out for that car! Brake! Brake!!
Anna and John: Ahhh!
Anna: Why is everyone honking at us?
John: You were driving too slow! Anna, stay on the street!
John: Hands on the wheel, Anna.
Anna: What’s that sound?
John: That, Anna, is the police.
Marsha: That sounds awful.
Anna: Yes, it did not go well. But, I practiced and passed the second time!
Marsha: Do you know where you want to take your first drive in Washington, D.C.?
Anna: Yes! Let’s go!
Anna: There it is … the White House!
Marsha: Anna, you do know you can’t drive up to the White House, don’t you?
Anna: Yes. No. I didn’t know. I guess we walk from here!
Anna: Sometimes you can see more of Washington, D.C. in a car. If you want to see the White House, you need to walk. Until next time … !