Teaching UK Life - Driving documents - court reports

This resource consists of a reading activity and comprehension. The reading activity is based on court reports printed in a local newspaper for two people caught without the correct driving documents. There is also a grammar exercise focussing on using the passive.

Time:  Approximately 1hr 15

Learning hours and delivery context

Timings are flexible and teachers can break down the units into smaller chunks of learning and build in differentiation, revision and extension activities as required. The resource is suitable for community ESOL and ESOL delivered in adult learning or FE. Additionally, the teacher notes provide suggestions on how practitioners can develop further linked learning


These resources are aimed at supporting learners who want to develop their language, knowledge and understanding of driving in the U.K. This is the one of four Driving resources on this website. Each resource is aimed at supporting learners at a different level of English.


  • To enable learners to read about what may happen when you don’t have the correct driving documents.
  • To teach the learners vocabulary to do with driving offences and going to court.
  • To enable learners to practise using passive and active sentences.


You will need:

  • Copies of driving documents such as a driving licence, MOT certificate or an insurance certificate.
  • Printed copies of the worksheets.

Plan components

  • Teacher’s notes
  • Worksheets for learners

Copyright – please read

All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only.

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Categories: ESOL
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