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1

* The car had been making strange noises, so when the ______ _____ turned on, Manuel knew there must be a problem with the car.

a small light inside a car that turns on when the car has a problem in the engine (the machine that powers a car)

engine light

* The car had been making strange noises, so when the engine light turned on, Manuel knew there must be a problem with the car.

2

* Kimberly’s cell phone rang, so she ________ ____ to the side of the road to answer the phone.

to drive one's car to the edge of the road and park or stop it there

to pull over

* Kimberly’s cell phone rang, so she pulled over to the side of the road to answer the phone.

3

* The car suddenly started to make strange noises, so Percy moved to the _______ of the road and stopped there to see what the problem was.

the edge of a road; a narrow section of road that cars cannot drive on but can park on if needed

shoulder

* The car suddenly started to make strange noises, so Percy moved to the shoulder of the road and stopped there to see what the problem was.

4

* The ____ of the car was stuck and would not open, and Shawanna couldn’t add water to the radiator.

a large cover on the front of a car which protects the engine and other important machines inside the car

hood

* The hood of the car was stuck and would not open, and Shawanna couldn’t add water to the radiator.

5

* When Christopher’s truck stopped suddenly while he was driving, Christopher took it to a _________ to get it fixed right away.

someone who fixes machines, especially cars and other vehicles

mechanic

* When Christopher’s truck stopped suddenly while he was driving, Christopher took it to a mechanic to get it fixed right away.

6

* The hot water heater ___________ and stopped working.

for a machine to become too hot to work correctly

to overheat

* The hot water heater overheated and stopped working.

7

* The pot of water was so hot that it had begun to boil, and _____ rose above the stove.

water vapor; the white cloud that appears when water is heated

steam

* The pot of water was so hot that it had begun to boil, and steam rose above the stove.

8

* When the car’s __________ broke, the car started getting too hot and would not run properly.

a device or tool inside a car that cools hot water used to keep the car cool

radiator

* When the car’s radiator broke, the car started getting too hot and would not run properly.

9

* The battery was dead, so we connected Dan’s car battery to the battery in my car with _________ ______ to get it working again.

thick wires that connect the car's battery (the power supply) to other machines in the car or to another car battery, supplying those machines with energy and making the car run

battery cable

* The battery was dead, so we connected Dan’s car battery to the battery in my car with battery cables to get it working again.

10

* The car was parked in a place that did not allow parking, so it got a ___ to the police yard.

the act of moving something by pulling it with a rope; the act of moving a car or vehicle using a chain that is attached to another truck

tow

* The car was parked in a place that did not allow parking, so it got a tow to the police yard.

11

* The ____ ____ stopped working, so even though the car had a full tank of gas, there was no way to get the gas to the engine.

a machine or tool inside of a car that sends fuel from the tank or container it is stored in to the engine

fuel pump

* The fuel pump stopped working, so even though the car had a full tank of gas, there was no way to get the gas to the engine.

12

* Jim thought that there might be a problem with the car’s ___________ when the car stopped running smoothly.

the gears and tools inside of a car that moves power from the engine to the wheels, making the car move

transmission

* Jim thought that there might be a problem with the car’s transmission when the car stopped running smoothly.

13

* When the __________ ______ stopped working, there was no way to adjust the power windows or seats.

a system of machines in a car that provides electricity or power to start the rest of the machines inside the car

electrical system

* When the electrical system stopped working, there was no way to adjust the power windows or seats.

14

* Catherine needed to stop the car quickly, so she slammed on the ______.

a device inside a car that stops the car when it is moving

brakes

* Catherine needed to stop the car quickly, so she slammed on the brakes.

15

* The ___ _____hooked a heavy chain onto the car and towed it away.

a truck used to pull or transport another car or vehicle, usually one that is not able to move on its own

tow truck

* The tow truck hooked a heavy chain onto the car and towed it away.

16

* Once the ______in the room detects motion, the lights turn on automatically.

a device used to sense light, heat, noise, or other energy; a device that indicates when a light or other energy source is on

sensor

* Once the sensor in the room detects motion, the lights turn on automatically.

17

* Luke went to the ______ to buy a new car.

a business that sells cars and other vehicles

dealer

* Luke went to the dealer to buy a new car.

18

* The expensive medical tests ____ Ivy __ ___ ___ _ ___.

to cost a large amount of money; to be very expensive

to cost (someone) an arm and a leg

* The expensive medical tests cost Ivy an arm and a leg.