A roadside breakdown

"Una avería en la carretera"
Spanish B1 writing exercise

Juan's roadside breakdown transformed his routine drive into an unexpected adventure.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "suddenly", "hood" and "after a while".

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I was driving my old car on a quiet road. I liked listening to music and seeing green fields. But, suddenly the car started making a strange noise. I got worried and stopped on the side of the road. I opened the hood and saw a lot of smoke coming from the engine. I didn't know much about cars and I felt lost. I looked at my phone to call someone, but there was no signal. I decided to wait and see if a car passed by to call for help. After a while, a small car stopped. She was an older lady who didn't know much about cars, but she immediately called a mechanic. While waiting, we talked about life and laughed. Finally the mechanic came and fixed my car quickly.