‘Will you please slow down a bit!?’ Jackie raised her voice. It was the third time she asked her boyfriend to drive more carefully. She didn’t like high speeds and she was also worried that they could have an accident.

Jackie liked watching the news all the time. Her friends told her not to watch the news so much because they thought that it had bad influence on her. She was always serious and she was afraid of everything. There are mostly bad things on the news and so they influenced her thinking in a bad way.

‘Don’t worry. I told you that I have everything under control,’ her boyfriend replied to her. ‘I am not driving fast. It just feels that we are going fast.’ He tried to calm her down. But he also slowed down for her not to worry.

Jackie was looking out of the window and thinking that perhaps she really should stop watching the TV news for some time. She felt stressed about every little thing and she didn’t like it. She didn’t like it at all.

‘Do you want me to turn on the radio? There will the be the hourly news broadcast in a minute,’ her boyfriend asked.

‘No, I don’t want you to turn on the radio. I decided not to watch or listen to the news for some time. But you can play some music instead,’ said Jackie and she felt very proud of herself.

He turned the music on and they both fell silent. The song Let it be by the Beatles was playing softly, when, suddenly, her boyfriend started braking very hard…

Let it Be - Jan Vrabec - Sparrow's English Reader - Level 2 English for students beginners
blog: L-2: Let it Be

accident /ˈæksɪdənt/ – nehoda

influence /ˈɪnfluəns/ – vplyv; (v) ovplyvňovať

in a bad way – zlým spôsobom; zle

at all – vôbec; ani trochu

broadcast /ˈbrɔːdkɑːst/ – vysielanie

instead /ɪnˈsted/ – namiesto (toho)

fall silent – stíchnuť

brake /breɪk/ – brzdiť