Show Me, Tell Me Questions

If you’re in the middle of preparing for your driving test, you might want to add this blog to your revision. The ‘show me, tell me’ test is a very important section of your driving test, but it allows your driving instructor to see your understanding of important safety tasks that are imperative for you to practice.

The knowledge and understanding of safety in your test is paramount, so here’s a brief rundown of what you can expect to be asked during your ‘show me, tell me’ test.

How will it be structured?

This section of the test requires you to give a two part answer where you first explain a safety regulation using the terms you would have gone over in revising for your theory test. You will then be required to demonstrate the safety regulation in front of your instructor.

Example ‘Tell Me’ Questions

Q: Tell me how to check the headlights and tail lights are working, without exiting the car.

A: Explain how you would turn on the ignition and go around the back of the car. (Because this is the ‘tell me’ portion, you don’t actually have to get out).

Q: Tell me how you’d switch your rear fog lights on.

A: You would explain how you’d turn on dipped headlights and ignition, and check if the warning light was on.

Q: Tell me how you’d check if the engine has enough oil. (You may be asked to open the bonnet).

A: Explain how you’d identify the oil level indicator and weigh it against the maximum and minimum levels.

Example ‘Show Me’ Questions

These questions will require a physical answer rather than a verbal one.

Q: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d wash and clear your front and rear windscreens?

Q: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?

Q: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

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