Show me, tell me questions

Full 19 Show Me, Tell Me Questions

At the beginning of your driving test your DSA examiner will ask you about the show me tell me questions. You will be asked one “show me” question and one “tell me” question. A show me question requires a demonstration of how you would check a particular are on your car – for example “Show me how you would check to the see the horn is working properly”. A tell me questions just requires an explanation. At driveJohnson’s driving School we take everything about preparing you for your driving test seriously, so we have made a little video so you can watch all 19 questions. You can see where certain areas of the car are and how they operate and also understand how the “show me, Tell me” questions are worded and how you should answer them.

What happens if you get one or both questions wrong:

In the event you answer one of both questions wrong, unfortunately you won’t be allowed to do the practical part of the driving test. Only kidding. Even if you answer both questions wrong you will be awarded with just one minor driving fault. You are allowed up to 15 minors throughout the whole test.

Get off to a good start:

Now you know the show me, tell me questions are worth only one minor fault, don’t be dismissive about the questions, Make sure you know all 19 questions and answers.

First impressions count and if your scratching your head because you don’t know how to adjust the de-misters to clear the front and back windows, then the examiner will see your preparation has been poor and naturally he/she won’t be looking forward to the driving part as much.

If it’s a rainy day and your windows mist up, then you have no hope adjusting the de-misters on the move if you didn’t know how to do it stationary. In the event your windows do mist up and you don’t control it with the de-misters, the examiner can give you a serious fault for a section on the marking sheet called ‘Ancillary controls’. Which obviously would result in you failing your driving test.

DVSA help videos

The DVSA published these videos in 2011 to help students grasp and understand the show me, tell me questions rather than just learning the answers.

These videos go into extra detail – explaining the consequences and long term effects of things like not checking/topping up your engine oil.

Show Me Tell Me Questions under the bonnet

Show Me Tell Me Questions outside of the car

Show Me Tell Me Questions inside the car

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