I did not have a driving instructor, just my parents. When I took the test, I asked about the route from my friends so I knew what to expect. Even if I couldn't hear them, I knew their was a high probability that I was going to be turning left at this intersection and so forth. Doesn't really resolve communication issues with the instructor, but the approach worked out for me.
haha! Anyone who sits in the front seat of my car and intends to go somewhere that I don't know well, I show them do a run down of hand signals so I can get them there without making wrong turns. Some of my friends do it without thinking and and it has worked out well for me. The only problem is that it is hard to see hand signals in the dark.
Originally Posted by Jiro
I discussed with my driving instructor on communication issue and he used hand signals. all good!