26 Buying a Car

Walter was flicking through some car magazines. “I´m going to buy a car and I’m trying to find a model which I like;” he explained to his friend, Jim. Apparently prices vary a lot, so I intend to shop around until I find one that is reasonably priced. I don’t have time to hunt out a real bargain, but I don’t want to be overcharged.” Jim commented. “There’ve been a lot of articles in the press recently which have hit out at dishonest car dealers. You have to be careful to choose a reliable one.” Walter and Jim went to a dealer, who had been recommended by Walter’s father, and Walter immediately began to enthuse over one of the models on show. “I had a buyer for that until this morning, but the deal fell through,” said the car dealer. He then went on to say, “I’m prepared to mark it down for a quick sale because I have a lot of new cars coming in. Why don’t you try it out?” Walter said that he would like to take the car on a test drive and the car’s performance impressed him. His father knew quite a bit about cars and he loved to tinker with engines. Walter asked him to have a look at the car, and he said that it was a good car for the money. “I can tune up the engine for you, but, apart from that, it’s fine.”

 

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26 Buying a Car

Walter was ……..    …….   some car magazines. “I´m going to buy a car and I’m trying to find a model which I like;” he explained to his friend, Jim. Apparently prices vary a lot, so I intend to ….    ……   until I find one that is reasonably priced. I don’t have time to ….    …    a real bargain, but I don’t want to be overcharged.” Jim commented. “There’ve been a lot of articles in the press recently which have …    …    ..   dishonest car dealers. You have to be careful to choose a reliable one.” Walter and Jim went to a dealer, who had been recommended by Walter’s father, and Walter immediately began to …….    ….   one of the models on show. “I had a buyer for that until this morning, but the deal ….    …….  ,” said the car dealer. He then went on to say, “I’m prepared to ….   it ….    for a quick sale because I have a lot of new cars coming in. Why don’t you …   it …   ?” Walter said that he would like to take the car on a test drive and the car’s performance impressed him. His father knew quite a bit about cars and he loved to ……   ….   engines. Walter asked him to have a look at the car, and he said that it was a good car for the money. “I can ….     ..   the engine for you, but, apart from that, it’s fine.”

 

 

Conversation Questions

 

Which sections of the newspaper do you just flick through and which ones do you go through thoroughly?

Do you tend to shop around or do you have particular places for your purchases?

Which one of your family members is really adept at hunting out bargains and deals?

Why are people hitting out at Trump´s wall idea?

What kinds of fairs have stuff that you can enthuse over?

Talk about a plan of yours that fell through. How did you react?

When do they mark down the prices in stores?

What was the last recipe you tried out?

Do you have a friend or a family member that loves to tinker with engines?

What would you say about the people who love to tune up their cars?

 

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