Basic English Quiz

"Buying Cars"

Pre-Listening Exercise

What things do you think about most when you buy a car?

  1. price
  2. make and model
  3. condition (used or new)
  4. warranty
  5. mileage
  6. size
  7. special features
  8. the car's history of accidents or repairs

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

Example: (You hear): How many people are in your family?

You see these responses: A. Four people. OR B. They don't live year.

The best response is A. Four people.

1. (You hear) _________.

How much was your car?

2. (You hear) _________.

Hey. I love your car.

3. (You hear) _________.

Where did you buy your car?

4. (You hear) _________.

How many miles do you drive it a week?

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5. (You hear) _________.

Oh, the car won't start.

Post-Listening Exercise

What type of car do you want to buy in the future? Explain why.

Listening Script

(Correct choice in underlined.)

  1. How much was your car? >>> A. It cost $12,500. OR B. It's my father's car.
  2. Hey. I love your car. >>> AThanks. OR B. Oh, sorry to hear that.
  3. Where did you buy your car? >>>> A. I bought it yesterday. OR BI got it from a friend.
  4. How many miles do you drive it a week? >>>> A. I drive it four times a week. OR BI drive it about 150 miles a week.
  5. Oh, the car won't start. >>>> AIs the battery dead? OR B. Okay. Let's start tomorrow.