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General Listening Quiz

“A Great Car Deal”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult used cars man – woman 02:08

Pre-Listening Exercise

What points should you consider when looking for a used car? Rank these points in order of importance and discuss them. Do you have any concerns or worries about buying a secondhand car (used car)?


hit the road” = leave or depart from a specific place
Okay. It’s time to hit the road. Everyone get in the car!

drive at something” = What do you mean or imply?
Hey, what are you driving at? Are you trying to say that I’m a bad driver?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Imagine you want to buy a used car. Would you want to work with the used car salesperson in this conversation? Why or why not? What is your image of the ideal car salesperson?

Online Investigation

Using search engines, find a review for a particular car you would like to buy. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the make and model. What is the car’s reliability? What is the difference in the new and used car price? Discuss your findings with another student.

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