Eyeglasses are very important to many people around the world. Now, you will hear a recorded message of one eye wear store. You sometimes hear such a message if you call a store after it closes. What kind of information do you hear?
"word of mouth" = telling one person to another by speaking
"Many stores sell most of their products by word of mouth."
"pull out all the stops" = do everything possible to make something succeed
"The company pulled out of the stops to improve business, including cutting prices up to 50%."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Hello and thank you for calling American Vision, this area's finest store in eyeglasses for you and your family.
Our store hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
We're open Saturdays until six.
We're open Saturdays until six. Closed on Sundays.
Please visit our store on Saturday for an additional 20% off on our already low prices on all brands of eyewear.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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