General Listening Quiz

"Car Insurance - Script"

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on car insurance and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Man: Honey. Where are my keys to the car? I need to go work now.

Woman: Here. Take this.

Man: What’s this?

Woman: It’s the bus schedule. You’d better hurry or you’ll miss it.

Man: What do you mean? I want to drive to work.

Woman: Well, you can’t, at least now today.

Man: Huh?

Woman: Listen. You’ve had two speeding tickets over the last couple of months, and you had that car accident last week.

Man: What? That wasn’t my fault.

Woman: Really? You ran into a police car sitting alongside the road because you were distracted while texting on your phone.

Man: Wait! There’s more to the story than that.

Woman: And When I called the car insurance the other day, they said our insurance rates are going up a lot, especially if you stay on the insurance.

Man: What?

Woman: But, you can still save us money if you take a defensive driving course.

Man: A what?

Woman: It’s only $250 for the 15-hour class.

Man: What? That’s a rip off. I can’t fork out that kind of money for a course like that. Do they think I’m loaded?

Woman:. . . that you have to take in person. You can’t take this one online.

Man: What?

Woman: Let’s talk about this after your bus ride home tonight.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • run into (verb): crash into
    - Unfortunately, we ran into a deer that jumped into the road.
  • alongside (preposition): next to
    -  My wife drove her alongside me as I ran in the marathon.
  • distracted (adjective): unable to concentrate
    - I was distracted by the loud music, and I didn't see the stoplight.
  • a rip off (noun): something that is very expensive
    - The car was a rip off. It broke down one week after I bought it. 
  • fork out (or over) (verb): pay money
    - I had to fork out $3,000 to repair my car.
  • (be) loaded (adjective): have a lot of money
    - Her boyfriend is loaded and buys her anything she wants.