Listen to the recording on street markets and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Merchant: Well hi there. What are you looking for today?
Customer: Uh, I’m just looking.
Merchant: Well, how about a ring for someone special?
Customer: There IS no one special.
Merchant: Well, take a look at this CD player. A great bargain today only.
Customer: Nah. I already have one, plus the handle is cracked.
Merchant: Okay. Well what about this genuine leather jacket? It would look great on you.
Customer: Hum. Let me take a look at it.
Customer: Umm. There are stains on the sleeves. I’ll pass.
Merchant: Well okay. Well, wouldn’t you like to walk home with some of these great records? Some of the best hits from the 1960’s.
Customer: Yeah, let’s see. [Yeah] Now here’s something I’d . . . Ah, these records are scratched.
Merchant: [Laughter] Just in a couple places. Listen. I’ll sell you these ten records for fifty dollars. A steal!
Customer: Whoa! They’re way too expensive. I’ll give you twenty-five bucks for them.
Merchant: Ah, come on. I can’t charge you less than thirty dollars and break even.
Customer: Well, that guy over there is selling similar records for a much better price [Ah!], so thanks anyway.
Merchant: Wait, wait, wait, wait. You drive a hard bargain. Twenty-eight dollars, and that’s my final offer.
Customer: Huh . . . I’ll think about it.
Merchant: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Listen. I’ll even throw in this vase.
Customer: Now what am I going to do with a vase?
Merchant: Well, you can give it to that someone special when you find her. . . and this ring would look great with it.
Customer: Oh, I’ll stick with the records