Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.
Topic: BUYING A CAR
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Test drive = A quick check to test how the car drives
Extended warranty = A warranty that goes beyond the basic one ("factory warranty")
A colloquial (slang) term for a car that's in bad condition, doesn't run well, etc.
A car that has both a regular engine, and which can (partly) be charged electrically
Pick-up (truck) =
A small truck with an open storage space in the back
Gas mileage =
How many miles (or kilometers) a car gets per gallon (or liter); also referred to as "fuel efficiency"
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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The sticker price is $22,000. = The price suggested by the manufacturer (the company that makes the car) is $22,000.
This is the most economical car in its class. = This is the most affordable (= least expensive) car of its type.
That model was recalled three years ago. = That model had .
I'll throw that in free of charge. = I won't charge you for that additional work/item.
I'll have to shut off the main water supply for about three hours. = You will not have water for about three hours.