Daily Life - Buying a Car(0038)

A:  Hi there, can I help you folks?
B:  I'm just browsing; seeing what's on the lot. My daughter wants a car for her birthday, you know how it is.
C:  Dad! I'm sixteen already and I'm, like, the only one at school who doesn't have a car!
A:  She is right, you know. Kids these days all have cars. Let me show you something we just got in: a 1996 sedan. Excellent gas mileage, it has dual airbags and anti lock brakes; a perfect vehicle for a young driver.
C:  Dad, I love it! It's awesome! Can we get this one please?
B:  I see... What can you tell me about this one?
A:  Oh, that's just an old World War Two tank that we use for TV commercials. Now about this sedan...
B:  Whoa, whoa wait a minute. Tell me more about this tank.
A:  Well, Sir, if you are looking for quality and safety then look no further! Three inches of reinforced steel protect your daughter from short range missile attacks.
B:  Does the sedan protect her from missile attacks?
A:  It does not.
B:  Well, I don't know. Let me sleep on it.
A:  Did I mention the tank is a tank?
B:  I'll take it!
C:  Dad!

Key Vocabulary

browseverblook around to see if anything is interesting
sedancommon noun, singulara car with four doors
gas mileagecommon noun, singularthe amount of gas used per mile
dual airbagscommon noun, pluraltwo airbags, one for the driver and one for the passenger
brakecommon noun, plurala device that slows down or stops something
vehiclecommon noun, singularsomething that carries people from one place to another
reinforceAdjectivestrengthen, make something stronger
sleep on itphrasethink about something further and make a decision later (informal)

Supplementary Vocabulary

minivancommon noun, singulara vehile that is larger than a car, has four doors and is shaped like a box
SUVcommon noun, singulara large vehicle that is suitable to run on rough surfaces
salecommon noun, singularan event where goods or services are sold at a price lower than usual
promotioncommon noun, singularsomething (usually advertising) that is done to increase sales
discountcommon noun, singularthe amount of reduction in price
bargaincommon noun, singularsomething bought or sold at a price lower than its actual value