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Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Dialogue Reading Read the dialogue with your partner a

Getting a Car Repaired

Everyday Dialogues

Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Dialogue Reading Read the dialogue with your partner a few

Dialogue Reading

Read the dialogue with your partner a few times. Take turns being each character. Practice your intonation and pronunciation. Write down any new words or phrases.

Customer: Do you have time to look at my car today? Car Mechanic: Sure. What
Customer:
Do you have time to look at my car today?
Car Mechanic:
Sure. What seems to be the problem?
Car Mechanic:
Okay. Is it your front or rear brakes?
Car Mechanic:
No problem. I’ll take a look at it right now. Have you been here before?
Car Mechanic:
Okay. That means we already have your contact information on file. What’s your
license plate number?
Car Mechanic:
Perfect. If you have the keys, we’ll get started.
Car Mechanic:
We should have it ready for you by 5 o’clock. I’ll call you when it’s ready.
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Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Practice Work with your partner. Role-play the dialogue, substituting

Getting a Car Repaired

Everyday Dialogues

Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Practice Work with your partner. Role-play the dialogue, substituting the

Practice

Work with your partner. Role-play the dialogue, substituting the different expressions below. Then reverse roles.

What seems to be the problem? How can I help you? What can I do for you today? What brings you in today?

Have you been here before? Is this your first time here? Are you a regular customer?

I need new brakes.

What’s your license plate number? What type of vehicle is it? What’s the model? What year is your car?

I

need a new muffler.

My car won’t start. My car is making a loud sound.

 

My windshield wipers are broken. My air conditioner isn’t working.

How long do you think it will take? When will you be done? How long is the ride to the city center?

I

need an oil change.

Is it your front or rear brakes?

 

! front or back end?

We should have it ready for you by 5 o’clock. It will be done by morning. We’ll have it for you in 15 minutes. It should take about an hour.

! passenger or driver side?

! left or right side?

! hood or trunk area?

 

It’s also due for an oil change. It needs winter tires, too. It’s also time to get the brakes checked.

I’ll call you when it’s ready. We’ll give you a call when we’re done. We’ll let you know when it’s time to pick it up.

done. We’ll let you know when it’s time to pick it up. Copyright 2012, Red River
done. We’ll let you know when it’s time to pick it up. Copyright 2012, Red River

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Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Vocabulary Match the words or expressions on the left

Getting a Car Repaired

Everyday Dialogues

Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Vocabulary Match the words or expressions on the left with

Vocabulary

Match the words or expressions on the left with the correct meanings on the right.

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brakes

2
2

muffler

3
3

license

plate

4
4

mechanic

5
5

rear

6
6

hood

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7

pickup

truck

8
8

model

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9

trunk

a. a vehicle with an open back that doesn’t have seats

b. the car part that makes the car run quietly

c. the sign you place on the front and back of the car that has an identification number for your vehicle

d. a person who fixes vehicles

e. the back

f. the part that covers the front of a car and houses the engine (bonnet in UK)

g. the type of car from a certain brand

h. the part that makes the car stop

i. the storage area in the back of a vehicle

the car stop i. the storage area in the back of a vehicle Copyright 2012, Red
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Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Dialogue Building Complete the dialogue below with appropriate expressions.

Getting a Car Repaired

Everyday Dialogues

Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Dialogue Building Complete the dialogue below with appropriate expressions.

Dialogue Building

Complete the dialogue below with appropriate expressions.

Customer: !

!

Car Mechanic: ! !

Hello. Is there someone available to look at my vehicle today?

Sure. What

to be the problem?

Customer: !!

!

Car Mechanic: ! !

The windshield wipers aren’t working.

I can certainly have a

at them.

Customer: !

!

Car Mechanic: ! !

Customer: !

!

Car Mechanic: ! !

Customer: !!

!

Thanks. How long

?

I’ll have a look right now. It should only take a few minutes to see what the problem is.

Thanks. I also need an

I can do that. Have you

change.

before?

Yes. I was here to have my brakes

last month.

Car Mechanic: ! !

Okay. We should have your information on

Customer: !

Yes. It’s a red minivan.

Car Mechanic:

What’s the license

number?

Customer: !!

Hmm. I’m not sure. I’ll go check.

Customer: !! Hmm. I’m not sure. I’ll go check. Copyright 2012, Red River Press Inc. For
Customer: !! Hmm. I’m not sure. I’ll go check. Copyright 2012, Red River Press Inc. For

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Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Write Your Own Dialogue Write a dialogue with a

Getting a Car Repaired

Everyday Dialogues

Getting a Car Repaired Everyday Dialogues Write Your Own Dialogue Write a dialogue with a partner

Write Your Own Dialogue

Write a dialogue with a partner using phrases from page 2. Practice and present the dialogue to your class.

page 2. Practice and present the dialogue to your class. Copyright 2012, Red River Press Inc.
page 2. Practice and present the dialogue to your class. Copyright 2012, Red River Press Inc.

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Answer Key Vocabulary 1. 2. 3. h b c 4. 5. 6. d e f

Answer KeyVocabulary 1. 2. 3. h b c 4. 5. 6. d e f 7. 8.

Vocabulary

1.

2.

3.

h

b

c

4.

5.

6.

d

e

f

7.

8.

9.

a

g

i

Getting a Car Repaired

Everyday Dialogues

Lesson Description:

A customer wants to get his car repaired. The customer and the mechanic have a conversation about the car’s problems. Students learn vocabulary and expressions to use when taking a car to a mechanic.

Dialogue Building

These are suggestions. Your students may choose other words that fit.

Customer: Hello. Is there someone available to look at my vehicle today?

Car Mechanic: Sure. What seems to be the problem?

Customer: The windshield wipers aren’t working.

Car Mechanic: I can certainly have a look at them.

Customer: Thanks. How long will it take?

Car Mechanic: I’ll have a look right now. It should only take a few minutes to see what the problem is.

Customer: Thanks. I also need an oil change.

Car Mechanic: I can do that. Have you been here before?

Customer: Yes. I was here to have my brakes checked last month.

Car Mechanic: Okay. We should have your information on file.

Customer: Yes. It’s a red minivan.

Car Mechanic: What’s the license plate number?

Customer: Hmm. I’m not sure. I’ll go check.

Spelling Note: This lesson shows the American spelling of the words Practice (Noun or Verb) and License (N or V). Most other English-speaking countries spell these words this way: Practice (N), Practise (V), Licence (N), and License (V). Outside of the US, license plate is spelled licence plate. Also, a car’s engine is known as a bonnet in the UK.

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