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Renting a car (Twominute English) PRACTICE 3 - part of lesson L
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Sometimes we need to rent a car because ours isn't working, or we're away from home and don't have a car available. It could be a short-term rental or a long-term rental.

Do you know what to say in English when you rent a car? What are the sentences and words that you'll use? We'll learn that in this lesson. By the end of it, you should be able to confidently speak in English when you rent a car.

Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons. In this lesson, you will learn phrases that you can use when you need to rent a car.

Hello! Good to see you here. From time to time, we may need to rent a car. It might be because our own car is being repaired, or maybe we’ve flown somewhere and we need a car there. So what do you need to know in order to rent a car? You need to communicate your needs and wants effectively. So let’s listen to some conversations about renting a car and build up our vocabulary. Don’t forget to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialogue anywhere you want! It will help you build up your English fluency. So let’s get started!

Hi, I would like to rent a car.
What type of car would you like?
What options do I have?
Well, we have all kinds of cars available, from small size to SUV’s. You just need to take your pick.
Alright. I’ll go with something in the middle range. How much would a mid size car cost?
It would cost you around $40 per day.
Alright. I’ll go with that then.

How long do you need the car?
I think a week or so. I’ll be staying in the city for a week and I’ll be needing it for commuting.
What’s your full name?
It’s George Atkins.
Where do you live?
North Carolina.
Do you have a valid driver’s license?
Yes. Do you need anything else from me?
Yes. Please sign the form. You can get the key from reception.

How much would an SUV cost?
You can rent the SUV for $100 per day.
Wow! That's really expensive! What about the fuel?
The tank is full. But you need to refill it before returning the car; otherwise we charge $5 per gallon.
Renting an SUV is really an expensive deal. Ummm, how would you like me to pay?
We take credit cards only.
Okay, here’s my credit card.
You can pick up your car from the garage downstairs. Please remember to return the car by 5 pm tomorrow. We charge an additional $10 per hour after that.

I would like to make a reservation for the car at The Los Angeles Airport.
When is your flight getting in?
I’ll be landing in LA on April 20th in the evening.
Alright. Under what name should I make the booking?
Perry Johnson, please.
Alright. Just to let you know, if you need to cancel the booking, please do it 24 hours in advance or you’ll be charged a day’s rental.
I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you!

TAKE YOUR PICK= Taking your pick is choosing what you want from a variety of options. You can take your pick of cars, flights, magazines, beverages, almost anything.

COMMUTING= Travelling from one place to another repeatedly is commuting. If you’re staying in a hotel and going back and forth to an office, you’re commuting from the hotel to the office and back.

GARAGE= A garage is what is specifically built for parking cars and other vehicles. Your house may have a garage for your personal car, and the airport would have a much larger one for all the rental cars.

RESERVATION= When you make a reservation something’s set aside for you. It means no one else will be able to use it. A rental car may be reserved so that if you want the red BMW, no one else can take it first.

HIRING= Hiring a car means renting a car. When you rent a car, you pay to use it for a temporary period and you will have to return it after that.

Thank you for watching this lesson. We’ll be back with a new one tomorrow. Do come back and watch it! Did you like this lesson? Please don’t forget to hit the like button! Also comment below and let us know your questions.
See ya tomorrow!


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