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  • Welcome to twominuteenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this lesson, we will learn phrases you may use to talk about your car and related problems.

  • Hey Kevin! Where were you in the morning?

  • Don't even talk about my morning.

  • Why? What happened? Is everything alright?

  • My car broke down today and I had to miss such an important meeting.

  • Whoa! What happened to your car?

  • The mechanic said that there was a problem with the radiator.

  • So, what now? Did you get it repaired?

  • Not yet, but the mechanic is taking care of it. I'll get it back by Tuesday.

  • So, I wouldn’t worry. It’s not a major problem. But how will you commute till Tuesday?

  • Haven't thought about it yet.

  • Why don't we share a taxi until you get your car back?

  • Thanks. I think that's a good idea.

  • Where are you Mary?

  • I'm home. My car just won’t start.

  • I used to have the same problem with my old car. Did you check the battery?

  • Yeah. It was dead in the morning. I called the mechanic to give my car a jump.

  • Well, I guess if you need to jump-start your car, you probably need to buy a new battery.

  • What are you saying? I bought this battery just a couple of months ago.

  • I don't think I should have a problem with it every second day.

  • I guess the dealer sold you an old one. Did he give you any warranty card with it?

  • Yes. I suppose.

  • Then call the dealer and ask him to replace it. You are still eligible to claim the warranty

  • All right. Thanks for your help. I'll call the dealer right now.

  • Hi Burt. How is it going with the new car?

  • Unfortunately, not too good.

  • Why? What happened?

  • My brand new car turned out to be a piece of junk.

  • What do you mean?

  • I got the top model and now it just doesn't run.

  • Didn't you take a test drive before buying it?

  • I did. But at that time it was running just fine. It's just been a month and it’s given me so many headaches.

  • You must contact the dealer. Did you try telling him about the situation?

  • I have been trying his number for the past 2 days, but I can’t reach him.

  • I'm sorry to say this, but I think you bought a lemon.

  • Carlson, here. How can I help you?

  • My name is Burt Andrews. I got a car from your showroom a month ago.

  • Yes, Mr. Andrews. How can I help you?

  • The car has been giving me trouble from the start.

  • I’m really sorry for the inconvenience Mr. Andrews. Can you please confirm the make and model of the car?

  • It’s a YWZA Sports.

  • All right. I’ll send our mechanic to your place in the evening today.

  • Hell check your car and fix it up, if possible. Otherwise, well replace it.

  • Ok, thank you.

  • My car broke down today and I had to miss such an important meeting.

  • The mechanic said that there was a problem with the radiator.

  • My car just won’t start.

  • I used to have the same problem with my old car. Did you check the battery?

  • I bought this battery just a couple of months ago. I don't think I should have a problem with it every second day.

  • Then call the dealer and ask him to replace it. You are still eligible to claim the warranty.

  • My brand new car turned out to be a piece of junk.

  • The car has been giving me trouble from the start.

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Talking About Your Car Problems - English Learning Lessons

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