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  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Let's learn English …. at the gas station!

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  • So I noticed when I got in my van today that I was out of gas, or almost out of gas.

  • The gas gauge, the little dial that tells me how much gas I have left, was pretty low.

  • In English we would describe this as, “Running out of gas.”

  • We also describe it as, “Running on empty.”

  • Yeah, you could say I was running on empty which means there's just a tiny amount of

  • gas left.

  • I think I have enough gas to get to the gas station so that I can fill up my gas tank

  • in my van.

  • Hopefully I make it there.

  • So a few sentences in English to describe this, you would say, “I need gas.”

  • My car needs gas.” orMy van needs gas.”

  • “I need to fill up with gas.”

  • “I need to fill up my gas tank.”

  • So one of the first things to look for is the price of gas, and generally there's

  • a nice sign on the road outside of a gas station which will let you know how much gas is going

  • to cost.

  • At this gas station gas is currently $1.20 per litre.

  • That's actually not too bad for right now, so let's go fill up.

  • At the gas station you're going to find gas pumps.

  • Gas pumps generally pump three different kinds of gas, but they also pump diesel.

  • Diesel is generally used for things like trucks and tractors.

  • My particular van uses gas so we're just going to fill this van up with gas.

  • So one of the first things I need to do is I need to open up this little door and take

  • off my gas cap.

  • This is the gas cap.

  • Then once I've got the gas cap off on the gas pump I need to select what type of gas

  • I want to purchase.

  • So I'm gonna take the gas nozzle out.

  • It's attached to the gas hose or just the hose and we're just gonna put that into

  • my vehicle, let me give you a look at that, so I'm ready to pump, I have my hand on

  • the nozzle and I'm going to go here and I'm gonna select this grade of gasoline

  • which is the lowest grade 'cuz that's all Bob the Canadian can afford.

  • Up here you'll see how many litres, might be in gallons depending on your country, how

  • many litres are going to go in and how much it's going to cost.

  • So let's pump this thing full.

  • So you can see the numbers going up here.

  • I've spent $21 dollars now.

  • I've put just over 18 litres into my van.

  • And I'm gonna pump, I'm gonna pump it full.

  • I'm gonna fill'er up.

  • So there's two different ways of buying gas.

  • The first way to buy gas is at a self serve gas station.

  • A self serve gas station is where me as the driver of the vehicle pump the gas myself.

  • Another way to buy gas is at a full serve gas station.

  • A full serve gas station, a gas attendant will come out and they will pump the gas for

  • you.

  • So you would say to the gas attendant things like, “Please put $20 worth in.”

  • orPlease fill it up.”

  • So you could hear that little clunk sound that means we, we have successfully filled

  • the gas tank up.

  • The only thing left to do right now is I need to take out the gas nozzle and I'm gonna

  • put it right back here in the gas pump.

  • I'm also going to put my gas cap back on my vehicle and you hear that beeping sound?

  • That beeping sound basically is saying, “You need to go inside and pay.”

  • So let's go do that.

  • Let me get my wallet first!

  • You can pay for gas by just putting your credit card or your bank card straight into the pump.

  • You can also pay for gas by going into the store, and you saw the store earlier when

  • I pulled in.

  • We're just gonna go in here and I'm gonna pay the attendant for the gas.

  • Good morning, how are you?”

  • No, that's it.

  • Thank you very much.

  • So there's a couple other things you can do at a gas station.

  • You can check your oil.

  • Gas is what makes the car go, oil is what keeps the engine lubricated.

  • So I could open up the hood of my van and I could check the oil.

  • That's another thing you could do at a gas station.

  • I might also want to wash the windows.

  • So if you look over here

  • Hmmm...

  • Oh here they are.

  • So if you look over here you can grab this and you can use this to wash your windows

  • while you're at the gas station if you needed to.

  • At a gas station you can also pump up your tires.

  • Way over there is small air pump, so if my tires were low on my vehicle I could drive

  • over there and in Canada you have to put money in, it usually costs a loonie, a dollar.

  • Super happy that I was able to fill up with gas because if you run out of gas, if your

  • vehicle stops moving because there's no more gas in it, you have to walk to a gas

  • station.

  • You have to ask if you can borrow a gas can, and then you have to walk all the way back

  • to your vehicle.

  • So generally it's a good idea to fill up with gas before you run out of gas!

  • Well, hey, thanks for joining me on this little trip to the gas station to get some gas.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

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  • I really appreciate it.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • I hope you have a great day!

Bob the Canadian here.

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