آموزش مکالمات زبان انگلیسی سطح پیشرفته #9
سری آموزش رایگان مکالمات سطح بندی شده زبان انگلیسی یک مجموعه رایگان و سه سطحی از مکالمات زبان انگلیسی است که توسط وبسایت کاردوآنلاین برای شما تنظیم شده است. دروس این مجموعه آموزشی از فایل صوتی و متن مکالمات و معنی کلمات جدید تشکیل شده است. فایل های صوتی این سری مکالمات را می توانید به صورت رایگان و آنلاین گوش کنید و دانلود کنید. متن مکالمات را نیز در همین قسمت برای شما تنظیم کرده ایم. امیدواریم که این سری آموزشی نیز مورد توجه شما عزیزان قرار بگیرد. لیست کامل این تمامی دروس مربوط به این سری آموزشی را می توانید در مطلب بانک مکالمات زبان انگلیسی سطح بندی شده مشاهده کنید.
Mechanic: What can we do for you today?
Car Owner: Uh, hi. Yes, I’m having a problem with my car, and it doesn’t seem to run right. [Hmm] I mean every time I start it up, uh, the engine runs for a minute or so, sputters like it isn’t getting enough gas, and then dies.
Mechanic: Hmmm. Okay. Let’s open the hood, and let’s take a look . . . Okay, start her up.
[Engine starting . . .]
Mechanic: Okay, Okay. Shut her off. Hmmm. [So . . .] Let me look at the book here . . .
Car Owner: The book . . . [Said in a puzzled voice.]
Mechanic: [It] sounds like a possible fuel line, a dirty carburetor, bad alternator, or even a weak battery.
Car Owner: So, which one is it?
Mechanic: Uhh. Difficult to say. Let me try this. [The mechanic banks on the engine block with some tool as if to test something.] Uh, alright . . . You need to talk to the mechanic.
Car Owner: The mechanic! So, who are you?
Mechanic: Well, I’m the assistant, and I’ve only been here on the job for two days.
Car Owner: So, why didn’t you tell me that in the first place? I mean, I wouldn’t have wasted all this time!
Mechanic: You didn’t ask.
Car Owner: Ah. Okay, so how much is it going to cost?
Mechanic: Ah. Difficult to say. [That’s what you said about the last thing!] Are you a local or from out of town?
Car Owner: I’m just passing through . . .
Mechanic: Hum, hmm. [He seems to be making an observation.]
Car Owner: . . . and this is the only place for miles. [Yeah, that’s right.] Man, can’t you see my license plate? [Sure did!]
Mechanic: Okay. The out-of-town rate. Let’s see. Okay, here we go. If it’s a fuel line, that’ll be $100 . . . No, no. That’s the local rate [The price charged for people who live in the town]. Here, $200 for the pre-screening check, $150 for parts [Oh!], plus or minus $100, and $75 an hour for labor. Oh, oh yeah. Today’s a holiday, so labor is actually $50 more per hour.
Car Owner: Huh? Those prices are outrageous, and what holiday is it today?
Mechanic: Oh, it’s the local pumpkin festival.
Car Owner: Ah, come on. I can’t believe this. Of all my luck, my car breaks down in an out-of-the-way town [That’s right.], and it’ll cost an arm and a leg to get my car fixed.
Mechanic: Ah, we’ll take care of you. Just bring the car back on Tuesday . . . [Tuesday?] so Mike, our mechanic, can take a look at it.
Car Owner: Why not today? It’s only 11:00 a.m.!
Mechanic: Ahh, we close at 11:30 a.m. on holidays, and we’re closed tomorrow [What?] and Sunday, and we’re closed the following day as well.
Car Owner: I can’t wait that long! I need my car repaired now.
Mechanic: Well, next week is the best we can do, but you can talk to Mike at the Pumpkin Festival.
Car Owner: Oh! [Said in a frustrated and disappointed way.]
Mechanic: This town will grow on you.
Car Owner: Ah, man!
- sputter (verb): make consecutive explosive noises
– My car tends to sputter a lot in cold weather when I start it up.
- carburetor (noun): part of the engine that mixes air with gasoline vapor before combustion
– The carburetor needs to be fixed or replaced.
- alternator (noun): a generator that produces electrical current
– There must be a problem with the alternator in my old truck.
- outrageous (adjective): very expensive
– The cost of repairing the old car would have been outrageous, so that I decided to buy a new one instead.
- out-of-the-way (adjective): remote or far from populated areas
– We took a trip to an out-of-the-way ghost town during our vacation.
- cost an arm and a leg (idiom): be very expensive, outrageous
– It cost me an arm and a leg to fix the damage to my sports car.