INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 7 (page 1)

SHOULD I GET COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE?

Listen to the story. You will hear two people talking about insurance. Rod is thinking about what kind of car insurance he should get. Sarah tells him about something that happened to her car once.

As you listen, think about the meaning of these words:
is worth
to figure
to take out
to write off
a wreck
to side swipe
to try to get money out of someone


VOCABULARY EXERCISE
When you have listened to the story, do the vocabulary exercise below. You don't need to listen while you do the exercise. All of the words in bold (dark letters) were in the story you just heard.

Choose the word with the same meaning as the word in bold.

1. The car was worth $20,000.
2. I figured it wasn't worth much.
3. I took out an insurance policy.
4. The car was written off in the accident.


5. The car was a wreck. It couldn't be driven any more.
6. Someone side-swiped my car.
7. The car was a write off.
8. The people tried to get money out of me.