English Vocabulary: At the Auto Repair Shop



You’ll get to learn what to say to the mechanic…. if you ever need to take your car to the mechanic’s and don’t know how to describe the problem you’re having with the car. At the Auto Repair Shop. Enjoy! :)

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Hey guys, you’re listening to the English Made Simple Show this is episode number 275, number two hundred and seventy-five, numero dos cientos setenta y cinco.

Welcome amigos y amigas. This is your host Milena speaking, you’re tuning into the English Made Simple show. You can learn more about the EMS show when you visit www.englishmadesimple.net. This is my second home. This is where I spend most of my time. And while you’re there, you can find a huge repertoire of the EMS episodes as well as useful resources to help you accelerate your English learning.

Thank you for joining me in today’s episode.

Let’s begin today’s episode with a couple of questions.

First off, are there any mechanics listening to the EMS show?

And secondly, have you ever taken your car to the mechanic’s before?

If you had to take the car to the mechanic…. Somewhere where you’d have to explain to someone in English about what’s wrong with the car.

Would you even know where to start to describe the problem you’re experiencing with your car? Would you know how to describe that problem?

The first thing you could say is… “It’s making funny noises” (that’s what I would say!). Or “the car is making weird noises”

Cause I am not too technical, I’ll just say funny noises.

I have to take my car to the mechanic for service. Well it’s been overdue, more than a year since I’ve taken the car to the mechanic. And you know what? It’s started to make funny noises.

“Funny” in this case means “strange” not “ha-ha’” funny, ok amigos?

The last time I had this funny noise was because my car was running low on oil. The oil in the engine was low. It was almost empty. So it started to make this clunky noise… the sound you get metal on metal.

I knew then something wasn’t right. (Maybe there were gremlins inside the engine haha)

That wasn’t good noise anyhow. Not at all. Lucky I got the car to the mechanic in time before it died on me. (In other words, broke down)


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

Podcast Host

Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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