地道美语听力播客:Reserving a Rental Car
地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod)，是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话，于2005年7月23日首播， 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士， 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中，与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.I will be in Chicago next week and needed a rental car. I called up Bargain Rental Cars and made a reservation. After I got through the phone tree, I spoke with a reservation agent.
Agent: Welcome to Bargain Rental Car.
Jeff: I'd like to reserve a rental car.
Agent: What city will you be picking up from?
Agent: Which airport location? O’Hare or Midway?
Jeff: Hmm I'm not sure. Is there a downtown location?
Agent: Sure. We have an office at 401 State St.
Jeff: Is that near Prairie State College?
Agent: I really don't know.
Jeff: That's okay. I'll go ahead and make a reservation for that location.
Agent: For what date and time?
Jeff: For November 11, around 7 p.m.
Agent: Returning to the same location?
Jeff: No. I’d like to drop it off at the Chicago O’Hare airport.
Agent: Okay. On what date and time?
Jeff: It'll be that Sunday, November 13, around the same time.
Agent: What size car would you like? A compact, mid-size, or full-size ?
Jeff: I’d like the most economical.
Agent: That would be the compact. The rental fee would be $32.25 a day, giving you a grand total of $62.50 for the two days.
Jeff: Does that include taxes and fees?
Agent: No. With all applicable taxes and fees, you grand total comes to $77.40.
Jeff: Okay, that's fine.
Agent: Your last name?
Jeff: McQuillan. M, C, Q, U, I, L, L, A, N.
Agent: And your first name?
Agent: J, E, S, S?
Jeff: No, J, E, F as in Frank , F.
Agent: What credit card will you be using?
Jeff: I'll be using a MasterCard.
Agent: Okay, I have a compact reserved for pick up at our downtown location on November 11 at 7 p.m., returning November 13 at 7 p.m. at Chicago O’Hare. Is there another reservation I can help you with?
Jeff: No, that's all. Thanks.
Agent: It's my pleasure. Have a good afternoon and thank you for calling Bargain Rental Car.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse