This cars vocabulary lesson will help you use the words banger, company car, estate, hatchback, saloon, convertible, limousine, people carrier, stretch limo and hearse, correctly.

(a) banger  noun  a very old car in bad condition

  • I have a banger and I love it!


(a) company car  noun  a car that is owned by a company and used by an employee for their business and private use

  • My salary is 60,000 a year plus a company car.


(an) estate  noun  a car with a lot of space behind the back seat and an extra door at the back for putting in large objects

  • I have a fat wife, three fat children and five beautiful dogs, so I need an estate car.


(a) hatchback  noun  a car that has an extra door at the back that opens upwards to allow things to be put in

  • My car is a hatchback so moving your piano shouldn’t be a problem.


(a) saloon  noun  a closed car with seats for four or five people, two or four doors, and a separate area at the back for luggage

  • The Mark 2 Jaguar is the most beautiful saloon car ever made.


(a) convertible  noun  a car with a soft roof that can be folded back or taken off

  • A convertible looks best with the top down.


(a) limousine  noun  a large expensive comfortable car in which a screen separates the driver from the passengers

  • This limousine was owned by royalty.


(a) people carrier  noun  a large, high car that can carry more people than a normal car

  • If you have more than three wives you may need to buy a people carrier.


(a) stretch limo  noun  a large, expensive car that has been made longer to give extra space or seats, often used by rich, famous people

  • If you have more than six wives you may need to buy a stretch limo.


(a) hearse  noun  a large, black car used for carrying a dead person in a coffin to a funeral

  • Your final journey is usually in a hearse.


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