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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