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Hybrids
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Hybrids
混合动力汽车

Learn the Zero Conditional

Date: Aug 03 2011

Themes: Tech, Toefl

Grammar: Zero Conditional

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Many people are worried about global warming and the effects of pollution on the planet. We’d all like to do something to help protect the environment, but it can sometimes seem like too great a challenge.

However, a lot of the choices that we make can help lead to a healthier planet. One of those choices is what kind of car to buy. Electric and hybrid cars not only help you save money on gas, they also pollute less, making them better for the environment.

But for some, hybrids are just too expensive. They also might not offer the kind of look, feel, or power you want from a car. Hear Marni try to convince Jason to make his next car a hybrid.

许多人都在为全球变暖和污染问题担忧。我们都希望能够为环保出一份力,但有时困难重重。
不过,我们仍然有很多可能会对地球有益的选择。其中一个便是决定购买何种类型的汽车。电动和混合动力汽车不仅帮你省去了昂贵的汽油费,而且污染小,更有利于环保。
但是对于一部分人而言,混合动力汽车过于昂贵。而且,此类汽车还可能无法提供你喜欢的外观、感觉或者动力。请听玛尼如何劝说詹森购买混合动力汽车。

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Jason

Jason

Marni

Marni

Jason:  I’m thinking about getting a new car soon.

Marni:  Yeah?

Jason:  And I really want to get a hybrid or some kind of alternative car, but they’re so expensive.

Marni:  Well, yes, they are expensive, but I think if you are going to purchase a new car, it’s very wise to invest in a hybrid or an electric car, because that is the future. And I think that gas is getting so expensive. I think it’s a wise investment.

Jason:  Yeah, I mean, it’s great, you know, in the long run. It’s just so hard to pay that much upfront. But yeah, I mean, the gas mileage is incredible. You can get on one gallon of gas what some cars get on a whole tank almost.

Marni:  Exactly. And it’s an investment into our planet. I mean, global warming is a true reality whether people want to acknowledge that or not, and pollution is out there.

Jason:  Here’s another problem though. They’re not terribly cool looking cars. Have you noticed that?

Marni:  Well, I kind of disagree. But I also own a Saturn Wagon. Not a very cool looking car. But the one thing I think is fascinating about the Priuses and the hybrids is they’re really quiet.

Jason:  It’s true.

Marni:  They sneak up on people.

Jason:  It’s pretty cool. If you’re standing next to one you might not even know it’s running.

Marni:  Exactly.

Jason:  But I want it to look like…You know, like where is the awesome convertible hybrid, you know?

Marni:  Yeah. Maybe you should design one.

 

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Discussion

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Jason is shopping for a new car. He would like to buy a hybrid, but he is worried that they are too expensive. Marni tells him that even though they can be expensive to buy upfront, a hybrid will help him save money in the long run. They are very efficient, so people who own them don’t have to spend as much money on gas.

Marni also says that hybrids are better for the environment. They pollute less than regular cars and can help fight global warming. Jason agrees that hybrids are better for the environment. But he isn’t sure they look cool enough for him.

What kind of car do you drive? What kind of car would you like to drive? Do you think more people should buy hybrids?

 

Comments

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alcide

Italy

yes,also i’ll go to buy e tractor that pollute less!!

04:06 PM Aug 22 2011 |

fuethio

Ethiopia

WOW IT IS AWSOME…...]]] I THINK LIKE IT IS NICE


I WANT TO BUY CAR


HAHAHA…..]]..]]]]]...]]

12:37 PM Aug 09 2011 |

samin1990

samin1990

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like planet,cuz of it i like to buy a hybrids

06:27 PM Aug 06 2011 |

trailo_hathanh

Viet Nam

Yes, great. Hybird is the future. I could like to have one. It is many poplution now day. Noise, sound, air… So hybird is perfect or you can wait for better one.

08:28 AM Aug 05 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

I’d like to drive the savest way and the best way at the same time and I think the hybrid cares is the best from all sides


and I think all of us have to buy hybrid cares to keep our enviourment healthier ,,

08:31 AM Aug 04 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

I can’t drive a car, and I don’t like to drive it, when I want to go anywhere I have private driver, He’s offer me to drive it. In future I think, I will learn to drive and exam to car license. For me, I think, the hybrids car is one of the way for help to take care enviroment on this time, But Isn’t the best way, I think the bicycle it’s the best way that help the Earth and help our health.

01:38 AM Aug 04 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

ok hybrid car si suitable for me in the long run.

10:29 PM Aug 03 2011 |

javier armando

Peru

1.- hopefully I dont drive a car cos I dont wanna be another fool who increases GLOBAL WARMING, IT´S BETTER TO USE BUSSES SO LESS POLLUTION.


2.- It´s fool to think that EVERYONE will be able to get a HYBRID CAR.


3.- USA was the only country which DIDNT SIGN UP KYOTO PROTOCOL to slow down GLOBAL WARMING, SO THE REASON OF ALL ENVIROMENT PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW.


4.- YOU TOO AMERICANS WILL SUFFER WATER LACK

09:58 PM Aug 03 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf

Yemen

O__

09:27 PM Aug 03 2011 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

We should usde cars match with our environment, because after ten years to come, and we did not have the weather health I think that the nuclear tests of the reason Abdul We have a lot of cars in the world, especially in the United States and China, how do we find a real solution for the problem of pollution may be we are not unable to use gas or oil, unfortunately, is usually the cause of the modern state it.s qualifaction does not have to use the petroleum industry and we need a big change in our culture and I think it.s important to find out a radical in the treatment of this problem it is necessary to direct all the people on the wrold we are brothers

09:27 PM Aug 03 2011 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

we should to usde cars match with our environment because after ten years to come we didnt have a health weather i guess the nuclear tests of the reason abd we have many of the cars over the world specially in u s a and china how we can to find a real solution to problem pollution maybe we cant to used gas or oil normally unfortunatly the modern state it.s the reason does not have qualifaction on used the petroleum industries we need to a big changed in our culture i think it.s important to find a radical away in cure this problem necessary forward all people over the wrold we are brothers

09:25 PM Aug 03 2011 |

cerol

cerol

Turkey

We can reduce the pollution with use public transport..


 

08:53 PM Aug 03 2011 |

b-boy-jamal@live.fr

Morocco

hi how are you i would like to get to know you

08:19 PM Aug 03 2011 |

dilsa

Panama

Panama don·t have hibryd cars, but it have many cars in the capital city. The pollution is hight today. The public transportation is not good.

07:36 PM Aug 03 2011 |

doux

Chile

LAYER

06:49 PM Aug 03 2011 |

habiba 18

habiba 18

Tunisia

I LOVE TO HAVE A HYBRID CAR AND I THINK THAT MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BUY IT BECAUSE THE POLLUTION IS REALLY EFECTING OUR PLANET AND WE MUST TRY OUR BEST TO MAKE IT STOP

04:39 PM Aug 03 2011 |

Talk Now

Talk Now

Jordan

to care about environment is noble thinking , but in the same time cars are not the main reason for global warming .


factories ,  extinction wild life and cutting trees are the main reasons for global warming .


i think more people should buy hybrids because i agree with marni , it’s efficient and cleaner 


03:38 PM Aug 03 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

i think that car we can buy not now.

12:57 PM Aug 03 2011 |

Coralip

Coralip

China

It may be a good way to protect the environment.


In fact,I don’t drive.I only take buses or taxi and ride my bike.


Maybe the best way to save our planet is - NO CARS !

12:46 PM Aug 03 2011 |

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