At a DVD rental store

American Culture,English Fun 24 May 2010 | 4 Comments

Want to learn about how to talk to a clerk at a DVD/video rental store? Keep on reading!

Clerk – Hi, may I help you?
You – Yes, I’m looking for a movie…
Clerk – Which one?
You – I think it’s called, “The Razor’s Edge?”
Clerk – Oh yes, I know that movie. It’s in aisle 3 on the left-hand side of the aisle.
You – Thank you so much.

So, you’ve gone and found the movie. Now, it’s time to talk to the clerk again.

Clerk – Oh, I see you’ve found it.
You – Yes.
Clerk – Can I see your membership card?
You – I don’t have one.
Clerk – Fill out this form and show me your driver’s license.
You – Okay, here you go. I’m done filling it out.
Clerk – Great, let me get a copy of your driver’s license.
You – Okay.
Clerk – Here’s your license and your new membership card.
You – Great.
Clerk – I’ll check you out now. How would you like to pay for that?
You – Here you go.
Clerk – Is this credit or debit.
You – Credit.
Clerk – You’re all set. Just sign here.
You – Thanks.
Clerk – Thank you!

As you can see, if you want to rent a DVD from a store, you’ll need to have a membership card. However, lately grocery stores have DVD rental vending machines, so you can skip the rental stores all together if you’d like. Of course the DVD selection is not as good.

Practice the dialog a few times and change some of the answers to make it sound more like something you would say! Let me know if you have any questions.

4 Responses on “At a DVD rental store”

  1. Kaorie says:

    I found it very helpful!

  2. oxwinter says:

    I remember I was a bit surprised to realize that
    the word “rent” can be used in 2 ways.
    I mean…
    I rent a house from him.
    I rent a house to him.
    “rent” is a useful word,isn’t it?
    Because,I sometimes think which word I must use “borrow” or “lend” still now. hehe

  3. Yvonne says:

    Here’s another use for the word “rent”. If you write it like this: ‘rent. It is slang for parent. Here’s an example: The ‘rents are coming over tonight. I can’t wait to see them.
    Thanks Oxy for stopping by!

  4. Yvonne says:

    I’m so glad you found it helpful! Thanks for visiting!

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