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Bargaining in a Foreign Country
Listening - Click here to listen to a story about bargaining. The host, Diana, is interviewing Doug, an experienced traveller. After you listen once, listen again and answer the following questions.  Note: There will be a lot of unfamiliar vocabulary. For the answer, write what you think you hear.

Here are some vocabulary words that you will hear:
 
to check in with
rule of thumb
vendor
craft
concierge
shoestring traveller
superstition
flaw
pride
transaction

1. What is the first rule of thumb about bargaining?
 

2. What percentage of the asking price should you suggest to the seller?
 

3. What do you do if you don't know the real price of something should be?
 
 

4. How should you dress when you go to the market?
 

5. What time of day should you go to the market?
 

6. Why?
 

7. What should you not show the vendor?
 

8. Why shouldn't you point out the flaws in the object?
 

9. How should you behave?
 

10. What does Doug say about arguing about a dime or a quarter?

Once you have attempted to answer the questions, click here to see the answers.