Buying the Perfect Car – Daniel, Grade 7

This script, which is accompanied by google slides, is written by one of my grade 7 students. The script sounds lively and friendly. He has an effective introduction to begin and an effective conclusion to wrap up the presentation. He uses numerous transitions to move to the next slide. He has also used effective visuals and keywords on the slides to help the audience follow his presentation. The slides are not crowded and are easy to follow. He has also included relevant pictures and charts on the slides and makes numerous references to them in his script. 



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Hi, my name is Daniel, and today I will be talking about how to buy the perfect car. I will be discussing four factors today that can help you make a wise decision. They are dependability and safety, comfort and looks, price and incentives, and finally size and fuel consumption.

First of all, what is dependability? Dependability is the quality of being reliable or of performing consistently well. And, what is safety? Safety is the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. 

The first thing that you need to consider when buying a car, therefore, is the dependability of the car as well as its safety. Nowadays, there are many companies that rank cars based on their dependability.  For example, this chart here by J.D. Power ranks cars in the US according to their dependability. As you can see, Lexus is the most reliable and Subaru is the least reliable. However, it is important to remember that all these cars are above the industry standards, which means they are the most dependable on the market. Closely related to dependability is the safety of the vehicle. 

These days, there are many safety features on cars that can help drivers drive safely. The two most helpful safety features nowadays are the blind-spot detection and emergency braking system. So when purchasing your new car, you need to pay some extra dollars to have these features on the car. Therefore, the make and model you are planning to get should have good dependability and Safety ratings. Good safety features could save your life one day, and high dependability rating will save you lots of money and time. 

Speaking of time,  don’t you want to enjoy your time in a car during a long trip? Comfort and looks are important to enjoying a car ride. Now, these 4 cars that I am comparing are all the same size. As you can see as the car model classes get higher, the car becomes more luxurious. 

Something you can notice right away is that as the class goes higher, the screen sizes go bigger. It is natural that the BMW X5 has a bigger screen than the Honda CRV. Although the Lamborghini has the same screen size as the BMW, it has two screens instead of one. The number of climate control zones and speakers also increases by class. The cars all have different looks, so the car you choose will depend on your taste. 

You might be wondering why not everyone buys the highest class car! Well, money doesn’t actually grow on trees. You can only buy what you can afford for your budget. Speaking of money, let’s jump into price and incentives.

As you can see, as the classes go higher, the prices go up. Plus, not all car dealers offer the same incentives. Car dealers that are less popular in the area offer more incentives in order to persuade others to buy. The information In the brackets shows the car brands that are the most popular in the Markham area according to class. So if you are looking for great deals, consider choosing a less popular car brand. But there are some other ways to also save money. 

The size of the car could save you money. This is true because as the car gets larger, it consumes more fuel per 100 km, creating more stops at gas stations. As you can see on the right, there are three cars from Chevrolet, the Malibu, the equinox, and the Tahoe. Malibu is a midsize sedan while the Equinox is a midsize SUV and the Tahoe is a full SUV. 

From the information provided, you can see that the Malibu uses 9 litres per 100 km, while the bigger Equinox uses 10 litres per 100km, and the biggest of them all, the Tahoe, consumes 13 litres per 100km. 

Now let’s rephrase. In this presentation, I explained four criteria that you need to consider when buying a car. Which criteria you may consider as your priority depends on your preferences and budget. I hope that listening to my presentation will prevent you from regretting your choice in the future.   

Thank you for listening to my presentation.