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Have you been to a garage sale?
Is there an IKEA store in your city?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
[adjective] – lasting for a long time or forever The changing of school uniforms is permanent.
[adverb] – with lightness of action or effect; softly She mixed the soup ingredients gently for 5 minutes.
[noun] – the physical situation that someone or something is in Most of my grandfather’s books are still in good condition.
[adjective] – owned or used in the past by someone else I bought this secondhand teapot for $3.
scratch /skrach /
[noun] – a mark made by scratching This table has many scratches.
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IKEA announced on March 31, 2022, that it is making its Buy Back & Resell program permanent across 37 US stores starting April 1 after its testing phase last summer. The program is applicable only to personally-used IKEA furniture that is fully functional. The Swedish furniture company won’t accept items that have been changed in any way. Here are some of the returnable items: office drawer cabinets, sideboards, bookcases, small tables, cabinets, dining tables, desks, and chairs. Non-Ikea-branded products and recalled items are excluded. The company will install a section for the “gently used” items that are approved for resale at discounted prices. IKEA has already launched a buyback program in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2021 as part of its plan to reduce its environmental effects. Customers there can return gently used products in excellent condition and get store credit worth up to 50% of the original sale price. Secondhand items in “very good” condition earn a 40% credit, and “well-used” products with several scratches get 30% of the original price. There are currently 465 IKEA stores worldwide.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
IKEA is making its Buy Back & Resell program permanent across 37 US stores.
Customers can return gently used office drawer cabinets, sideboards, bookcases, and small tables.
Customers can also return non-IKEA-branded products.
In the UK, IKEA products in excellent condition can get store credit worth up to 50% of the original sale price.
Well used products with no scratches get 30% of the original price.
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