Lesson 10 – Correspondence

Lesson 10 – Correspondence

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1assemblev./əˈsɛm bəl/ to put together; to bring togethera. Her assistant copied and assembled the documents.
b. The mail room clerk read the directions before assembling the parts to the new postage printer.
2beforehandadv./bɪˈfɔrˌhænd/ early, in advancea. To speed up the mailing, we should prepare the labels beforehand.
b. The goods could have been shipped today had they faxed the order before hand.
3complicatedadj./ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/ not easy to understanda. This word processing program is too complicated for a beginner to use.
b. This explanation is too complicated; try to make it simpler.
4couriern./ˈkɜr i ər/ a messenger, an official delivery persona. We hired a courier to deliver the package.
b. The courier service will clear the goods through customs.
5expressadj./ɪkˈsprɛs/ fast and directa. It’s important that this document be there tomorrow, so please send it express mail.
b. Express mail costs more than regular mail service, but it is more efficient.
6foldv./foʊld/ to bend papera. Fold the letter into three parts before stuffing it into the envelope.
b. Don’t fold the document if it doesn’t fit the envelope.
7layoutn./ˈleɪˌaʊt/ a format; the organization of material on a pagea. We had to change the layout when we changed the size of the paper.
b. The layout for the new brochure was submitted by the designer.
8mentionv.; n./ˈmɛn ʃən/ to refer to; n. something said or writtena. You should mention in the letter that we can arrange for mailing the brochures as well as printing them.
b. There was no mention of the cost in the proposal.
9petitionn.; v./pəˈtɪʃ ən/ a formal, written request; v. to make a formal requesta. The petition was photocopied for the workers who will take the copies to collect the necessary signatures.
b. We petitioned the postal officials to start delivering mail twice a day in business areas.
10proofv./pruf/ to look for errorsa. This letter was not proofed very carefully; it is full of typing mistakes.
b. Very few people bother to proof their E-mails before they send them; consequently, E-mails often contain spelling errors.
11registeredadj./ˈrɛdʒ ə stərd/ recorded and trackeda. Since the mail was registered, we know when it was received and who signed for it.
b. Send this package by registered mail and insure it for $500.
12revisev./rɪˈvaɪz/ to rewritea. The brochure was revised several times before it was sent to the printer.
b. We will need to revise the form letter since our address has changed.