|1||assemble||v.||/əˈsɛm bəl/||to put together; to bring together||a. Her assistant copied and assembled the documents. |
b. The mail room clerk read the directions before assembling the parts to the new postage printer.
|2||beforehand||adv.||/bɪˈfɔrˌhænd/||early, in advance||a. 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.
|3||complicated||adj.||/ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/||not easy to understand||a. This word processing program is too complicated for a beginner to use. |
b. This explanation is too complicated; try to make it simpler.
|4||courier||n.||/ˈkɜr i ər/||a messenger, an official delivery person||a. We hired a courier to deliver the package. |
b. The courier service will clear the goods through customs.
|5||express||adj.||/ɪkˈsprɛs/||fast and direct||a. 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.
|6||fold||v.||/foʊld/||to bend paper||a. 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.
|7||layout||n.||/ˈleɪˌaʊt/||a format; the organization of material on a page||a. 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.
|8||mention||v.; n.||/ˈmɛn ʃən/||to refer to; n. something said or written||a. 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.
|9||petition||n.; v.||/pəˈtɪʃ ən/||a formal, written request; v. to make a formal request||a. 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.
|10||proof||v.||/pruf/||to look for errors||a. 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.
|11||registered||adj.||/ˈrɛdʒ ə stərd/||recorded and tracked||a. 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.
|12||revise||v.||/rɪˈvaɪz/||to rewrite||a. 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.