Lesson 3 – Warranties

Lesson 3 – Warranties

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1characteristricadj./ˌkær ɪk təˈrɪs tɪk/ revealing of individual traitsa. The cooking pot has features characteristic of the brand, such as “stay cool”” handles.
b. It is not characteristic of the store to be slow in mailing a refund check.
2consequencen./ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns/ that which follows necessarilya. The consequence of not following the service instructions for your car is that the warranty is invalidated.
b. As a consequence of not having seen a dentist for several years, Lydia had several cavities.
3considerv./kənˈsɪd ər/ to think about carefullya. The custom er considered buying the VCR until he learned that the warranty coverage was very limited.
b. After considering all the options, Della decided to buy a used car.
4coverv./ˈkʌv ər/ to provide protection againsta. Will my medical insurance cover this surgery?
b. Her car insurance provided for complete coverage against collision.
5expirev./ɪkˈspaɪər/ to come to an enda. The warranty protection on this prc‹Juct will expire one year after the date of purchase.
b. I didn’t have time to read another fitness magazine, so I let my subscription to the latest one expire.
6frequentlyadv./ˈfri kwənt li/ occurring commonly; widespreada. Appliances frequently come with a one-year warranty.
b. Warranties for this kind of appliance are frequently limited in their coverage.
7implyv./ɪmˈplaɪ/ to indicate by inferencea. The guarantee on the Walkman implied that all damages were covered under warranty for one year.
b. The travel agent implied that our hotel was not in the safest part of the city, but, when pressed for details, he said the location was fine.
8promisev./ˈprɒm ɪs/ to pledge to do, bring about, or providea. A warranty is a promise the manufacturer makes to the consumer.
b. The sales associate promised that our new mattress would arrive by noon on Saturday.
9protectv./prəˈtɛkt/ to guarda. Consumer laws are designed to protect the public against unscrupulous vendors.
b. You can protect yourself from scams by getting detailed information on the seller.
10reputationn./ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən/ the overall quality of charactera. Even though the salesperson showed me a product I had never heard of, I bought it because of the good reputation of the manufacturer.
b. The company knew that the reputation of its products was the most important asset it had.
11requirev./ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən/ to deem necessary or essentiala. A car warranty may require the owner to have it serviced by a certified mechanic.
b. The law requires that each item clearly display the warranty information.
12varyv./ˈvɛər i/ to be different from another; to changea. The amount of protection offered by different policies will vary
b. Consumers’ needs vary, so different kinds of warranties appeal to different types of consumers.