Describing products and services

Describing products and services

PART A: DESCRIBING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

2.a:

Our ‘wizards’ look great on any desk – you just put the paper in and the machine does the rest! The staple wizard takes up to eight sheets of paper, and can do this 3,000 times from four batteries. It costs just €39. The punch wizard can make holes in up to ten sheets of paper, and costs just €39. We make all kinds of office equipment

 

2.b:

Eurobanx Direct is Europe’s number one direct bank. We provide a complete online service; we offer everyday banking 24 hours a day, seven days a week through your personal computer, home phone or mobile phone. You can register in three easy steps, and it only takes about ten minutes. For more information visit our website, www.eurobanx.com, or call 0807 36992.

 

PART B: COMPARING PRODUCTS and SERVICES

1: British Airways Club World now offers a more enjoyable service for business class passengers than ever before. We provide faster check-in at London Heathrow and New York JFK, and on the plane Club World has more comfortable business class seats. They are bigger than before, and the even become beds for a good night’s sleep! You’ll find a tastier menu, and for entertainment, there’s now a better choice of films, and bigger TV screen.

 

VOCABULARY

Vocabulary

Meaning

wizard /ˈwɪzərd/ (n)

Thầy phù thủy, người có tài lạ (I am no wizard). (in stories) a man with magic powers

staple /ˈsteɪpl/ (adj) [only before noun]

forming a basic, large, or important part of something.

take up something

to fill or use an amount of space or time.

Ex: The staple wizard takes up to eight sheets of paper.

hole punch (n)

Máy đục lỗ (giấy). a device used for making holes in pieces of paper so that they can be fastened together

rest /rɛst/ (n)

remaining part/people/things. [singular] the rest (of something) the remaining part of something. [plural] the rest (of something) the remaining people or things; the others. Phần còn lại.

Ex: You just put the paper in and the machine does the rest! (Bạn chỉ việc cho giấy vào và máy sẽ làm phần còn lại)

battery /ˈbæt̮əri/(n)

[countable] a device that is placed inside a car engine, clock, radio, etc. and that produces the electricity that makes it work. Bộ pin, ắc quy

four batteries

4 bộ pin.

sheet /ʃit/(n)

of paper: a piece of paper for writing or printing on, etc. usually in a standard size.

equipment /ɪˈkwɪpmənt/ (n)

the things that are needed for a particular purpose or activity. Đồ trang bị, thiết bị, dụng cụ.

office equipment (n)

Thiết bị văn phòng

 

 

Direct /daɪˈrɛkt/ (adj)

no one/nothing in between. [usually before noun] happening or done without involving other people, actions, etc. in between.

Ex: Eurobanx Direct is Europe’s number one direct bank.

through /θru/ (n)

Qua.

register

 

three easy steps

 

 

 

enjoyable service

 

enjoyable /ɪnˈdʒɔɪəbl/ (abj)

giving pleasure: an enjoyable weekend/experience. Thú vị, thích thú.

ever /ˈɛvər/ (adv)

used for emphasis when you are comparing things. Sử dụng để nhấn mạnh khi bạn so sanh.

Ex: British Airways Club World now offers a more enjoyable service for business class passengers than ever before

ever before

 

Heathrow

the largest airport in Britain and the busiest airport for international flights in the world. It is 15 miles/24 kilometres west of London and was opened in 1946. By 1961 it had three terminals (= buildings for arrival and departure) and a fourth opened in 1986. A fifth opened in 2008, though many people are unhappy about the increased number of flights and passengers this creates.

tasty /ˈteɪsti/ (adj)

having a strong and pleasant flavor /ˈfleɪvər/. (Ngon, mùi vị ngon.)

tastier

 

tastier menu

 

entertainment

 

convenient /kənˈvinyənt/ (adj)

convenient (for somebody/something) useful, easy, or quick to do; not causing proble. (Thuận tiện, dễ dàng)

Ex: It is very convenient to pay by credit card.

 

 

an international flights

Chuyến bay quốc tế.

domestic flights

Chuyến bay nội địa.

 

 

VERBS DESCRIBING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

PRODUCTS:

 

make /meɪk/ (v)

create: to create or prepare something by combining materials or putting parts together.

produce /prəˈdus/ (v)

goods: produce something to make things to be sold, especially in large quantities.

can

 

has

 

 

 

Services:

 

provide

 

offer

 

can

 

cost

 

 

 

soft drinks (n)

a cold drink that does not contain alcohol

mobile phones

 

internet access

the ability to connect to the internet:

banking

 

air travel

 

wheels

 

freephone

a system in the UK that allows you to phone particular organizations without paying for the call, because they will pay the cost:

 

 

very simple operating system

 

go anywhere – no pipes

 

four different types of coffee.

 

machine free – coffee 50 a cup

 

whopper /ˈwɑpər/ (n)

something that is very big for its type

drive-through (n)

a restaurant, bank, etc. where you can be served without having to get out of your car

takeaway /ˈteɪk.ə.weɪ/ (n)

[ C or U ] UK US takeout, carryout a meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else, often home, to be eaten, or the shop or restaurant itself:

economy class /ɪˈkɒn.ə.mi ˌklɑːs/ (n)

(using) the cheapest and least comfortable type of seats on an aircraft:

Ex: They always fly economy class

business class /ˈbɪz.nɪs ˌklæs/ (n)

the part of a plane where passengers have a high level of comfort and service, designed for people traveling on business, and less expensive than first class.

Ex: There were no seats available in business class.

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air-conditioned /ˈer.kənˌdɪʃ.ənd/ (adj)

An air-conditioned building, room, or vehicle has special equipment that keeps the air in it cool:

Ex: an air-conditioned office

walkway /ˈwɔkweɪ/ (n)

a passage or path for walking along, often outside and raised above the ground.

Ex: A covered walkway joins the two buildings.

superior /səˈpɪriər/ (adj)

Cao cấp, tốt, giỏi.

superior (to somebody/something) better in quality than someone or something else; greater than someone or something else.

Ex: Miami was clearly the superior team.

accommodation /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃn/ (n)

accommodations [plural] somewhere to live or stay, often also providing food or other services.

Ex: Hotel accommodations are included in the price of your vacation package. deluxe accommodations

superb /sʊˈpərb/ (adj)

Excellent; of very good quality.

Ex: The car is in superb condition.

She gave a superb performance of the Beethoven.

superb business

 

facility /fəˈsɪlət̮i/ (n)

facilities [plural] buildings, services, equipment, etc. that are provided for a particular purpose.

Điều kiện thuận lợi, điều kiện dễ dàng, ...

facilities

 

leisure /ˈlɛʒər/ (n)

time that is spent doing what you enjoy when you are not working or studying

entertainment complex

 

entertainment /ˌɛntərˈteɪnmənt/ (n)

 

 

 

located /ˈloʊkeɪt̮əd/ (adj) [not before noun]

if something is located in a particular place, it exists there or has been put there.

Được đặt ở vị trí cụ thể nào đó.

Ex: The offices are conveniently located just a few minutes from the main station.

commercial /kəˈmərʃl/ (adj)

[usually before noun] connected with the buying and selling of goods and services.

Ex: She is developing the commercial side of the organization.

shopping district

 

immediate access

 

expressway /ɪkˈsprɛsweɪ/ (n)

a wide road that allows traffic to travel fast through a city or other area where many people live.

Ex: a major accident on the expressway.

nightlife /ˈnaɪtlaɪf/ (n)

entertainment that is available in the evening and at night.

Ex: Our hotel was a short walk from the beach and the local nightlife.

souvenir /ˈsuvəˌnɪr/ (n)

a thing that you buy and/or keep to remind yourself of a place, an occasion, or a vacation; something that you bring back for other people when you have been on vacation.

 

 

sightseeing /ˈsaɪtˌsiɪŋ/ (n)

the activity of visiting interesting buildings and places as a tourist.

Ex: Did you have a chance to do any sightseeing?

the excellent accommodation

 

a fitness centre

 

exceptional /ɪkˈsɛpʃənl/ (adj)

much greater than usual, especially in skill, intelligence, quality, etc.:

Ex: The company has shown exceptional growth over the past two years.

 

shuttle bus

 

sight /saɪt/ (n)

Sự nhìn, tầm nhìn, cảnh, cảnh đẹp. what you can see, interesting places (the interesting places, especially in a town or city, that are often visited by tourists). heave into sight/view.

caught

 

 

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