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Welcome to the in company Elementary Wordlist!

What information does the in company Elementary Wordlist give you?

• a summary

• pronunciation of keywords and phrases

• sample sentences showing the words and phrases in context

• common collocations, expressions and idioms using the key words

• also included are opposites and American English equivalents

also included are opposites and American English equivalents of key words and phrases from each unit

of key words and phrases from each unit of in company Elementary Student’s Book

Abbreviations used in the Wordlist

(v)

verb

 

(phr v) phrasal verb

(conj)

conjunction

(Am E) American English

(adj)

adjective

(n pl)

plural noun

sb

somebody

(Br E)

British English

(n)

noun

(adv) adverb

sth

something

 

VOWELS AND DIPHTHONGS

 

/I/

big fish

/bIg fIS/

/A…/

calm start

/kA…m stA…t/

 

/i…/

green beans

/gri…n bi…nz/

/Å /

hot spot

/hÅt spÅt/

/U/

should look

/SUd lUk/

//

/eI/

ear

face

/(r)/

/feIs/

 

/u…/

blue moon

/blu… mu…n/

/e/

ten eggs

/ten egz/

//

pure

/pjU´(r)/

/´/

about mother

/´baUt møD´(r)/

/OI/

boy

/bOI(r)/

/‰…/

learn words

/l‰…n w‰…dz/

/´U/

nose

/n´Uz/

/O…/

short talk

/SO…t tO…k/

//

hair

/he´(r)/

/œ/

fat cat

/fœt kœt/

/aI/

eye

/aI/

/ø/

must come

/møst køm/

/aU/

mouth

/maU∏/

CONSONANTS

 

/p/

pen

/pen/

/s/

snake

/sneIk/

 

/b/

bad

/bœd/

/z/

noise

/nOIz/

/t/

tea

/ti…/

/S/

shop

/SÅp/

/d/

dog

/dÅg/

/Z/

measure

/meZ´(r)/

/tS/

church

/tS‰…tS/

/m/

make

/meIk/

/dZ/

jazz

/dZœz/

/n/

nine

/naIn/

/k/

cost

/kÅst/

/N/

sing

/sIN/

/g/

girl

/g‰…l/

/h/

house

/haUs/

/f/

far

/fa…(r)/

/l/

leg

/leg/

/v/

voice

/vOIs/

/r/

red

/red/

//

thin

/∏In/

/w/

wet

/wet/

/D/

then

/Den/

/j/

yes

/jes/

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advertising (n)

\"œdv´taIzIN\

advertising (n) \"œdv´taIzIN\ Real Madrid’s marketing deals are worth € 70 million a year in advertising

Real Madrid’s marketing deals are worth 70 million a year in advertising. Real Madrid’s marketing deals are worth € 70 million a year in advertising

agreement (n)

\´"gri…m´nt\

agreement (n) \´"gri…m´nt\ A business agreement is a deal between two companies or organizations.

A business agreement is a deal between two companies or organizations. A business agreement

bargain (n)

\"bA…gIn\

bargain (n) \"bA…gIn\ Many people consider Ronaldo a bargain because of the publicity and income he

Many people consider Ronaldo a bargain because of the publicity and income he Many people consider Ronaldo a bargain brings to his club. brings to his club.

 

big in be big in plastics/software/ mobile phones etc

\"bIgÆIn\

\bi… bIgIn

\bi… bIgIn CMG is a company that is big in plastics .

CMG is a company that is big in plastics. CMG is a company that is big in plastics

plœstIks\sÅftwe´\

 

m´UbaIl f´Unz\

board (v) be boarding at Gate 7/ Platform 3 etc

\bO…d\ \bI ÆbO…dIN ´t ÆgeIt "sev´n\ÆplœtfO…m "Tri…\

\bO…d\ \bI ÆbO…dIN ´t ÆgeIt "sev´n\ÆplœtfO…m "Tri…\
 

Flight BA372 will be boarding at Gate 23 in ten minutes. Flight BA372 will be boarding at Gate 23

 

boarding pass (n)

\"bO…dIN ÆpA…s\

boarding pass (n) \"bO…dIN ÆpA…s\ Y ou need to show your passport and ticket to get

You need to show your passport and ticket to get a boarding pass. Y ou need to show your passport and ticket to get a boarding pass

business (n) billion-dollar/multi-million pound business (n)

\"bIzn´s\

\ÆbIlj´nÆdÅl´\ÆmøltIÆ

\ÆbIlj´nÆdÅl´\ÆmøltIÆ Nowadays football is a billion-dollar international business .

Nowadays football is a billion-dollar international business. Nowadays football is a billion-dollar international business

mIlj´n ÆpaUnd "bIzn´s\

 

check in (phr v)

\ÆtSek "In\

\ÆtSek "In\

Try to check in around two hours before your plane departs. T ry to check in

check sth in (phr v)

\ÆtSek sømTIN "In\

\ÆtSek sømTIN "In\

“Do you have anything to check in?” “Just one piece of hand baggage.” “Do you have anything to check in

company (n)

\"kømp´nI\

\"kømp´nI\

Coca-Cola is a multinational drinks company. Coca-Cola is a multinational drinks company

deal (n)

\di…l\

\di…l\

Teams such as AC Milan and Juventus earn millions of euros in deals with their T eams such as AC Milan and Juventus earn millions of euros in deals sponsors. sponsors.

 

delegate (n)

\"del´g´t\

\"del´g´t\

Over 250 delegates attended the conference. Over 250 delegates

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in company Unit 1 Elementary headword pronunciation   translation/notes example sentence dollar ($) (n)

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dollar ($) (n)

\"dÅl´\

dollar ($) (n) \"dÅl´\ The deal is thought to be worth 3 billion dollars ($3 billion).

The deal is thought to be worth 3 billion dollars ($3 billion). The deal is thought to be worth 3 billion dollars

euro () (n)

\"jU´r´U\

euro ( € ) (n) \"jU´r´U\ Fifty-five million euros ( € 55 million) is a lot

Fifty-five million euros (55 million) is a lot of money. Fifty-five million euros ( €

flight (n)

\flaIt\

flight (n) \flaIt\ “Are you tired after your flight ?” “A little, but I’m fine.”

“Are you tired after your flight?” “A little, but I’m fine.” “Are you tired after your flight

free (adj) be free to do sth

\fri…\ \bI Æfri… t´ "du… ÆsømTIN\

to do sth \fri…\ \bI Æfri… t´ "du… ÆsømTIN\ “ Are you free to join me?”

Are you free to join me?” “Yes, I am. Thank you.” “ Are you free to join

 

global (adj) global audience/ business/economy etc

\gl´Ub´l\

\Ægl´Ub´l

\Ægl´Ub´l The Euro 2004 championships attracted a global TV audience .

The Euro 2004 championships attracted a global TV audience. The Euro 2004 championships attracted a global TV audience

"O…dI´ns\"bIzn´s\

 

I"kÅn´mI\

How do you do?

\ÆhaU d´ j´ "du…\

How do you do? \ÆhaU d´ j´ "du…\ “I’m Saskia Slater. How do you do? ”

“I’m Saskia Slater. How do you do?” “Pleased to meet you. I’m Matt Jensen.” “I’m Saskia Slater. How do you do?

image (n)

\"ImIdZ\

image (n) \"ImIdZ\ Beckham, Figo, Ronaldo and Zidane give the club an international image .

Beckham, Figo, Ronaldo and Zidane give the club an international image. Beckham, Figo, Ronaldo and Zidane give the club an international image

income (n)

\"INkøm\

income (n) \"INkøm\ Income from sponsors is worth over € 70 million a year.

Income from sponsors is worth over 70 million a year. Income from sponsors is worth over €

logo (n) company logo (n)

\"l´Ug´U\

\ÆkømpnI "l´Ug´U\

\ÆkømpnI "l´Ug´U\ Manchester United players wear the Vodafone company logo on their shirts.

Manchester United players wear the Vodafone company logo on their shirts. Manchester United players wear the Vodafone company logo

marketing (n) marketing deal (n)

\"mA…k´tIN\

\"mA…k´tIN Ædi…l\

\"mA…k´tIN Ædi…l\ Marketing deals are worth a lot of money to the top European clubs.

Marketing deals are worth a lot of money to the top European clubs. Marketing deals

MBA (n)

\Æ´mbi…"eI\

MBA (n) \Æ´mbi…"eI\ MBA is an abbreviation for Master of Business Administration.

MBA is an abbreviation for Master of Business Administration. MBA

multinational (n)

\ÆmøltI"nœS´n´l\

multinational (n) \ÆmøltI"nœS´n´l\ Multinationals such as Opel and Siemens market their products all over the

Multinationals such as Opel and Siemens market their products all over the world. Multinationals

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organiser (n)

\"O…g´ÆnaIz´\

organiser (n) \"O…g´ÆnaIz´\ “Are you one of the organisers ?” “No, I’m not. I’m a delegate,

“Are you one of the organisers?” “No, I’m not. I’m a delegate, like you.” “Are you one of the organisers

partner (n)

\"pA…tn´\

partner (n) \"pA…tn´\ Area Banca is FC Bologna’s major business partner .

Area Banca is FC Bologna’s major business partner. Area Banca is FC Bologna’s major business partner

be partners in (doing) sth

\bI "pA…tn´z In Ædu…IN ÆsømTIN\

in (doing) sth \bI "pA…tn´z In Ædu…IN ÆsømTIN\ Over 200 companies are partners in marketing deals

Over 200 companies are partners in marketing deals with Real Madrid. Over 200 companies are partners in marketing deals

 

passport (n)

\"pA…spO…t\

passport (n) \"pA…spO…t\ Businessmen from the UK need a passport in order to travel abroad.

Businessmen from the UK need a passport in order to travel abroad. Businessmen from the UK need a passport

Pleased to meet you.

\Æpli…zd t´ "mi…t ju…\

Pleased to meet you. \Æpli…zd t´ "mi…t ju…\ “I’m Saskia Slater. How do you do?” “

“I’m Saskia Slater. How do you do?” “Pleased to meet you. I’m Matt Jensen.” “I’m Saskia Slater. How do you do?” “ Pleased to meet you.

publicity (n)

\pø"blIs´tI\

publicity (n) \pø"blIs´tI\ Players such as Beckham and Del Piero are worth millions of euros in

Players such as Beckham and Del Piero are worth millions of euros in publicity to Players such as Beckham and Del Piero are worth millions of euros in publicity their clubs. their clubs.

 

salary (n)

\"sœl´rI\

salary (n) \"sœl´rI\ Rui Costa’s salary is € 4.7 million a year.

Rui Costa’s salary is 4.7 million a year. Rui Costa’s salary is €

sponsor (n) main sponsor (n)

\"spÅns´\

\ÆmeIn "spÅns´\

\ÆmeIn "spÅns´\ “Who’s the club’s main sponsor ?” “It’s Siemens.”

“Who’s the club’s main sponsor?” “It’s Siemens.” “Who’s the club’s main sponsor

ticket (n)

\"tIk´t\

ticket (n) \"tIk´t\ Tickets are not issued for Internet reservations.

Tickets are not issued for Internet reservations. Tickets

trademark (n)

\"treIdmA…k\

trademark (n) \"treIdmA…k\ Ronaldo’s smile is his trademark and is recognised throughout the world.

Ronaldo’s smile is his trademark and is recognised throughout the world. Ronaldo’s smile is his trademark

You’re welcome.

\ÆjU´r "welk´m\

Y ou’re welcome. \ÆjU´r "welk´m\ “You’re in Room 303. Here’s your key.” “Thank you.” “ Y

“You’re in Room 303. Here’s your key.” “Thank you.” “You’re welcome.“You’re in Room 303. Here’s your key.” “Thank you.” “ Y ou’re welcome.

worldwide (adj)

\"w‰…ldÆwaId\

worldwide (adj) \"w‰…ldÆwaId\ A worldwide TV audience watched the Euro 2004 championships.

A worldwide TV audience watched the Euro 2004 championships. A worldwide

be worth 6m /$2 billion/£1.5 million

\bI Æw‰…T ÆsIks ÆmIlj´n

\bI Æw‰…T ÆsIks ÆmIlj´n
 

Marketing deals alone are worth 70 million a year to the club. Marketing deals alone are worth € 70 million

"jU´r´Uz\Ætu… ÆbIlj´n "dÅl´z\Æwøn pOInt ÆfaIv ÆmIlj´n "paUndz\

 

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alarm clock (n)

\´"lA…m ÆklÅk\

\´"lA…m ÆklÅk\
alarm clock (n) \´"lA…m ÆklÅk\ Many mobile phones have added features such as an alarm clock

Many mobile phones have added features such as an alarm clock, calculator etc.

answer (v) answer a call

\"A…ns´\ \ÆA…ns´ ´ "kO…l\

\"A…ns´\ \ÆA…ns´ ´ "kO…l\
answer a call \"A…ns´\ \ÆA…ns´ ´ "kO…l\ Some people only use their mobiles to answer incoming

Some people only use their mobiles to answer incoming calls.

answer the phone

\ÆA…ns´ D´ "f´Un\

\ÆA…ns´ D´ "f´Un\
answer the phone \ÆA…ns´ D´ "f´Un\ I hate it when people answer the phone in restaurants

I

hate it when people answer the phone in restaurants or theatres.

bore (n) mobile phone bore (n)

\bO…\ \Æm´UbaIl "f´Un ÆbO…\

\bO…\ \Æm´UbaIl "f´Un ÆbO…\
phone bore (n) \bO…\ \Æm´UbaIl "f´Un ÆbO…\ Mobile phone bores are people who leave their phone

Mobile phone bores are people who leave their phone on all the time and have private conversations in public.

 

business (n) business opportunity (n)

\"bIzn´s\ \"bIzn´s ÆÅp´Ætju…n´tI\

(n) \"bIzn´s\ \"bIzn´s ÆÅp´Ætju…n´tI\ Do you agree that mobile phones increase business

Do you agree that mobile phones increase business opportunities?

calculator (n)

\"kœlkj´ÆleIt´\

\"kœlkj´ÆleIt´\
calculator (n) \"kœlkj´ÆleIt´\ Features such as personal organisers and calculators are available on most

Features such as personal organisers and calculators are available on most mobile phones nowadays.

 

call (n) answer a call

\kO…l\ \ÆA…ns´ ´ "kO…l\

\kO…l\ \ÆA…ns´ ´ "kO…l\
call (n) answer a call \kO…l\ \ÆA…ns´ ´ "kO…l\ When I’m at the gym I only

When I’m at the gym I only answer important calls.

incoming call (n)

\ÆInkømIN "kO…l\

\ÆInkømIN "kO…l\
incoming call (n) \ÆInkømIN "kO…l\ People use their mobiles in different ways and some people only

People use their mobiles in different ways and some people only use them to receive incoming calls.

 

make a call

\ÆmeIk ´ "kO…l\

\ÆmeIk ´ "kO…l\
make a call \ÆmeIk ´ "kO…l\ I made a quick call home on the train to

I

made a quick call home on the train to say what time I would be arriving.

receive a call

\rIÆsi…v ´ "kO…l\

\rIÆsi…v ´ "kO…l\
receive a call \rIÆsi…v ´ "kO…l\ How do you use your mobile – for making or

How do you use your mobile – for making or receiving calls, or both?

call (v)

\kO…l\

\kO…l\
call (v) \kO…l\ My wife called me from the supermarket to ask what I wanted for

My wife called me from the supermarket to ask what I wanted for dinner.

call (sb) back (phr v)

\ÆkO…l sømb´dI "bœk\

\ÆkO…l sømb´dI "bœk\
call (sb) back (phr v) \ÆkO…l sømb´dI "bœk\ Alan, I’m in a restaurant. Can I call

Alan, I’m in a restaurant. Can I call you back later?

chatter (n)

\"tSœt´\

\"tSœt´\
chatter (n) \"tSœt´\ There’s nothing worse than sitting on a train and having to listen to

There’s nothing worse than sitting on a train and having to listen to somebody else’s annoying mobile phone chatter.

 

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communication (n)

\k´Æmju…n´"keIS´n\

\k´Æmju…n´"keIS´n\

Young people use their mobiles for entertainment as well as communication. Y oung people use their mobiles for entertainment as well as communication

confidential (adj)

\ÆkÅnf´"denS´l\

\ÆkÅnf´"denS´l\

Talking about confidential matters in public is bad mobile phone etiquette. Ta lking about confidential

connect (to) (v)

\k´"nekt “tu…‘\

\k´"nekt “tu…‘\

Business people need to be able to connect to their company computers through their mobile phone.Business people need to be able to connect to

 

connection (n) connection to the Internet/a PC

\k´"nekS´n\ \k´ÆnekS´n t´ Di… "Int´net\´ Æpi…"si…\

\k´"nekS´n\ \k´ÆnekS´n t´ Di… "Int´net\´ Æpi…"si…\
 

People who use their mobile phone as a work tool see connection to a PC as a vital feature.People who use their mobile phone as a work tool see connection to a PC

 

contact (v) contact sb on their mobile

\"kÅntœkt\ \ÆkÅntœkt Æsømb´dI Ån De´ "m´UbaIl\

\"kÅntœkt\ \ÆkÅntœkt Æsømb´dI Ån De´ "m´UbaIl\

If I’m not at home when you call, you can contact me on my mobile. If I’m not at home when you call, you can contact me on my mobile

 

conversation (n) have a (long) conversation

\ÆkÅnv´"seIS´n\ \Æhœv ´ ÆlÅN ÆkÅnv´"seIS´n\

\ÆkÅnv´"seIS´n\ \Æhœv ´ ÆlÅN ÆkÅnv´"seIS´n\
 

Having long conversations on your mobile can be extremely annoying for other

 

people. 

cover (n)

\"køv´\

\"køv´\

How often do you change your mobile phone cover? How often do you change your mobile phone cover

download (v) download ring-tones/icons etc

\ÆdaUn"l´Ud\

\ÆdaUnl´Ud

\ÆdaUnl´Ud

Downloading ring-tones and icons is an important feature of a mobile for many Downloading ring-tones and icons young people. young people.

"rINÆt´Unz\"aIkÅnz\

easy to use (adj) (opposite = hard to use)

\Æi…zI t´ "ju…z\

\Æi…zI t´ "ju…z\

The most important thing about a mobile phone for me is that it’s easy to use. The most important thing about a mobile phone for me is that it’s easy to use

 

etiquette (n) mobile phone etiquette (n)

\"etIket\

\"m´UbaIl Æf´Un

\"m´UbaIl Æf´Un

Leaving your phone on all the time and talking loudly in public are two examples

 

"etIket\

of bad mobile phone etiquette . mobile phone etiquette.

executive (n)

\Ig"zekj´tIv\

\Ig"zekj´tIv\

Executives and salespeople see their mobile phone as a work tool. Executives

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extras (n pl)

\"ekstr´z\

extras (n pl) \"ekstr´z\ Features such as a note pad, a personal organiser and connection to

Features such as a note pad, a personal organiser and connection to a PC are known as “ extras ”. known as “extras”.

 

feature (n)

\"fi…tS´\

feature (n) \"fi…tS´\ What features does your mobile phone have?

What features does your mobile phone have? What features

“hands-free” phone (n)

\Æhœndz fri… "f´Un\

“hands-free” phone (n) \Æhœndz fri… "f´Un\ It is now compulsory in Britain to use a “hands-free”

It is now compulsory in Britain to use a “hands-free” phone in your car. It is now compulsory in Britain to use a “hands-free” phone

icon (n)

\"aIkÅn\

icon (n) \"aIkÅn\ Icons are small pictures or symbols that you can attach to text messages.

Icons are small pictures or symbols that you can attach to text messages. Icons

intimate (adj)

\"IntIm´t\

intimate (adj) \"IntIm´t\ In general, fellow travellers do not want to share intimate details of your

In general, fellow travellers do not want to share intimate details of your personal life. In general, fellow travellers do not want to share intimate

leave your phone on/off

\Æli…v j´ Æf´Un "Ån\"Åf\

your phone on/off \Æli…v j´ Æf´Un "Ån\"Åf\ Remember – don’t leave your phone on when you’re

Remember – don’t leave your phone on when you’re at the cinema! Remember – don’t leave your phone on

market (n) on the market

\"mA…k´t\ \ÆÅn D´ "mA…k´t\

on the market \"mA…k´t\ \ÆÅn D´ "mA…k´t\ This latest model is one of the slimmest, sexiest

This latest model is one of the slimmest, sexiest phones on the market. This latest model is one of the slimmest, sexiest phones on the market

mobile phone (n)

\Æm´UbaIl "f´Un\

mobile phone (n) \Æm´UbaIl "f´Un\ Men tend to like smaller mobile phones while women prefer larger

Men tend to like smaller mobile phones while women prefer larger ones. Men tend to like smaller mobile phones

mobile phone bore (n)

\Æm´UbaIl "f´Un ÆbO…\

mobile phone bore (n) \Æm´UbaIl "f´Un ÆbO…\ Mobile phone bores leave their phones on all the

Mobile phone bores leave their phones on all the time and use loud and annoying Mobile phone bores ring-tones. ring-tones.

 

mobile phone etiquette (n)

\Æm´UbaIl "f´Un Æetiket\

Mobile phone etiquette involves using your mobile phone in a way that does not annoy other people.Mobile phone etiquette

mobile (phone) habits/manners (n pl)

\m´UbaIl “"f´Un‘

ÆhœbIts\Æmœn´z\

ÆhœbIts\Æmœn´z\

Other people’s bad mobile manners are driving me mad! Other people’s bad mobile manners

mobile phone user (n)

\Æm´UbaIl "f´Un Æju…z´\

\Æm´UbaIl "f´Un Æju…z´\

Being a smart mobile phone user means using a “hands-free” phone in the car, speaking quietly in public etc.Being a smart mobile phone user

 

model (n)

\"mÅdl\

\"mÅdl\

Do you keep changing your mobile phone in order to have the latest model? Do you keep changing your mobile phone in order to have the latest model

small/medium-sized/ large model (n)

\ÆsmO…l\Æmi…dI´mÆsaIzd\ ÆlA…dZ "mÅdl\

Business people typically use medium-sized models with a large screen to read Business people typically use medium-sized models information. information.

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note pad (n)

\"n´Ut Æpœd\

\"n´Ut Æpœd\
note pad (n) \"n´Ut Æpœd\ A note pad is a mobile phone extra that allows you

A

note pad is a mobile phone extra that allows you to write notes and reminders

 

to

yourself.

personal organiser (n)

\Æp‰…s´n´l "O…g´naIz´\

personal organiser (n) \Æp‰…s´n´l "O…g´naIz´\ A personal organiser allows you to store the names and

A

personal organiser allows you to store the names and phone numbers of people

 

you contact often.

pre-paid card (n)

\Æpri…peId "kA…d\

\Æpri…peId "kA…d\
pre-paid card (n) \Æpri…peId "kA…d\ Pre-paid cards are more suitable for people who don’t often use

Pre-paid cards are more suitable for people who don’t often use their phones to make calls.

 

public (n)

\pøblIk\

 

in public

\ÆIn "pøblIk\

\ÆIn "pøblIk\
  in public \ÆIn "pøblIk\ If you want to be a smart mobile phone user, don’t

If

you want to be a smart mobile phone user, don’t discuss confidential matters in

 

public.

ring-tone (n)

\"rINÆt´Un\

\"rINÆt´Un\
ring-tone (n) \"rINÆt´Un\ Loud ring-tones can be really annoying if you’re on a crowded train.

Loud ring-tones can be really annoying if you’re on a crowded train.

 

download ring-tones

\ÆdaUnl´Ud "rINÆt´Unz\

  download ring-tones \ÆdaUnl´Ud "rINÆt´Unz\ Download our latest ring-tones for only £1.50 per minute.

Download our latest ring-tones for only £1.50 per minute.

set the ring-tone at low/high

\Æset D´Æ rINt´Un ´t "l´U\"haI\

\Æset D´Æ rINt´Un ´t "l´U\"haI\
at low/high \Æset D´Æ rINt´Un ´t "l´U\"haI\ Remember to set your ring-tone at low if you’re

Remember to set your ring-tone at low if you’re in a public place.

 

salespeople (n pl)

\"seIlzÆpi…pl\

\"seIlzÆpi…pl\
salespeople (n pl) \"seIlzÆpi…pl\ Salespeople and executives often use their mobiles to connect to their company

Salespeople and executives often use their mobiles to connect to their company computers.

 

screen (n)

\skri…n\

\skri…n\
screen (n) \skri…n\ It’s easier to read information on a large screen .

It’s easier to read information on a large screen.

sexy (adj)

\"seksI\

\"seksI\
sexy (adj) \"seksI\ “ Sexy ” is a term used to describe the latest, slimmest mobile

Sexy” is a term used to describe the latest, slimmest mobile phone models.

size (n)

\saIz\

\saIz\
size (n) \saIz\ Is size important to you when choosing a mobile phone?

Is

size important to you when choosing a mobile phone?

slim (adj)

\slIm\

\slIm\
slim (adj) \slIm\ Their latest model is the slimmest and most sophisticated on the market.

Their latest model is the slimmest and most sophisticated on the market.

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SMS text message (n)

\ÆesemÆes Ætekst "mesIdZ\ \Æsend ´n ÆesemÆes Ætekst "mesIdZ\

\s´"fIstIÆkeIt´d\

\ÆesemÆes Ætekst "mesIdZ\ \Æsend ´n ÆesemÆes Ætekst "mesIdZ\ \s´"fIstIÆkeIt´d\
\ÆesemÆes Ætekst "mesIdZ\ \Æsend ´n ÆesemÆes Ætekst "mesIdZ\ \s´"fIstIÆkeIt´d\
 

send an SMS text message

send an SMS text message The majority of young people use their phones for sending SMS

The majority of young people use their phones for sending SMS text messages.

sophisticated (adj) (opposite = unsophisticated)

sophisticated (adj) (opposite = unsophisticated ) I love my mobile phone – it’s slim, sexy and

I

love my mobile phone – it’s slim, sexy and sophisticated!

 

switch off (phr v) (opposite = switch on)

\ÆswItS "Åf\

\ÆswItS "Åf\
off (phr v) (opposite = switch on ) \ÆswItS "Åf\ Spectators are asked to switch their

Spectators are asked to switch their mobile phones off during the match.

 

switched off (opposite = switched on)

\ÆswItSt "Åf\

\ÆswItSt "Åf\
switched off (opposite = switched on ) \ÆswItSt "Åf\ I always leave my phone switched off

I

always leave my phone switched off in meetings.

 

text (v) text sth to sb/text sb sth

\tekst\ \Ætekst ÆsømTIN t´ "sømb´dI\Ætekst Æsømb´dI "sømTIN\

\tekst\ \Ætekst ÆsømTIN t´ "sømb´dI\Ætekst Æsømb´dI "sømTIN\
ÆsømTIN t´ "sømb´dI\Ætekst Æsømb´dI "sømTIN\ Could you text me Mr Hockliffe’s address in Paris?

Could you text me Mr Hockliffe’s address in Paris?

 

text message (n) send/receive a text message

\"tekst ÆmesIdZ\ \"send\rIÆsi…v ´ Ætekst "mesIdZ\

\"tekst ÆmesIdZ\ \"send\rIÆsi…v ´ Ætekst "mesIdZ\
ÆmesIdZ\ \"send\rIÆsi…v ´ Ætekst "mesIdZ\ Yo ung people spend a lot of time sending and r

Young people spend a lot of time sending and receiving text messages.

 

turn off (phr v) (opposite = turn on)

\Æt‰…n "Åf\

\Æt‰…n "Åf\
turn off (phr v) (opposite = turn on ) \Æt‰…n "Åf\ When the phone rang she

When the phone rang she turned it off without answering.

 

user (n)

\"ju…z´\

\"ju…z´\
user (n) \"ju…z´\ According to the ITU at the end of 2002 there were 1.390 million

According to the ITU at the end of 2002 there were 1.390 million mobile phone users.

work tool (n)

\"w‰…k Ætu…l\

\"w‰…k Ætu…l\
work tool (n) \"w‰…k Ætu…l\ Executives and salespeople see their mobile mainly as a work tool

Executives and salespeople see their mobile mainly as a work tool.

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alarm (n) the alarm goes off

\´"lA…m\ \Di… ´ÆlA…m g´Uz "Åf\

\´"lA…m\ \Di… ´ÆlA…m g´Uz "Åf\

My day starts at 7.15 when the alarm goes off. My day starts at 7.15 when the alarm goes off

always (adv) (opposite = never)

\"O…lweIz\

\"O…lweIz\

Frank always arrives at work at 9.00. Frank always

 

call (n) take a call

\kO…l\

\kO…l\

Could you ask my secretary to take the call, please? Could you ask my secretary to take the call

\ÆteIk ´"kO…l\

client (n)

\"klaI´nt\

\"klaI´nt\

The morning usually involves taking calls from clients and dealing with e-mails. The morning usually involves taking calls from clients

go out with a client

\g´U ÆaUt wID ´ "klaI´nt\ \ÆvIzIt ´ "klaI´nt\

\g´U ÆaUt wID ´ "klaI´nt\ \ÆvIzIt ´ "klaI´nt\
\g´U ÆaUt wID ´ "klaI´nt\ \ÆvIzIt ´ "klaI´nt\

Sometimes I have lunch at my desk but sometimes I go out with a client. Sometimes I have lunch at my desk but sometimes I go out with a client

visit a client

She’s usually out of the office in the afternoon, visiting clients. She’s usually out of the office in the afternoon, visiting clients

colleague (n)

\"kÅli…g\

\"kÅli…g\

Do you ever see your colleagues socially outside work? Do you ever see your colleagues

computer (n) turn on the/ your computer

\k´m"pju…t´\ \Æt‰…n Ån ÆD´\jO… k´m"pju…t´\

\k´m"pju…t´\ \Æt‰…n Ån ÆD´\jO… k´m"pju…t´\

As soon as she gets to the office she turns on the computer and reads her e-mail. As soon as she gets to the office she turns on the computer

costs (n pl) cut/reduce costs

\kÅsts\

\Ækøt\rIÆdju…s "kÅsts\

\Ækøt\rIÆdju…s "kÅsts\

Many companies claim that sharing desks reduces costs. Many companies claim that sharing desks reduces costs

daily routine (n)

\ÆdeIlI ru…"ti…n\

\ÆdeIlI ru…"ti…n\

“Always”, “never” and “often” are useful words for describing your daily routine. “Always”, “never” and “often” are useful words for describing your daily routine

desk (n) at your desk

\desk\ \Æœt j´ "desk\

\desk\ \Æœt j´ "desk\

clear your desk

\ÆklI´ j´ "desk\

\ÆklI´ j´ "desk\

I usually have lunch at my desk but sometimes I go out with clients. I usually have lunch at my desk

Employees clear their desks at the end of the day, leaving them free for colleagues Employees clear their desks to use. to use.

 

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share desks

\ÆSe´ "desks\

\ÆSe´ "desks\
share desks \ÆSe´ "desks\ 60 per cent of staff at IBM “hot-desk” or share their desks

60 per cent of staff at IBM “hot-desk” or share their desks.

desk-sharing (n)

\"deskÆSe´rIN\

\"deskÆSe´rIN\
desk-sharing (n) \"deskÆSe´rIN\ Many workers find desk-sharing more stressful than traditional office

Many workers find desk-sharing more stressful than traditional office organisation.

 

disposable (adj)

\dI"sp´Uz´bl\

\dI"sp´Uz´bl\
disposable (adj) \dI"sp´Uz´bl\ “Do you have your own coffee cup?” “Oh no, we have disposable plastic

“Do you have your own coffee cup?” “Oh no, we have disposable plastic ones.”

e-mail (n) deal with e-mail(s)

\"i…meIl\ \Ædi…l wID "i…meIlz\

\"i…meIl\ \Ædi…l wID "i…meIlz\
with e-mail(s) \"i…meIl\ \Ædi…l wID "i…meIlz\ I usually start my working day by dealing with e-mails

I

usually start my working day by dealing with e-mails.

read your e-mail(s)

\Æri…d j´r "i…meIlz\

\Æri…d j´r "i…meIlz\
read your e-mail(s) \Æri…d j´r "i…meIlz\ As soon as she gets to work she turns the

As soon as she gets to work she turns the computer on and reads her e-mail.

employee (n)

\Im"plOIi…; ÆemplOI"i…\

\Im"plOIi…; ÆemplOI"i…\
employee (n) \Im"plOIi…; ÆemplOI"i…\ In many companies employees share office space and work flexible

In many companies employees share office space and work flexible hours.

flexible (adj)

\"fleks´bl\

\"fleks´bl\
flexible (adj) \"fleks´bl\ Desk-sharing can be more flexible but it also leads to arguments with colleagues.

Desk-sharing can be more flexible but it also leads to arguments with colleagues.

flexible hours (n pl) work flexible hours

\Æfleks´bl "aU´z\ \Æw‰…k Æfleks´bl "aU´z\

\Æfleks´bl "aU´z\ \Æw‰…k Æfleks´bl "aU´z\ In theory we work flexible hours , but if you want

In theory we work flexible hours, but if you want a decent place to work you arrive early.

 

flexitime (n)

\"fleksItaIm\

\"fleksItaIm\
flexitime (n) \"fleksItaIm\ “Do you work flexitime ?” No, I don’t. It’s a nine-to-five job.”

“Do you work flexitime?” No, I don’t. It’s a nine-to-five job.”

get up (phr v) (opposite = go to bed)

\Æget "øp\

\Æget "øp\
get up (phr v) (opposite = go to bed ) \Æget "øp\ The alarm goes off

The alarm goes off at 7.15 but she doesn’t often get up straightaway.

 

go to bed (opposite = get up)

\Æg´U t´ "bed\

\Æg´U t´ "bed\
go to bed (opposite = get up ) \Æg´U t´ "bed\ I usually go to bed

I

usually go to bed between 11 and midnight and sometimes feel very tired.

 

hot-desk (v)

\ÆhÅt"desk\

\ÆhÅt"desk\
hot-desk (v) \ÆhÅt"desk\ Nowadays, more and more employees “ hot-desk ”.

Nowadays, more and more employees “hot-desk”.

hot desking (n)

\ÆhÅt "deskIN\

\ÆhÅt "deskIN\
hot desking (n) \ÆhÅt "deskIN\ Hot desking is a system in which employees share desks with

Hot desking is a system in which employees share desks with their colleagues.

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internet-based (adj)

\"Int´netÆbeIst\

\"Int´netÆbeIst\

Roundpeg.com is an internet-based recruitment agency. Roundpeg.com is an internet-based

involve (v)

\In"vÅlv\

\In"vÅlv\

laptop (n)

\"lœptÅp\

\"lœptÅp\

Mornings tend to involve meetings, taking calls and dealing with e-mail. Mornings tend to involve

Laptops are useful for people who work out of the office a lot. Laptops

managing director (n)

\"mœnIdZIN d´"rekt´\

\"mœnIdZIN d´"rekt´\

Jodie Lawson is managing director of roundpeg.com. Jodie Lawson is managing director

meeting (n)

\"mi…tIN\

\"mi…tIN\

I seem to spend most of my days in meetings. I seem to spend most of my days in meetings

department meeting (n)

\dIÆpA…tm´nt "mi…tIN\

\dIÆpA…tm´nt "mi…tIN\

The next department meeting will be on Wednesday 12 May at 11.00. The next department meeting

evening/lunchtime

\Æi…vnIN\ÆløntStaIm

\Æi…vnIN\ÆløntStaIm

meeting (n)

"mi…tIN\

She finishes work at 7.00 but quite often goes to an evening meeting. She finishes work at 7.00 but quite often goes to an evening meeting

mess up (phr v)

\Æmes "øp\

\Æmes "øp\

We often have arguments about space and someone always messes up the We often have arguments about space and someone always messes up computer. computer.

 

never (adv) (opposite = always)

\"nev´\

\"nev´\

He never goes home before half past six in the evening. He never

 

office (n) get to the office

\"ÅfIs\ \Æget t´ Di… "ÅfIs\

\"ÅfIs\ \Æget t´ Di… "ÅfIs\

What time do you usually get to the office? What time do you usually get to the office

leave the office (opposite = arrive at the office)

\Æli…v Di… "ÅfIs\

\Æli…v Di… "ÅfIs\
 

Employees have to clear their desks before leaving the office at the end of the day. Employees have to clear their desks before leaving the office

office equipment (n)

\"ÅfIs IÆkwIpm´nt\

\"ÅfIs IÆkwIpm´nt\

office organisation (n)

\ÆÅfIs ÆO…g´naI"zeISn\

\ÆÅfIs ÆO…g´naI"zeISn\

Office equipment includes furniture and things such as computers, fax machines etc. Office equipment

Many people prefer traditional office organisation to hot desking. Many people prefer traditional office organisation

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office ritual (n)

\ÆÅfIs "rItSU´l\

\ÆÅfIs "rItSU´l\
office ritual (n) \ÆÅfIs "rItSU´l\ Office rituals help to create a happy working atmosphere.

Office rituals help to create a happy working atmosphere.

office space (n)

\"ÅfIs ÆspeIs\

\"ÅfIs ÆspeIs\
office space (n) \"ÅfIs ÆspeIs\ Office Angels, a recruitment agency, did a survey about the use

Office Angels, a recruitment agency, did a survey about the use of office space.

office worker (n)

\"ÅfIs Æw‰…k´\

\"ÅfIs Æw‰…k´\
office worker (n) \"ÅfIs Æw‰…k´\ Hot desking makes some office workers less productive.

Hot desking makes some office workers less productive.

work/be out of the office

\Æw‰…k\Æbi… ÆaUt ´v Di… "ÅfIs\

\Æw‰…k\Æbi… ÆaUt ´v Di… "ÅfIs\
of the office \Æw‰…k\Æbi… ÆaUt ´v Di… "ÅfIs\ He works out of the office a lot

He works out of the office a lot and has his own laptop.

 

often (adv)

\"Åfn\

\"Åfn\
often (adv) \"Åfn\ I leave work at 7.00 but often have to go to an evening

I

leave work at 7.00 but often have to go to an evening meeting.

own (adj) your own coffee cup/equipment/personal space etc

\´Un\ \j´r Æ´Un "kÅfI Ækøp\ I"kwIpm´nt\ Æp‰…sn´l "speIs\

\´Un\ \j´r Æ´Un "kÅfI Ækøp\ I"kwIpm´nt\ Æp‰…sn´l "speIs\
Ækøp\ I"kwIpm´nt\ Æp‰…sn´l "speIs\ Many people feel uncomfortable about sharing and prefer to

Many people feel uncomfortable about sharing and prefer to have their own desk.

 

personal (adj) personal desk/office equipment (n)

\p‰…sn´l\

\Æp‰…sn´l "desk\"ÅfIs

\Æp‰…sn´l "desk\"ÅfIs
\Æp‰…sn´l "desk\"ÅfIs Some people like to put their name on personal office equipment .

Some people like to put their name on personal office equipment.

IÆkwIpm´nt\

personal space (n)

\Æp‰…sn´l "speIs\

\Æp‰…sn´l "speIs\
personal space (n) \Æp‰…sn´l "speIs\ Do you feel happy sharing or do you prefer to have

Do you feel happy sharing or do you prefer to have your own personal space?

personalise (v)

\"p‰…sn´ÆlaIz\

\"p‰…sn´ÆlaIz\
personalise (v) \"p‰…sn´ÆlaIz\ Workers often like personalising their work space, e.g. by putting their name

Workers often like personalising their work space, e.g. by putting their name on personal office equipment.

 

presentation (n) make a presentation

\Æprez´n"teISn\

\ÆmeIk ´

\ÆmeIk ´
\ÆmeIk ´ I get very nervous before making presentations .

I

get very nervous before making presentations.

 

Æprez´n"teISn\

productive (adj) (opposite = unproductive)

\pr´"døktIv\

\pr´"døktIv\
(adj) (opposite = unproductive ) \pr´"døktIv\ Hot desking can make employees less productive and can

Hot desking can make employees less productive and can lead to arguments about space.

 

recruitment agency/firm (n)

\rI"kru…tm´nt

\rI"kru…tm´nt
recruitment agency/firm (n) \rI"kru…tm´nt Office Angels, the recruitment agency , decided to do a survey about

Office Angels, the recruitment agency, decided to do a survey about the use of office space.

ÆeIdZ´nsI\Æf‰…m\

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sometimes (adv)

\"sømtaImz\

\"sømtaImz\

Desk-sharing can sometimes cause arguments between colleagues. Desk-sharing can sometimes

space (n)

\speIs\

 

save space

\ÆseIv "speIs\

\ÆseIv "speIs\

One of the advantages of hot desking is that companies can save space. One of the advantages of hot desking is that companies can save space

staff (n)

\stAf\

\stAf\

60 per cent of IBM’s staff “hot-desk” or share desks. 60 per cent of IBM’s staff

stressful (adj) (opposite = relaxing)

\"stresfl\

\"stresfl\

Companies say that the new systems are more flexible but employees often find them stressful . stressful.

study (n)

\"stødI\

\"stødI\

A recent study claims that daily routine and office rituals create a happy working atmosphere.A recent study

 

survey (n)

\"s‰…veI\

\"s‰…veI\

We’re currently doing a survey about the use of office space. We’re currently doing a survey

system (n)

\"sIst´m\

\"sIst´m\

Hot desking is a relatively new system aimed at saving space and cutting costs. Hot desking is a relatively new system

usually (adv)

\"ju…ZU´lI\

\"ju…ZU´lI\

Frank usually has lunch at work. Frank usually

work (n) get to work (opposite = leave work)

\w‰…k\ \Æget t´ "w‰…k\

\w‰…k\ \Æget t´ "w‰…k\

She doesn’t have breakfast at home; she has a bowl of cereal when she gets to She doesn’t have breakfast at home; she has a bowl of cereal when she work . work.

 

leave work (opposite = get to work)

\Æli…v "w‰…k\

\Æli…v "w‰…k\

I try to leave work no later than 5.30.   leave work (opposite = get to work ) \Æli…v "w‰…k\

 

start work (opposite = finish work)

\ÆstA…t "w‰…k\

\ÆstA…t "w‰…k\

Because we share office space you have to start work early if you want to find a decent desk.Because we share office space you have to start work

work space (n) personalised work space

\"w‰…k ÆspeIs\

\Æp‰…sn´laIzd "w‰…k

\Æp‰…sn´laIzd "w‰…k

Office workers often find regular working hours and a personalised work space

 

ÆspeIs\

more productive.  ÆspeIs\

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reserve work space

\rIÆz‰…v "w‰…k

\rIÆz‰…v "w‰…k

In some companies, employees reserve their work space for the next day. In some companies, employees reserve their work space

ÆspeIs\

worker (n)

\"w‰…k´\

\"w‰…k´\

For our survey we interviewed workers about which system they preferred: hot desking or a personalised work space.For our survey we interviewed workers

 

working atmosphere (n)

\Æw‰…kIN

\Æw‰…kIN

Do you agree that office rituals help to create a happy working atmosphere? Do you agree that office rituals help to create a happy working atmosphere

"œtm´sÆfI´\

working hours (n pl)

\Æw‰…kIN "aU´z\

\Æw‰…kIN "aU´z\

“Do you work flexitime?” “No, I do regular working hours.” “Do you work flexitime?” “No, I do regular working hours

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arrange (v)

\´"reIndZ\

arrange (v) \´"reIndZ\ Arranging a business trip involves things like booking flights and organising the equipment

Arranging a business trip involves things like booking flights and organising the equipment you need.Arranging

 

attach (v) attach a file

\´"tœtS\ \´ÆtœtS ´ "faIl\

(v) attach a file \´"tœtS\ \´ÆtœtS ´ "faIl\ There was a problem with the file you

There was a problem with the file you sent. Could you attach a new file in There was a problem with the file you sent. Could you attach a new file Acrobat Acrobat format?

 
 

attached file(s) (n)

\´ÆtœtSt "faIlz\

  attached file(s) (n) \´ÆtœtSt "faIlz\ I am sending you the information you requested as an

I am sending you the information you requested as an attached file. I am sending you the information you requested as an attached file

attachment (n)

\´"tœtSm´nt\

attachment (n) \´"tœtSm´nt\ Please send a copy of your CV as an attachment .

Please send a copy of your CV as an attachment. Please send a copy of your CV as an attachment

 

open an attachment

\Æ´Up´n ´n ´"tœtSm´nt\

 

I’m afraid I couldn’t open your attachment. I’m afraid I couldn’t open your attachment

be based in

\bI "beIst In\

be based in \bI "beIst In\

book (v) book a flight/ticket

\bUk\ \ÆbUk ´ "flaIt\"tIkIt\

book a flight/ticket \bUk\ \ÆbUk ´ "flaIt\"tIkIt\ The company is based in Sacramento, California. Go

The company is based in Sacramento, California. The company is based in

Go ahead and book the flights. Go ahead and book the flights

booking reference (n)

\"bUkIN Ærefr´ns\

booking reference (n) \"bUkIN Ærefr´ns\ The flights are booked. Your booking reference is YE8GXC.

The flights are booked. Your booking reference is YE8GXC. The flights are booked. Your booking reference

brochure (n)

\"br´US´\

brochure (n) \"br´US´\

business (n)

\"bIzn´s\

We’ve had 2,000 copies of the new brochure printed – it looks great! We’ve had 2,000 copies of the new brochure

 

do business

\Ædu… "bIzn´s\

  do business \Ædu… "bIzn´s\ Thank you for forwarding the information I requested. I hope we

Thank you for forwarding the information I requested. I hope we can do business Thank you for forwarding the information I requested. I hope we can together. together.

 

corporate gift (n)

\"kO…p“´‘r´t gIft\

corporate gift (n) \"kO…p“´‘r´t gIft\ Corporate gifts are presents that companies give to their clients.

Corporate gifts are presents that companies give to their clients. Corporate gifts

correspondence (n) end the correspondence

delay (n)

\ÆkÅrI"spÅnd´ns\ \Æend D´ ÆkÅrI"spÅnd´ns\

\dI"leI\

\Æend D´ ÆkÅrI"spÅnd´ns\ \dI"leI\ The problem with e-mail is that people don’t always know

The problem with e-mail is that people don’t always know when to end the correspondenceThe problem with e-mail is that people don’t always know when to . .

There are often delays at the airport. Is there an earlier flight? There are often delays

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details (n pl)

\"di…teIlz\

details (n pl) \"di…teIlz\ Here are the details of your flight: depart Bilbao 10.00; arrive Berlin

Here are the details of your flight: depart Bilbao 10.00; arrive Berlin 12.20. Here are the details

details to follow

\Ædi…teIlz t´ "fÅl´U\

details to follow \Ædi…teIlz t´ "fÅl´U\

e-mail (n)

\"i…meIl\

e-mail (n) \"i…meIl\ The hotel is the same as last year. Is that all right? Details

The hotel is the same as last year. Is that all right? Details to follow. The hotel is the same as last year. Is that all right? Details to follow

E-mail is a very fast and easy form of communication. E-mail

get/receive (an) e-mail

\Æget\rIÆsi…v “´n‘ "i…meIl\

How many e-mails do you get a day? How many e-mails do you get

reply to (an) e-mail

\rIÆplaI tu… ´n "i…meIl\

\rIÆplaI tu… ´n "i…meIl\

I don’t have time to reply to all my e-mails. I don’t have time to reply to all my e-mails

send (an) e-mail

\Æsend ´n "i…meIl\

\Æsend ´n "i…meIl\

They’re sending me an e-mail to confirm the time of the meeting. They’re sending me an e-mail

equipment (n) digital photography /safety/sports etc equipment

\I"kwIpm´nt\

\I"kwIpm´nt\

\ÆdidZItl

Please send further information about your digital photography equipment. Please send further information about your digital photography equipment

f´ÆtÅgr´fI\ÆseIftI\ÆspO…ts

I"kwIpm´nt\

fax (n) get a fax

\fœks\ \Æget ´ "fœks\

\fœks\ \Æget ´ "fœks\

I’ve just got a fax from Head Office. I’ve just got a fax

send a fax

\Æsend ´ "fœks\

\Æsend ´ "fœks\

We’ll send a fax to confirm the flight booking. We’ll send a fax

file (n)

\faIl\

\faIl\

My apologies for the problem with the file I sent. My apologies for the problem with the file

attach a file

\´ÆtœtS ´ "faIl\

\´ÆtœtS ´ "faIl\

attached file(s) (n)

\´Ætœtst "faIl“z‘\

\´Ætœtst "faIl“z‘\

Please attach a new file in Acrobat format. Please attach a new file

flight (n) outward flight (n) (opposite = inbound flight)

\flaIt\

Thank you for your e-mail with the attached file for the brochure. Thank you for your e-mail with the attached file

\ÆaUtw´d "flaIt\

\ÆaUtw´d "flaIt\

There is a problem with the outward flight. It arrives at 12.30 and the presentation is at 13.30.There is a problem with the outward flight

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Unit 4

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example sentence

fly (v) fly in (opposite = fly out)

fly out (from/of) (opposite = fly in(to))

\flaI\

\ÆflaI "in\

\ÆflaI "in\

We’ll be flying in and out of Berlin on the same day. We’ll be flying in

\ÆflaI "aUt “Æfr´m\Æ´v‘\

If you fly out from Bilbao at 10.00, you should arrive in Berlin at 12.20. If you fly out from

 

format (n) in Acrobat/JPEG etc format

\"fO…mœt\

\In Æœkr´bœt\

\In Æœkr´bœt\

I couldn’t read your attachment. Could you send it to me again in Acrobat

ÆdZeIpeg "fO…mœt\

format? ?

get back to (phr v) get back to sb

\get "bœk tu…\ \get "bœk t´ Æsømb´dI\

\get "bœk tu…\ \get "bœk t´ Æsømb´dI\

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Thanks for getting back to me

launch (n) the launch of

\lO…ntS\

\D´"lO…ntS ´v\

\D´"lO…ntS ´v\

Is everything ready for the launch of the new corporate gift range? Is everything ready for the launch of

let me know

\Ælet mI "n´U\

\Ælet mI "n´U\

Let me know as soon as possible if there are any problems. Let me know

letter (n) write a letter

\"let´\ \ÆraIt ´ "let´\

\"let´\ \ÆraIt ´ "let´\

How many letters do you write a week? How many letters do you write

be located (in)

\bi… l´U"keIt´d “In‘\

\bi… l´U"keIt´d “In‘\

Where are you located? On your webpage this is not clear. Where are you located

open (v) open an attachment/a file

\"´Upen\

\Æ´Up´n ´n

\Æ´Up´n ´n
 

´"tœtSm´nt\"faIl\

Be careful when opening attachments as they can contain viruses. Be careful when opening attachments

organise (v)

\"O…g´naIz\

\"O…g´naIz\

There’s always a lot to organise when you’re giving a presentation. There’s always a lot to organise

pick up (phr v)

\ÆpIk "øp\

\ÆpIk "øp\

The flights are booked. Pick up the tickets at the airport. The flights are booked. Pick up

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product (n)

\"prÅdøkt\

\"prÅdøkt\

Thank you for your interest in our products. Thank you for your interest in our products

product range (n)

\"prÅdøkt ÆreIndZ\

\"prÅdøkt ÆreIndZ\

projector (n)

\pr´"dZekt´\

\pr´"dZekt´\

Please find attached information about our latest product range. Please find attached information about our latest product range

For the presentation I’ll need a projector to connect to my laptop. For the presentation I’ll need a projector

range (n) corporate gift/product range (n)

\reIndZ\

\ÆkO…p“´‘r´t

\ÆkO…p“´‘r´t

"gIft\"prÅdøkt\

We’re always looking to expand our product range. We’re always looking to expand our product range

 

ÆreIndZ\

request (n) a request for information

\rI"kwest\ \´ rIÆkwest f´r ÆInf´"meISn\

\rI"kwest\ \´ rIÆkwest f´r ÆInf´"meISn\
 

Jorgen Bild e-mailed the company with a request for information about their digital photography equipment.Jorgen Bild e-mailed the company with a request for information

 

(tele)phone call (n) make a phone call

\"“telI‘"f´Un ÆkO…l\ \ÆmeIk ´ "f´Un ÆkO…l\

\"“telI‘"f´Un ÆkO…l\ \ÆmeIk ´ "f´Un ÆkO…l\

Some people think that making phone calls is quicker than sending e-mails. Some people think that making phone calls

trip (n) Have a good trip

\trIp\ \Æhœv ´ ÆgUd "trIp\

\trIp\ \Æhœv ´ ÆgUd "trIp\

update (v) update a webpage/ website etc

\øp"deIt\

I’m enclosing your booking reference number and ticket. Have a good trip. I’m enclosing your booking reference number and ticket. Have a good trip

\øpdeIt ´

\øpdeIt ´

You’re right about our webpage – we are currently updating it. You’re right about our webpage – we are currently updating

"webpeIdZ\"websaIt\

webpage (n)

\"webÆpeIdZ\

\"webÆpeIdZ\

Where are you located? On your webpage this is not clear. Where are you located? On your webpage

write back (phr v) write back to sb

\ÆraIt "bœk\ \ÆraIt "bœk t´ Æsømb´dI\

\ÆraIt "bœk\ \ÆraIt "bœk t´ Æsømb´dI\
 
 

Jorgen wrote back to Michele to thank her for re-sending the attachment. Jorgen wrote back to

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acquaintance (n)

\´"kweInt´ns\