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Unit 02 :
Let’s learn about different kinds of mail!
1. address /ˈæd.res/
the number of the house, name of the road, and name of the town where a person lives or works, and where letters can be sent
to speak or write to someone
2. airmail /ˈer.meɪl/
a system of sending letters and parcels by aircraft
If you send it (by) airmail, it’ll be very expensive.
3. code /koʊd/
a system of words, letters, or signs used to represent a message in secret form, or a system of numbers, letters, or signals used to represent something in a shorter or more convenient form
to represent a message in code so that it can only be understood by the person who is meant to receive it
4. correspondence /ˌkɔːr.əˈspɑːn.dəns/
letters, especially official or business letters
Any further correspondence should be sent to my new address.
5. deliver /dɪˈlɪv.ɚ/
to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people’s houses or places of work
Mail is delivered to our office twice a day.
6. dispatch /dɪˈspætʃ/
to send something, especially goods or a message, somewhere for a particular purpose
the act of sending someone or something somewhere
Two loads of cloth were dispatched to the factory on 12 December.
7. domestic /dəˈmes.tɪk/
relating to a person’s own country
someone paid to do work, such as cleaning and cooking, in someone else’s house
8. envelope /ˈɑːn.və.loʊp/
a flat, usually square or rectangular, paper container for a letter
9. express /ɪkˈspres/
to send something somewhere very quickly
moving or being sent fast
Your order will be expressed to you within 24 hours.
10. first class /ˌfɝːst ˈklæs/
(n.) (優先投遞的)第一類郵件the post-service that most people use for sending letters, etc.
First class costs more, but it will arrive tomorrow.
Read these short dialogues with your tutor.
Customer: What’s the fastest way to send this Letter?
Clerk: By Express Post, but it’ll be expensive.
Customer: Do you sell envelopes here?
Clerk: Only envelopes with stamps printed on them.
11. foreign /ˈfɔːr.ən/
belonging or connected to a country that is not your own
12. form /fɔːrm/
a paper or set of papers printed with spaces in which answers to questions can be written or information can be recorded in an organized way
to begin to exist or to make something begin to exist
Please fill in/out the form with black ink.
13. freight /freɪt/
goods, but not passengers, that are carried from one place to another, by ship, aircraft, train, or truck, or the system of transporting these goods
to send goods by air, sea, or train
Will the goods be sent by air or sea freight?
14. international /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈnæʃ.ən.əl/
involving more than one country
a sports event involving more than one country, or a person who competes in it
15. junk mail /ˈdʒʌŋk ˌmeɪl/
letters or emails, usually advertising products or services, that are sent to people although they have not asked to receive them
16. letter /ˈlet̬.ɚ/
a written message from one person to another, usually put in an envelope and sent by post
I got a letter from the bank this morning.
17. letterhead /ˈlet̬.ɚ.hed/
the top part of a piece of writing paper where the name and address of a person or business is printed
18. mail /meɪl/
the letters, etc. that are sent to or from people, or the system for sending letters, etc. from place to place
to send a letter, etc. or to email something
She mailed it last week but it still hasn’t arrived.
19. mail carrier /ˈmeɪl ˌker.i.ɚ/
a postman noun
20. mailbox /ˈmeɪl.bɑːks/
a metal container in the street or other public place in which you can put letters for them to be collected and sent to someone else
Guess what is this woman doing?
Have you ever had this kind of experience?
21. package /ˈpæk.ɪdʒ/
an object or set of objects wrapped in paper, usually in order to be sent by post
to put goods into boxes or containers to be sold
The courier has just delivered a package for you.
22. parcel /ˈpɑːr.səl/
an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper, especially so that it can be sent by post
The parcel was wrapped in plain brown paper.
23. post /poʊst/
letters, etc. that are delivered to homes or places of work
to send a letter or parcel by post
Did you remember to post my letter?
24. post office /ˈpoʊst ˌɑː.fɪs/
a place where stamps are sold and from where letters and parcels are sent
25. postage /ˈpoʊ.stɪdʒ/
the money that you pay for sending letters and parcels through the post
26. postcard /ˈpoʊst.kɑːrd/
a card, often with a photograph or picture on one side, that can be sent without an envelope
27. stamp /stæmp/
a small piece of paper with a picture or pattern on it that is stuck onto a letter or package before it is posted, to show that the cost of sending it has been paid
28. wrap /ræp/
to cover or surround something with paper, cloth, or other material
material that is used to cover or protect objects
29. zone /zoʊn/
an area, especially one that is different from the areas around it because it has different characteristics or is used for different purposes
30. zip code /ˈzɪp ˌkoʊd/
in the US, a series of numbers that forms part of an address, used to help organize post so that it can be delivered more quickly
Match the correct meaning to each vocabulary.
- parcel__ 2. post office __ 3. postcard __
a) a place where stamps are sold and from where letters and parcels are sent
b) a card, often with a photograph or picture on one side, that can be sent without an envelope
c) an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper, especially so that it can be sent by post