Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new English vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society, and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.


 







TOPIC: AT THE POST OFFICE


VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Registered mail = A mail service which allows the sender proof of mailing by a mailing receipt or electronic verification

Bubble envelope = Padded envelope (for fragile items)

Parcel =
An object that's wrapped in paper, also knows as a "package"
Undeliverable =
Refers to an item that the postal service was not able to deliver, for whatever reason
Overnight mail =
A letter/package that will be delivered the following day


EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:

1. Could I have my mail ____________ ( = redirected) to my new address?
  forwarded
  forward
  forwarding

2. Do you ____________ on Saturdays?
  deliver
  give
  drop off

3. How much do you _____________ for this service? = How much does this service cost?
  cost
  take
  charge

4. Can I get a ______________? ( = proof that I paid)
  recipe
  receipt
  reset

5. This is the only ______________ that I have.
  photography ID
  picture
  photo ID

6. How long does it ________________ for a letter to get to England?
  take
  last
  time

7. You can _________________ this parcel online. ( = see the status/location of the parcel)
  track
  trap
  trace

8. Do you sell _____________ boxes?
  card
  board
  cardboard

9. The _____________ ( = person I'm sending this to) is my mother.
  address
  duty
  addressee

10. "Insufficent _____________" refers to when not enough money was paid to deliver the letter/package, etc.

  postage
  mail
  delivery

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THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:

Your package came back undeliverable. = Your package was returned to us because it was not able to be delivered.

You'll have to provide a return address. = You'll have to write the address where the letter or package will be returned in case it can't be delivered (usually the address of the sender)

The envelope isn't sealed properly. = The envelope is not closed correctly/well enough.

Do you need insurance? = Some post offices sell insurance for packages, which will help you get some money in case the package is lost or damaged.

Drop it in the mailbox. = Put it in the mailbox.





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