Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" 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 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
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
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)
An object that's wrapped in paper, also knows as a "package"
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
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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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.