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    Post by charradi myriam on Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:32 pm

    Inquiry : demande de renseignement
    Range : gamme
    Machine tool : machine-outil
    Sales Manager : directeur des ventes
    To be suited to, to be suitable for : convenir à
    Trail : essai
    To meet the requirements : répondre aux besoins
    To acknowledge receipt : accsuer de reception
    Please find enclosed, we enclose, we are enclosing, we send you herewith : vous trouvez ci-joint
    Copy : exemplaire
    Representative : présentant
    Salesman : representant de commerce, vendeur
    To be on display, to be displayed, to be exhibited : être exposé
    Trade fair : foire commerciale
    Sample : échantillon
    On request : à la demande
    Within a week, at wek's notice : dans un délai d'une semaine
    Order : commande
    To trust : espérer, penser, compter, escompter, croire, être convaincu
    Leaflet : prospectus
    Full particulars : tous les détails
    Documentation, information, literature : documentation
    To reply on ( U.S : in response to ) : en réponse à
    To feature : présenter, faire figurer , figurer
    Appliance : appareil
    Reply-card : carte-réponse
    To order : commander
    To book an order : enregistrer, prendre une commande
    To place an order : passer une commande
    Trial order : commande a l'essai
    Bulk order : commande de gros
    Available for immediate delivery : disponible et livrable immédiatement
    Warehouse : entrepôt
    Exhibition : exposition
    Wholesaler : grossiste
    Retailer : détaillant
    Customer : client
    To send , to mail : expédier
    Firm : entreprise
    Manufacturer : fabricants
    Item , article : article
    Price-list : tarif
    Quality control : controle de qualité
    Term of sale : condition de vente
    To be grateful : être reconnaissant
    To advise : conseiller
    Operating instruction , instruction for use : mode d'emploi
    Specification sheet : fiche technique
    Proposal : proposition
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    Post by laflouf86 on Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:13 pm

    Thank you soo much mariouma for the post Wink
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    Advertising:





    1 ad abbr. advertisement - advert abbr.

    2 advertisement n. item of publicity for a product or service, in magazine, on TV etc

    3 advertising agency n. company specialising in producing and placing advertisements for clients

    4 AIDA abbr. Attention, Interest, Desire, Action - the objective of all advertisements

    5 benefit n. advantage of a product or service, usually derived from its features

    6 billboardUS n. signboard, usually outdoors, for advertising posters; hoardingUK

    7 circulation n. average number of copies of a magazine sold in a particular period

    8 classified ads n. small advertisements in magazine or newspaper categorised by subject

    9 commercial n. paid advertisement on radio or TV

    10 coupon n. part of a printed advertisement used for ordering goods, samples etc

    11 double-page spread n. advertisement printed across 2 pages in a magazine or newspaper

    12 eye-catcherUS n. something that especially attracts one’s attention - eye-catching adj.

    13 features n. special characteristics of a product, usually leading to certain benefits

    14 hoardingUK n. signboard, usually outdoors, for advertising posters; billboardUS

    15 poster n. large sheet of paper, usually illustrated, used as advertisement

    16 prime time n. hours on radio & TV with largest audience, esp. the evening hours

    17 promote v. to (try to) increase sales of a product by publicising and advertising it

    18 slot n. specific time in a broadcasting schedule, when a commercial may be shown

    19 target n. objective; what one is aiming at - target audience n.

    20 U.S.P. abbr. Unique Selling Proposition; what makes a product different from others
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    Banking





    1 balance n. the difference between credits and debits in an account

    2 bank charges n. money paid to a bank for the bank’s services etc

    3 branch n. local office or bureau of a bank

    4 checkbookUS n. book containing detachable checks; chequebookUK

    5 checkUS n. written order to a bank to pay the stated sum from one’s account; chequeUK

    6 credit n. money in a bank a/c; sum added to a bank a/c; money lent by a bank - also v.

    7 credit card n. (plastic) card from a bank authorising the purchasing of goods on credit

    8 current account n. bank a/c from which money may be drawn at any time; checking accountUS

    9 debit n. a sum deducted from a bank account, as for a cheque - also v.

    10 deposit account n. bank a/c on which interest is paid; savings accountUS

    11 fill inUK v. to add written information to a document to make it complete; to fill outUS

    12 interest n. money paid for the use of money lent - interest rate n.

    13 loan n. money lent by a bank etc and that must be repaid with interest - also v.

    14 overdraft n. deficit in a bank account caused by withdrawing more money than is paid in

    15 pay in v. [paid, paid] to deposit or put money in to a bank account

    16 payee n. person to whom money is paid

    17 paying-in slip n. small document recording money that you pay in to a bank account

    18 standing order n. an instruction to a bank to make regular payments

    19 statement n. a record of transactions in a bank account

    20 withdraw v. [-drew, -drawn] to take money out of a bank account - withdrawal n.
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    Company Structure





    1 Accounts Dept. n. department responsible for administering a company’s financial affairs

    2 A.G.M.UK abbr. Annual General Meeting of a company’s shareholders

    3 board of directors n. group of people chosen to establish policy for and control a company

    4 chairmanUK n. person who heads a Board of Directors; head of a company; chairperson

    5 director n. a member of the board of directors

    6 executive officerUS n. person managing the affairs of a corporation - chief executive officer n.

    7 headquarters n. a company’s principal or main office or centre of control

    8 manager n. person responsible for day-to-day running of a dept.; executive officerUS

    9 managing directorUK n. senior director after the chairman responsible for day-to-day direction

    10 Marketing Dept. n. department that puts goods on market, inc. packaging, advertising etc

    11 organisation chart n. a table or plan showing a company’s structure graphically

    12 Personnel Dept. n. department responsible for recruitment and welfare of staff or employees

    13 presidentUS n. the highest executive officer of a company; head of a company

    14 Production Dept. n. department responsible for physical creation of product

    15 Purchasing Dept. n. department responsible for finding and buying everything for a company

    16 R & D Department n. department responsible for Research and Development of (new) products

    17 reception n. the place where visitors and clients report on arrival at a company

    18 Sales Department n. department responsible for finding customers and making sales

    19 shareholder n. person who holds or owns shares in or a part of a company or corporation

    20 vice presidentUS n. any of several executive officers, each responsible for a separate division
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    Contracts





    1 agreement n. an arrangement between two or more people, countries etc; contract

    2 appendix n. additional or supplementary material at end of contract, book etc

    3 arbitration n. settlement of a dispute by a person chosen by both parties - to arbitrate v.

    4 article n. a particular statement or stipulation in a contract etc; clause

    5 clause n. a particular statement or stipulation in a contract etc; article

    6 condition n. anything necessary before the performance of something else

    7 force majeure n. superior, power; unforeseeable event excusing one party from fulfilling contract

    8 fulfil v: to satisfy a condition; to complete the required task; to fulfillUS

    9 herein adv: in here; in this (document etc)

    10 hereinafter adv: in the following part (of this document etc)

    11 hereto adv: to this (document etc) [eg: attached hereto]

    12 heretofore adv: up until now; until the present; before this

    13 in behalf of in the interests of (person etc); for (person etc); on behalf ofUK

    14 null and void invalid; without legal force; not binding

    15 on the one hand on one side - on the other hand on the other side

    16 party n. the person or persons forming one side of an agreement

    17 stipulate v. to specify as an essential condition - stipulation n.

    18 terms n. conditions or stipulations

    19 warrant v. to give formal assurance; to guarantee

    20 whereas conj: it being the case that; in view of the fact that [in introduction to contracts]
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    Employment





    1 bonus n. additional pay given to employee as incentive or reward

    2 curriculum vitaeUK n. short account of one’s education, career etc; CVUK; résuméUS; resumeUS

    3 dismiss v. to remove or discharge from employment; to sack [colloq.]; to fireUS

    4 employer n. person or firm who employs people - employee n. person employed

    5 fireUS v. [colloq.] to dismiss

    6 interview v. an oral examination of an applicant for a job - also v.

    7 make redundantUK v. [made, made] to dismiss because of not being needed - redundancyUK n.

    8 maternity leave n. period of absence from work (for a woman) when having a baby

    9 notice n. advance warning of intention to resign - to give or tender one’s notice v.

    10 perk abbr. perquisite; something additional to regular salary [eg: free meals; a car]

    11 personnel n. the people who work for a firm

    12 personnel officer n. manager responsible for recruitment, training and welfare of personnel

    13 promotion n. advancement in rank or position - to promote v.

    14 prospects n. opportunity for success, promotion etc

    15 recruit n. to look for and employ personnel - recruitment n.

    16 resign v. to give up a job - letter of resignation n.

    17 retire v. to leave employment, esp. because of age - retirement n.

    18 salary n. a fixed, regular payment, usually monthly, made by employer to employee

    19 staff n. the people who work for a firm or a particular department; employees

    20 take on v. [took, taken] to employ; to hire
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    Import-Export





    1 bill of lading n. list of goods and shipping instructions; waybill

    2 c.&f. abbr. cost & freight: includes shipping to named port but not insurance

    3 c.i.f. abbr. cost, insurance & freight: includes insurance and shipping to named port

    4 cargo n. goods or products that are being transported or shipped

    5 certificate of origin n. a document that shows where goods come from

    6 container n. huge box to hold goods for transport - container port n. to containerise v.

    7 customs n. 1 government tax or duty on imported goods 2 officials who collect this tax

    8 declare v. to make a statement of taxable goods - customs declaration form n.

    9 f.a.s. abbr. free alongside ship [includes delivery to quayside but not loading]

    10 f.o.b. abbr. free on board: includes loading onto ship

    11 freight n. goods being transported; cargo

    12 irrevocable adj. that cannot be undone; unalterable - irrevocable letter of credit n.

    13 letter of credit n. a letter from a bank authorising a person to draw money from another bank

    14 merchandise n. things bought and sold; commodities; wares - also v.

    15 packing list n. a document that is sent with goods to show that they have been checked

    16 pro forma invoice n. an invoice or request for payment sent in advance of goods supplied

    17 quay n. a solid, artificial landing place for (un)loading ships; wharf - quayside n.

    18 ship v. to send or transport by land, sea or air - also n. shipment n.

    19 shipping agent n. a person acting for or representing a ship or ships at a port

    20 waybill n. list of goods and shipping instructions; bill of lading - air waybill n.
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    Insurance





    1 actuary n. a person who calculates risks for insurance companies

    2 assessor n. a person who calculates the value of something [eg: a building, car etc]

    3 claim n. an application for payment under an insurance policy - to make a claim v.

    4 comprehensive n. [of an insurance policy] all-inclusive; providing complete protection

    5 consequential loss n. a loss that happens as a consequence of or as a result of another

    6 coverUK n. the protection given by an insurance policy [eg: public liability cover]

    7 employer’s liability n. liability or responsibility of a firm for damage caused to one of its employees

    8 goods in transit n. property, merchandise or any goods in the process of being transported

    9 insurance broker n. agent who arranges insurance; middleman between insurer & policyholder

    10 liability n. 1 the state of being liable 2 anything for which a person is liable

    11 liable adj. legally obliged to pay for damage, injury etc; responsible - liability n.

    12 loss n. death, injury, damage etc that is the basis for a claim - to lose v.

    13 loss adjuster n. a person who assesses the amount of compensation arising from a claim

    14 policy n. a contract of insurance [eg: a product liability policy]

    15 policyholder n. the person to whom an insurance policy is issued

    16 premium n. a payment, usually monthly, yearly etc, for an insurance policy

    17 product liability n. liability or responsibility of a firm for damage caused by one of its products

    18 public liability n. responsibility of a firm for damage caused to a member of the public

    19 reinsurance n. the insuring of risk by one insurance company with another - to reinsure v.

    20 risk n. 1 chance or possibility of injury, loss etc 2 person or thing causing risk
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    Marketing





    1 brand n. a particular make of product - to brand v. - branded adj.

    2 consumer n. the person who buys and uses a product or service - to consume v.

    3 cost v. [cost, costed, costed] to estimate the price of making a product - costing n.

    4 develop v. to create a new product or improve an existing one - product development n.

    5 distribution n. the delivering of products to end-users, inc. advertising, storing etc

    6 end-user n. the person, customer etc who is the ultimate (and so real) user of a product

    7 image n. the concept or perception of a firm or product held by the general public

    8 label n. small piece of paper, metal etc on a product giving information about it

    9 launch v. to introduce a new product, with publicity etc - product launch n.

    10 mail order n. the selling of goods by post - mail-order catalogue n.

    11 market research n. study of consumers’ needs & preferences, often for a particular product

    12 packagingUK n. the wrapping or container for a product

    13 point of sale n. the place where a product is actually sold to the public - point-of-sale adj.

    14 product n. something made to be sold; merchandise [includes services] - to produce v.

    15 public relations n. creation and maintenance of a good public image - public relations officer n.

    16 registered adj. registered or officially recorded as a trademark - ® abbr. - to register v.

    17 sponsor n. firm supporting an organisation in return for advertising space - also v.

    18 S.W.O.T. abbr. Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

    19 total product n. the whole product, inc. name, packaging, instructions, reliability, after-sales etc

    20 trademark n. special symbol, design, word etc used to represent a product or firm - " abbr.
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    Meetings





    1 A.G.M. abbr. Annual General Meeting

    2 A.O.B. abbr. Any Other Business [usually the last item on an agenda]

    3 absent adj. not here; not at the meeting; not present

    4 agenda n. a written programme or schedule for a meeting

    5 apologies n. item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence

    6 ballot n. a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret- secret ballot n.

    7 casting vote n. a deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal

    8 chairman n. the person who leads or presides at a meeting; chairperson; chair

    9 conference n. formal meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an organisation

    10 conference call n. telephone call between three or more people in different locations

    11 consensus n. general agreement

    12 decision n. a conclusion or resolution to do something - to decide v.

    13 item n. a separate point for discussion [as listed on an agenda]

    14 matters arising n. item on agenda for discussion of what has happened as a result of last meeting

    15 minutes n. a written record of everything said at a meeting

    16 proxy vote n. a vote cast by one person for or in place of another

    17 show of hands n. raised hands to express an opinion in a vote

    18 unanimous adj. in complete agreement; united in opinion

    19 videoconference n. conference of people in different locations linked by satellite, TV etc

    20 vote v. to express opinion in a group by voice or hand etc - also n. - to cast a vote v.
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    Money





    1 A.T.M. abbr. Automated Teller Machine; cash dispenserUK

    2 banknote n: a piece of paper money; billUS

    3 billUS n. a banknote; a piece of paper money

    4 black market n. illegal traffic in officially controlled commodities such as foreign currency

    5 bureau de change n. establishment where currencies of different countries may be exchanged

    6 cash n. 1 coins or bank notes (not cheques); 2 actual money paid (not credit)

    7 cash dispenserUK n: automatic machine from which clients of a bank may withdraw money; ATM

    8 cashier n. person dealing with cash transactions in a bank, store etc

    9 coin n: a piece of metal money

    10 currency n. the money in general use or circulation in any country

    11 debt n. money etc owed by one person to another

    12 exchange rate n. the rate at which one currency can be exchanged for another

    13 foreign exchange n: the currency of other countries

    14 hard currency n. currency that will probably not fall in value and is readily accepted

    15 invest v. to put money for profit into business, land etc - investment n.

    16 legal tender n: currency that cannot legally be refused in payment of a debt

    17 petty cashUK n. a cash fund for small, everyday expenses

    18 soft currency n. currency that will probably fall in value and is not readily accepted

    19 speculate v. (risky) buying of foreign currency, land etc for rapid gain - speculation n.

    20 transaction n. a (usually commercial) exchange; a deal - to transact v.
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    Presentations





    1 audience rapport n. relationship of presenter with audience, esp. when good

    2 body language n. non-verbal communication through facial expressions, body movements etc

    3 Finally . . . Typical word used to signal the last of several points or subjects

    4 flip chart n. a pad of large paper sheets on a stand for presenting information

    5 For example . . . Typical phrase used to signal an illustration or sample of a particular point

    6 handout n. anything (report, sample etc) handed or given to people at a presentation

    7 In conclusion . . . Typical phrase used to signal the summing up or final part of a presentation

    8 Ladies & Gentlemen
    Polite phrase often used to address an audience of men and women

    9 marker n. whiteboard marker a pen with a broad, felt tip for writing on whiteboards

    10 microphone n. electrical instrument that one speaks into for amplification of the voice etc

    11 O.H.T. abbr. overhead transparency;sheet of film with image for o.h.p.

    12 overhead projector n. device that projects an o.h.t. onto a screen - O.H.P. abbr.

    13 pointer n. device (rod or electric torch etc) for indicating things on a map, screen etc

    14 screen n. large, flat, reflective white surface on which films, slides etc are projected

    15 signal v. to help the audience understand where one is in a presentation

    16 slide n. small (usually 35mm) photographic transparency - slide projector n.

    17 To start with . . .
    Typical phrase used to signal the beginning of a particular subject or topic

    18 Turning now to . . .
    Typical phrase used to signal a change from one subject or topic to another

    19 visual aids n. things that one can look at in a presentation [eg: films, maps, charts etc]

    20 whiteboard n. large, flat, white surface or board on which to write or draw with markers
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    Selling





    1 after-sales service n. service that continues after a product has been sold [eg: repairs etc]

    2 buyer n. 1 any person who buys anything 2 a person employed by a firm to buy

    3 client n. a person who buys services from a lawyer, architect or other professionals

    4 close v. to finalise a deal or sale; to make a sale

    5cold call v. to telephone a prospect without previous contact - also n.

    6 customer n. a person who buys goods or services from a shop or business

    7 deal n. a business transaction - also v. dealer n.

    8 discount n. a reduction in the price; a deduction [usually expressed as a percentage (%)]

    9 follow up v. to continue to follow persistently; to maintain contact [eg: after a lead]

    10 guarantee n. a promise that a product will be repaired or replaced etc if faulty - also v.

    11 in bulk in large quantity, usually at a lower price

    12 lead n. useful indication of a possible customer to be followed up

    13 objection n. a reason given by a prospect for not buying - to object v. seeovercome

    14 overcome v. [-came, -come] to overcome an obj-ection to show an objection is invalid

    15 product n. something made and usually for sale - to produce v. seeservice

    16 prospect n. a possible or probable customer; prospective customer

    17 representative n. sales representative person who represents & sells for a firm; salesperson

    18 retail v. to sell in small quantities (as in a shop to the public) - also n. see wholesale

    19 service n. work done usually in return for payment - to serve v. see product

    20 wholesale v. to sell in bulk (as to a shop for resale to the public) - also n. see retail
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    Post by laflouf86 on Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:44 pm

    Sorry for this too long list Embarassed but I saw that each ord is really important for all of us Very Happy
    Good night friends Very Happy
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    Post by charradi myriam on Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:31 pm

    Good Work Olfa

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