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					Tech Talk Pre-intermediate Wordlist   maintenance engineer (n)
                                      mechanic (n)
                                      negotiate (v)
Unit 1                                negotiation (n)
                                      night shift (n)
analyse (v)                           office equipment manufacturer (n)
analysis (n)                          passport (n)
architect (n)                         pharmaceutical company (n)
arrive (v)                            plant (factory) (n)
astronaut (n)                         pocket calculator (n)
bank (n)                              produce (v)
bargain (v)                           production (n)
be responsible for (v)                production planner (n)
best (adj)                            provide (v)
borrow (v)                            quality controller (n)
boss (n)                              replace (v)
box (n)                               sample (n)
brother (n)                           screwdriver (n)
building (n)                          secure (v)
cable (n)                             security (n)
carry (v)                             shift (n)
catch (a bus) (v)                     shipment (n)
construct (v)                         sister (n)
construction (n)                      software (n)
construction company (n)              software engineer (n)
credit card company (n)               solve (v)
database (n)                          special clothing (n)
debug (v)                             specification (n)
development engineer (n)              specify (v)
disk drive (n)                        specimen (n)
electrical engineer (n)               spend (v)
equip (v)                             standard model (n)
equipment (n)                         stock (n)
fault (n)                             successful (adj)
field service engineer (n)            tape measure (n)
geologist (n)                         tax collector (n)
greet (v)                             test (n)
help desk technician (n)              test (v)
husband (n)                           torch (n)
identification/ID (n)                 troubleshoot (v)
inspect (v)                           truck driver (n)
inspection (n)                        update (v)
inventory (n)                         visitor (n)
journey (n)                           warehouse (n)
keep (v)                              warehouse manager (n)
laboratory technician (n)             wife (n)
laptop (n)                            work (v)
leave (v)                             workplace (n)
luxury model (n)                      worst (adj)
maintain (v)
maintenance (n)

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Useful phrases                       hyphen (-) (n)
Do you want me to give you a lift?   inch (n)
Go ahead.                            ink cartridge (n)
Help yourself.                       key (n)
How are you doing?                   keyboard (n)
How do you do?                       kilometre (n)
I’d love …                           leg (chair) (n)
I’ll be getting along then.          lighter (adj)
I’m afraid …                         litre (n)
It was a pleasure.                   lock (n)
It’s great to see you again.         longer (adj)
Nice to meet you.                    measurement (n)
Not at all.                          metre (n)
Thank you for coming.                mile (n)
Thanks, that’s very kind of you.     minute hand (n)
What do you do?                      monitor (n)
What’s the job?                      nail (n)
You’re welcome.                      ounce (n)
                                     phone call (n)
                                     pint (n)
Unit 2                               pound (weight) (n)
                                     printer cable (n)
alarm (n)                            receiver (n)
arm (record player) (n)              shorter (adj)
at (@) (n)                           slash/back slash (/) (n)
back (chair) (n)                     specs (specifications) (n pl)
base (n)                             spell (v)
blades (scissors) (n)                spout (n)
Celsius (°C) (n)                     taller (adj)
centimetre (n)                       tights (n)
colon (:) (n)                        title (n)
cork (n)                             ton (n)
defect (n)                           tonne (n)
dialling buttons (n)                 traffic lights (n)
dot (.) (n)                          underscore ( _ ) (n)
email address (n)                    web cam (n)
face (of a clock) (n)                website address (n)
Fahrenheit (°F) (n)                  wheels (n)
faster (adj)                         wing (car) (n)
filing cabinet (n)                   wrong (adj)
fit (v)
flame (n)                            Useful phrases
foot (length) (n)                    Anything else?
gallon (n)                           Are you ready?
gram (n)                             Can I give her a message?
hammer (n)                           Can I speak to …?
hand cart (n)                        Can you speak up?
handle (n)                           Can you spell that for me?
heavier (adj)                        Hang on.
hotter (adj)                         How do you spell that?
hour hand (n)                        I’m afraid I can’t hear you.

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I’m ready now.                         far (adj)
Is that everything?                    filter (n)
Is that correct?                       fragile (adj)
It doesn’t have …                      fun (adj)
Just a second.                         funny (amusing) (adj)
Let me read that back to you. It’s …   funny (strange) (adj)
No, that’s it, thanks.                 gas (n)
No, there’s nothing else.              goal (n)
Ok, go ahead.                          height (n)
Shall I start?                         hot air balloon (n)
So that’s … then?                      information (n)
The … is/are missing.                  install (v)
There is/are no …                      interesting (adj)
There is/are too man …                 length (n)
The … doesn’t fit.                     machine (n)
The … is/are                           machinery (n)
                                       manpower (n)
                                       news (n)
Unit 3                                 newspaper (n)
                                       noisy (adj)
accelerator (n)                        pack (v)
advertisement (n)                      packaging (n)
advice (n)                             packing materials (n)
approximately (adv)                    pattern (n)
battery (n)                            petrol (n)
bend (n)                               physics (n)
bike/bicycle (n)                       platform (n)
brainstorm (v)                         pollution (n)
bridge (n)                             price (n)
bubble wrap (n)                        promotional (adj)
cement (n)                             range (n)
charge (a battery) (v)                 repair (v)
cheap (adj)                            research (n)
colleague (n)                          rob (v)
comfortable (adj)                      roughly (adv)
computer (n)                           safe (adj)
convenient (adj)                       sensor (n)
cool (fashionable) (adj)               sophisticated (adj)
data (n)                               speed (n)
difficult (adj)                        suggestion (n)
dimension (n)                          supplier (n)
donkey (n)                             take off (v)
easy (adj)                             target (n)
employee (n)                           tilt (v)
engine (n)                             tipper truck (n)
engine output (n)                      trade magazine (n)
estimated (adj)                        traffic (n)
exciting (adj)                         traffic jam (n)
expensive (adj)                        unusual (adj)
experiment (n)                         useful (adj)
fact (n)                               vehicle (n)

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waste (n)                        guillotine (n)
weight (n)                       hairbrush (n)
width (n)                        hole (n)
                                 hook (n)
Useful phrases                   increase (v)
How long will it take?           laser beam (n)
How much … will we need?         lever (n)
How much will it cost?           lid (n)
roughly speaking                 lighter (n)
state of the art                 listening devices (n)
What are the numbers?            load (n)
                                 lock pick (n)
                                 pencil holder (n)
Unit 4                           pipe (n)
                                 pivot (n)
belt (n)                         plastic explosive (n)
best man (n)                     pressure (n)
binoculars (n)                   process (n)
blade (fan) (n)                  pulley (n)
blow up (v)                      recycle (v)
boxing glove toy (n)             ring (n)
bright (light) (adj)             rod (n)
bucket (n)                       rotate (v)
bug detector (n)                 screw (v)
bulb (n)                         set off (v)
button (n)                       sharpener (n)
cam (n)                          shirt button (n)
ceiling (n)                      spring (n)
check (v)                        squeeze (v)
chocolate bar (n)                stamp (n)
clockwise/anti-clockwise (adv)   stick (v)
cog (n)                          string (n)
comb (n)                         switch (n)
component (n)                    temperature (n)
control (v)                      thermostat (n)
crank (n)                        thin (adj)
crush (v)                        tiny (adj)
cut (v)                          toothbrush (n)
dark (n)                         toothpaste (n)
detonator (n)                    transmitter (n)
device (n)                       turn off (v)
diagram (n)                      tyre (n)
electric circuit (n)             umbrella (n)
empty (adj)                      vacuum flask (n)
enable (v)                       valve (n)
explosion (n)                    weather (n)
explosive (n)                    wedding (n)
feature (n)                      wire (n)
fire (v)                         wood (n)
gadget (n)                       X-ray (n)
gear (n)

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Useful phrases              lower (v)
back and forth              manage to (v)
How does it work?           measure (v)
to tell the time            mine (n)
                            miner (n)
                            mining (n)
Unit 5                      mistake (n)
                            noise (n)
absenteeism (n)             oil (n)
accident (n)                operating costs (n)
airtight (adj)              order (n)
altimeter (n)               parachute (n)
aluminium (n)               pellet gun (n)
attached (adj)              pour (v)
bill (energy) (n)           press (printing) (n)
break (v)                   pressure gauge (n)
breakthrough (n)            productivity (n)
brunch (n)                  profit (n)
bumper (n)                  radiation (n)
CB radio (n)                raw materials (n)
consumption (n)             reduce (v)
damaged (adj)               reduction (n)
decrease (v)                rescue (v)
desert (n)                  rise (n)
dizzy (adj)                 rise (v)
downtime (n)                rope (n)
drill (v)                   rushing (adj)
drop (v)                    salary (n)
drum (barrel) (n)           screw (n)
earth (planet) (n)          sharp (noise) (adj)
emission (n)                shoot up (v)
error (n)                   shout (v)
fall (n)                    sky (n)
fall (v)                    snap (v)
float (v)                   spend (v)
garden chair (n)            staff (n)
glasses (n pl)              staffing costs (n)
go down (v)                 statistic (n)
go up (v)                   suddenly (adv)
ground (n)                  tax (n)
happen (v)                  throw away (v)
hate (v)                    tie (v)
helium (n)                  tough (adj)
high-intensity lights (n)   trap (v)
improve (v)                 trial period (n)
improvement (n)             true (adj)
increase (v)                tunnel (n)
injured (adj)               turn on (v)
ink (n)                     upgrade (v)
land (v)                    value (n)
licence (n)                 wage (n)

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weather balloon (n)            paper tray (n)
wind (n)                       password (n)
workshop (n)                   plug (n)
worth (adj)                    plug in (v)
                               projector (n)
Useful phrases                 recharge (v)
… fell/rose by …%              rechargeable (adj)
… fell/rose from … to …        roller (printing) (n)
A … % increase/decrease in …   rusty (adj)
What happened?                 scissors (n pl)
                               sharpen (v)
                               slip (v)
Unit 6                         slowly (adv)
                               smell (n)
blocked (adj)                  solder (v)
blunt (adj)                    sound system (n)
bolt (n)                       spam (computers) (n)
burnt out (adj)                speaker (sound system) (n)
cartridge (printer) (n)        squeaking (adj)
change (a bulb) (v)            stiff (adj)
channel (TV) (n)               strange (adj)
clean (v)                      switch on (v)
clear (v)                      tank (liquid) (n)
conference room (n)            tape (v)
connection (n)                 tighten (v)
dirty (adj)                    timer (n)
dust bag (n)                   torn (adj)
file (n)                       unblock (v)
fill (v)                       vacuum cleaner (n)
fix (v)                        virus (computer) (n)
flat (battery) (adj)
forget (v)                     Useful phrases
freezing (adj)                 Can you fix it?
fuel (n)                       I’ll be right over.
function (n)                   to run a search
fuse (n)                       to take a look
fuzzy (picture) (adj)          We’re going crazy.
heating vent (n)               What’s up?
hiccups (n pl)
hose (n)
interior (adj)                 Unit 7
jammed (adj)
leaking (adj)                  advertise (v)
loose (adj)                    amazingly (adv)
lubricate (v)                  amount (n)
mailbox (n)                    apartment (n)
microphone/mike (n)            ash (n)
mime (v)                       atmosphere (n)
mix (v)                        bar (pressure) (n)
mobile (n)                     beach (n)
oil (v)                        beautiful (adj)

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block (n)              relaunch (v)
brick (n)              rent (n)
canteen (n)            rent (v)
capacity (n)           reroute (v)
car pool (v)           reservoir (n)
celebrate (v)          rock (n)
concrete (n)           satellite television (n)
crane operator (n)     set (concrete) (v)
dam (n)                shuttle bus (n)
dangerous (adj)        size (n)
destroy (v)            skilled (adj)
diameter (n)           soccer (n)
die (v)                sofa (n)
domestic (adj)         soon (adv)
double bed (n)         source (n)
erupt (v)              stand for (initials) (v)
eruption (n)           steel (n)
explode (v)            stocktake (v)
first aid (n)          surface (n)
flat (apartment) (n)   take (time) (v)
flooding (n)           tourist (n)
floor (building) (n)   vary (v)
force (n)              volcano (n)
fully fitted (adj)     washing machine (n)
generally (adv)
generate (v)           Useful phrases
global (adj)           at risk
hemisphere (n)         I need some information.
highway (n) AmEng      on average
huge (adj)             The Great Depression
irrigation (n)         You’ll love it.
kind (type) (n)
king-size bed (n)
kitchen (n)            Unit 8
labourer (n)
last (v)               aerial (n)
lava (n)               arrow (n)
layer (n)              backwards (adv)
line (cover) (v)       bang (v)
magma (n)              bat (sport) (n)
mail room (n)          bell (n)
make (type) (n)        bent (adj)
melting point (n)      broken (adj)
network (n)            cache (n)
northern (adj)         carpet (n)
overnight (adv)        chain (n)
payroll (n)            chipped (adj)
powerful (adj)         circular (adj)
prototype (n)          condition (n)
pump (v)               container (n)
referee (v)            corroded (adj)

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cracked (adj)                         saw (n)
crushed (adj)                         score (v)
cup (n)                               scratched (adj)
damp (adj)                            screen (n)
dented (adj)                          service (car) (v)
dictate (v)                           shirt (n)
disposable (adj)                      shoe (n)
drugs (illegal) (n pl)                smell (v)
dusty (adj)                           speed up (v)
dynamo (n)                            stick (n)
egg (n)                               story (n)
enlarge (v)                           strengthen (v)
exposure lamp (n)                     stuck (adj)
fireworks (n pl)                      sunny (adj)
forwards (adv)                        support (n)
four-stroke engine (n)                teeth (saw) (n pl)
frayed (adj)                          toner (n)
game (n)                              tooth (mouth) (n)
glass (drinking vessel) (n)           wear (v)
glued (adj)                           wet (adj)
GPS (Global positioning system) (n)   widen (v)
grass (n)                             wooden (adj)
handlebars (n pl)                     work (function) (v)
heater (n)                            worn (adj)
helmet (n)                            worry (v)
hoist (n)
instructions (n pl)                   Useful phrases
items (things) (n)                    to break a rule
joke (n)                              Congratulations!
key (keyboard) (n)                    to keep fit
knife/knives (n)                      to post on a website
lengthen (v)                          to spend money
level (spirit level) (n)              to take a photograph/photo
logbook (n)                           What should we do?
panel (n)                             Would you like one?
paper clip (n)
patient (adj)
pedal (n)                             Unit 9
piston (n)
play (v)                              accurately (adv)
player (n)                            aligned (adj)
protective (adj)                      broadband (n)
raise (v)                             burn (v)
refrigeration unit (n)                carefully (adv)
remote control unit (n)               carelessly (adv)
reposition (v)                        crumb (n)
reverse (v)                           delicate (adj)
rich (adj)                            disposal (n)
rule (n)                              download (v)
runway (n)                            drain (v)
saddle (bicycle) (n)                  drain plug (n)

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drawer (n)                stuff (n)
ear protectors (n pl)     thoroughly (adv)
earthed (plug) (adj)      tightly (adv)
easily (adv)              tool (n)
electric shock (n)        trip (fall) (v)
electrocute (v)           underneath (prep)
evenly (adv)              unscrew (v)
firmly (adv)              useless (adj)
flow (v)                  wrench (n)
fork lift truck (n)
gently (adv)              Useful phrases
glass flask (n)           Be careful!
goggles (n pl)            Someone could have a nasty accident.
ground (v)                Take care.
handbrake (n)
hard (adj)
hard (adv)                Unit 10
hazard (n)
healthy (adj)             appliance (n)
hurt (v)                  ball bearing (n)
icy (adj)                 body (human) (n)
jack up (v)               bottom (n)
ladder (n)                bush (n)
laser radiation (n)       CD (n)
lead (cable) (n)          cell (adj)
leak (n)                  circle (n)
mess (n)                  classify (v)
nasty (adj)               communicate (v)
nut (bolt) (n)            compass (n)
pan (n)                   cone (n)
peripheral (PC) (n)       conical (adj)
physical (adj)            cookie cutter (n)
poorly (adv)              copper (n)
precaution (n)            cord (n)
proper (adj)              cotton (n)
quickly (adv)             cube (n)
regularly (adv)           cubic (adj)
remove (v)                cylinder (n)
renovate (v)              cylindrical (adj)
safely (adv)              deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (n)
safety (n)                dice (n pl)
seal (v)                  dome (n)
shallow (adj)             doorway (n)
shelf (n)                 executive toy (n)
short-sleeved shirt (n)   fibre glass (n)
sink (n)                  fish (n)
sleeve (n)                floppy disk (n)
slot (n)                  generator (n)
socket (n)                genetic (adj)
spill (v)                 heart (n)
spilt (adj)               implement (n)

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instrument (device) (n)   Unit 11
instrument (n)
magnetic field (n)        adjustable (adj)
mains supply (n)          apply (pressure) (v)
metal detector (n)        bedtime (n)
microscope (n)            blood (n)
motorized (adj)           chin (n)
nitrogen (n)              clinically (adv)
organic (adj)             compressed gas (n)
oval (adj)                compressor (n)
oval (n)                  crash (n)
phosphate (n)             cushion (n)
potato peeler (n)         dummy (mannequin) (n)
protractor (n)            fabric (n)
purple (adj)              field trial (n)
pyramid (n)               flammability (n)
quartz (n)                flammable (adj)
rectangle (n)             fog up (v)
rectangular (adj)         fold (v)
roof (n)                  fork (n)
rubber (n)                golf club (n)
semi-circle (n)           hang (v)
semi-circular (adj)       helium gas (n)
server (n)                ignite (v)
shape (n)                 impact (n)
shaped (adj)              inflammable (adj)
spade (n)                 knob (n)
spanner (n)               lab (laboratory) (n)
sphere (n)                mouthful (n)
spherical (adj)           neck (n)
square (adj)              non-flammable (adj)
square (n)                patent (n)
star (n)                  perform (test) (v)
stir (v)                  place (v)
sugar (n)                 procedure (n)
thread (n)                release (v)
titanium (n)              result (n)
toaster (n)               shock-absorption (n)
tower (n)                 solar cell (n)
town (n)                  spread (v)
traffic cone (n)          strap (n)
traffic sign (n)          sunburn (n)
triangle (n)              tear (v)
triangular (adj)          tie (n)
underground (adv)         time (v)
video-watch (n)
voltmeter (n)             Useful phrases
                          How do you do it?
Useful phrases            to catch (on) fire
What is this thing?
What’s it like?

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Unit 12                                    rear-view mirror (n)
                                           restroom (toilet) (n) AmEng
briefcase (n)                              shoplifter (n)
buggy (n)                                  skin (n)
building site (n)                          sleeping pills (n)
calibre (n)                                snowblower (n)
candle (n)                                 sort out (v)
carrot (n)                                 spy (v)
cleaning fluid (n)                         steal (v)
cough (n)                                  store (shop) (n)
crate (n)                                  teapot (n)
dishwasher (n)                             toner (n)
drowsiness (n)                             underarm deodorant (n)
earplug (n)                                wallet (n)
elevator (n) AmEng                         warning (n)
escalator (n)                              wax (n)
fasten (v)                                 wheelbarrow (n)
flat-panel computer screen (n)
foolproof (adj)                            Useful phrases
frankfurter (n)                            Attention!
hacker (n)                                 Avoid …
hairdryer (n)                              Caution!
hand rail (n)                              Danger!
handbag (n)                                Do not …
hard hat (n)                               Exactly!
indoor (adj)                               Handle with care.
inhale (v)                                 Important!
intranet (n)                               It’ll save time.
iron (for clothes) (n)                     Keep your voice down!
kidnap (v)                                 May cause …
kidnapper (n)                              Never …
label (n)                                  Not intended for …
lawsuit (n)                                Shoplifters will be prosecuted.
library (n)                                That’ll work.
luggage (n)                                That’s a great idea.
mat (n)                                    This end up.
medicine (n)                               Warning!
misuse (n)                                 Watch out!
never (adv)                                Yeah! Why not?
nut (n)
obvious (adj)
outdoor (adj)                              Unit 13
packet (n)
passenger (n)                              along (prep)
peanut (n)                                 apple (n)
pedestrian (n)                             around (prep)
petrol station (n)                         asparagus (n)
PIN (Personal Identification Number) (n)   ATM (automatic telling machine) (n)
prosecute (v)                              beef (n)
purse (n)                                  between (prep)
purse (n) AmEng                            break up (signal) (v)

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bus (n)                             strawberry (n)
car hire company (n)                supermarket (n)
castle (n)                          surgery (n)
CDW (collision damage waiver) (n)   T-bone steak (n)
change (n)                          through (prep)
chicken (n)                         tip (n)
church (n)                          tomato (n)
couple (n)                          towards (prep)
dessert (n)                         under (prep)
dish (food) (n)                     unlimited mileage (n)
dish of the day (n)                 vanilla (n)
driving licence (n)                 VAT (value added tax) (n)
east (n)                            vegetable (n)
factory (n)                         WC (water closet) (n)
fork (v)                            west (n)
french fries (n pl)                 wine (n)
fruit (n)                           ZIP (zoning improvement plan) (n)
green salad (n)
ham (n)                             Useful phrases
head (direction) (v)                to get around
hill (n)                            to give directions
home-made (adj)                     Have you got that?
ice cream (n)                       I’ll have the …
insurance (n)                       out and about
junction (n)                        What can you recommend?
main course (n)                     You can’t miss it.
map (n)
meat (n)
menu (n)                            Unit 14
mineral water (n)
motorway (n)                        accommodate (v)
mushroom (n)                        alien (n)
north (n)                           amazing (adj)
onion (n)                           antennae (n pl)
over (prep)                         butler (n)
past (prep)                         casino (n)
pie (n)                             cruise (v)
railway line (n)                    cubicle (n)
receipt (n)                         daylight (n)
return (ticket) (n)                 erosion (n)
right/left-hand (n)                 extremely (adv)
ring road (n)                       face (n)
roundabout (n)                      fire extinguisher (n)
salad (n)                           fresh air (n)
service (restaurant) (n)            hollow (adj)
sharp (knife) (adj)                 horizontal (adj)
side dish (n)                       immersion (n)
signpost (v)                        maiden voyage (n)
single (ticket) (n)                 mark (stain) (n)
soup (n)                            moon (n)
south (n)                           mouth (of river) (n)

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ocean liner (n)                      to be short of time
planetarium (n)                      to get back to somebody
reach (v)                            to look forward to
skyscraper (n)
solid (adj)
spa (n)                              Unit 16
storey (n)
suite (n)                            activate (v)
sun (n)                              after (adv)
surfboard (n)                        air bag (n)
take part (v)                        alter (v)
teleconference (n)                   blow up (inflate) (v)
theatre (n)                          bury (v)
vertical (adj)                       competitive (adj)
water-ski (n)                        competitor (n)
whistle (n)                          connect (v)
wingspan (n)                         cut up (v)
                                     design (n)
Useful phrases                       discard (v)
Tell me about it.                    disconnect (v)
That’s not enough.                   dismantle (v)
That’s too much.                     distribution (n)
                                     do up (v)
                                     dye (v)
Unit 15                              efficiently (adv)
                                     feedback (n)
appreciate (v)                       finally (adv)
attach (e-mail) (v)                  first (adv)
break down (v)                       fluid (n)
by (time) (prep)                     goods (n pl)
conference call (n)                  guess (v)
confirm (v)                          headquarters (n pl)
cover (n)                            inflate (v)
demo (n)                             in-house (adj)
diary (n)                            integrate (v)
draw up (plans) (v)                  labour (n)
nearby (adj)                         lead time (n)
output (n)                           logistics (n)
particular (adj)                     manufacturing (n)
phase (n)                            market trend (n)
priority (n)                         mixture (n)
schedule (n)                         next (adv)
schedule (v)                         outsource (v)
tied up (busy) (adj)                 procurement (n)
unreliable (adj)                     product cycle (n)
until (prep)                         pull out (v)
urgent (adj)                         pump out (v)
                                     purchaser (n)
Useful phrases                       rapid (adj)
How about …?                         respond (v)
to be able to make it at … o’clock   retailing (n)

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reuse (v)                indicate (v)
ship (v)                 inlet valve (n)
shred (v)                link (v)
shredder (n)             lubricating cup (n)
sort (v)                 micro switch housing (n)
stock turnover (n)       model number (n)
store (v)                mould assembly (n)
subcontract (v)          mount (n)
supplier (n)             mounting plate (n)
supply chain (n)         outlet nipple (n)
system (n)               part (n)
take apart (v)           pivot (v)
take off (remove) (v)    plate (in a machine) (n)
textiles (n pl)          plunger (n)
then (adv)               push (v)
                         refill cup (n)
Useful phrases           rim (n)
to change your mind      ring (v)
What’s the system?       serial number (n)
                         shaft (n)
                         shot (n)
Unit 17                  silencer (n)
                         slot (n)
above (prep)             spin (v)
attach (v)               spring relief valve (pump) (n)
beam (n)                 stick out
behind (prep)            stuck (past participle of stick) (v)
bolt (v)                 support (v)
bracket (n)              suspend (v)
cam lever (n)            tube (n)
chain (v)                turbine (n)
clamp (n)                turn (v)
clamp (v)                vacuum gauge (n)
connector (n)            vacuum pump (n)
ejector (n)              valve assembly (n)
ejector cam (n)          washer (for bolt) (n)
elbow joint (n)
escape (v)               Useful phrases
flanged hub (n)          Does it fit?
gauge (n)                to fit into
golf ball (n)            to fit round
golf driver (n)          in front of
heating element (n)      on the back of
hinge (v)                on the bottom of
hit (v)                  on the front of
hook (v)                 on the top of
house (v)                to pass through
hub (n)                  to screw into
hub screw (n)            to stick out of
ice stripper (n)
ice-making machine (n)

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Unit 18                                What’s the best way to …?

adaptable (adj)
alternative (n)                        Unit 19
assemble (v)
back up (v)                            armoured vehicle (n)
bike shed (n)                          ballpoint pen (n)
blood (n)                              breathe (v)
budget (n)                             complaint (n)
cage (n)                               diving suit (n)
chocolate bar (n)                      drilling machine (n)
cockroach (n)                          fibre optics (n)
continuous (adj)                       flight (n)
cow (n)                                fold up (v)
detect (v)                             grinding machine (n)
detector (n)                           helicopter (n)
drawing (n)                            high voltage cable (n)
durable (adj)                          invent (v)
engine tune up (n)                     invention (n)
flexible (adj)                         investigate (v)
fork-lift truck (n)                    landing gear (n)
hold-up (n)                            lifetime (n)
intelligent (adj)                      milling machine (n)
jar (n)                                parking meter (n)
locate (v)                             power (v)
log (v)                                reception (in office building) (n)
milk (v)                               retractable (adj)
night-vision lenses (n)                rewire (v)
obsolete (adj)                         safety guard (n)
patrol (n)                             showerhead (n)
patrol (v)                             sketch (n)
print (v)                              sketch book (n)
productive (adj)                       skydiving (n)
protection (n)                         slow down (v)
queue (n)                              tank (military) (n)
radar (n)                              tap (n)
reliable (adj)                         teabag (n)
scooter (n)                            transformer (n)
sentry (n)                             turning machine (n)
smoke (n)                              wound-up (adj)
stain (n)
status report (n)                      Useful phrases
strike (n)                             Have you … yet?
tight (adj)                            It’s progress.
wall-penetrating (adj)                 What was wrong with …?

Useful phrases
Which is better?
to get injured
It doesn’t matter.
to look into something (investigate)

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Unit 20                      paint (n)
                             paper (n)
absorbent (adj)              plastic (n)
air-bed (n)                  plate (for eating) (n)
alloy (n)                    polarized lens (n)
artificial (adj)             pollutant (n)
atom (n)                     polyester (n)
baseball cap (n)             polystyrene (n)
beach sandals (n)            polythene (n)
bend (v)                     porous (adj)
body implant (n)             possibly (adv)
bone (n)                     probably (adv)
boots (n pl)                 PVC (n)
brittle (adj)                refillable (adj)
byte (n)                     repellent (n)
canvas (n)                   resist (v)
cardboard (n)                revolution (n)
ceramic (n)                  roof tile (n)
convertible sports car (n)   rubber (n)
corrode (v)                  sand (n)
corrosion (n)                send (v)
cotton (n/adj)               shovel (n)
ductile (adj)                silk (n)
electrical conductor (n)     skis (n pl)
feather (n)                  sleeping bag (n)
firm (adj)                   smart (intelligent) (adj)
foam rubber (n)              snow (n)
forecast (v)                 soft (adj)
fur (n)                      space (universe) (n)
glass (n)                    straw (n)
gloves (n pl)                strong (adj)
gold (n)                     structure (n)
heat insulator (n)           sugar cube (n)
hip (body) (n)               sunglasses (n pl)
impermeable (adj)            sunhat (n)
knee (n)                     synthetic (adj)
lead (metal) (n)             technological (adj)
leather (n)                  tin (material) (n)
lightweight (adj)            titanium (n)
lining (of clothes) (n)      translate (v)
matches (n pl)               transparent (adj)
mattress (n)                 underwear (n)
maybe (adv)                  waterproof (adj)
motorbike (n)                weakened (adj)
nanotechnology (n)           window (n)
natural (adj)                withstand (v)
nickel (n)                   wool (n)
nickel-cadmium (n)           woollen (adj)
nylon (n)
oil spill (n)
ozone layer (n)

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Useful phrases
I (don’t) think so.
I’m sure it is.
It can’t be done.
Not a hope.
Probably not.
to break under stress
What’s it made of?
Yes, we’ve done it before.


Unit 21

acid (n)
acidic (adj)
argument (n)
audience (n)
because (conj)
boil (v)
boiling point (n)
bubble (n)
carbon-graphite (n)
coin (n)
crayon (n)
dense (adj)
density (n)
diamagnetic (adj)
disagreement (n)
dissolve (v)
fingernail (n)
frog (n)
let go (v)
magician (n)
magnet (n)
opposite (adj)
pole (north/south) (n)
protein (n)
raisin (n)
resolve (v)
saw (v)
silver (n)
so (conj)
step (of a procedure) (n)
trick (n)
vinegar (n)
why (adv)

Useful phrases
How come?



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