外语系 纺织商务英语 Textile Business English
Module Three Visits and Travel
Task 2 Visiting a factory
1. To comprehend basic vocabulary and sentence patterns related to a factory tour;2. To identify and understand the basic elements of a factory tour;3. To understand the importance of a factory tour in business. Learning Objectives
Lead-in—Group discussion What information are you expecting from a factory tour? What can we do to ensure the security while visiting a factory?
Useful expressions and patterns • 1. We’d very much like to have a tour of your factory. • 2. I’m eager to visit your company. • 3. I hope to visit your factory next mouth. • 4. I would be happy to come to see your facilities. • 5. When could I visit your factory? The sooner the better! • 6. I’m afraid you’ll have to wear an overall. It’s hygiene requirement.
Useful expressions and patterns • 7. You need this for security. • 8. It’s very important not to touch the machinery. • 9. I wonder whether I could talk to your workers? • 10. I wonder if you enjoyed visiting our factory? • 11. All the arrangements for the tour are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Listening Dialogue 1 Notes to the dialogue • 1 square meters: 平方米 • 2 brochures: 小册子
Listening Dialogue 1 Listen to the dialogue and decide if the following statements are true(T) or false(F). • 1 ( ) The Purchasing Manager from ATC showed around the factory for Richard. • 2 ( ) The plant covers an area of 25,000 square meters. • 3 ( ) The plant was set up in the early 1970s.
Listening Dialogue 2 Brainstorming Question What departments do we usually have in a factory?
Listening Dialogue 2 Notes to the dialogue 1 I’m all set. : I’m ready. 我已经准备好了。 2 the production line: 生产线 3 put on this helmet：带上头盔 4 the assembly line: 装配线 5 half-automated: 半自动化 6 rejects: 被弃之物, 不合格品 7 semi-finished product: 半成品
Listening Listen to a dialogue between Thomas and Richard when they are taking a factory tour and answer the following questions. • 1 What did Tomas want to visit? • 2 Will they put on the helmet before visiting, why? • 3 What does the assembly line look like? • 4 Is every part of the process, form the first stages to the finished product, carried out at this plant?
Listening Dialogue 3 Notes to the dialogue 1. square meters: 平方米 2. set up: 建立 3. anniversary: 周年纪念 4. run: 运行 5. come off: 实现，成为
Listening Listen to dialogue 3 and complete the following figures: • 1 The plant covers an area of _______ square meters. • 2 They’ll soon be celebrating the _________ anniversary. • 3 There are ________ employees in this plant. • 4 All products have to go through ________ checks in the whole manufacturing process. • 5 They’ll be making __________ units beginning with October.
Assignment Some visitors are coming to your factory. Look at the following organization chart and think which areas you would show them. Arrange a day’s activity for them. The following words may be useful in your activity. Plant/Supply area/Assembly area/Dispatch area/Ray materials conveyer
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