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production clipart 1As a result of ‘globalization’, manufacturing centres from all over North America and Europe have been moved to Asia, Latin America and other regions where production costs are much cheaper. Talking about production, then, has become an important skill for many non-native English speakers. Let’s practice some of the phrases and words used when talking about this topic.

The following dialogues illustrate how common language associated with production is used in context. If you single-click the words and phrases highlighted, a pop-up box will give you the meanings and give further examples of usage. After reading the two dialogues, try the practice exercises to test your understanding of the vocabulary.

Dialogue 1

Johnny Lin is a production manager responsible for producing goods for Amy Spivak at Charnest Enterprises. Johnny has run into some production problems and calls Amy to explain the delay.