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沃尔玛将送货服务推向新高度。

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fox新闻:Walmart taking deliveries to a new level
沃尔玛将送货服务推向新高度

燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写

◆TRANSCRIPT


Walmart taking deliveries to a new level and testing a service that will not only drop off groceries to a customer's front door, but will have the driver carry them inside and load them into the fridge.

Walmart announcing a partnership with August Home, which makes the key-less locks that can be controlled with a smart phone, as well as other "smart'' devices.

Right now, it's being tested with some August home customers in Silicon Valley. A driver will be dispatched to drop the order off, and if the customer is not home, the driver will enter a one-time pass code onto the house's smart lock keypad. The driver can then walk in, leave the packages in the hallway, or if their perishable items in the refrigerator or freezer.

Customers get a notification when the driver rings the doorbell and August Home security cameras allows them to watch the entire process from an app if they wish.

Hilarie Barsky, FOX News.

Adapted from 沃尔玛将送货服务推向新高度

◆VOCABULARY

1. load v. load (up) | load (up with sth.) | load (up) (with sth.) | load sth. /sb. (into / onto st.) to put a large quantity of things or people onto or into sth. (把大量…)装上,装入。用法:
(动词 + 名词短语)
○We loaded the car in ten minutes. 我们十分钟就装好了车。
○Can you help me load the dishwasher? 你帮我把碗碟放进洗碗机里好吗?
○Men were loading up a truck with timber. 工人正在把木料装上卡车。
○Sacks were being loaded onto the truck. 人们正在把麻袋装上卡车。
(单独使用的动词)
○We finished loading and set off. 我们装完货物就出发了。

2. dispatch v. dispatch sth. (to sb. / sth.) (formal) to send a letter, package or message somewhere 发出,发送(邮件、包裹、信息)。例如:Goods are dispatched within 24 hours of your order reaching us. 订单到达我方24小时内发货。

3. hallway n. (房子或公寓的)门厅 A hallway in a house or flat is the area just inside the front door, into which some of the other rooms open.

4. perishable adj. (especially of food 尤指食物) likely to decay or go bad quickly 易腐烂的;易变质的。例如:perishable goods / foods易腐烂变质的商品 / 食物

◆QUESTIONS
Read the statements. Then listen to the news and check the true (√) or false (×) statements.


True () or False (×)

Statements

Q1

 

Walmart taking deliveries to a new level and providing a service that will not only drop off groceries to a customer's front door, but will have the driver carry them inside and load them into the fridge.

Q2

 

Walmart announcing a partnership with August Home, which makes the key-less locks that can be controlled with a smart phone, as well as other "smart'' devices.

Q3

 

Right now, it's being tested with some August home customers in Silicon Valley.

Q4

 

A driver will be dispatched to drop the order off, and if the customer is not home, the driver will call the customer and then enter a one-time pass code onto the house's smart lock keypad.

Q5

 

The driver can then walk in, leave the packages in the hallway, or if their perishable items in the refrigerator.

Q6

 

Customers get a notification when the driver rings the doorbell and August Home security cameras allows them to watch the entire process from an app if they wish.


◆KEY


True () or False (×)

Statements

Q1

×


Walmart taking deliveries to a new level and providing a service that will not only drop off groceries to a customer's front door, but will have the driver carry them inside and load them into the fridge.

 

正确表达

Walmart taking deliveries to a new level and testing a service that will not only drop off groceries to a customer's front door, but will have the driver carry them inside and load them into the fridge.

Q2



Walmart announcing a partnership with August Home, which makes the key-less locks that can be controlled with a smart phone, as well as other "smart'' devices.

Q3



Right now, it's being tested with some August home customers in Silicon Valley.

Q4

×


A driver will be dispatched to drop the order off, and if the customer is not home, the driver will call the customer and then enter a one-time pass code onto the house's smart lock keypad.

 

正确表达

A driver will be dispatched to drop the order off, and if the customer is not home, the driver will enter a one-time pass code onto the house's smart lock keypad.

Q5

×


The driver can then walk in, leave the packages in the kitchen, or if their perishable items in the refrigerator.

 

正确表达

The driver can then walk in, leave the packages in the hallway, or if their perishable items in the refrigerator.

Q6

Customers get a notification when the driver rings the doorbell and August Home security cameras allows them to watch the entire process from an app if they wish.


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