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Actividad de aprendizaje 11

Evidencia 2: Descr ibing and 


and comparing
comparing products

Conocer un producto es importante a la hora de distribuirlo y para describirlo en


inglés se necesita tener un buen conocimiento sobre el uso de los adjetivos y su
correcta posición en una oración, ya que estos adoptan un orden específico de
acuerdo con la característica que describen.

 Adicionalmente, además de conocer de manera interna los productos de la empresa


a la cual se pertenece es necesario conocer los de la competencia. Por ende, si se
pretende expresar las ventajas de un producto para clientes de habla inglesa, se
debe tener en cuenta las estructuras relacionadas con los comparativos y
superlativos en dicho idioma.

Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, para el desarrollo de esta evidencia, usted debe


escuchar un clip de audio en el que se presenta la descripción de 3 modelos
diferentes de un producto (sillas de trabajo para oficinas). Este clip de audio se
encuentra disponible adjunto al enlace de envío de esta evidencia bajo el nombre
de “Products review”.   Descárguelo y guárdelo en su equipo para que pueda
escucharlo las veces que lo requiera.

Luego, con base en la información presentada para cada producto, desarrolle los
siguientes ítems.

1. Based on the description of the three different models of office chairs you will
listen to in the audio clip, complete the product description chart with the missing
m issing
information. Use the features in the box below to fill in the chart with the
characteristics that properly describe each chair type.

  Traditional  6 months
 300 lb (pounds)  250 lb (pounds)
 Black  Black, grey, green
 Black, cream, grey  150 lb (pounds)
 Wood, chrome   Vintage
 Steel, metal, mesh  2 months
 23 inches   Contemporary
 $ 69.09  Mesh, nylon, steel
 35.4' 38.9 inches  18.75 to 21.75 inches
 1 year  $ 143.99
 $ 66.09

Product description chart

Feature Model 1 Model 2 Model 3


Modern computer Corvus mid-century Hodedah Office Chair 
Chair Office Chair
1. Design style •Traditional   Contemporary
 vintage

 2. Materials •steel  Wood, chrome nylon

 3.  Available colors Black Black, grey, green  Black, grey

4. Weight capacity 250 lb (pounds  300 lb (pounds) 150 lb

 5. Price •$ 69.09  $ 143.99  $ 66.09

6. Manufacturer 1 year  6 months 2 months


warranty
7. Height •35.4' 38.9 inches 18.75 to 21.75 inches 23 inches

8. 360 ° swivel?  Yes do not YES

9.  Assembly required? Do not  Yes Yes

2. Use the information you just filled in in the previous chart to complete the
following sentences.

A: What is the Modern Computer Chair made of?


B: It is made of ___steel_____

A: How much is the Corvus Mid-century Office Chair?


 B: It is _____$ 143.99____.

A: What kind of style is the Hodedah Office Chair?


B: It is a ____nylon____________________ design style.

A: How much weight does the Corvus Mid-century Chair hold?


B: It can hold up to________300
to________300 lb (pounds)_____________

A: How high is the Hodedah Office Chair?


B: It is____________ 23”
23” to 22 “ _________________ inches high.

A: How long is the manufacturer warranty on the Modern Computer Chair?


B:  The manufacturer warranty on the Modern Computer chair is __1
year_______ long.

3. Write the right comparative and superlative forms for each adjective in the
following sentences:

a. The Modern Computer Chair is ________more______ (cheap) than the


Corvus Mid-century Chair. But the Hodedah Office Chair is the
 ______more__________ (cheap) of the three chair models.
b. The Modern Computer Chair has a _________  higher_________ (large)
weight capacity than the Hodedah Office Chair.
c. The Corvus Mid-century Chair has the _______higher_______(large) weight
capacity of the three.
d. The Hodedah Office Chair is available in _____more____ (many) colors than
the Modern Computer Chair.
e. The manufacturer warranty on the Modern Computer Chair is the
 _____higher____ (long) of the three chair models.
f. The Hodedah Office Chair is ___less______ (high) than the Corvus Mid-
century Chair.
4. If the company you work for wanted to commercialize one of these office chair
models, which one do you consider would be the best chair model for your
company to make a profit? Why?

Write 2 - 3 paragraphs stating your opinion regarding which chair model you
consider is the best one and explain the reasons you have to consider so.
Remember to use the vocabulary for expressing opinions you can find in the
supplementary material.

When writing the paragraphs, don´t forget to provide information related to:

 Product main features/characteristics


 Product benefits
 Product differences
differences compared to other products of the same
same type

The office chair to offer would be the modern computer chair, in an office it is always
necessary that the chairs have a rotation axis of 360 degrees to improve the
movement flow, besides that it is within reach of a price of 69 dollars plus a year
warranty, does not require assembly, so it optimizes labor and extra expense, its
color and traditional style make it, as the most striking product and greater comfort
and resistance for its support capacity of 250 pounds. taking into account that in
office work, the staff is female, so providing a comfortable and practical seat
facilitates their performance.

5.  After writing you opinion, create an audio recording, no more than 2 minutes
long, in which you read the paragraphs you wrote in the previous item.
Remember to use adjectives in English to describe your pr eferred office chair
model, and comparatives and superlatives to present the advantages of it.
Save the recording and send it to your instructor through the virtual platform.
Nota: para el desarrollo de esta evidencia se deben tener en cuenta el material de
formación “ Describing
Describing my product with adjectives ”  y
 y los materiales complementarios
pertenecientes a esta actividad de aprendizaje.

Tenga presente que la plataforma solo le permitirá hacer un envío de las e videncias.
Por favor asegúrese de adjuntar los dos (2) archivos durante la entrega, es decir,
dec ir, el
archivo de la grabación de
d e audio realizada en el punto
p unto 5 en formato Mp3, WAV, MIDI
con un peso inferior a 5 Mb y este documento con el desarrollo de los puntos 1 a 4
en formato .pdf o .doc.

Pasos para enviar la evidencia:

1. Clic en el título de la evidencia.


2. Clic en Examinar mi equipo y buscar los archivos previamente guardados.
3. Dejar un comentario al instructor (opcional).
4. Clic en Enviar.

Nota:  esta evidencia es de carácter individual. Recuerde revisar la guía de


aprendizaje con el fin de verificar que ha realizado todas las evidencias propuestas,
saber cómo desarrollarlas y entregarlas correctamente.

Criterios de evaluación
Estructura adecuadamente una opinión sobre un tema conocido de su
especialidad.