Does your company manufacture products? Do you have to talk to customers about those products?
How do you describe a product?
One way is to start with the questions that customer might ask about the product.
Watch our video. We ask and answer questions about a common piece of computer equipment. At the end we put the answers together to create a short, clear description of that product.
Now test yourself
Here’s information about another product. See if you can make a question for each piece of information and then write down the answers to create the product description. The answers are at the bottom of this page.
|Product type||steam iron|
|Dimensions||275mm x 117mm x 150mm, 550gms|
|For use with||silk, nylon, wool, cotton, linen|
|Country of origin||China|
These are some suggested answers.
|What’s this?||It’s a steam iron.|
|What do you use it for?||You use it to iron or press clothes.|
|How big is it?||It’s 275mm long, 117mm wide and 150mm tall.|
|What does it weigh?||It weighs 550 grams.|
|What materials can you use with it?||You can use it with silk, nylon, wool, cotton and linen.|
|What’s it made of?||It’s made of metal and plastic.|
|Where was it made?||It was made in China.|
|How much does it cost?||It costs €30.|
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