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ESL Word of the Day – Catastrophe

Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 11:03 AM
posted by Jo

Catastrophe

(Noun) - A terrible event in which there is a lot of destruction, suffering, or death.

Example: The earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been a catastrophe.

Similar word: Disaster

ESL Word of the Day – Vacancy

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 @ 07:03 AM
posted by Jo

Vacancy

1. A job that is available for someone to start doing.  Example: We have no vacancies for photographers at the moment.

2. A room in a hotel or building that is not being used and is available for someone to stay in. Example: Let me see if we have a vacancy for tonight.

ESL Word of the Day – Graduation

Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Jo

Graduation

(Noun) - the time when you complete your education or a university degree course. Example: After graduation, Neil moved to Ohio to become an accountant.

(Noun) - a ceremony at which you receive a university degree or diploma. Example: I am looking forward to my graduation day.

ESL Word of the Day – Adventure

Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

Adventure

(Noun) - An exciting experience in which dangerous, unusual or fun things happen. Example: We had a great adventure in the jungle today;  Are there any adventure movies on at the cinema?

Willingness to try new things and take risks. Example: Come on - where's your sense of adventure?

ESL Word of the Day – Commute

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

Commute

(Verb) To make a journey between home and work. Example: Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.

(Noun) The journey to work each day. Example: My morning commute takes 45-minutes.

ESL Word of the Day – Promotion

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

Promotion

1. A move to a more important job or position in a company or organization. Example: Your promotion to Senior Editor is now official.

2. An activity intended to help sell a product, or the product that is being promoted. Example: We are going to hold a Winter sales promotion.

3. The activity of persuading people to support something. Example: Next month will be the promotion our Summer range of clothes.

ESL Word of the Day – Scrutiny

Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

Scrutiny

(Noun) Careful and thorough examination of someone or something (usually to try to find mistakes).

Examples: Careful scrutiny of the company's accounts revealed a whole series of errors.

The employee was under scrutiny.

Similar words: examination, study, inspection, analysis

ESL Word of the Day – Evidence

Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:02 AM
posted by Jo

Evidence

(Noun) - facts or signs that show clearly that something exists or is true.  Example:  At present we have no evidence of life on other planets;  Do you have evidence that this treatment works?

(Verb) - to show that something exists or is true. Example: The volcano is still active, as evidenced by the recent eruption.

Similar word: Proof

Did you know...?  The word 'evidence' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 150 most-viewed words last year.

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