Tag: WVI level 2

Jul
17
2013

experience

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihk spir i ihns

noun
definition 1:  a particular situation or event that one has encountered or lived through.
example:  Working in that factory was tough for those months, but it was a good experience for me.
example:  She never forgot the experience of being on stage for the first time.

 

definition 2:  the sum total of such situations and events in one’s life.
example:  I know from my experience that to do this would be a mistake.
example:  Luxury had never been part of my grandparents’ experience.
example:  In my experience, these problems usually have simple solutions.
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Jul
16
2013

focus

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

fo k@s

noun
definition:  the area of greatest concentration, attention, or activity.
example:  Of course, others were involved, but our son was the primary focus of our concern.
example:  The focus of the nature program was the dire situation of the polar bear.
example:  They feel there should be a stronger focus on science in the elementary school curriculum.

intransitive verb
definition:  to concentrate one’s attention or activity (usually followed by “on”).
example:  I have trouble focusing on my work when I’m tired.
example:  The researchers focused on the question of causation.

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