Brush up on your Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Ahead of Saint Valentine’s Day on Monday, 14th February, brush up on your Valentine’s Day vocabulary. These are words that you may hear or wish to use in the coming days.





ESL Word of the Day – Pursue


Meaning 1: to chase or follow someone or something, in order to catch them, attack them. Example:  The police officer decided to pursue the suspicious-looking man.

Meaning 2: to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a long period of time. Example: I would like to pursue a career in politics.

Similar words: chase, follow

Did you know…?  The word ‘pursue’ was the 114th most-viewed word in the Oxford Dictionary last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Rescue


(Verb) – to save someone or something from a situation of danger or harm.

Example: Survivors of the crash were rescued by a helicopter

(Noun) – when someone or something is rescued from danger.

Example: It was a dangerous rescue

ESL Word of the Day – Strategy


(Noun) – A planned series of actions for achieving something; skillful planning.

Example:  The police force needs a new strategy for dealing with crime;  The company developed a new business strategy.

Did you know…?  The word ‘strategy’ was in the Oxford Dictionary’s top 200 most-viewed words last year.

English Idiom of the Day – In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time

Just ‘in the nick of time’ means just at the critical moment; just in time; not too late, but very close!

Example: I got to the pharmacy just in the nick of time.  It’s a good thing, because I really need this medicine!

I almost missed the train but I got to the station just in the nick of time.

Did you know…?  A ‘nick’ was a wor that used to refer to  a notch or small cut and was synonymous with precision. Such notches were used on ‘tally’ sticks to measure or keep score.

ESL Word of the Day – Challenge


(Noun) Something that tests strength, skill, or ability, especially in a way that is interesting.

Example: John now faces the biggest challenge of his career / I decided to take up the challenge to climb Mount Olympus.

Did you know…?  The word ‘challenge’ was in the Oxford Dictionary’s top 250 most-viewed words last year.

Answers to English Lesson – 100-Year-Old Whisky Returned to Scotland

Here are the answers to yesterday’s English Lesson – ‘100-year-old Whisky Returns to Scotland’.  If you require any help or clarifications please ask me.


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