ESL Word of the Day – Evidence

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.

ESL Word of the Day – Rescue

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 – Influence

Influence

(noun) – the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or orders.  Example: The Council had influence over many government decisions / Gayle’s mother said I was a bad influence on her daughter.

(verb) – to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, thinks etc without directly forcing or ordering them. Example: Several factors are likely to influence this decision.

Did you know…? The word ‘influence’ was in the Oxford Dictionary’s top 150 most-viewed words last year.

ESL Word of the Day – Challenge

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.

ESL Word of the Day – Issue

Issue

Noun – a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people.

Example Usage: We should discuss the issue of discrimination at our next meeting;  We must resolve the issue with the neighbours.

Common Phrases:  ‘raise an issue’, ‘address an issue’, ‘resolve an issue’, ‘avoid an issue’

Did you know…?  The word ‘issue’ was in the Oxford Dictionary’s top 50 most-viewed words of last year.

Top 25 Nouns and Their Meaning

Top 25 Nouns

A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing or concept.   Over half the words in the English language are nouns.  Here is a list of the top 25 nouns from the Oxford English Dictionary.

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