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Academic 1: address, adult, band, bar, baseball


1. address

– Part Of Speech:  noun
– Meaning:  The particulars of the place where someone lives or an organization is situated.

– Example:

  • they exchanged addresses and agreed to keep in touch
  • He gave no further details other than his address.
  • The people in the group bond in a special way, and addresses are exchanged at the end so you can keep in touch with, or just remind yourself of, those you walked with.
  • After we’d exchanged numbers and addresses, Marty looked as though he was about to explode.
  • But the list didn’t have detailed addresses or contact information.
  • On Sunday enjoy a farewell breakfast with your new friends, it will give you a chance to exchange names and addresses with your fellow guests.
  • They exchanged mailing addresses and became good friends after their chance meeting.
  • Detectives established addresses and other details and passed the information to British authorities.
  • Among the abusive calls and text messages being received are some claiming to have put campaigners’ addresses and contact details on Combat 18’s target lists.

2. adult

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning:  A person who is fully grown or developed.

– Example:

  • Children should be accompanied by an adult
  • We share hopes and dreams for our kids and expect that we will be able to provide for them as they grow into adults.
  • Would it be better to treat children like adults while they are growing up?
  • The investment looked canny as the market for gadgets and toys aimed at adults keeps growing.
  • How can something so small require the undivided attention of two grown adults and still not be satisfied?
  • I had lost my best friend, the girl I had grown into an adult with.
  • It is a bit ironic how all little girls want to do is grow up and all adults want to do is be young again.
  • Sometimes a young adult who has grown up in a sheltered, relatively conservative environment finds him or herself ready to rebel the moment he or she leaves home.
  • It allows the child to grow into an adult who feels valued and competent, who can be emotionally attached to others and has empathy for them.

3. band

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning:  A group of people who have a common interest or purpose or who share a common feature.

– Example:

  • a band of eminent British researchers
  • The band was divided into ten small groups, each covering a certain area of the city.
  • A small wood nestling in a Pennine valley has won a top award for a band of tree-planting volunteers.
  • His plans had required a dexterity that would serve him well when he came to supervise his own band of postgraduates later.
  • The band was finally forced to surrender only 30 miles short of reaching safety in Canada.
  • All three armed services sent detachments, bands and chiefs of staff, who were accompanied by police and relatives.
  • But she adds that every time she tries to sell her house, prospective buyers are scared away by the bands of drug dealers circulating out front.
  • He threw his 800 men head-on against a position meticulously prepared by the three bands of Seminoles waiting there.
  • Among the gathering crowd, roving bands of reporters snatch interviews and roll tape in an effort to capsulize the purpose of the ride for a future sound byte.

4. bar

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning:  A long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon.

– Example:

  • an iron bar
  • bars on the windows
  • The council is now renewing its security measures and thinking of placing metal bars across all windows, replacing the alarm system and upgrading its CCTV.
  • Police recovered a collection of weapons including steel bars, hammers and clubs, as well as a Vauxhall car.
  • On each side of me from floor to ceiling were wrought iron metal bars.
  • Most seniors I know live with iron grilles and bars, locked windows and doors.
  • The outside walls of the building now gleam white and the decorative wrought iron bars on the windows are a clean, pale blue.

5. baseball

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning:  A ball game played between two teams of nine on a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases. It is played chiefly as a warm-weather sport in the US and Canada.

– Example:

  • a game of baseball
  • This innovation led to the transformation of the Cardinals from one of the worst teams in baseball to one of the best.
  • That, of course, is what they said in baseball and now the sport is a discredited shambles.
  • I suppose that’s the same appeal of watching baseball or golf or tennis live.
  • Yes, very pleased for Johnny Damon and all them – they’re my favourite team in baseball now.
  • When he was at his peak, baseball and boxing were the only two truly national sports in America.
  • Until recently there was barely any testing of baseball players for steroids.
  • At school, Eisenhower proved to be a star athlete excelling in both baseball and American football.
  • I had no idea of what was to come as we drove on home returning from my baseball game.

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