Academic 12: badminton, bake, balloon, bandage, battery

1. badminton

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A game with rackets in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth across a net.
– Example:
+ The club also provides outdoor and indoor games such as tennis, badminton and table tennis.
+ Games like badminton, table tennis, etc. are available and women have exclusive time too.
+ A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.
+ We offer football, baseball, badminton and skateboarding as well as dance and drama classes.
+ Two new venues on the Greenwich Peninsula would host badminton, gymnastics and table tennis.
+ Several rounds of shuttle badminton games are going on here by journalists who badly want to sweat it out for fitness.
+ I like a bit of golf, but apart from playing badminton over the washing line I don’t do much sport in the summer.
+ In his spare time he enjoys playing two of the country’s most popular sports, soccer and badminton.
+ Two sports halls would be built to host badminton, gymnastics and table tennis.

2. bake

– Part Of Speech: verb
– Meaning: Cook (food) by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.
– Example:
+ they bake their own bread and cakes
+ Line the tart with foil, fill with baking beans and cook for 10 min.
+ The old ovens are wood-fired and bake beautiful bread.
+ She had put up a table for the presents, put balloons and streamers everywhere and helped the cook bake her own cake.
+ Stuffing it into her mouth, she grunted and let the cook get on with baking the bread.
+ She entered the kitchen to the enticing smell of beef stew, newly baked bread, and apple pie.
+ While baking the cake we cooked the fish and chips and ate the food as it was gradually cooked while talking about terrible plane incidents on QANTAS airlines.
+ I’m also pretty good at English puddings: I like cooking baked apples, crème brûlée and rice pudding.
+ To distract myself from the wait for Elle to deliver, I had cooked them the same fruited breads and baked sausages that I served the soldiers.

3. balloon

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A small coloured rubber bag which is inflated with air and then sealed at the neck, used as a child’s toy or a decoration.
– Example:
+ the room was festooned with balloons and streamers
+ Those who attended were greeted with a splendid display of colour with helium balloons, banners and flags festooning the walls of the Glenside.
+ The place was well decorated, with balloons and streamers hanging everywhere.
+ Some less-obvious (but easily acquired) tools include balloons and a rubber mallet.
+ She grabbed my hand and led me through a front door that was heavily decorated with balloons and streamers.
+ The committee had a four-course meal, upmarket wines, auction prizes, 2000 balloons and other decorations and a Perth band lined up.
+ Coloured cut outs of red hearts, and heart-shaped balloons, decorated the walls and roof in the dimly lit ballroom.
+ The Murfits ensured everything was organised for the party with colourful balloons, streamers and of course the cake – a black forest gateau.
+ Local residents pulled out all the stops to make Santa feel welcome, with balloons and decorations.

4. bandage

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A strip of woven material used to bind up a wound or to protect an injured part of the body.
– Example:
+ her leg was swathed in bandages
+ They examined me, fussed around me, changed the bandages, medicated the wounds.
+ Giles looked down at the huge, white bulbous bandages swathing her arms and legs.
+ This I cleaned as well as I could and stitched it up, then bandaged it using the last of my clean gauze bandages.
+ The two men spent three hours at Rochdale Infirmary having blood tests and were sent home swathed in bandages.
+ Apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the wound with an adhesive bandage or gauze.
+ There were bandages holding pads to the side of my head, more around my torso and the stinging line across my bicep.
+ He dealt with that first, smearing salve over the bandage with which he bound the wound, and then attended to the many bruises.
+ She soaked her body again, at the same time soaking the bandage over her wound.

5. battery

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.
– Example:
+ a camera battery
+ Compared to batteries, fuel cells will be smaller, much lighter and instantly rechargeable.
+ The batteries that power the electric motor cost thousands.
+ At low speeds, the car uses only the electric motor powered by batteries.
+ The redox reaction in the battery is the source of the electrical energy; batteries are voltaic cells.
+ While the new electrodes have not yet been tested in fuel cells or batteries, Liu expects they will significantly boost energy output.
+ If there’s no electricity, how do you get the energy to power the batteries for the cameras?
+ Some analysts foresee fuel cells replacing batteries in consumer electronics and other applications before long.
+ The cells in a car battery generate electricity with a chemical reaction between a lead plate and a lead dioxide plate that are bathed in acid.

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