Academic 4: conversation, date, doll, draw, exciting

1. conversation

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.
– Example:
+ she picked up the phone and held a conversation in French
+ In conversation we discuss the power of music to get us through those dark nights of the soul.
+ Aim to terminate the conversation before anything of any substance is discussed.
+ For some minutes there had been efforts to end the conversation coming from the wings.
+ The tables are placed very close together so intimate conversation is difficult.
+ I was talking to a Canadian guy last week and one of the topics of conversation was language.
+ It’s been a good weekend, both of us catching up on sleep and rest and conversation.
+ We tried to talk to him a few times, but he was not interested in conversation.
+ Marriage came up in conversation as I asked him if he would consider getting married.

2. date

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: The day of the month or year as specified by a number.
– Example:
+ what’s the date today?
+ please give your name, address, and date of birth
+ It took months to sort out this nightmare and if a date of birth had been requested, it might not have happened.
+ The man then said he had contacted the police and asked for her date of birth, address and how often she used the branch.
+ Juniors wishing to take part should state their date of birth.
+ He next turns up at 4 am when a Garda patrol stops him in the town centre and ask him his date of birth which he gives before they send him on his way.
+ I recently obtained a copy of my birth certificate, and it shows my date of birth as the sixth of the month.
+ We can never be sure of that, for her family never registered her date of birth.
+ Paper will be provided so children should bring their colours, two euros for the entrance fee and should know their date of birth.

3. doll

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A small model of a human figure, typically one of a baby or girl, used as a child’s toy.
– Example:
+ My daughter would also have liked the children’s room, full of dolls dressed in hand-embroidered baby gowns and Victorian toys.
+ Girls dressed the dolls and put them in prams, beds or cradles which were often handed down from one generation to the next.
+ There are toys for the girls: soft dolls and wicker houses.
+ But he’s no mere gatherer of porcelain dolls, ship-in-bottle models or hockey cards.
+ Baby dolls are the must-have for many little girls this Christmas.
+ There are so many dolls and soft toys in need of names.
+ Toys, including dolls and teddy bears, were stored in boxes and there were several trophies, some crayons and a child’s cough medicine on the mantelpiece nearby.
+ As well, both the dolls and the human models are masked.
+ Their hair is cut so the boys look like porcupines and the girls like china dolls.

4. draw

– Part Of Speech: verb
– Meaning: Produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper with a pencil, pen, etc.
– Example:
+ Rose was sitting quietly, absent-mindedly drawing her picture with thick, dark slashes of her pencil.
+ However the map was drawn in pencil, it had no towns, no villages, no roads, no mountain names, no river names.
+ The sketches included a self-portrait drawn by the artist in 1937.
+ Each picture was carefully drawn with pencil and then color was added, much as his mature artwork was done.
+ We held a competition to see who could draw the best picture of the world showing the links between all the countries of the UN.
+ This is part of the Swindon Music Festival and children taking part have been asked to design and draw a picture that represents the festival.
+ Pictures must be drawn in pencil, black ink or charcoal so that they can be copied onto the front page.

5. exciting

– Part Of Speech: adjective
– Meaning: Causing great enthusiasm and eagerness.
– Example:
+ one of the most exciting matches I’ve ever seen
+ The mere presence of restaurants we can’t get in to makes city life seem more exciting.
+ Her name might have remained obscure if not for an exciting discovery in 1994.
+ Try to keep the content fresh and exciting to read.
+ Because it keeps my life exciting and challenging.
+ The fourth race which was over the standard trip resulted in an exciting finish.
+ In this regard, we have an incredibly exciting opportunity.
+ Positions changed in the blink of an eye – exciting for fans but dangerous for drivers.
+ Camp was coming up soon and she now could not wait for the exciting adventure.

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