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HomeIELTS VocabularyGeneral 20: egg, eight, eighteen, eleven, email

General 20: egg, eight, eighteen, eleven, email

1. egg

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: An oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo. The eggs of birds are enclosed in a chalky shell, while those of reptiles are in a leathery membrane.
– Example:
+ The bulk of flu vaccine production today is done using fertilized chicken eggs and takes months.
+ If I buy a chicken now, how would I know when it is going to lay an egg?
+ The European cuckoo has several races or “gentes,” each of which lays an egg of a different color or pattern to match its most common host or hosts.
+ Larval fish break open their egg with their tail and swim free.
+ Sperm from the same male could be used to fertilize eggs from several females and vice versa.
+ Some amphibians and fish lay eggs in clusters, with the outer ones protecting the inner ones.
+ Field Sparrows are not known to eject cowbird eggs.
+ They lay an egg in the nest of another bird, such as a reed warbler, and when the new cuckoo hatches it kicks out the reed warbler chicks.

2. eight

– Part Of Speech: cardinal_number
– Meaning: Equivalent to the product of two and four; one more than seven, or two less than ten; 8.
– Example:
+ a committee of eight members
+ eight of them were unemployed
+ eight were acquitted
+ China won eight medals out of 15 four years ago and were seeded this time to win more.
+ We have reached the final for the last eight years and won it four times.
+ The top eight teams from today’s competition qualify to tomorrow’s quarterfinals.
+ Of the eight others, seven received suspended sentences and one was acquitted.
+ They’ve scored eight runs in their last three games.
+ A Bradford Crown Court jury of eight women and four men reached a unanimous verdict yesterday after six hours of deliberations.

3. eighteen

– Part Of Speech: cardinal_number
– Meaning: Equivalent to the product of two and nine; one more than seventeen, or eight more than ten; 18.
– Example:
+ she wrote eighteen novels
+ out of sixty batches checked, eighteen were incorrect
+ eighteen of the guests were gathered
+ It was submitted that his decision in the claimant’s case to extend the period of nine months to eighteen months was a matter of judgement which was within his discretion.
+ For the first eighteen months of his term, Davis enjoyed great political fortune.
+ The two men travelled to the Southern French town last year with eighteen musicians aged between 16-19 years old.
+ I paid with a twenty and got seventeen or eighteen dollars in change.
+ The rest received sentences of seventeen or eighteen years.
+ Seventeen out of eighteen provinces were in open revolt.

4. eleven

– Part Of Speech: cardinal_number
– Meaning: Equivalent to the sum of six and five; one more than ten; 11.
– Example:
+ the room was about eleven feet wide
+ eighteen schools were founded, eleven of them in London
+ It was the first time bride Geraldine Spillane has seen all her 16 siblings eleven brothers and five sisters together in the one place, making her big day extra special.
+ Today BMI Systems and its affiliates, employ over 400 people in eleven cities and five states.
+ The total painted surface of all the panels is over fifty feet in width, plus the predella which is two feet high by eleven feet wide.
+ Staff size ranges from one person devoting half time to the conference to the equivalent of eleven full-time staff members.
+ It ranged to be about eleven feet long and five feet wide.
+ Since 1922 all eleven Tory leaders except Hague have been Prime Minister at some time: this is so for only five of Labour’s eleven leaders, as of 2000.
+ James Moore kicked a penalty goal after eleven minutes and five minutes later Rob Myler scored a try after splendid work at a line out by John Bowskill and Lee Farnworth, Moore added the conversion.

5. email

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: Messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network.
– Example:
+ reading email has become the first task of the morning
+ Enclosures work like attachments to email messages.
+ Some people were even using a second application to read email.
+ A user downloads email messages from a server to the client device.
+ After a week without checking my email, text messaging, or hearing the ringtone of my phone, I am beginning to settle into a steady state of calm.
+ I wanted to check my email on my computer at home.
+ It’s silly that a guy who consumes a terabyte of data a month gets the same service for the same price as someone who just wants to read email and surf the web.
+ In Sept. of 2000, the ratio of viruses to e-mail messages in the United States was one virus per every 1,400 emails.
+ I was deleting email from my phone.

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