30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 1- Sports

By Shivam

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Hey, hey, hey everyone out there,

I hope you are all doing well today, and guess what?

I am so pumped up that we are going to start our first chapter today and I am quite sure so are you.


What’s next?

Yep! You are dead right my dear English fellow speakers. It’s the first day of our “FREE 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” and guess what are going to start with?

Had it been by any other person, well of course; they would have started with topics like “Eating”, “First day at School” etc.

But you know what?

I gonna be quite partial with my choice this time because I love sports so today’s context is gonna be related to sports.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business:


Riley: Hey Michael, How are you doing?

Michael: Can’t complain!

Riley: Is anything I can help you with? You seem tensed.

Michael: It’s not anything personal though, you remember we were told that we would be paid extra $1000 from July onward.

Riley: I just wish our boss were a man of his words.

Michael: Julia (co-worker) went to talk about this today. I am very clear this time, if the boss doesn’t agree with her terms I am gonna bat for her because everyone wants a raise after all.

Riley: Yeah, you are right. Let’s see how it plays out.

Michael: I hope for the best.

Riley: Yeah, but I gotta go now. See you later. Bye.

Michael: Bye-bye.

Did anyone ever bat for you when you were stuck in some argument or a bad situation?

Well if not, don’t worry; I am always there for you to bat for you in case you face any issues. I hope everything will play out well then.

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

Go to bat for someone
Meaning – defend someone or to support someone when the person needs help.
Ron’s brother came to bat for him when he realized he could not explain things properly.
Had I not batted for him, he would have lost the competition.

Playing out
Meaning: to describe a situation progressing to the end.
Both the parties have worked their part in the election campaign; let’s see how it plays out.
We are doing well in this world cup, though we are not sure how things play out down the line.

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


P.S: The expressions have sports related words like ‘bat’ and ‘play’. Sports related expression doesn’t mean it will be used in describing sports situation only. They can be used in any situation.

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