Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 113 – Developing Vocabulary – Words with More than One Meaning (II)

Here we go! Discussing the different meanings in words!

1a – It became clear to them that the cord had snapped.

1b. The sky was clear that day — not a cloud to be seen.

2a. The weather was fair, though it had rained the day before.

2b. It might not seem fair that others had made the jump before without any problems.

3a. The rescuer tried to cover her with his jacket because she was wet.

3b. The hikers are set off to cover as much distance as possible before lunch.

4a. As she fell, she picked up speed.

4b. The ambulance picked her up several hours later.

5a. She had been traveling since she left university.

5b. She couldn’t swim since her ankles were strapped together.

Speaking

Read these sentences down below with the word “point.”

What do you think “point” in each sentence means?

  1. I see your point.
  2. Can you please get to the point?
  3. All right, you’ve proved your point.
  4. I think you’ve missed the point.
  5. She was on the point of giving up hope.
  6. I agree up to a point.
  7. You have a point.
  8. I think we’ve reached the point of no return.

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