Today’s English word of the day is: downtime. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘downtime’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.

 

ESL Word of the Day: DOWNTIME (Next Step English)

 

downtime: the time when someone stops working and is able to relax

 

American English Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊntaɪm/

 

 

😬: How are you holding up? You’ve been working around the clock.

 

😩: Honestly, if I don’t get some downtime soon, I’m going to lose my mind.

 

 

 

😍: Finally, some well-deserved downtime! What shall we do?

 

😁: I don’t know what you’re going to do, but I’m going to park my butt on the couch and binge Midsomer Murders for the next three days.

 

 

Want more practice using the word ‘downtime’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!

 

And just for fun… Here are some adorable bulldogs enjoying their downtime!

 

Not sure how you’re going to remember this advanced English word? Here are my top 10 tips for how to remember hard vocabulary words! 👊🙂

 

Are you hungry for more English vocabulary? Here are some idioms about dreams and ambitions, courtesy of Daria’s Figure Out English podcast.

 

 

 

Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
TUESDAY: verb
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary

 

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