practice

 

To practice something is to do it over and over again in order to learn a new skill or gain knowledge. If you do something every day, or if you do something frequently, you naturally become good at that activity–whatever it is that you choose to do. It could be cooking, playing the piano, driving a truck, or speaking and writing in English. This is a good word to start off a new year.

  • How many hours a day do you practice your English?
  • Maria practices speaking English every day in class.
  • Abadi practices English by going online.
  • Children who practice a musical instrument regularly can become quite good at it by the time they are adolescents.
  • Practice makes perfect. (This is a popular expression in the United States.)

You can also use the word "practice" as a verb or as noun when describing what a doctor does:

  • Dr. Singh opened a general practice in our neighborhood.
  • He has been practicing medicine for the last ten years.

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