The word "lecture" is used when someone speaks about a topic or a subject at great length. Teachers and professors lecture, but a lecture can also come from a person in a position of authority, such as a parent or a police officer.
- A police officer pulled over the car and lectured the driver on the importance of safe driving. (This sentence uses "lecture" as a verb.)
- The police officer gave the driver a lecture. (This sentence uses "lecture" as a noun.)
- John’s father gave him a lecture on being a responsible person.
- He lectured his son.
- Our professor’s lectures are so interesting that many students record them and listen to them later.
- This lecture hall holds over 200 people. (This sentence uses "lecture" as an adjective.)
- The teacher’s lecture on Hamlet seemed to go on forever. It was so boring.
- Lectures found on TED are very popular. You can listen to and learn from the world’s greatest thinkers on that website.
- Tina got upset when her husband tried to lecture her on how to be a good wife.
Note: Pay attention to the pronunciation of this word. The "t" in "lecture" is an "sh" sound: /lek shur/
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This page was published on October 12, 2013.