200 BM Daily Vocabulary #02 | affluent


Word of the Day affluent Listen on: iPhone | Android |  Download this episode (right click and save) 


This word means having an abundance of wealth or other material goods; someone who is prosperous or rich


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘affluent’. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


Imagine this for a moment. You are in New York. You see a lot of expensive cars. There are beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, and bungalows. People around you have branded clothes and accessories. Wherever you see, there is a lot of money. There are shopping centers full of lavish showrooms with highly expensive products. This is the example of an affluent society.


affluent people are extremely rich and can spend money lavishly. They can easily buy expensive cars, jewelry, and other High-end (expensive) products. They have a lot of wealth and properties. They are prosperous.


Example number 1 of 8: Mr. Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft. He has a lot of wealth. He owns a lot of properties and other expensive articles. So what will you call such a person? Yes, he is an affluent person.

You will now listen to how we can use the word affluent in 8 different forms in 8 different sentences.


Example number 2 of 8: Sam has studied abroad. He has never faced any financial problem in his life. He comes from a background of highly rich people. Can you describe Sam’s family background using today’s word? Correct. Sam comes from an affluent background.


Example number 3 of 8: Can everyone buy a private jet? Of course not! Only the people with a lot of wealth can afford it. It means only affluent people can buy private jets.


Example number 4 of 8: Saudi Arabia has lots of oil reserves. So we can say that Saudi Arabia is an affluent country. Saudi Arabia is prosperous because it is earning a lot of money by selling oil.


Example number 5 of 8: Affluent countries spend a lot of money on infrastructure. This means affluent countries are the countries with a lot of wealth to invest in infrastructure.


Example number 6 of 8: Though her husband’s family was poor, Mary came from an affluent family of billionaires. Mary’s family had an abundance (means a lot) of wealth.


Example number 7 of 8: Shops that sell luxurious goods try to attract affluent customers because they know these people can easily afford to buy expensive products.


Example number 8 of 8: Affluent people around the world are investing money in the stock exchange. That means these people have a lot of wealth to invest in the stock market.


Today we learned the word “affluent” which means – having an abundance of wealth or other material goods; someone who is prosperous or rich.


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