200 BM Daily Vocabulary #40 | deviate


Today’s word is: deviate–The meaning of deviate is to do something that is different from the usualcommon way of behaving or to go in a different direction


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


A treasure hunt game was planned for the employees during a team building drive. Each team was supposed to follow the clues given on the map. Any team that would deviate from the given path would be disqualified. Team number two completed the task, well ahead of others, but was disqualified. Can you guess why? Well, because they deviated from the given route. This means that they did not follow the given path.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word Deviate in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: Arvind was supposed to give a speech during the office award function on leadership. After speaking on leadership for a few minutes, he deviated from the main topic and began speaking on communication skills. This impacted his promotion.


Example number 2 of 8: The new burger joint in town was quite popular as it was serving burgers faster than any other restaurant or café. Do you know why? First, they had a faster way for cooking. Secondly, the staff would never deviate from the cooking and serving process.


Example number 3 of 8: The metro railway construction was causing a lot of disturbance to the people travelling by that route. The main road was blocked for construction and a diversion was created for the traffic. Everyone travelling by that road had to deviate from their regular path and take a longer route.


Example number 4 of 8: Children tend to deviate from any activity that they are doing at a given time. Hence, Mrs. Simon made her lessons so interesting that every child would focus on her or his activity for a longer time.


Example number 5 of 8: The Patel family had planned to go for a safari on the weekend. Due to heavy rainfall, the wildlife sanctuary was closed for a few days. Hence, they had to deviate from their original plan and visited a beach instead.


Example number 6 of 8: Everyone in the town was excited to watch the ice skating finals as Joe was representing the town in the championship. Unfortunately, Joe lost his balance and deviated from the choreography. Hence, he couldn’t win the championship.


Example number 7 of 8: Varsha was preparing for her medical entrance exam after obtaining a distinction in her 12th grade. She cleared the examination with good marks. However, she deviated from the medical field and took up architecture. This was because she realized that she was passionate about designing state of art offices with great interiors.


Example number 8 of 8: Jack was responsible for supervising the office building construction. It was slated (scheduled) to be completed within two years. The construction was halted for a week due to heavy rains. However, he strategized well and did not deviate from the date of final handover.


Today we learned the word Deviate which means – to do something that is different from the usualcommon way of behaving or to go in a different direction. Can you frame 3 sentences with Deviate and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


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