200 BM Daily Vocabulary #84 | escalate


Today’s word is: escalate – escalate means: increase or grow rapidly, to make or become more intense or serious, to take to the next level.


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


The word escalate is used to indicate a rapid increase in something or a situation becoming more serious. For example, we can say that because the customer was not satisfied with the service of the cashier, he escalated the matter to the branch manager.


Or we can say that incorrect news and rumors escalated the tension in the local community.


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


Example number 1 of 8: The sales manager, Mr. Mahesh was making a presentation and suddenly, one of his colleagues pointed out an error in it. This led to a small argument and soon, it escalated into a full-blown quarrel.


Example number 2 of 8: The local corporation in a village had been warning the villagers against carrying out constructions on the hills. But, this was ignored. Initially, the soil along the hill became loose and finally, it escalated into a massive landslide.


Example number 3 of 8: Once the cement companies increase the price of cement, it results in an escalation of the cost of construction. Ultimately, the buyer pays a higher price for purchasing the property.


Example number 4 of 8: Mrs. Iyer noticed that her daughter was afraid of going to school. She discussed the matter with her daughter’s class teacher. However, she did not get satisfactory answers. Hence, she decided to escalate her concern to the principal of the school.


Example number 5 of 8: The Sea was very rough for the past few days. As a result, the transport of fuel by ships was affected. This led to the escalation in the fuel prices.


Example number 6 of 8: Mr. Joseph, the production supervisor, submitted a report about a small problem with a machine. He insisted on carrying out immediate repairs. However, his warnings were ignored. Within the next few days, the small problem escalated into a complete breakdown of the machine.


Example number 7 of 8: An English teacher joined a Hindi medium school. She insisted that all students should talk to each other in English only. Initially, students were shy and afraid to speak in English. But, within a few months, their confidence escalated to a much higher level.


Example number 8 of 8: Ritu was a nutritionist and a dietician. She began her career by opening up a clinic. Based on the advice from her friends, she also started an online channel to answer queries of viewers. This concept worked very well and there was a huge escalation in her client base.


Today we learned the word escalate which means increase or grow rapidly, to make or become more intense or serious, to take to the next level.


Can you frame 3 sentences with escalating and type in the comments box? We are waiting.

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