Today’s word is: Ethic – Do you know what it means? It means a set of moral principles, which may relate to a particular field.
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the work ethic. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
Ethic means rules or morals. It is an ability of understanding and following what is good or bad and behaving accordingly. The ability of understanding that stealing is a bad thing and helping others is a good thing.
Being ethical in society means accepting the rules of society. Being ethical in the profession means following work ethic. An ethical person is the one who behaves according to the rules accepted by everyone. Avoiding bad and accepting good practices can be called ethical behavior.
For example, Jack is a businessman, he owns a small business of clothing. He always pays his bills on time. He always provides a good quality product. He is known for his honesty. People trust Jack. Here, Jack is an ethical person who has excellent business ethics.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word “ethic” in 8 different forms in 8 different contexts.
Example number 1 of 8: Some people are intrigued by Buddhist ethics and find them very easy to follow. This means that they can easily follow the principles of Buddha.
Example number 2 of 8: The doctor was unethical and he prescribed expensive treatments even when they were not necessary.
Example number 3 of 8: Tony is well known in his office because of his strong work ethic. This means that Tony is well known in his office as a person who works in an expected way and is dedicated.
Example number 4 of 8: The law and compliance department was always vigilant or aware to follow all the laws as corporate ethics had to be followed.
Example number 5 of 8: Susan feels that in order to succeed, she may have to compromise her ethics. But in reality, if she wants to progress in her career, she must display excellent work ethics.
Example number 6 of 8: According to Aristotle, how people live in a society is also ethics. This means that people who live in a society with a set of moral principles means that they follow ethics.
Example number 7 of 8: Hacking computers is a bad practice and illegal when it is done with a wrong intention. But there are ethical hackers who help companies secure their data.
Example number 8 of 8: Chan is a manager who never does anything that goes against his ethics. He values his moral principles a lot. Hence his employees respect him and aspire to be like him (they want to be like him).
Today we learned the word “Ethic” which means – a set of moral principles, which may relate to a particular field.
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