200 BM Daily Vocabulary #119 | mandatory

Today’s word is: mandatory. The meaning of mandatory is: required by some law or rule; compulsory, something that must be performed or done


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


The word mandatory expresses something required compulsorily by some law or rule. For example, it is mandatory to install fire extinguishers in all restaurants.


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


Example number 1 of 8: In some countries, it is mandatory for every citizen to undergo military training. This inculcates discipline and commitment in them.


Example number 2 of 8: Normally, a visa is mandatory for a person to visit another country.


However, Indians do not need a visa to visit countries like Nepal and Bhutan.

Example number 3 of 8: It is mandatory for blood banks to check the blood for any virus.


This is because the contaminated (means impure) blood can prove dangerous for receivers.


Example number 4 of 8:  There were complaints that the tourist climb on raised portions of the monument to take selfies. In order to stop this, the administrative officer made it mandatory for the tourists to deposit their mobile phones at the central office.


Example number 5 of 8: The students of MP college had to study the subject of environmental science. The principal wanted all students to study the subject rigorously and hence she made it mandatory for all students to prepare projects based on this topic.


Example number 6 of 8: Mr. Gordon noticed that often the workers reported late to work. In order to solve this problem, he installed a time attendance system and made it mandatory for all workers to swipe their attendance card before entering the factory.


Example number 7 of 8: A company deducts tax from the salaries of its employees as per the guidelines of the government. As per the tax rules, it is mandatory for every company to deposit the tax collected with the government within the specified time limit.


Example number 8 of 8:  It is mandatory by law that two-wheeler riders must wear a helmet. It protects them from a head injury in case of an accident.


Today we learned the word mandatory which means required by law or some rule; compulsory, something that must be performed or done


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


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