200 BM Daily Vocabulary #116 | pioneer

Today’s word is pioneer. The meaning of the word pioneer is: to develop or introduce a new idea for the first time, a person or an organization which starts work in a new area.


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


The word pioneer means to develop or introduce a new idea for the first time or to start something new for the first time. For example, we may say that the British pioneered the railway transportation system in India.


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


Example number 1 of 8: Louis Braille was borne in France. At the age of three, he lost his vision in an accident. Nevertheless, he did not lose hope. Instead, he pioneered the Braille book for the benefit of the blind. Braille is a system of writing and printing for blind or visually impaired people. In this book, varied arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numerals are identified by touch.


Example number 2 of 8: In India, till the beginning of the 19th century, the percentage of literate women was almost zero. Savitribai Phule is the pioneer of women education in India. She opened the first girl’s school in 1848 despite opposition from society.


Example number 3 of 8: Do you know about the Nobel Prize? These prizes are given annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of sciences to recognise the pioneering efforts of scientists from all over the world.


Example number 4 of 8: The followers of western classical music bestow high respect for Mozart. He is considered to be the pioneer of composing and arranging music for the symphony.


Example number 5 of 8: Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay created history when he pioneered the birth of the first test tube baby in India. This was in 1978 and the Indian medical field was elated with this breakthrough.


Example number 6 of 8: There are certain qualities that distinguish a pioneer from others. Perseverance, faith in own belief and an analytical mind are some of these qualities.


Example number 7 of 8: Several Wars and violence have taken place for many centuries. But, a protest through non-violence was unknown to the world. Mahatma Gandhi is considered to be the pioneer of the non-violence movement and it found millions of followers all over the world.


Example number 8 of 8: The world has been anticipating a shortage of traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel. As an alternative, Robert Davidson from Scotland pioneered the electric vehicle. Today, worldwide, efforts are being made to produce electric vehicles on a large scale.


Today we learned the word pioneer which means to develop or introduce a new idea for the first time, a person or an organization which starts work in a new area.

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