Today’s word is: Pragmatic –Would you like to know what it means? It means: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘pragmatic’. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
To be pragmatic simply means being sensible and realistic. It’s about how you deal with difficult situations. Everyone needs to be practical about things. A pragmatic person understands the situation and acts accordingly.
When you are a pragmatic person and you make a mistake, you do not try to run away. You accept your mistake and try to rectify it.
Pragmatic people do not complain about their luck. They do not blame others for their problems. They take 100 % responsibility for their actions. They take action according to the situation instead of blaming or worrying.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word “pragmatic” in 8 different forms in 8 different situations.
Example number 1 of 8: Henry was going for a meeting in his car. But, on the way, his car got punctured. Instead of blaming his luck, he parked his car nearby parking and took a cab to his office. Here you can see that Henry was pragmatic as he dealt with things sensibly and realistically.
Example number 2 of 8: Sarah wants to become a chartered accountant. She appeared for the exam this year but she failed. She did not get disheartened which means she did not get upset or depressed over this. She started preparing for next year’s exam. Now you know that a person who acts practically is called pragmatic. Therefore Sarah is pragmatic.
Example number 3 of 8: Rishit had forgotten to carry his exam hall ticket and realized this midway while reaching to his examination center. He did not panic but acted pragmatically. He placed a call to his uncle and requested him to bring the ticket to his examination center.
Example number 4 of 8: Jenny promised her friends to come for a movie on Saturday. But before the movie, her boss called her to come to the office for some urgent work. Jenny thought and decided to go to the office and after completing her task she met her friends at a café. Can you use today’s word here? Right! Jenny took a pragmatic decision.
Example number 5 of 8: Mahesh is a pragmatic businessman. When he suffered losses, he cut costs, worked on innovative marketing strategies and boosted the morale of his employees. This helps him to turn around his business in six months.
Example number 6 of 8: Meryl had lots of dreams about her career. Instead of just continuously thinking, one day she decided to stop dreaming and take action. She became pragmatic and acted sensibly and practically.
Example number 7 of 8: Instead of spending money on branding, John invested money in generating leads for his business. This pragmatic approach helped him in increasing his revenues.
Example number 8 of 8: Robin doesn’t eat junk food. He is pragmatic. He takes a sensible decision regarding his health and fitness.
Today we learned the word “pragmatic” which means – dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
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