200 BM Daily Vocabulary #92 | proactive

Today’s word is: proactive– meaning of proactive is: taking initiative and action to cause a good result or avoid a problem, rather than just waiting for things to happen.


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


The word proactive indicates an initiative or corrective action, to cause something good. For example, as the queue of customers increased at the billing counter, the store proactively opened an additional counter before any customer could complain.


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


Example number 1 of 8: There were news reports that many parents were unhappy with the heavy school bags carried by students. The education department, therefore, took a proactive decision to instruct the schools to implement ways to reduce the weight of school bags.


Example number 2 of 8: The wedding couple had insisted on an outdoor venue. However, on the wedding day, there was a forecast of heavy rains. Therefore, the wedding planner proactively made arrangements to cover the venue with overhead sheets.


Example number 3 of 8: Jamshed joined a multinational company as the head of the customer service. He would always try to work out innovative ways to increase customer satisfaction. His proactive approach was noticed and he was rewarded with a bonus after a year.


Example number 4 of 8: The school teachers observed that there were students who were slow learners as compared to their classmates. They discussed amongst themselves and proactively began special coaching sessions for those students.


Example number 5 of 8: The sonography report indicated an injury to the patient’s kidney. The doctor realized the danger and he decided proactively to schedule a surgery on the very next day.


Example number 6 of 8: Thousands of tourists would visit the river bank during the festival of Diwali. The local administration anticipated the rush and took a proactive decision to run more buses from the railway station to the river bank.


Example number 7 of 8: Sujoy had a desk job and was putting on weight rapidly. He realized that this could lead to several health problems. Therefore, he proactively decided to start an exercise routine and a diet plan to maintain proper weight.


Example number 8 of 8: The company Amex would import its raw material from a specific country. The purchase manager of Amex could sense some uncertainty about the import rates. So, he thought of a proactive decision to stock supply for the next three months.


Today we learned the word proactive which means taking initiative and action to cause a good result or avoid a problem, rather than just waiting for things to happen.


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


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