200 BM Daily Vocabulary #103 | rationale

Today’s word is the rationale. Would you like to know what it means? It means a set of reasons or logic for a course of action, principle or philosophy behind some belief, the argument in favor of something.


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


The word rationale means reason or logic behind some action of belief. For example, when we ask a child to pack his own school bag, the rationale is to teach him self-discipline.


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


Example number 1 of 8: It was raining continuously for the last Four hours. The Stores manager sensed danger and moved all the raw material to the upper floors of the warehouse. His rationale was to protect the expensive material in case there is flooding due to heavy rains.


Example number 2 of 8: The principal decided to carry out an innovative experiment for his students. He made arrangements to conduct the botany classes inside the school’s garden. His rationale was that this will allow students to get a better grasp of the subject.


Example number 3 of 8: Timothy wished to join a popular networking website. But, the registration form asked several personal details, so he decided against it. His rationale was to protect his personal details from appearing in the public domain.


Example number 4 of 8: The education board has introduced an oral examination in addition to the written examination. It will be in the form of a personal interview. The rationale behind this move is to assess students’ understanding of the subject.


Example number 5 of 8: A new hospital applied for final permission from the government. The government put a condition that ten percent of total hospital beds should be reserved for offering treatment to the poor. The rationale was to provide social welfare to society.


Example number 6 of 8: Parth read a news report about the railway line being extended up to Dahanu, a place 50 kilometers away from his village. He shifted his present shop to a place near the proposed railway station. His rationale was that his business will flourish due to the railway commuters at the new station.


Example number 7 of 8: There is a set of believers that there is a scientific rationale or reasoning behind most religious practices. They believe that these practices form a framework for humans to connect to their inner self and inculcate healthy habits.


Example number 8 of 8: The General manager asked his team to collect the data on food consumption patterns of long-distance train passengers. No one in the team understood the rationale. But, their confusion was cleared when their company launched an online App for food catering to railway passengers.


Today we learned the word rationale which means a set of reasons or logic for a course of action, principle or philosophy behind some belief, the argument in favor of something.


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


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