Today’s word is: vulnerable means: exposed to the possibility of being harmed either physically or emotionally, a person in need of special care or protection because of age, disability or risk of abuse.
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word vulnerable. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
The word vulnerable means exposed to the possibility of being harmed either physically or emotionally. For example, a person who has just recovered from an illness is quite vulnerable to more infections.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word vulnerable in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.
Example number 1 of 8: Kirit thought of cultivating organic farming. He browsed the internet to learn more about it. He realized that the crop was quite vulnerable to insects and fungus. So he purchased natural or organic pesticides as a precaution.
Example number 2 of 8: The baby was born prematurely. Therefore, he was vulnerable to diseases. The doctors advised him to be put under special care and asked visitors to stay away for a few weeks.
Example number 3 of 8: A massive natural disaster like an earthquake destroys lives and properties. After such incidents, the surviving children are most vulnerable to kidnap and abuse. Hence, they must be offered special protection.
Example number 4 of 8: The traffic police wanted to highlight the fact of vulnerability to head injuries in the absence of a helmet while riding a bike. So, they roped in students to perform street plays to educate people about the same.
Example number 5 of 8: The Indian Toys Company was established twenty years ago. But, since the last few years, the Indian market is flooded with low-cost toys from other countries. This has made the company vulnerable to competition.
Example number 6 of 8: These days, children at a very young age start accessing the internet and often, they join some social groups. This may make them emotionally vulnerable to people who can manipulate them.
Example number 7 of 8: The newly constituted foreign embassy office was vulnerable to attacks by antisocial elements. Therefore, the police department organized complete scrutiny of the entire premises to check for any loopholes (means shortfall) insecurity.
Example number 8 of 8: The family was on tour to visit a national park. The local guides warned them that venturing out at night will make them vulnerable to wild animals. Accordingly, the family decided to enter the forest early in the morning.
Today we learned the word vulnerable which means exposed to the possibility of being harmed either physically or emotionally, a person in need of special care or protection because of age, disability or risk of abuse.
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