200 BM Daily Vocabulary #99 | zest

Today’s word is zest. Would you like to know what it means? It means enjoyment, excitement, interest, eagerness, energy, and enthusiasm.


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


The word zest means excitement, interest, eagerness. For example, we can say that although Mr. Kripalani is 80 years old, yet he has a great zest for life, which means he has great eagerness or he loves to live his life with great enthusiasm.

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


Example number 1 of 8: Divya won the first prize in a national singing competition. Her parents and teachers had noticed her zest for singing since her childhood. Their constant encouragement helped her to be a prominent singer.


Example number 2 of 8: Sagar was given the charge of managing the sales promotion of a hand wash soap in a rural area. His zest for field work was conspicuous. He hired an open truck, loaded the product displays in it and instructed his team to move around in the territory.


Example number 3 of 8: The star footballer suffered an injury and had to stay away from the game for Six months. Upon return, in the first match, he scored a hat trick of goals. This gave him a fresh zest for the game and he started playing with more intensity.


Example number 4 of 8: It was the first time a twenty-twenty cricket match was held in the city. The zest of the local spectators was amazing. All the tickets were sold and organizers enjoyed a huge profit.


Example number 5 of 8: Children’s high school celebrated the world environment day on a grand scale. The school decided to clean up a nearby beach as part of the celebrations. The zest of the students was worth watching as they worked for almost ten hours nonstop for this project.


Example number 6 of 8: Mrs. Samant’s son returned home from his boarding school during his summer vacations. Each day, she would cook delicious meals for him. He relished the food with zest and that made her really happy.


Example number 7 of 8: The chairman, during his speech, remembered how he set up the company despite adverse conditions. With a great zest, he wished that the company flourishes further. His words inspired the employees and there was huge applause (means clapping).


Example number 8 of 8: Britney had a speech disability. Her mother would try out different techniques to improve her speech. One day, through a social media group, she learned about the latest speech improvement therapy. This brought a completely new zest in her efforts to improve her daughter’s condition.


Today we learned the word zest which means enjoyment, excitement, interest, eagerness, energy, and enthusiasm.

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


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