book

 

Learn English  
  Blue Level  
  Red Level  
  Yellow Level  
  Green Level  
  Purple Level  
  Orange Level  
  Violet Level  
  Video Lessons  
  Links  
  American Speech  
  Chat  
  How to Learn  
  Vocabulary  
  U.S. Citizenship  
  Reading  

 

 

 


October 30, 2012 - Word of the Day

rescue

To rescue someone is to provide help or save a person from difficulty, or even death.

  • Hundreds of people needed to be rescued when their boat began to sink.
  • A rescue effort was quickly organized for a little girl who was lost in the woods.
  • Up and down the east coast, people affected by the storm are being rescued from their homes.
  • The rescue of storm survivors could take several days.
  • Rescue vehicles are at the scene of the fire.

You can also use the word "rescue" when describing a business or an organization:

  • General Motors was rescued by the federal government and avoided financial collapse.
  • An animal shelter that was on the verge of shutting down due to lack of funds was rescued by an anonymous donor.
  • Alumni came to the rescue of a school that was nearly bankrupt. (alumni = people who graduated from the school)

 

Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

© 2012 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.