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Vocabulary Lesson Motivation

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to motivation. This lesson will help you define motivation, drive, focus, desire, goal, incentive, determination, get-up-and-go, encouragement and achievement.

(–) motivation UNCOUNTABLE NOUN enthusiasm for doing something
‘He doesn’t have a lot of motivation for his job.’

 

(–) drive UNCOUNTABLE NOUN the energy and determination to achieve something
‘To be successful you need drive.’

 

focus VERB to concentrate on something
‘Focusing on one job will give you better results.’

 

desire VERB to want something very much
‘He has everything you desire for the next few hours.’

 

(A) goal NOUN something that you hope to achieve
‘Their goal was to find some beer.’

 

(An) incentive NOUN something that encourages a person to do something
‘Money is always an incentive.’

 

(–) determination UNCOUNTABLE NOUN to continue trying to do something although it is very difficult
‘You have to admire the lizard’s determination.’

 

get-up-and-go PHRASE having energy and enthusiasm
‘He doesn’t seem to have a huge amount of get-up-and-go today.’

 

(–) encouragement UNCOUNTABLE NOUN words or actions that give someone confidence to do something
‘A smile from her was the only encouragement he needed.’

 

(An) achievement NOUN something very good and difficult you have done
‘Istanbul in 2005 was a great achievement.’

 

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