Basic+ Word of the Day: course

course (noun) LISTEN

Cars on a race course

A course is a number of classes that you take because you want to learn something.

  • I’d like to take a cooking course in the summer.

A course is also a place where there are races.

  • He fell in the last 100 meters of the course.

Or it can be part of a meal. When you go to a restaurant, you can usually have three courses: something small to start (the starter), something big in the middle (the main course) and something sweet at the end (the dessert).

  • For my main course, I’ll have the fish.

Common uses

When we want to say yes to something, and we want someone to know that we are very sure about it, and that we really mean it, we often say, “Of course!” For example: “Will you come to my party?” “Of course!”

In pop culture

American Ninja Warrior is a TV show that tests people’s speed and strength. The people on it want to show that they are the best. But to win, they have to get to the end of a very difficult course. In this video, you can see some of the people who did well on the show. Would you like to try something like this?

There are other meanings of course.

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