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Monday, May 3, 2010

Word of the Week - 72


This week's word is an noun which I have taken from a news report from the BBC Learning English website. The word can be used in two ways. It can be used to refer to trees that are grown so that their wood can be used specifically for building material and it can be used to refer directly to the wood that is used for building. In American English this would be referred to as lumber and the person who chops down the trees to get the wood for building is called a lumberjack.

These trees are being grown for timber.
This is a timber forest.

And from the article I was reading...

There is an increased demand for food and timber.

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At December 13, 2011 6:57 AM, Anonymous Rosia said...

Good info here. Long time reader, first time poster....keep it up please!


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