Lesson 160 — Academic Word List: Lesson 10

Part 1: Study the academic vocabulary list from Lesson 10. Make sure you know the correct spelling for each word. Please copy down any terms you still don’t understand and look them up via Google Translate, www.translate.google.com, or an English dictionary such as www.dictionary.com .











Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a connection or relationship between two or more people or things; a financial instrument representing a debt owed by the issuer to the holder
b. to use machines or computers to do work that was previously done by people
c. the power or right to make decisions and enforce rules or laws; someone who is an expert in a particular field
d. able to be used or obtained; present and ready for use
e. as a representative of; in support of
f. a person who writes books, articles, or other literary works
g. a preference or inclination towards a particular perspective or idea, often without considering all the facts
h. short in duration or length; giving only essential information
i. something that promotes well-being; an advantage or profit gained from something
j. having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact


  1. bond
  2. benefit
  3. bias
  4. authority
  5. automate
  6. brief
  7. author
  8. aware
  9. available
  10. behalf

Correct matches:

  1. a
  2. i
  3. g
  4. c
  5. b
  6. h
  7. f
  8. j
  9. d
  10. e

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

1. The author of the book I’m currently reading is known for her intricate plots and well-developed characters.

2. As a person in a position of authority, it’s important to listen to all sides of an argument before making a decision.

3. With advancements in technology, many mundane tasks can now be automated, freeing up time for more complex tasks.

4. The information you’re seeking might not be available yet, but keep checking back as updates are made frequently.

5. It’s important for businesses to be aware of their impact on the environment and take steps to minimize it.

6. On behalf of the entire company, I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to our recent success.

7. Regular exercise is one of many benefits that come with living a healthy lifestyle.

8. When conducting research, it’s important to be aware of any biases that could affect your findings.

9. A strong bond between teammates can lead to better communication, cooperation, and ultimately, a successful outcome.

10. During his brief visit, the diplomat discussed several key issues with the country’s leaders, hoping to establish better relations.

Part 4: Vocabulary in Context: Conversations

Excuse me, do you know who the author of this book is?
Yes, I believe it’s J.K. Rowling.

As the CEO, you have the authority to make this decision.
Yes, but I want to consult with my team first.

We’re going to automate this process to save time and resources.
That’s a great idea! It will increase efficiency.

Is the manager available for a meeting this afternoon?
I’m not sure, but I can check her calendar.

Are you aware of the new company policy regarding sick leave?
No, I haven’t heard about it. Can you fill me in?

On behalf of the company, I would like to thank you for your hard work.
Thank you, it’s my pleasure to contribute to the team.

What is the benefit of using this software?
It can streamline our workflow and improve productivity.

We need to be careful not to have any bias in our decision-making process.
Agreed, we should base our choices on objective data.

There’s a strong bond between the members of this team.
Yes, we work well together and support each other.

Can you give me a brief summary of the project’s goals?
Sure, we aim to develop a new product that meets the needs of our target market.

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