Lesson 169 — Academic Word List: Lesson 19

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a period of ten years.
b. a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order.
c. principles or standards by which something is judged or decided.
d. facts or information used usually to calculate, analyze, or plan something.
e. extremely important or necessary for the success of something.
f. a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly.
g. to become smaller, fewer, less, etc.
h. the system of money that a country uses.
i. to reach a conclusion based on available evidence or reasoning.
j. the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time.


  1. debate
  2. decline
  3. currency
  4. criteria
  5. culture
  6. cycle
  7. crucial
  8. decade
  9. deduce
  10. data

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The criteria for selecting candidates are based on their academic achievements and work experience.
  2. It is crucial for medical professionals to stay updated with the latest research findings.
  3. Learning about different cultures can broaden your perspective on the world around you.
  4. When traveling abroad, it’s important to exchange your currency at a reputable location.
  5. The water cycle plays a vital role in maintaining the Earth’s ecosystem.
  6. Analyzing data from various sources can help identify underlying trends and patterns.
  7. Engaging in a healthy debate can lead to a better understanding of different viewpoints.
  8. Over the past decade, technological advancements have transformed how we communicate.
  9. Despite initial success, the company experienced a decline in sales due to changing market trends.
  10. Scientists were able to deduce the cause of the mysterious illness based on their research findings.

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