Lesson 173 — Academic Word List: Lesson 23

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. the system of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in a country or region.
b. a genre of literature or performance that involves conflict and emotion to tell a story.
c. special importance, value, or attention placed on something.
d. the length of time something lasts or continues.
e. to come into view or become known after being hidden or unknown.
f. characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.
g. to completely remove or get rid of something.
h. based on observation, experience, or experiment rather than theory or logic.
i. a fundamental part or component of something.
j. to make changes to written or visual content to improve clarity or quality.


  1. element
  2. eliminate
  3. dynamic
  4. empirical
  5. emerge
  6. edit
  7. economy
  8. emphasis
  9. drama
  10. duration

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The drama of the play kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
  2. The duration of the meeting lasted longer than expected due to extensive discussions.
  3. The dynamic performance by the actor captivated the entire audience.
  4. The country’s economy suffered a major downturn during the recession.
  5. She had to edit her research paper several times before submitting it.
  6. The music festival included every element of a successful event: great music, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere.
  7. In order to streamline the project, we need to eliminate unnecessary steps in the process.
  8. New trends in technology continue to emerge at a rapid pace.
  9. The emphasis of the presentation was on the importance of sustainability in business practices.
  10. The scientist presented his findings based on empirical evidence gathered from years of research.

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