Lesson 177 — Academic Word List: Lesson 27

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a circumstance that influences a result
b. relating to the outside of something
c. related to a system of government where power is divided between a central authority and individual states
d. store documents or information in a specific location
e. a payment made for services or privileges
f. remove or take out something, usually with effort
g. make an action or process easier or smoother
h. a distinctive attribute or characteristic
i. send goods or services to another country for sale
j. make something visible or known


  1. file
  2. factor
  3. feature
  4. facilitate
  5. extract
  6. federal
  7. fee
  8. external
  9. export
  10. expose

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. As a successful business owner, she decided to export her products internationally.
  2. The documentary will expose the harsh realities of poverty in urban areas.
  3. The company hired an external consultant to improve their marketing strategy.
  4. It is important to extract the key information from the scientific article.
  5. Technology has greatly facilitated communication around the world.
  6. Time management is a critical factor in achieving success in any field.
  7. The new phone model will feature cutting-edge technology.
  8. The federal government increased funding for education programs.
  9. A small fee is required for access to the exclusive event.
  10. Please remember to file the important documents in the appropriate folder.

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