Lesson 178 — Academic Word List: Lesson 28

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. the center of interest or activity
b. about to happen or appear
c. to change continually; shift back and forth
d. the management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies
e. having limits or bounds
f. the way in which something is arranged or presented
g. a mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols
h. coming at the end of a series; ultimate
i. the basis on which something is grounded
j. capable of bending easily without breaking


  1. formula
  2. fluctuate
  3. focus
  4. forthcoming
  5. flexible
  6. final
  7. format
  8. finance
  9. finite
  10. foundation

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The final decision on the project will be made by the committee next week.
  2. She works in finance, analyzing market trends and making investment recommendations.
  3. The number of possibilities is finite, so we must choose carefully.
  4. The company offers flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ needs.
  5. The stock prices fluctuate constantly, making it challenging to predict future trends.
  6. In order to succeed, you need to focus on your long-term goals.
  7. The report must be submitted in the proper format by Friday.
  8. The scientist developed a new formula for calculating energy efficiency.
  9. The forthcoming meeting will address important issues regarding company policies.
  10. The foundation of the argument was based on strong evidence and logical reasoning.

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