Lesson 180— Academic Word List: Lesson 30

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a level of rank, quality, proficiency, or value.
b. a formal assurance that certain conditions will be fulfilled, especially that a product will be repaired or replaced if it fails to meet specified standards.
c. a general rule, principle, or piece of advice to help with decision-making or problem-solving.
d. a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority.
e. to emphasize or draw attention to something important or interesting.
f. similar in every detail; exactly alike.
g. as a consequence; therefore.
h. a proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
i. a sum of money given by an organization for a particular purpose.
j. the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.


  1. grant
  2. guarantee
  3. hierarchy
  4. goal
  5. hence
  6. identical
  7. grade
  8. hypothesis
  9. highlight
  10. guideline

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. Achieving my ultimate goal of becoming a doctor will require years of hard work and dedication.
  2. Despite earning high grades, he still felt pressure to excel academically.
  3. The research project received a substantial grant from the government to continue its work.
  4. Our company guarantees timely delivery of all products to our customers.
  5. Following the guidelines provided by the manual, I was able to assemble the furniture correctly.
  6. She studied diligently for weeks; hence, she was well-prepared for the exam.
  7. In the corporate world, there is a clear hierarchy that dictates the chain of command.
  8. The speaker used visual aids to highlight the key points of the presentation.
  9. The scientist’s hypothesis was proven correct after months of rigorous testing.
  10. The twins looked nearly identical, making it difficult for others to tell them apart.

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