Lesson 181— Academic Word List: Lesson 31

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. provide examples to make something clear or easier to understand.
b. show that someone is involved in a crime or wrongdoing.
c. a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.
d. have a strong effect on someone or something.
e. put into effect or carry out.
f. a representation of the external form of a person or thing in art.
g. suggested though not directly expressed.
h. establish or recognize who or what someone or something is.
i. move permanently to a new country or region.
j. lack of knowledge or information about something.


  1. ideology
  2. image
  3. implicate
  4. implicit
  5. impact
  6. implement
  7. ignorance
  8. illustrate
  9. identify
  10. immigrate

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. Scientists can easily identify different species of birds by their unique patterns and colors.
  2. The political party’s ideology is based on promoting social equality and justice for all citizens.
  3. Ignorance of basic scientific facts can hinder one’s ability to understand complex theories.
  4. To illustrate his point, the professor used a graph to visually represent the data.
  5. The company’s image was tarnished after the scandal was revealed in the media.
  6. Many individuals choose to immigrate to other countries in search of better economic opportunities.
  7. The new policy had a significant impact on the local community, leading to protests and demonstrations.
  8. The management plans to implement new strategies to improve efficiency in the workplace.
  9. The leaked emails could implicate several high-ranking officials in the corruption scandal.
  10. Although he didn’t explicitly say it, his remarks carried an implicit message of disapproval.

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