Lesson 185— Academic Word List: Lesson 35

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. extreme in degree, strength, or severity.
b. to become involved in a situation in order to alter or prevent an outcome.
c. a period of time between events or actions.
d. to communicate or work together with others.
e. to put money or resources into something in order to gain profit or advantage.
f. located inside or within something.
g. the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
h. to explain the meaning of something.
i. situated between two extremes or points in a process.
j. belonging naturally; essential.


  1. interpret
  2. intrinsic
  3. intervene
  4. intelligence
  5. internal
  6. intermediate
  7. invest
  8. interval
  9. interact
  10. intense

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. Her intelligence shone through as she effortlessly solved the difficult math problem.
  2. The intense heat of the sun made it hard to stay outside for long.
  3. In order to succeed in business, you must learn how to interact effectively with clients.
  4. After studying English for two years, he has reached an intermediate level of proficiency.
  5. Some diseases are caused by problems in our internal organs.
  6. It is important to interpret scientific data accurately in order to draw valid conclusions.
  7. The professor asked the students to calculate the interval between each data point.
  8. The teacher had to intervene when the students started arguing in class.
  9. The artist’s passion for painting was intrinsic to her identity.
  10. It is always a good idea to invest in your education for future success.

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