Lesson 186— Academic Word List: Lesson 36

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a subject or problem that is under discussion or consideration; to distribute or supply something officially.
b. a daily record of news and events; a periodical publication containing articles and research studies.
c. a paid position of regular employment; a task or piece of work to be done.
d. to show or prove to be right or reasonable; to provide a good reason for something.
e. an individual article or unit, especially one that is part of a list or collection.
f. to call upon a higher power or authority for help or inspiration.
g. to carry out a systematic examination or research into something.
h. to include or contain as part of a whole; to engage in an activity or situation.
i. a small piece of paper, fabric, or plastic attached to an object to identify it; to describe someone or something with a word or phrase.
j. to set apart or separate from others; to be alone or cut off from outside contact.


  1. job
  2. item
  3. label
  4. involve
  5. isolate
  6. journal
  7. investigate
  8. invoke
  9. justify
  10. issue

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The detective was asked to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the valuable artwork.
  2. She decided to invoke her right to remain silent during the police interrogation.
  3. The project will involve collaborating with experts from various fields.
  4. Scientists managed to isolate the specific protein responsible for the disease.
  5. The committee discussed each issue thoroughly during the meeting.
  6. As a collector, he always carefully examines each item before adding it to his collection.
  7. Finding a well-paying job after graduation was her top priority.
  8. He published his research findings in a prestigious scientific journal.
  9. The speaker tried to justify his controversial statement with strong arguments.
  10. She carefully labeled each box to indicate its contents for easy identification.

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