Lesson 187— Academic Word List: Lesson 37

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. relating to the law or its administration
b. a permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade
c. impose or collect (a tax, fee, or fine)
d. a single thickness of material covering a surface or forming part of something
e. make or enact laws
f. open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values
g. an educational talk to an audience, usually given in a formal setting
h. work, especially physical work
i. a relationship between two things or situations, especially where one affects the other
j. in the same way; also


  1. labor
  2. link
  3. liberal
  4. lecture
  5. layer
  6. legal
  7. license
  8. legislate
  9. likewise
  10. levy

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The labor union negotiated a new contract for the workers.
  2. She added another layer of paint to the canvas for more depth.
  3. The professor delivered an enlightening lecture on quantum physics.
  4. It is important to seek legal advice before signing any documents.
  5. The government plans to legislate stricter regulations for environmental protection.
  6. The city council decided to levy a new tax on luxury goods.
  7. As a liberal thinker, she believes in equal rights for all individuals.
  8. He obtained his driver’s license after passing the road test.
  9. I enjoy reading classic literature; likewise, I appreciate modern novels.
  10. The detective was able to link the suspect to the crime scene through DNA evidence.

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