Lesson 192— Academic Word List: Lesson 42

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. to happen or take place; to come into existence.
b. continuing or in progress; not yet completed.
c. the result or consequence of an action, event, or situation.
d. the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or system.
e. to align or position oneself towards a specific direction or goal.
f. to fill up or take control of a space, time, or attention.
g. strange or unusual; different from what is expected.
h. a choice or alternative that is available to choose from.
i. to counterbalance or compensate for something else; to make up for a disadvantage.
j. easily perceived or understood; clear and apparent.


  1. option
  2. obvious
  3. offset
  4. odd
  5. outcome
  6. output
  7. orient
  8. occupy
  9. ongoing
  10. occur

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. It was quite obvious that she had worked hard to achieve such success.
  2. The army decided to occupy the new territory in order to establish control.
  3. It didn’t occur to me to check my email for the important message.
  4. His behavior was a bit odd, as if he was hiding something.
  5. The company used extra funds to offset the unexpected increase in expenses.
  6. The ongoing negotiations between the two countries seemed promising.
  7. We have the option to either take the bus or walk to the city center.
  8. The map helped us orient ourselves and find our way to the tourist attractions.
  9. The outcome of the project exceeded our expectations and goals.
  10. The new machine has increased the company’s output significantly.

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