Lesson 201— Academic Word List: Lesson 51

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. to bring back to its original condition or state.
b. to limit or control the actions or movements of someone or something.
c. a source of supply or support that can be drawn upon when needed.
d. to review, amend, and improve written or printed material.
e. to make known or disclose information that was previously unknown.
f. to change something to its opposite or previous state.
g. to keep possession of something.
h. to prevent someone or something from doing something.
i. to react or reply in a particular way to something.
j. income generated from business activities.


  1. reveal
  2. respond
  3. revise
  4. revenue
  5. restrain
  6. restore
  7. resource
  8. retain
  9. reverse
  10. restrict

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The company invested in a new resource to improve productivity.
  2. She always responds promptly to emails from clients.
  3. After the renovation, the old building was restored to its former glory.
  4. He needed to restrain himself from making impulsive decisions.
  5. The government decided to restrict access to certain areas for safety reasons.
  6. It’s important to retain customers by providing excellent service.
  7. The investigation revealed new evidence that changed the case.
  8. The company saw a significant increase in revenue after launching a new product.
  9. The decision to reverse the policy caused controversy among employees.
  10. Before submitting the report, he decided to revise it for accuracy.

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