Lesson 203— Academic Word List: Lesson 53

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. to make something safe or protected from harm or danger.
b. having qualities or features that are alike but not exactly the same.
c. to imitate or replicate the appearance, behavior, or conditions of something.
d. to attempt to find or discover something by searching or asking for it.
e. a number of similar or related things coming one after another in a specific order.
f. a particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other.
g. to carefully choose or pick out from a group of options based on specific criteria.
h. to move or change position, direction, or focus.
i. having great importance, meaning, or influence.
j. the biological characteristics that define an individual as male or female.


  1. simulate
  2. sequence
  3. select
  4. seek
  5. significant
  6. shift
  7. secure
  8. sex
  9. similar
  10. series

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The company implemented new measures to secure their sensitive data from cyber attacks.
  2. As a young entrepreneur, I constantly seek opportunities for growth and innovation in the market.
  3. After careful consideration, she decided to select the green dress for the important event.
  4. The students were asked to analyze the sequence of events leading up to the historical moment.
  5. The documentary explores a series of scientific breakthroughs that revolutionized the field.
  6. In many cultures, sex education is considered a taboo topic best discussed in private settings.
  7. The economic policies of the government caused a shift in the country’s financial landscape.
  8. The discovery of ancient artifacts provided significant insights into the civilization of the past.
  9. Despite their different backgrounds, the two sisters shared similar interests in art and music.
  10. To prepare for the competition, the team used computer software to simulate real-world scenarios.

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