Lesson 205— Academic Word List: Lesson 55

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. financial assistance given by a government or organization to support a certain activity or group
b. a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed
c. a plan of action designed to achieve a specific goal
d. the position or rank of someone or something in relation to others
e. to present for consideration or approval
f. clear and direct; easy to understand or deal with
g. mental or emotional tension resulting from demanding circumstances
h. lower in rank or position
i. coming after something in time; following
j. the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex


  1. style
  2. subsidy
  3. structure
  4. subordinate
  5. stress
  6. straightforward
  7. status
  8. submit
  9. strategy
  10. subsequent

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. She attained a high social status due to her successful career in finance.
  2. The professor’s explanation was not straightforward, leaving the students confused.
  3. The company implemented a new marketing strategy to attract more customers.
  4. The pressure from work caused him extreme stress and anxiety.
  5. The organization of the report followed a clear structure with well-defined sections.
  6. Her writing style is elegant and sophisticated, capturing the attention of readers.
  7. Please remember to submit your completed assignment by the deadline.
  8. The manager delegated the task to a subordinate to handle the paperwork.
  9. The subsequent chapters of the novel reveal the protagonist’s true intentions.
  10. The government provides a subsidy for farmers to support agricultural development.

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