Lesson 206— Academic Word List: Lesson 56

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a brief statement or account of the main points of something; a concise overview.
b. enough to meet the needs of a situation; adequate but not excessive.
c. to temporarily prevent something from continuing or operating; to hang something from above so it is free on all sides.
d. a person who follows another in an office or position; someone who comes after another.
e. a person or thing that takes the place of another; to use in place of something else.
f. a detailed study or inspection of a subject or area; to examine or investigate thoroughly.
g. to continue to live or exist despite difficult circumstances; to remain alive after a dangerous event.
h. the total amount resulting from the addition of two or more numbers; a particular amount of money.
i. to support, uphold, or maintain something over time; to endure or withstand.
j. something added to complete or enhance something else; to add an extra element to make up for a deficiency.


  1. summary
  2. sustain
  3. successor
  4. substitute
  5. survive
  6. supplement
  7. suspend
  8. sum
  9. sufficient
  10. survey

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. She decided to substitute almond milk for regular milk in the recipe.
  2. The new CEO will be the successor of the current president next month.
  3. The evidence provided was not sufficient to support the claim.
  4. The sum of all the angles in a triangle always equals 180 degrees.
  5. Can you provide a brief summary of the main points discussed in the meeting?
  6. Taking a daily vitamin supplement can help boost your immune system.
  7. The company conducted a survey to gather feedback from customers.
  8. Despite facing many challenges, he managed to survive and succeed.
  9. The construction of the new building is currently suspended due to bad weather.
  10. Renewable energy sources are crucial to sustain our planet for future generations.

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