Academic Word List Exercises - Sublist 3d (Words 31-40)

Here are the forth 10 words for the academic word list, sublist 3.

In the first exercise you check your knowledge of the words, and in the second exercise you practice usage of the words in a gap fill.

These are words 31 - 40 from sublist 3:


Exercise 1

Which of the above AWL words do you know? Match the definitions to the word:

1. a relationship between two things or situations, especially where one affects the other

2. a person who takes part in something with another or others, especially in a business or another formal arrangement / the person you are married to, living with, or having an intimate relationship with

3. to react to or communicate with

4. to give or to be a good reason for

5. make as large or great as possible

6. to be in a particular place

7. a level of material that is different from the material above or below it

8. result

9. to cause something to have no effect

10. unimportant, having little influence or effect.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises 1 - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. There was no for increasing the speed limit on the road. The local government said they did it because it would increase the flow of traffic, but there have been many accidents there over the last few years.

2. The increase in revenue from selling more of our products was by the loss from the flooding earlier in the year. We still made no profit.

3. A lasagna has several of pasta and meat.

4. The university is on the outskirts of town.

5. The Prime Minister viewed the protests about immigration as a problem. He was much more worried about the high unemployment.

6. She has difficulty with other people in the class. I think it is because she is so shy.

7. The teacher put the students into pairs so that they would each have a to practice the speaking questions with.

8. There was definitely a between the two crimes – I think the same person may have been involved in both of them.

9. He his income by doing a part-time job in the evening.  This made sure that he earned as much as he could.

10. I don’t know what the of the negotiations between the countries will be. Hopefully it will be positive and they can come up with a way forward.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises 3b - Correct answers:

Return from AWL Practice 3d to Academic Word List


Return from AWL Practice 3d to IELTS Vocabulary



New! Comments

Any questions or comments about this page or about IELTS?

Post your comment here.