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Academic Word List Sublist 10

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 10, words 21 - 30.

Words 21-30

  • odd
  • ongoing
  • panel
  • persist
  • pose
  • reluctance
  • so-called
  • straightforward
  • undergo
  • whereby

Exercise 1

Do you know these words? Match the word to the definition:

1. to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty

2. a small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions

3. strange or unexpected

4. by which way or method

5. (of a person) honest and not likely to hide their opinions / easy to understand or simple

6. an unwillingness to do something

7. used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct

8. continuing to exist or develop, or happening at the present moment

9. an unpleasant feeling or situation that continues to exist

10. to experience something that is unpleasant or something that involves a change

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Academic Word List Sublist 10c - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. We need to devise some sort of system people can liaise with each other.

2. If the pain , you should go to see the doctor.

3. We are having problems with our finances. They started last January and we haven’t resolved the issues.

4. She an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.

5. She’s to come to the party as she’s quite shy.

6. John is and lets you know what he's thinking.

7. It was one of his friends who supplied him with the drugs that killed him.  

8. The interview made me feel really nervous so I don’t think I’ve got the job.

9. Drunken drivers a serious threat to other road users.

10. The way he was staring at me was a bit .

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 10c - Correct answers:

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