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Academic Word List Sublist 1

These pages provide you with practice with the academic word list - the most common words found in academic texts. These are words 21 - 30 from sublist 1.

This will help you with your reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 

Words 21-30

  • Establish
  • Estimate
  • Evident
  • Export
  • Factor
  • Finance
  • Formula
  • Function
  • Identify
  • Income

Exercise 1

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

1. to start a company or organization that will continue for a long time / to discover or get proof of something

2. to send goods to another country for sale

3. a standard or accepted way of doing or making something / mathematical rule

4. money that is earned from doing work or received from investments

5. easily seen or understood; obvious

6. a fact or situation which influences the result of something

7. purpose

8. to guess the cost, size, value, etc. of something

9. to recognize someone or something and say or prove who or what they are

10. the monetary resources and affairs of a state, organization, or person / to provide funding for a person or organisation

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Academic Word List Exercises 1 - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. Our clothes sell so well in this country that we have no need to .

2. From the smell it was that the drains had been blocked for several days.

3. The of the veins is to carry blood to the heart.

4. The brewery was in 1822 and it still operates today.

5. We have changed the of the washing powder. There are now less chemicals in it.

6. It was difficult to how many trees had been destroyed, but it was somewhere between 10 and 15 thousand.

7. More help is needed for people on low . They don't have enough money to live on.

8. Price will be a major in the success of this new product.

9. The gunman in Wednesday's attack has been as Lee Giggs, an unemployed truck driver.

10. The of the company are in a mess. They cannot account for over 3 million dollars.

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Academic Word List Exercises 1c - Correct answers:

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