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Academic Word List Exercises

Sublist 4b: Words 11-20

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 4a

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 11-20 from sublist 4:

  • Communicate
  • Concentrate
  • Confer
  • Contrast
  • Cycle
  • Debate
  • Despite
  • Dimension
  • Domestic
  • Emerge

Exercise 1

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

1. a measurement of something’s height, length, or width

2. to happen in a particular order, one event following another

3. to exchange ideas, usually to come to a decision on the best course of action

4. to focus attention or effort on a particular task or activity

5. to not be prevented by something

6. relating to a person’s own country or home

7. the difference between two or more things

8. to discuss or argue something formally / to consider something; deliberate

9. to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something / to come to the end of a difficult period or experience

10. to share information with others by writing, speaking, body movements, or other signals

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 4 - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. The defendant will with his lawyer in order to decide whether to change his plea to guilty.

2. Despite the criticisms he faced in the newpapers over his early performance he is as a strong contender to win the elections.

3. I'm whether to go to study in Australia or England. I'm not sure which is the best choice.

4. The Prime Minister has not focused much on foreign policy because there are so many problems to deal with.

5. The two women have very styles of management. One is hands-on the other is very hands-off.

6. He is an excellent - he can convey his thoughts and ideas very clearly.

7. I will keep studying hard for IELTS the amount of time it takes.

8. The annual agricultural includes activities related to the growth and harvest of a crop.

9. I have to very hard during the IELTS listening test otherwise I will miss what has been said.

10. What are the exact of the wardrobe? I want to see if it will fit in the bedroom.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 4b - Correct answers:


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