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Academic Word List Sublist 5

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 5, words 1 - 10.

Words 1-10

  • Academy
  • Adjust
  • Alter
  • Amend
  • Aware
  • Capacity
  • Challenge
  • Clause
  • Compound
  • Conflict

Exercise 1

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

1. to change something, usually slightly, or to cause the characteristics of something to change

2. having knowledge or perception of a fact or situation

3. the ability to do a particular thing / the total amount that can be contained or produced

4. a particular part of a written legal document

5. a school that teaches a particular subject or trains people for a particular job

6. a serious disagreement or argument which usually lasts a long time

7. something that is composed of two or more elements

8. to move or change something slightly so that it has the desired fit or appearance

9. a difficult situation that needs to be overcome

10. to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document

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Academic Word List Sublist 5a - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. He is perfectly of scoring a band 7 in IELTS because his English skills are excellent.

2. The government wanted to the constitution so that they could remain in power for longer, but there was a lot of opposition.

3. He was that he was being followed by someone, but he pretended he did not know, and carried on walking.

4. A subject that has two or more verbs, is called a verb.

5. The internal within the government were threatening the stability of the country.

6. The picture was not hanging on the wall properly so she it to make it straight.

7. Getting a 7.5 in IELTS will be a , but I believe I can do it if I study hard enough.

8. He had to his plans after he found out his meeting would finish later.

9. The Labour Party in the UK finally changed IV of their constitution in 1995.

10. He trained at the police for a year. Now he is an officer with the local police force

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 5a - Correct answers:

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