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Academic Word List Exercises

Sublist 5c: Words 21-30

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 5c

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 21 - 30 from sublist 5:

  • Evolve
  • Expand
  • Expose
  • External
  • Facilitate
  • Fundamental
  • Generate
  • Generation
  • Image
  • Liberal

Exercise 1

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

1. of, on, for, or coming from the outside

2. forming the base, from which everything else develops / more important than anything else

3. to make something possible or easier

4. respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour

5. all the people of about the same age within a society or within a particular family

6. to increase in size, number, or importance, or to make something increase in this way

7. a picture in your mind or an idea of how someone or something is

8. to remove what is covering something so that it can be seen

9. to cause something to exist

10. to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 5c - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. The Netherlands is a very country - they have a very relaxed attitude towards drugs, sex and prostitution.

2. The university has gradually over the years, and is now one of the largest in the country.

3. Around 5,000 new jobs should be over the next decade when the new science park is built.

4. Football hooliganism gives the game a very bad .

5. Bacteria have over the years to become resistant to many types of antibiotics.

6. In order to the student's learning, a computer lab had been built at the school.

7. Although he only suffered minor injuries from the accident, it soon became apparent that his internal injuries were quite severe.

8. People these days will wear what clothes they like but my parent’s were much more conservative when they were young.

9. The newspapers the businessman for what he was - a fraudster and a liar.

10. Ensuring children are educated is to a country’s development.

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 5c - Correct answers:


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