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Academic Word List Sublist 6

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 6, words 21 - 30.

Words 21-30

  • Exceed
  • Expert
  • Explicit
  • Federal
  • Fee
  • Flexible
  • Furthermore
  • Gender
  • Ignorant
  • Incentive

Exercise 1

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

1. in addition; also

2. something used to encourage people to do something

3. lack of knowledge about something or not showing politeness or respect 

4. payment made in exchange for a service or advice, or for admission to something

5. able to change easily according to the situation or something that is easy to bend

6. to go past an allowed limit, or to be greater than a number or amount

7. clear and precise

8. the state of being male or female

9. having or relating to a system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs

10. a person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 6c - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. Unfortunately many young people are about politics these days. They have little understanding of government policies even in their own countries.

2. The solicitors were so high that we could not afford to use the firm to help us with our case.

3. Unlike the UK, the USA has a system of government.

4. I think we should employ him in the company. He’s well-qualified and he has a lot of experience.

5. His directions were very – I knew exactly how to find the address.

6. He our expectations, achieving a much higher score than anyone thought possible.

7. Companies are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of race, disability, or religion.

8. The teacher promised the students she would end the class early as an to get them to work hard in class.

9. She’s a financial . She has a Master's from the London School of Economics and has been working in the Banking sector for more than 30 years.

10. I’m quite . I could meet you in the morning or the afternoon.

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 6c - Correct answers:

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