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Academic Word List Exercises

Sublist 6d: Words 31-40

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 6d

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 31 - 40 from sublist 6:

  • Incidence
  • Incorporate
  • Index
  • Inhibit
  • Initiate
  • Input
  • Instruct
  • Intelligence
  • Interval
  • Lecture

Exercise 1

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

1. restrain, prevent or hinder / feeling self-conscious and unable to relax

2. to tell someone what to do in a formal way

3. to cause something to begin 

4. something such as money, information or energy that is put into a process so that it can operate

5. include; contain or take in (something) as part of a whole

6. a period between two events or times, or the space between two points

7. an angry or serious talk given to someone in order to criticize their behaviour / an educational talk to an audience, especially to students at university

8. an event, or the rate at which something happens

9. an alphabetical list of information, such as one printed at the back of a book, on a set of cards, or on a computer

10. the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 6c - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. Most dictionaries now slang in their list of words.

2. The IELTS candidates were to open the booklet and begin the writing test.

3. His into the project was invaluable. It enabled it to be completed successfully and on time.

4. There has been a decreased of road accidents since they put traffic lights at the busy junction.

5. The violence was by the police, who started firing plastic bullets at the protesters.

6. It is debatable whether IQ tests are really the best way to measure .

7. My parents are always me about staying out too late at night. I wish they would let me do what I like.

8. Go to the and look up ‘Winston Churchill’. There is definitely a section about him.

9. She felt to give her opinion because there were so many people in the room.

10. The police think the between the time that he left the house and the time crime was committed was too short for him to have done it.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 6d - Correct answers:


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