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Academic Word List Exercises

Sublist 6f: Words 51-60

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

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 51 - 60 from sublist 6:

  • Recover
  • Reveal
  • Scope
  • Subsidy
  • Tape
  • Trace
  • Transform
  • Transport
  • Underlie
  • Utilize

Exercise 1

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

1. to make practical and effective use of

2. to completely change the appearance or character of someone or something, usually in a positive way

3. to find someone or something that was lost / to find the origin of something  

4. the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant

5. to make something (that was previously secret or unknown) known to others

6. the movement of people or goods from one place to another or the means to move people, such as buses, trains, aircraft etc

7. to be a strong influence on or a hidden cause of something

8. form of financial or other support given to an economic sector, business, or individual

9. to get back something lost e.g. ability, health, possessions

10. a narrow strip of material, typically used to hold or fasten something

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 6f - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. He bought another role of sticky to wrap up the birthday presents.

2. Often, students don’t the wide range of resources available in the university library.

3. The economy is starting to after the terrible recession of 2008.

4. The Public Relations Department has the image of the company. They now have one of the best reputations in their sector.

5. The magician to the audience how he had done the trick. They had no idea how he had made the rabbit disappear.

6. She decided to go and see a psychiatrist so she could try and discover the causes of her extreme shyness.

7. The police have put up pictures around the city in order to help the missing girl.

8. The government is not planning to farmers any longer as it is too costly.  

9.Approximately 2000 tonnes of coal are across the country each year.

10. Talking about the causes of global warming was beyond the of his lecture. He just wanted to discuss the current problems and possible solutions.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 6f - Correct answers:


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