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Academic Word List Sublist 7

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 7, words 11 - 20.

Words 11-20

  • Contrary
  • Convert
  • Couple
  • Decade
  • Definite
  • Deny
  • Differentiate
  • Dispose
  • Dynamic
  • Eliminate

Exercise 1

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

1. to change in form or character / to change to a new religion, belief, opinion, etc., or to make someone do this

2. certain or clear

3. to get rid of someone or something or deal with something so that the matter is finished 

4. to be excluded from further competition or investigation / to completely destroy (something) so it does not exist

5. two people or things that are similar or connected in some way

6. to say that something is not true

7. positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas (person) / characterized by constant change, activity, or progress (process or system)

8. 10 years, usually a period such as 2000 to 2009

9. the opposite

10. to show or find the difference between things that are compared

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 7b - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. She has been doing yoga for a of years now, so she is pretty flexible.

2. Unless any specific evidence is found to the , I will continue to believe that he is guilty of stealing the books.

3. She was that she would get a band 7 in IELTS so she was quite disappointed with a 6.5.

4. Strong and respected leaders normally need to be very and charismatic.

5. One of the bedrooms was very small, so after they bought the house, they it into a bathroom.

6. Any team that fails to score will be automatically from the game.

7. He that he started the fight, even though some of his friends said he had.

8. It is expected that the gap between the rich and poor will continue to increase over the next

9. She couldn’t between the twins. They both looked identical. 

10. The of nuclear waste is very problematic. The main method is to bury it in the ground and hope it doesn't leak out.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 7b - Correct answers:

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