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Academic Word List Sublist 8

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 8, words 1 - 10.

Words 1-10

  • Abandon
  • Accompany
  • Accumulate
  • Ambiguous
  • Append
  • Appreciate
  • Arbitrary
  • Automate
  • Bias
  • Chart

Exercise 1

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

1. expressing something that has more than one possible meaning, sometimes on purpose

2.  to go with someone to a particular place, often a social event

3. something happening through chance rather than reasoning or a plan

4. the act of favouring one particular side unfairly, based on personal opinion

5. a drawing used to show information in a simple way, usually with lines or curves showing amounts / a detailed map of an area of water

6. to add something to the end of a piece of writing or a document

7. to leave a person, place or thing, usually permanently / to stop doing an activity before it is finished

8. to make a process operate by computers or machines rather than humans in order to reduce time and cost

9. to be grateful for something someone has done for you

10. to collect a large number of things over a long period of time / to gradually increase in number or amount

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Academic Word List Sublist 8a - Correct answers:


Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. Moving house is going to be a nightmare! I’ve so many things over the last 15 years I don’t know what I am going to do with it all.

2. The people that were chosen by the company to go on the training seemed very . They should have picked people who had been employed the longest but it was completely random.

3. There were several footnotes to the article.

4. I asked my best friend to me to the theatre. I knew she would like the play and I don’t like to go alone.

5. Even though the IELTS teacher has told the student many times how to write about a bar , she still makes a lot of basic errors.

6. Jane was by her mother when she was a baby because she could not cope with caring for her.

7. I the fact that he came to see me when I was ill in hospital. Many other people I know did not come to visit.

8. The government’s response to the issue has been a bit . It is not really clear what they intend to do.

9. Since the car industry has become , thousands of jobs have been lost.

10. The newspapers in my country are very against left wing parties. They always have stories that support those on the right.

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 8a - Correct answers:

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