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Academic Word List Sublist 8

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 8, words 31 - 40.

Words 31-40

  • Induce
  • Inevitable
  • Infrastructure
  • Inspect
  • Intense 
  • Manipulate
  • Minimize
  • Nuclear
  • Offset
  • Paragraph

Exercise 1

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

1. a short part of a text, consisting of at least one sentence and beginning on a new line. It usually deals with one idea or topic

2. to control something or someone to your advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly

3. when the nucleus of an atom is divided or joined to another nucleus for the purposes of producing power or weapons

4. to discover information about something or someone’s condition or quality by looking carefully

5. certain to happen and cannot be prevented or avoided

6. the basic services and systems, such as power supplies, buildings, and transport, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively

7. to reduce something to the least possible amount or level or to make something seem less important or smaller than it really is

8. a consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of an opposite one

9. very strong feelings or extreme, forceful

10. to persuade someone to do something or to cause something to happen

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Academic Word List Sublist 8d - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. The overall in the city is very poor. For example, there are no proper roads or piped water.

2. They the employees to accept a pay cut by threatening them with redundancies.

3. The hatred he felt for the person who had robbed him and left him in hospital was very .

4. The country has decided to start making more use of power in order to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.

5. An IELTS essay will usually consist of no more than four or five .

6. The travel company the chances of serious accidents on their white water rafting trips by providing life jackets and cancelling trips if the currents are too strong.

7. He the car very thoroughly before deciding to buy it. He was concerned it may have some faults as it was second hand.

8. It costs me more in housing costs to live in the centre near work, but this is by the money I save from not having to commute a long distance every day.

9. It was that he would have an accident at some point as he was always driving whilst very drunk.

10. The government the unemployment figures to make it look as if the numbers in employment had increased, when actually they had fallen.

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 8d - Correct answers:

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