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Academic Word List Exercises

Sublist 9a: Words 1-10

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 9a.

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 1 - 10 from sublist 9a.

  • Accommodate
  • Analogy
  • Anticipate
  • Assure
  • Attain
  • Behalf
  • Bulk
  • Cease
  • Coherent
  • Coincide

Exercise 1

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

1. a set of ideas or argument that is logical, consistent and easy to understand

2. something or someone that is very large in mass or size

3. succeed in achieving (something that one has worked for)

4. a comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification

5. to imagine or expect that something will happen

6. fit in with the wishes or needs of a person or group / to provide with a place to live or to be stored in

7. happening at or near the same time / being similar or the same

8. to do something In the interests of a person, group, or principle, or as a representative of someone else

9. stop something

10. tell someone something positively so that they don’t have any doubts or worry

Score =

Academic Word List Sublist 9a - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. She was often the one that the highest scores in the exams at the end of the year, but she always studied hard so it is not suprising.

2. All schools should try to adapt their policies and curriculums in order to those of different religious and ethnic backgrounds.

3. I want to take my new yoga mat on holiday with me but is is much too to fit into my luggage. I thought it would fold up much smaller.

4. She thanked everybody on my as unfortunately I was unable to go and do it personally.

5. Tax relief on owning a second home will once the new budget comes into effect in April. The ending of this will impact on many people.

6. He ended up doing quite badly in his IELTS essay and he thinks it may be to do with his .

7. Fortunately the Easter school holidays with the time that I was able to take off work, so I took the family on holiday to Spain.

8. She never doing so well in the IELTS test. She can now go to a much better university than she had thought.

9. His manager him that his job was safe and he was not going to be made redundant. He didn’t have any concerns after that.

10. He likened her bad attitude to being as annoying as nails on a chalkboard, which was a good .

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 9a - Correct answers:


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