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Academic Word List Sublist 9

Here we move on to practice exercises for the academic word list sublist 9, words 31 - 40.

Words 31-40

  • Mature
  • Mediate
  • Medium
  • Military
  • Minimal
  • Mutual
  • Norm
  • Overlap
  • Passive
  • Portion

Exercise 1

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

1. an accepted standard or way of doing things which the majority of people agree with

2. relating to or belonging to the armed forces

3. like an adult

4. doing the same thing for each other or feeling the same way

5. allowing or accepting what others do or what happens without active resistance or response

6. middle

7. very small in amount

8. a share or part of something larger / the amount of food served to someone in a restaurant

9. to cover part of the same space or activities that cover part of the same area

10. to talk to two groups who are in disagreement or dispute in order to try and find a solution

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Academic Word List Sublist 9d - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. He was quite happy for me to point out his weaknesses in English. He was very about the whole thing.

2. The company reinvests quite a small of their profits back into the business. Most goes to the shareholders.

3. He disliked me a lot, but the feeling was . We just didn’t get along together.

4. It’s the in my country to get married before you are 30. Most people think you are strange if you are still single in your 30s.

5. I always get size if I buy any clothes.

6. They arranged for a negotiator to come in and try and between the two leaders as they could not find any common ground. 

7. We need to change the English curriculum because some of the modules . We can’t have students studying the same thing in different classes.

8. The compensation he received for the injury was . He couldn’t afford to go to court so he didn’t get much, just what the company offered.

9. The government is going to increase spending for the fourth year in a row. They want to show their strength to other countries in the region.

10. He tends to be very in the relationship. She makes most of the decisions.

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Academic Word List Exercises Sublist 9d - Correct answers:

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