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AWL Exercises

Sublist 1: Words 1-10

Which of the words do you know from these first 10 in sublist 1?

The purpose of the first of these AWL exercises on each page is to check which words you know.

If you already know the word and are confident you know how to use it, then you can concentrate on learning the words that you do not know so well.

Choose the word from the list which provides the best definition of the word. You can get your score for these AWL exercises at the bottom of each exercise.

Words tested on this page:

Academic Word List: Sublist 1

Exercise 1

1. Part of a place, piece of land or country

2. Able to be bought, used, or reached

3. Principle or idea

4. Comprised or made up of

5. A helpful or good effect

6. The moral or legal right to control

7. To come nearer to something

8. Evaluate

9. To study or examine

10. To accept as true without question or proof

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AWL Exercises - Correct answers:

Academic Word List: Sublist 1

Exercise 2

In this gap fill exercise you need to choose the correct word from AWL sublist 1 to place in the gap.

1. The discovery of oil brought many to the town.

2. Water samples taken from streams were for contamination by chemicals. It was important to check it carefully.

3. It is very difficult to define the of beauty.

4. All of the country will have some rain tonight.

5. Is this dress in a larger size?

6. We could just see the train in the distance.

7. I (that) you knew each other because you went to the same school.

8. The United Nations has used its to restore peace in the area.

9. America of fifty states.

10. Examinations are not the only means of a student's ability.

Score =

AWL Exercises - Correct answers:


Click on the links on the right to take more quizzes or go to the academic word list collocations page if you want to practice these 10 words further and find out about some common collocations.


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