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AWL Sublist 1 Practice Exercises

These pages provide you with practice with the academic word list - the most common words found in academic texts. These are words 11 - 20 from sublist 1.

Words 11-20

  • Constitute
  • Context
  • Contract
  • Create
  • Data
  • Definition
  • Derived 
  • Distribution
  • Economic
  • Environment

Exercise 1

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

1. the air, water and land in or on which people, animals and plants live

2. to form or make up something

3. information, especially facts or numbers

4. the system of trade and industry by which the wealth of a country is made and used

5. to say what the meaning of something, especially a word, is

6. to make something new, especially to invent something

7. to get something from something else

8. the situation within which something exists or happens, and that can help explain it

9. a legal document that states and explains a formal agreement

10. to give something out to several people, or to spread or supply something

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Academic Word List Exercises 1 - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. The was/were collected by various researchers.

2. The institute most of its money from foreign investments. It gets only a small amount from domestic investments.

3. Women about 10% of Parliament. Men make up the remaining 90%.

4. Tourism contributes millions of pounds to the country's . It has helped prevent the country from going into recession.

5. In this dictionary 'reality' is as 'the state of things as they are, rather than as they are imagined to be'.

6. They could take legal action against you if you break (the terms of) the .

7. Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the .

8. The Bible says that God the world.

9. It is important to see all the fighting and bloodshed in his plays in historical .

10. The books will be free to local schools. They are given out for free because schools do not have much money to spend.

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Academic Word List Exercises 2 - Correct answers:

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