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AWL Practice Exercises

Sublist 2d: Words 31 - 40

Here are the next 10 words for the academic word list, sublist 2

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 31 - 40 from sublist 2:


Exercise 1

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

1. usual, typical, or expected

2. the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage, or the money, effort, time, etc. used to do this

3. constructive, optimistic, or confident / with no possibility of doubt

4. to get something

5. something which is part of a list or group of things

6. introduce or establish (a scheme, undertaking, or policy) / an organization having a particular purpose

7. to continue to have; to keep in existence, or not allow to become less

8. to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something / see

9. a newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject or professional activity / a diary

10. to take part in or become involved in an activity

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises 1 - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. The new director many changes after he took over the company. For example, he introduced flexi-time and increased wages.

2. Despite being in opposing political parties, the two leaders have a good working relationship over the years.

3. The teacher encouraged in his class by offering a reward every time a student answered a question.

4. He sent his article to the of Alternative Medicine.

5. He does working hours, from 9am to 5pm. His wife's hours are more unusual because she works shifts.

6. He was he would pass his exams. He was so sure because he had worked so hard.

7. It is difficult to cheap house insurance in this area because it floods regularly. However, in a town nearby you can get it quite cheaply.

8. There's been a significant of time and energy in order to make the project a success.

9. People often the homeless in a very negative way. They hold these views because they blame them for their own situation.

10. We are running out of time so we should move onto the last on the agenda.

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Academic Word List Exercises 2 - Correct answers:


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