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AWL Exercises

Sublist 3b: Words 11-20

Here are the second 10 words for the academic word list, sublist 3

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 11 - 20 from sublist 3:


Exercise 1

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

1. Matching or to be similar or equal to

2. Relating to a large company

3. A principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided

4. To get people together in order to have a meeting

5. A central and fundamental part of something

6. To reach an answer or a decision by thinking carefully about the known facts

7. To record the details of an event, a process, etc

8. Have power and influence over something or someone

9. To ensure that various different things work effectively as a whole

10. To clearly show the truth or existence of something by providing evidence or proof.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises 1 - Correct answers:

Exercise 2

Choose which word will fit in the gap:

1. The problem leading to the bankruptcy of the company was that people were not buying their products anymore. The other problems they were experiencing were not a major cause in the bankruptcy.

2. By a process of careful , the officer worked out who was guilty of the crime.

3. The story he told the police does not to the account given by the witness to the accident. They were different.

4. Several new staff were employed in order to the Presidential campaign. Effective management and organization were crucial.

5. He is very loud and confident so he always the discussions.

6. The human resource department decided what the selection for the new job would be. They wanted to make sure the candidates abilities matched the job.

7. The Minister’s negative feelings about the policy on unemployment were in the meeting and presented to the rest of the government.

8. The research results that the majority of people want to be home owners. The results from last year showed the same thing.

9. The headmaster a meeting with all the teachers to discuss a change to the curriculum.

10. responsibility is very important these days. Businesses must think about the environment and their effects on society, not just profit.

Score =

Academic Word List Exercises 3b - Correct answers:


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