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The Academic Word List Presented by: Peggy Ryals
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Lesson A: Matching _______ an area1. Meaning, synonym, signification This is a safe area to play. _______ a benefit2. Help, profit, something good Extra pay is a benefit. _______ to create3. Region, section, district We want to create a new plan. _______ a definition 4. To send out, to sell somewhere else Can you give me a definition of this word? _______ to export5. To make, to invent, to cause Does your country export many things to the USA?
Lesson B: Analogies 1.alternative : choice :: deduction : (a) funds (b) welfare (c) answer 2.maximum : minimum :: visible : (a) obvious (b) not noticed (c) constant 3.proportion : all :: brief : (a) legal (b) financial (c) short 4.statistics : numbers :: funds : (a) money (b) areas (c) goals 5.trace : draw :: pursue : (a) run away (b) run after (c) run up 6.unique : common :: mental : (a) legal (b) brief (c) physical 7.vehicle : car :: author : (a) poet (b) context (c) journal 8.widespread : far-reaching :: cultural : (a) brief (b) visible (c) ethnic
ACADEMIC WORD LIST A-G Odd One Out 1. studyanalysisrefugeeinvestigation 2. regionleveesectionarea 3. authorwaiterwriternovelist 4. benefitharmhelpassistance 5. aftermathfavoritismbiasprejudice 6. backgroundcontextframeworkdevastation 7. makedevastatecreateproduce 8. culturalnational ethnic sheltered 9. upsurgedatastatisticsinformation 10. chaosdefinitionmeaningsignification
Lesson A-D: Cloze A safe area where children can play is wonderful. This is also a great benefit to a town. One goal that parents have is a place where their kids play safely. Sometimes it causes financial problems when a group wants to create a safe playground for children, but it is always a major benefit to everyone. If you are concerned about children’s welfare, there is virtually nothing better than a protected area for children.
Lesson A-D: Cloze A safe ___________ where children can play is wonderful. This is also a great __________________ to a town. One _______________ that parents have is a place where their kids play safely. Sometimes it causes _______________ problems when a group wants to ____________ a safe playground for children, but it is always a _______________ ________________ to everyone. If you are concerned about the children’s __________________, there is ___________________ nothing better than a protected _____________ for children.
Lesson D: Fill in The Blank 1. The two stores have ____________________________ into one large store. 2. Your teachers care about the ___________________ of you and your family. 3. What is your ______________________ on how to learn a second language? 4. Do you like the original ___________________ of the movie or the new one? 5. The soccer team lost ___________________ all of its main players this year. ANSWERS: theory, unified, version, virtually, welfare
Lesson A-D: Dictation Do you keep a journal? Keeping a journal has real benefits if you want to highlight what happened at a certain time. You can use quotations to write down virtually every word a person said. You can also use a journal to remind you of your goals. For instance, you might decide to register for more classes or to make major changes in your life. Don’t forget: a daily journal can also be a summary of everything that happens.
ACADEMIC WORD LIST A-G Synonyms 1. hypothesiseducated guesscertaintyunproved idea 2. insideinternalinnerexternal 3. jobleisureemploymentbusiness 4. diarypoemjournalmemoir 5. allowedlegal unlawfullawful 6. permitdenialcertificate license 7. majorminorimportantmain 8. logicalridiculousmentalintellectual 9. negativepessimisticupbeatless than zero 10.unequalparallelmatchingcorresponding
Lesson G: Open-end 1. Who is your favorite author? ____________________________________ 2. Where do you like to spend your funds? ____________________________ 3. What are you going to pursue after high school? ______________________ 4. What would you use to transport your furniture to New York City? ________________