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Check Your English Vocabulary for Academic English

Check Your English Vocabulary for Academic English

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© A&CBlack Publishers Ltd 2007. For reference seeEasier English Dictionary for Students (978 07475 6624 3).

allege (v)

alter (v)

cease (v)

elaborate (adj)

fragment (n)

philosophy (n)

litigation (n)

induce (v)

reservoir (n)

subside (v)

upsurge (n)

1.

The prisoner claimedthat he had been attacked by the police, but there
was no evidence to prove this.

2.

Because of the possible link between disease in cows and humans, many
companies stoppedtrading in British beef and associated products.

3.

Your research proposal doesn't need to be too detailed: keep it simple
and concentrate on the main points.

4.

Global warming will changethe way we live: everybody will experience
some change.

5.

Following an air accident, investigators examine every pieceof the
wreckage to determine the cause of the crash.

6.

The most recent management thinkingencourages managers to listen
more carefully to the ideas of their employees.

7.

During the last twenty-five years, there has been a significant increasein
the number of overseas students in British universities.

8.

When the interest in the company declined, the value of its shares began
to fall.

9.

The government's refusal to accept the result of the election prompted
thousands of people to come out on to the streets and protest.

10.

As so many jobs require good skills, there is a poolof people who are
unemployed because they do not have any skills.

11.

A number of universities are worried about legal actionin the law courts
by students who are dissatisfied with their courses.

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For each of the sentences here, choose the best word from a, b or c.

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