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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).

1.

As trade union membership has declined, the number of ______________ and strikes has also
decreased.
a.arguments

b.disagreements

c.disputes

2.

The role of the middle manager is not to formulate new policies but to ______________ them.
a.manage

b.use

c.execute

3.

Engineers worked throughout the night to ________________ electricity to homes whose supplies
had been cut off by heavy snow.
a.reinstate

b.renew

c.restore

4.

Many athletes take extra vitamins as a/an ________________ to their diet when they are preparing
for competition.
a.reinforcement

b.supplement

c.extension

5.

Police officers face many dangers, especially when they are __________________ by violent criminals
carrying weapons.
a.confronted

b.met

c.encountered

6.

The invention of printing allowed ideas to __________________ much more quickly than before.
a.scatter

b.diffuse

c.disseminate

7.

In many cultures, it was traditionally believed that men were _________________ to women, but this
attitude has been changing rapidly in recent years.
a.better

b.inferior

c.superior

8.

In the early years, facilities for tourists were rather ___________________, but now they are highly
developed.
a.crude

b.rudimentary

c.uncomplicated

9.

Increasingly, post-graduate students are asked to become teaching assistants in order to
___________________ undergraduates.
a.instruct

b.drill

c.inform

10.

Cigarette packets on sale are required to carry a _________________ clearly stating the dangers of
smoking.
a.label

b.message

c.tag

11.

A defence lawyer has a duty to try to establish the innocence of his/her ____________________.
a.patient

b.customer

c.client

12.

You can buy goods on the Internet with a credit card, but there is a danger of
____________________ if someone else obtains the number.
a.corruption

b.fraud

c.embezzlement

Start by reading through the sentences below. Then take one word from the box on the left and
combine this with one from the box on the right to make a collocation. (Note that more than one
pairing may be possible and also that some words appear more than once.) Then try to match your
combinations with the spaces in the sentences below:

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