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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.

In India, Mahatma Gandhi refused all food and indeed nearly died in his protest/ complaint

against British control of his country.

2.

If you are taking medicine, you should avoid alcohol as the two may interact/ cooperateand make

you ill.

3. Medium-/ Middle-sizedcompanies are often more flexible than larger organisations.

4.

Government safety inspectors found abnormal/ unlikelylevels of radiation in the area around the

nuclear power station.

5.

More than 30,000 people participated/ contributedin the experiment.

6.

Most universities oblige/ forceoverseas students to take an English language test before they start

their course.

7.

Companies which cannot adapt to changing situations very often go into decline/ decrease.

8.

The tone/ styleof the meeting was rather serious and formal.

9.

Many police officers argue that ex-prisoners commit/ performas much crime after they come out

of prison as before they went in.

10.

Studying a new subject means having to learn a lot of new vocabulary/ terminology, and these

special words can make progress very slow.

11.

He is such a powerful boxer that all his opponents are in awe/ frightof him.

12.

The appeal/ claimby protesters for more money to be invested in education was rejected by the

Government.

1.

The decision to expand the airport has caused a great deal of controversy,…

2.

The murder was a very strange case but the most striking aspect

3.

All new cars on the market today have to conform

4.

The Pope in Rome is – according to the doctrine

5.

Cars are not allowed to enter many civic

6.

The police accompanied

7.

The film was made on a very low budget, so all the minor

8.

Mercury is the smallest planet

9.

Whatever type of job you may be contemplating,…

10.

At the end of the process, any parts which are not of uniform

11.

When selecting new employees, it is important to ignore subjective

12.

Buildings in places such as California have to be reinforced

13.

In the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria reigned

a.

…the witness to the court to ensure that he would be safe.

b.

…was the fact that the murderers were both under 10 years old.

c.

…centres today, because of pollution and congestion problems.

d.

…to the same safety and pollution regulations.

e.

…but construction has already started and should be completed soon.

f.

…of the Catholic Church – the representative of God here on Earth.

g.

…the university careers service can give you advice.

h.

…roles were played by people from the local area.

i.

…in our solar system.

j.

…for most of the previous century, before her son became king in 1901.

k.

…shape and size are rejected and sent back for recycling.

l.

…impressions and to base decisions on facts instead.

m.

…so that they will not collapse in the event of an earthquake.

From the list below, choose one word which could be used in place of the language shown in bold
without changing the meaning of the sentence. Remember that you may need to change the form
or in some cases the grammatical class of the word:

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