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The Academic Word List Sublist 1, Group 1

bold = a common form of the word
xxx = no form, or there is a form, but it is rare
grey = a form that is not very common








analysis (n)

analyse (v)

analytical (adj)

analytically (adv)


approach (n)

approach (v)

approachable (adj)

xxx (adv)


area (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


assessment (n)
assessor (n)

assess (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


assumption (n)

assume (v)

unassuming (adj)

xxx (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. After the problem they were able to build a strategy to improve the situation.

2. Problem is a useful skill.

3. I've got a wonderful doctor. She's very .

4. My boss me about going for that new position in the accounts department, but I don't think I'll do it.

5. Don't let the children play in that . There are dangerous chemicals from the paint company that used to be there.

6. I can't help you with that Maths question. It isn't my .

7. I've had two job offers and I'm trying to them. I don't know which one to take.

8. We've got several Maths and English coming up this month.

9. He's a very quiet and guy. You'd never know that he had a Ph.D in Chemistry and that he has written several books.

10. I made the that once I got into the university, I'd enjoy it, but I don't like it at all. I'm not sure what to do.