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The Academic Word List Sublist 1, Group 11

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








role (n)

xxx (v)

role (adj)

xxx (adv)


section (n)

section (v)

sectioned off (adj)
sectional (adj)

xxx (adv)


sector (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


significance (n)
insignificance (n)

signify (v)

significant (adj)
insignificant (adj)

significantly (adv)


similarity (n)

xxx (v)

similar (adj)

similarly (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. Janet played an important in the success of the company.

2. The private will benefit from the new laws that were passed today.

3. The newspaper has several .

4. Can you pass me that of the paper?

5. The government is employing more graduates at the moment.

6. Part of the plane was when Mrs Smith went into labour. She had her baby while flying over France!

7. Paul got better results in his Spanish exams after studying online.

8. Jade was influenced by reading several books about becoming a powerful, successful individual.

9. The two courses were very , but one had a much better teacher.

10. There are a lot of between the twins, Joe and Steve, but Steve is slightly taller.