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The Academic Word List Sublist 1, Group 2

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








authority (n)
authorisation (n)
authoritarian (n)

authorise (v)


xxx (adv)


availability (n)
avail (n)

avail (v)

available (adj)
unavailable (adj)

xxx (adv)


benefit (n)
beneficiary (n)

benefit (v)

beneficial (adj)

beneficially (adv)


concept (n)
conception (n)

conceptualise (v)
conceive (v)

conceptual (adj)

conceptually (adv)


xxx (n)

consist (v)

consistent (adj)
inconsistent (adj)

consistently (adv)
inconsistently (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. The Head of the Education Department new buildings for the schools in the town.

2. Paul has been studying the pyramids since he was a boy. He is an on Egyptology.

3. Alec is at the moment. Do you want to speak to Jennifer instead?

4. The new phones won't be until March.

5. Exercise is to people at any age.

6. Playing sport has both health and social .

7. The Vision is the first driverless car ready for the market. It is a new for a new era.

8. I don't have much of an imagination. I can't the new design. I need to see a model.

9. The Gulf News rates as one of the best selling newspapers in the region.

10. Ahmed is doing well at school. He gets As for all his work.