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The Academic Word List Sublist 1, Group 8

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

LABOUR

labour (n)
labourer (n)

labour (v)

labourious (adj)

labouriously (adv)

LEGAL

legality (n)

legalise (v)

legal (adj)
illegal (adj)

legally (adv)
illegally (adv)

LEGISLATE

legislation (n)
legislator (n)

legislate (v)

legislatively (adj)

xxx (adv)

MAJOR

majority (n)

xxx (v)

major (adj)

majorly (adv)

METHOD

method (n)

xxx (v)

methodical (adj)

methodically (adv)


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. He long and hard over his essay and got top marks for it.

2. Marion spent hours on that painting. It was a of love.

3. Lawyers are questioning the of the police actions.

4. Smoking is in some areas.

5. The changed a few years ago. Now smoking is illegal in restaurants.


6. The spent several months working out the details of the new law.

7. The of problems the counsellor sees are to do with broken hearts.

8. One irritation for me is always being short of money!

9. If you are a proofreader, you need to be patient and .

10. Should I ring the company or email them? What's the best of contacting them?

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