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The Academic Word List Sublist 3, 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


sex (n)
homosexual (n)
bisexual (n)
asexual (n)
sexuality (n)

sex (v)

sex (adj)
sexual (adj)
sexy (adj) homosexual (adj)
bisexual (adj)
asexual (adj)

sexually (adv)


shift (n)

shift (v)

shift (adj)
shifty (adj)

xxx (adv)


specific (n)
specification (n)

specify (v)

specific (adj)
non-specific (adj)

unspecific (adj)
unspecified (adj)

specifically (adv)


sufficiency (n)

suffice (v)

sufficient (adj)
self-sufficient (adj)
insufficient (adj)

sufficiently (adv)
insufficiently (adv)


task (n)

task (v)
tasked (v)

task (adj)

xxx (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. Do you think that the are equal?

2. Does he work the night or the day?

3. The rules say that you can only go faster than the speed limit when you are overtaking.

4. Students need to reach a high standard to pass the course.

5. Your first will be to some research to see how the program works.

6. Have you got money to enjoy the holiday?

7. The company to a new building last weekend..

8. Did they the qualifications you need to do the job?

9. What is the baby?

10. I've almost finished the project, there are only a few simple left.