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The Academic Word List Sublist 6, Group 9

bold = a common form of the word
grey = a form that is not so common, but you will hear and see it
xxx = no form, or there is a form, but it is rare








migration (n)
migrant (n)
immigrant (n)

migrate (v)
immigrate (v)

emigrate (v)

migratory (adj)

xxx (adv)


minimum (n)

minimise (v)

minimal (adj)

minimally (adv)


ministry (n)
minister (n)

minister (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx ( adv)


motivation (n)

motivate (v)

motivational (adj)
motivated (adj)
unmotivated (adj)

xxx (adv)


neutrality (n)

neutralise (v)

neutral (adj)

neutrally (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. Many people choose to to other countries.

2. Life is probably difficult initially for .

3. Some people can pass their courses with effort.

4. The temperature last night was 15 degrees celsius.

5. The of education announced an extra $32 million spending on bringing in extra teachers to reduce class sizes.

6. Volunteers to the children who were made homeless by the earthquake.

7. She's highly to learn Spanish because she wants to teach in Spain.

8. Many students are to study because they aren't able to focus on the future.

9. When my sisters fight, I don't take sides. I remain .

10. The anti-terrorism laws around the world are aimed at terrorist threats.