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The Academic Word List Sublist 9, 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

MUTUAL

xxx (n)

xxx (v)

mutual (adj)

mutually (adv)

NORM

norm (n)

xxx (v)

normal (adj)
normed (adj)

normally (adv)

OVERLAP

overlap (n)

overlap (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)

PASSIVE

xxx (n)

xxx (v)

passive (adj)

passively (adv)

PORTION

portion (n)

portion (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. She didn't like me much and the feeling was .

2. Twelve months unemployment after graduating from university is the in some countries today.

3. I'm taking courses in Art and in Photography. There's a lot of in the theory.

4. My knowledge of French is very good, but I can't speak much.

5. A large of French people are very slim despite eating lots of dairy products.


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. Listening and reading are skills.

7. Can you save a of that cake for me? I'm going out now, but I'd like a bit later.

8. There is a lot of between Year 11 Maths and Year 12 Maths. We are studying a lot of the same things.

9. Wearing a hat is the for women when they go to big horse racing carnvials like the Dubai Cup; but it isn't compulsory.

10. Brenda and Sam will get married, but they've made a decision to wait a few years until they've both finished studying.

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