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AWL -Academic Word List - the 'F's'

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Probably a non-academic word comes to mind when you see 'F' word. That one, of course, isn't on the Academic Word List. ;-) Nevertheless, there are a number of other useful 'F' words for the TOEFL or IELTS.

In the next activity, choose the correct word from the lists below to fill in the blank spaces in each paragraph. You will be using ten different 'F' expressions from the AWL. To help you ace (do you remember what 'ace' means from one of my previous posts?) this short quiz, be sure to think about subject-verb agreement and connections between sentences.

  • a. financial b. federal c. funds d. fees e. factors f. furthermore

The U.S. Government offers students grants and loans to finance their college career. 1._______ student aid helps to offset expenses such as tuition and 2._______, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. 3.______, this 4.________ aid may help students pay for a computer or daycare for those with children. These grants do not have to be repaid if you meet certain requirements. 5._______ are dispensed at a low interest rate or with deferred payment. The federal government determines the amount based on financial need and other 6._______.

  • g. features h. flexibility i. focus j. framework

The 7.________ of this essay is on the main 8.________ of primates. The 9._______ for this classification is body structure and behavior. One of the hallmarks of primates is their 10._______, their ability to respond in novel ways to a variety of stimuli.

Put the words into the correct spaces using the letters a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, and j:

By Evelyn Ono Vineberg

Evelyn Ono Vineberg  is a teacher at EC San Diego

Link: AWL - Academic Word List 'E's'

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