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AWL -Academic Word List - G , H & J

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The last time you tested yourself here on AWL vocabulary, the focus was on 'F' words. This time you'll see if you recognize how to use some words beginning with G, H, and J. (NB: There are so many 'I' words on the AWL that they will be part of a separate vocabulary activity.)

In the following exercise, choose the correct word from the list to fill in the blank spaces in this paragraph. As with previous exercises, remember to consider parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, and context. Good luck!

a - genders 
b - generation
c - globe
d - guarantee
e - guidelines
f - highlights
g - hierarchy
h - goal 
i - justify
j - job

Around the ___(1)___, societies are seeking ___(2)___ for how to ___(3)___ equality between the ___(4)___ . In addition, as the world's population ages, the ___(5)___ gap has widened, creating a ___(6)___ that ___(7)___ differences in physical appearance and experience. These differences often get translated into forms of ___(8)___ discrimination and are used to ___(9)___ why certain people are hired or fired. While the ___(10)___ of most democratic nations is to ensure equal opportunity for all people, regardless of age, gender, or economic background, this objective is, in reality, almost impossible to achieve.

Evelyn Ono Vineberg  is an teacher at EC San Diego English language school

IMPORTANT: Only type the letters in the spaces below. Do not type in the whole word e.g. type in 'a' not 'genders'.

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