In order to receive a band 7 or higher in speaking and writing, you must accurately use academic
vocabulary. Learning academic vocabulary will also help you to understand academic texts in the reading test and part 4 of the listening test, which is always about an academic topic
In this free class you are going to see academic vocabulary in context (the words/information around the new word) from which you can work out the meaning.
Exercise 1 | Think about Meanings
the meaning of the word or phrase in bold
Exercise 2 | Think about Grammar
What part of speech (verb/noun etc) are the words in bold?
Exercise 3 | Think about Collocations
Can you remember which preposition is used in the following collocations? Do this without looking
at the previous
Remember that prepositions must always be followed by a noun or a gerund (verb+ing).
Exercise 4 | Final Practice
Complete the sentences with the appropriate
word or phrase from the box.
In the future, when you find a new word in an academic text
, rather than immediately look for it in the dictionary, first guess the meaning and work out the grammar from the context.
For more practice visit our next lesson in the Academic Vocabulary series.