|Interactive IELTS essay exercises using the Academic word List |
A major need for IELTS candidates is a knowledge of the correct vocabulary for writing essays. In general terms, this can be broken down into 3 categories:
1. the vocabulary relating to the topic
2. the structural vocabulary
3. the academic vocabulary
These 8 interactive exercises using some of sample IELTS essays show how important the Academic Word List is. In each exercise, you will be able to read the essay first and then try to recreate it using words from the AWL.
Education – compulsory education
Education – the curriculum
Families and modern life
An example of how the AWL can improve your writing
Read through these two paragraphs. Which do you think contains the better vocabulary?
In contrast, there is only one major argument on the other side of the debate. This is that both museums and art galleries need to charge an entrance fee if they are to survive in the modern world. Governments do not have sufficient funds to subsidise all such institutions and there are other priorities for public money. Therefore these galleries and museums need to charge their customers not only to survive but to update their exhibitions and make new purchases. By way of illustration, the Tate Modern in London could not have been founded without revenue from admissions.
But there is only one good argument against. This is that both museums and art galleries need to charge for entrance if they are to live in the modern world. Governments do not have enough funds to give all such places and there are other needs for public money. Therefore these galleries and museums need to charge their customers not only to stay in business but to update what they show the public and buy new paintings. For example, the Tate Modern in London could not have been set up without money from admissions.
I hope you chose the first one – that one contains AWL words, the second doesn’t. Let’s analyse briefly how they are different:
* In contrast = but
* major = good
* survive = live
* sufficient = enough
* subsidise = give
* institutions = places
* exhibitions = what they show the public
* illustration = example
* founded = set up
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