Academic Word List collocations pairwork

Student A
Try to guess the nine missing words below. All of them are common in academic English.
1. _______________ Awards, military __________________, music ________________2. _____________ to, _____________ information, _________________ routes, ________________ restrictions, ______________ requirements, control _________________, _____________ roads

3. __________ each other, ____________ refugees, _________________ asylum seekers, ____________ short-term, _____________ individual needs, _____________ national differences

4. ______________ growth, __________________ restructuring, ___________ cargo, ________ someone on a trip

5. ________________ wealth, _____________ experience, _____________ capital, _______________ knowledge, _____________ power

6. _______________ information, _______________ picture, _____________ reflection, ______________ assessment, ____________ statistics, ______________ data, _______________description, _________________account, ____________ figures, ___________ estimate, ______________forecast, ___________ translation, ____________calculation

7. _____________ peace, ______________ results, _________________ sustainable development, ____________ equality, __________________ consensus, ______________ unanimity, ______________ success, __________________ stability, ____________________ substantial…, _____________ lasting…, _________________ tangible…, __________________ significant….

8. ________________ once and for all…, _______________ his authorship of…, _________________ his rights to…, __________________ their concerns, openly ___________________, publically ______________________…, explicitly ___________________, ______________ responsibility

9. __________________ greater…, _______________ additional…, _______________ nuclear weapons, ________________ sufficient…, _________________ shares, ________________ property, _____________ significance, ___________________ unemployment benefit, _____________ credit, ______________ up-to-date technology, _______________ independence, ____________ a controlling share, _____________ stolen goods

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Hint one: The nine words above all begin with the same letter
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Hint two: The words all begin with the same two letters
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Hint three: The nine questions above are in alphabetical order
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Hint four: The words follow each other in the Academic Word List. Look at the full list and try to find them
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Choose one of the words above and give someone from another group hints until they guess the word.
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Do the same, but with your own collocations with other words in the list

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Academic Word List collocations
Student B

Try to guess the nine missing words below. All of them are common in academic English.

1. _______________ negotiations, __________________ talks, ________________ without delay, ____________ operations, immediately ___________________, ____________ work, _______________ action, ______________________ right away, ______________________ investigations, _____________ voting

2. _____________on , briefly _____________, further _________________ , ________________ regarding, ______________ concerning, _________________ referring to, ______________ in connection with, (your) earlier_____________, the following ____________________

3. __________ themselves, ____________ crimes, _________________ fraud, ____________ suicide, _______________ offences, ____________________ resources, __________ war crimes, ___________________ genocide, _______________ atrocities, ___________ human rights abuses, _____________ misdemeanors

4. ______________ prices, __________________ markets, ___________ futures, ________ traders, ___________________ producers
5. ________________ with, _____________ directly, _____________ effectively, _______________ audiovisually, _____________ anonymously, _____________ freely, __________ regularly

6. _______________ initiatives, European_______________, _____________ support, ______________ measures, ____________ action, ______________ spirit, _______________development, _________________of (shared) values

7. _____________ with, ______________ (computer) equipment, _________________ systems, ____________ standards, mutually _______________, fully _______________

8. ________________ for, _______________ farmers, _________________ fishermen, __________________ passengers, ___________________ to some extent, ______________________ consumers, fully ___________________, ______________ workers

9. __________________ a list, _______________ a report, _______________ statistics, ________________ documents, _________________ accurate…

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Hint one: The nine words above all begin with the same letter
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Hint two: The words all begin with the same two letters
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Hint three: The nine questions above are in alphabetical order
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Hint four: The words follow each other in the Academic Word List. Look at the full list and try to find them
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Choose one of the words above and give someone from another group hints until they guess the word.
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Do the same, but with your own collocations with other words in the list

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Answer key:

Student A sheet

1. academy
2. access
3. accommodate
4. accompany
5. accumulate
6. accurate
7. achieve
8. acknowledge
9. acquire
Student B sheet

1. commence
2. comment
3. commit
4. commodity
5. communicate
6. community
7. compatible
8. compensate
9. compile

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