Improving your academic vocabulary

Isn’t the Olympics just great? I have nearly been late for class because I’ve been enjoying Olympic breakfasts and can’t drag myself away to drive to work. However, when I get to class I am helping students to improve their academic vocabulary, and one way you can do that is by doing some exercises on words taken from the Academic Word List. If you don’t know what the Academic Word List is then you’ve got some reading to do through some of my other posts on Academic Vocabulary! Today I am pointing you towards some exercises designed by Gerry Luton from the University of Victoria in Canada. This is one of those resources that I can hardly believe is available for free on the Internet. The AWL is divided into 10 sublists and Gerry has written exercises for each of those sublists. Read Gerry’s instructions and do these exercises here.