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Alphabetical Academic Word List Vocabulary to Practice

Practice Academic Word List vocabulary on our site! This alphabetical list shows you where to find readings, puzzles, and quizzes to help you master the AWL.

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Learn 19 AWL (Academic Word List) Words

Practice these words from the AWL (Academic Word List) to increase your academic vocabulary and prepare for tests like the TOEFL & IELTS. You can see them used in context on a linked article.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Language of Detection

Learn about Sherlock Holmes and the words he used to describe his process of investigation. Then use context clues to figure out the meanings of less common words.

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ESL Phonics

Learn basic ESL Phonics: the different sounds each letter can make in English.

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English Words from the Latin Root Ponere

Learn more than 30 English words from the Latin root ponere. See how many you can guess by just knowing their root and prefixes!

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News Vocabulary: Newspapers and Editorial Decisions

Learn and practice news vocabulary: newspaper contents and two examples of editorial decisions (Holocaust reporting and meeting a local need.)

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Practice Academic Vocabulary with this 1961 Kennedy Speech

Practice academic vocabulary and get a different perspective on history with a reading selection and gap-fill exercise from JFK's 1961 State of the Union address.

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ESL Quizzes and Tests: Check How Much You Understand

Challenge yourself with these ESL quizzes and tests. Good practice for tests like the IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT.

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