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Word practice



You can improve your use of academic words by doing this two-part activity.

Read each sentence and select the best word choice from each drop-down box.


1. Researchers have described three [major/appropriate] effects on the development of brain function.

Answer: major

2. Seminar sessions led by the course coordinator will [achieve/occur] several times over the eleven-week program.

Answer: occur

3. Indeed, the [role/range] of the father within the family unit has undergone considerable change since the early twentieth century.

Answer: role

4. These learning activities are designed to enable the [injuries/acquisition] of knowledge and practical skills.

Answer: acquisition