Ten academic words below are presented to improve your academic vocabulary.
You might already know most of these words: UNIVERSITY and ECONOMIC.
But, we would like to encourage you to learn these words, their pronunciation, and their academic meanings.
You should also learn what verbs or adjectives are used with these academic words. For example, UNIVERSITY occurs with the following verbs: go to university / study at a university / apply for a university / graduate from a university.
Also, remember that ECONOMIC and ECONIMICAL are two different
words. ECONOMIC refers to the management of money while ECONOMICAL means something cheap or not wasteful.
One more thing: In academic English, the word MODEL has a different meaning. Keep reading this blog to see its meaning.
Good luck in learning the useful academic words!
(1) UNIVERSITY (noun)
an educational institution where students study for degrees and where academic
research is done
- He studies Physics at university.
- She accepted to six American universities and was accepted by three.
Adjective: prestigious / top / private / public
Verb: go to / study at / apply for / graduate from
(2) MODEL (noun)
something such as a system that can be copied by other people
Verb: develop / test / build / present
Adjective: available / alternative / mathematical / standard
(3) EXPERIENCE (noun)
(the process of getting) knowledge or skill that is obtained from doing, seeing, or
feeling things, or something that happens which has an effect on you
Verb: have / gain / get / lack
Adjective: valuable / relevant / previous / extensive
(4) ACTIVITY (noun)
something that someone does in order to achieve an aim
Verb: take part in / engage in / participate in / do
Adjective: physical / mental / business / human
(5) HUMAN (adjective)
relating to people
Noun: HUMAN activity / error / life / body
(6) HISTORY (noun)
(the study of) past events or developments of a particular period, country, or
Verb: study / rewrite HISTORY shows that / suggests that
Adjective: long / recent / world / human
(7) DEVELOP (verb)
to grow or change into something bigger, stronger, or more advanced
Noun: DEVELOP a plan / a system / a product / an idea
Adverbs: recently / fully / highly / newly DEVELOPED
(8) SUGGEST (verb)
to make you think that something is likely to exist or to be true
Noun: study / research / finding / evidence SUGGESTS
(9) ECONOMIC (adjective)
relating to money, trade, or industry
Noun: ECONOMIC development / strategy / problems / reform
(10) LOW (adjective)
below the usual or average amount, level or value
Noun: LOW rate / standard /percentage / profit
ATTRIBUTIONS: Definitions, examples, and collocations are taken from the following dictionary sources:
Macmillan Collocation Dictionary
Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary
Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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