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English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises

Wallwork, Adrian

2013, XVI, 193 p.

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  • Contains examples from around 5000 real-life papers
  • Covers problematic word groups, such as rise, arise, raise 
  • All exercises have a key, with detailed explanations where appropriate

English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises

This draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, around 3000 emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers.

The exercises are organized into nine chapters on:

·        adjectives and adverbs (e.g. actual vs current, different vs several, continually vs continuously)

·        link words (e.g. on the contrary vs on the other hand, despite vs nevertheless)

·        nouns (e.g. danger vs hazard, measure vs measurement)

·        prepositions (e.g. among vs between, in vs into, with vs within)

·        verbs (e.g. check vs control, compose vs comprise, arise vs raise, exclude vs rule out)

·        false friends and synonyms

·        spelling

·        useful phrases

·        emails

Nearly all exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating self-study, e-reading and rapid progress.

The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes.

The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series:

English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises

English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises


Adrian Wallwork is the author of around 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students from 35 countries to write and present academic work.


Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » English as a Second Language - Vocabulary - Vocabulary exercises

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Chemistry - Education & Language

Table of contents 

Section 1. Adjectives and Adverbs.- Section 2. Link Words.- Section 3. Nouns.- Section 4. Prepositions.- Section 5. Verbs.- Section 6. False Friends and Synonyms.- Section 7. Spelling.- Section 8. Useful Phrases.- Section 9. Emails.- Index.

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