The Academic Word List (AWL) is divided into 10 sublists of word families. Each of these sublists contains 60 words, except for sublist 10, which contains thirty words. When studying the sublists, one should attempt to learn the various derivations (the verb, noun, adjective and adverb forms + variants) for the word families given.

For the exercises given in this website, the word families for each sublist have been further divided into six groups for ease of study, with three separate gap-fill exercises for each group. Ideally, students should work through the three exercises for each group, and should complete all the exercises for the six groups of a given sublist before going on to the next sublist. Some of the exercises will include different derivations for the words given.

These exercises were created using Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher
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