Academic vocabulary: Group 17

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actual - balance - brief - communicate - discover - earn - engage - extend - external - opinion - pressure - raise - regard - sequence - speed - spread - target - tend - though - visual
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extend1.The school is planning to ........... the school day until 4:30.
regard2.I ........... vocabulary as the single most important aspect of learning English.
discover3.Who was the first person to ........... America? Most people say it was Columbus.
opinion4.In my ........... she is going to fail course unless she starts making more effort.
spread5.A rumour ........... around the school that the headmaster had resigned.
engage6.She would have a better chance of academic success if she didn't ........... in so many activities outside of school.
external7.The school is planning to bring in an ........... tax expert to analyze its finance methods.
sequence8.What is the correct key ........... on a calculator for working out a percentage from a fraction?
raise9.The government plans to ........... the money they donate to poor countries in the Third World.
though10.The head teacher decided to push through her idea ........... most of the teachers were against it.
visual11.Most language teachers use ........... aids in the classroom, such as pictures or objects.
speed12.The top ........... of this car is 230kph.
brief13.Please write a ........... summary of the causes of the first world war. Write no more than 300 words.
tend14.Teachers ........... to get annoyed if students do not pay attention in class.
communicate15.In an international school it is important to ........... to the parents in their own languages.
target16.I have set myself the ........... of learning all these 1000 academic words by the end of the school year. That's 8 per day!
earn17.Many students ........... some extra money by working in the summer vacation.
actual18.The new teacher looks quite young but his ........... age is 55.
balance19.You must try to achieve a ........... between work and play. At the moment it's too much play!
pressure20.Some students work well under ........... others don't.