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English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises


Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 1-42
  3. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 43-66
  4. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 67-80
  5. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 81-101
  6. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 103-148
  7. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 149-155
  8. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 157-158
  9. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 159-173
  10. Adrian Wallwork
    Pages 175-188
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 189-193

About this book


English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises

This book 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 has written over 30 books covering General English (Cambridge University Press, Scholastic), Business English (Oxford University Press), and Scientific English (Springer). He has trained several thousand PhD students from all over the world to write and present their research. Adrian also runs a scientific editing service: English for Academics (E4AC).


English as a Second Language Vocabulary Vocabulary exercises

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.PisaItaly

About the authors

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.

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