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Quizzes for Academic English

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Sheldon Smith
November 2022

Can you complete these academic idioms?

- full ______ meaning 'returning to its original place'

- across the ______ meaning 'including or applying to all'

- trial and ______ meaning 'experimenting until a solution is found'

Hint: the first word is a shape, beginning with c-, the second is needed to play chess, beginning with b- (not bishop!) and the third is a synonym for mistake, beginning with e-.

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