AWL Sublist 1, Quiz #2available, benefit, concept, consist, constitute, context

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This is the second quiz in the Unlock the Academic Word List series. This quiz covers the second set of six words from sublist 1 of the Academic Word List, namely: available, benefit, concept, consist, constitute, context. If you haven't studied the words before, below is all the information you need, including part of speech, example sentences, and common collocations from the Academic Collocation List (ACL). Start studying them now!


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Learning Outcomes

By completing each quiz in the Unlock the Academic Wordlist series, sublist 1 (10 quizzes in total), you will:

  • understand the meaning(s) of each sublist 1 word in academic use;
  • learn to use vocabulary productively by focusing on word form, word family and example sentences for each word;
  • use collocations from the Academic Collocations List (ACL) to develop knowledge of academic collocations for each word;
  • learn patterns of affixes (prefixes and suffixes) for the words under study, e.g. to make noun or adjective forms.




available

[əveɪləbəl]


adj

1. obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service. E.g.: kept a fire extinguisher available, much information is available through computers, available in many colors, the list of available candidates is unusually long


n (thing)

   availability

adj

   available

opposite

   unavailable


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: available data, available evidence, available information, available resources.

adv+adj: currently available, freely available, publicly available, readily available, widely available.

v+adj: become available, make available.




benefit

[benəfɪt]


verb

1. derive a benefit from. [Syn: profit, gain]

2. be beneficial for. [Syn: do good]


noun

1. something that aids or promotes well-being. [Syn: welfare]


n (thing)

   benefit

n (person)

   beneficiary

verb

   benefit

verb forms

   benefited, benefiting, benefits

adj

   beneficial


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: beneficial effect, economic benefits, potential benefits.




concept

[kɑnsept]


noun

1. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances. [Syn: conception, construct]


n (thing)

   concept, conception, conceptualisation

verb

   conceptualise

verb forms

   conceptualised, conceptualises, conceptualising

adj

   conceptual

adv

   conceptually


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: abstract concept, basic concept, central concept, defining concept, key concept, theoretical concept, conceptual framework.




consist

[kənsɪst]


verb

1. be composed of. E.g.: What does this dish consist of? [Syn: comprise]


n (thing)

   consistency

verb

   consist

verb forms

   consisted, consisting, consists

adj

   consistent

adv

   consistently

opposite

   inconsistency, inconsistent


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: consistent pattern, consistent results.




constitute

[kɑnstətut]


verb

1. form or compose. E.g.: These constitute my entire belongings [Syn: represent, make up, comprise, be]


n (thing)

   constituency, constituent, constitution

verb

   constitute

verb forms

   constituted, constitutes, constituting

adj

   constitutional, constitutive

adv

   constitutionally

opposite

   unconstitutional


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: constituent elements, constituent parts.




context

[kɑntekst]


noun

1. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event. E.g.: the historical context [Syn: circumstance]

2. discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation. [Syn: linguistic context, context of use]


n (thing)

   context

verb

   contextualise, contextualize

verb forms

   contextualised, contextualises, contextualising, contextualized, contextualizes, contextualizing

adj

   contextual

opposite

   uncontextualised, uncontextualized


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: broader context, cultural context, economic context, global context, historical context, institutional context, international context, original context, political context, present context, social context, specific context, wider context, contextual factors.




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Pronunciation of words is adapted from The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.







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