AWL Sublist 1, Quiz #9research, respond, role, section, sector, significant

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This is the ninth quiz in the Unlock the Academic Word List series. This quiz covers the ninth set of six words from sublist 1 of the Academic Word List, namely: research, respond, role, section, sector, significant. 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.




research

[risɜrtʃ]


verb

1. attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner. E.g.: The student researched the history of that word


noun

1. a search for knowledge. E.g.: their pottery deserves more research than it has received [Syn: inquiry, enquiry]

2. systematic investigation to establish facts.


n (thing)

   research

n (person)

   researcher

verb

   research

verb forms

   researched, researches, researching


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: academic research, basic research, comparative research, considerable research, current research, earlier research, educational research, empirical research, existing research, experimental research, extensive research, further research, future research, initial research, little research, original research, past research, previous research, primary research, published research, qualitative research, quantitative research, recent research, scholarly research, scientific research, traditional research.

n+n: (for) research purposes, research effort, research evidence, research findings, research methodology, research topic, field research.

v+n: carry out research (of), conduct research, publish research, undertake research.




respond

[rɪspɑnd]


verb

1. show a response or a reaction to something. [Syn: react]


n (thing)

   response, responsiveness

n (person)

   respondent

verb

   respond

verb forms

   responded, responding, responds

adj

   respondent, responsive

opposite

   unresponsive


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: appropriate response, emotional response, individual response.




role

[roʊl]


noun

1. what something is used for. [Syn: function, purpose, use]


n (thing)

   role


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: active role, central role, critical role, crucial role, direct role, dominant role, essential role, key role, leading role, major role, minor role, pivotal role, prominent role, significant role, vital role.

v+n: assume (the) role (of), consider (the) role (of), examine (the) role (of), play (a) role (in), take (a) role (in), take on (the) role (of, as), take up (the) role (of, as).




section

[sekʃən]


verb

1. divide into segments. [Syn: segment]


noun

1. a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical). E.g.: he always turns first to the business section, the history of this work is discussed in the next section [Syn: subdivision]

2. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole. E.g.: the finance section of the company [Syn: part, division]


n (thing)

   section

verb

   section

verb forms

   sectioned, sectioning, sections

adj

   sectioned


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: concluding section, final section, introductory section, opening section, preceding section, previous section.




sector

[sektɜr]


noun

1. a body of people who form part of society or economy. E.g.: the public sector


n (thing)

   sector


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: economic sector, manufacturing sector, private sector, public sector.

n+n: business sector, service sector, state sector.




significant

[səgnɪfɪkənt]


adj

1. important in effect or meaning. E.g.: a significant change in tax laws, a significant change in the Constitution, a significant contribution, significant details, statistically significant [Syn: important]

2. too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation. E.g.: the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level, no significant difference was found

3. fairly large. [Syn: substantial]


n (thing)

   significance

verb

   signify

verb forms

   signified, signifies, signifying

adj

   significant

adv

   significantly

opposite

   insignificant, insignificantly


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: cultural significance, great significance, little significance, political significance, practical significance, social significance, statistical significance, (a) significant amount (of), (a) significant degree (of), (a) significant proportion (of), significant change, significant contribution, significant correlation, significant correlation, significant development, significant difference, significant effect, significant factor, significant feature, significant figures, significant growth, significant impact, significant improvement, significant increase, significant influence, significant interaction, significant number, significant part, significant portion, significant reduction, significant relationship, significant role, significant shift, significant variation.

adv+adj: highly significant, particularly significant, statistically significant, significantly higher.

adv+v: significantly affect, significantly increase.

adv+vpp: (be) significantly correlated (with), (be) significantly reduced.

v+adv: contribute significantly, differ significantly, vary significantly.




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