Depending on how you count words, English has the largest vocabulary in the world. So how do you know which words to learn?
Introducing… the Academic Word List!
There are several well-known lists in circulation, but the Academic Word List is the most popular. Why should you care? Because knowing the words on this list will not only help you improve your writing and speaking, but it will also considerably increase your ability to understand academic texts. This means you can spend less time studying and more time relaxing! Watch the video to find out more.
Where can I practise?
There are lots of places you can practise the Academic Word List. The websites mentioned in the video are really useful places to start. This is a great way to learn vocabulary in context or to check that you are using enough academic vocabulary; aim to have AWL words for around a tenth of your academic writing.