formal, academic, tricky words

Part 1. Write out the sentences leaving gaps, then listen and fill in the gaps.
If you’d like to practise other words in the sentences then just leave a gap for them.

Do Part 1, check your answers then do Part 2

Part 1.
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1.Thank you for your _______     _______ your _______  in  _______  the clinic.

2. I always _______  a good _______; I tend to use the Oxford Dictionary online _______ – it’s _______.

3. I’ve _______ these words for Matthew to _______ his spelling.

4. I hope I’ve _______ all the _______ words that he has _______ with.

5. I really _______ his _______ and I _______ his _______ of spelling has _______.

6. The _______ sale on _______ items is now on.

7. The university needs _______ from the Government before they put into place new _______ policies.

8. This _______ course _______/_______ on covering important aspects of being a childcare _______.

9.  All _______ will _______ to the _______ and will be _______ carefully.

10. It’s very _______ to find _______ cheap to live in the UK.

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Part 1 Answers

1. Thank you for your correspondence regarding your difficulty in  accessing the clinic.

2. I always recommend a good dictionary; I tend to use the Oxford Dictionary online nowadays – it’s indispensable.

3. I’ve selected these words for Matthew to practise his spelling.

4. I hope I’ve covered all the relevant words that he has difficulty with.

5. I really appreciate his enthusiasm and I know his knowledge of spelling has improved.

6. The clearance sale on selected items is now on.

7. The university needs approval from the government before they put into place new administrative policies.

8. This unique course focusses/focuses on covering important aspects of being a childcare practitioner. (for more info on focusing/focussing check out the ‘1:1:1 doubling up rule’ in the video section)

9. All practitioners will adhere to the guidelines and will be monitored carefully.

10. It’s very unusual to find somewhere cheap to live in the UK.

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Part 2.  A traditional spelling test with a list of words!!!!!
Plus words I see spelt wrong all the time

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Teacher holding text book pointing to student in classroom

 

Part 2 Answers

1. sorry
2. somewhere
3. grateful
4. difficulty
5. separate
6. recommend
7. appreciated
8. indispensable
9. clearance
10. practitioners
11. focused
12. unique
13. administration
14. administrative
15. monitored
16. naturally
17. approval
18. intervene
19. selected
20. covered
21. unusually
22. preparation