Materials: Needs Vocabulary

Academic English Needs: Vocabulary

Use the following table to find out what your academic English language needs for writing are and your ability in each area. You can then work out your priorities.


How important is it for you to perform these tasks well in English?

How well can you perform these tasks in English?


Not important

Quite important

Very important


Not at all

Not well

Quite well

Very well


1. General English Words

2. General Academic Words                

3. Less Frequent Words

4. Subject Specific Words                
5. Dictionary Use                
6. Learning Techniques                

7. Nouns


8. Verbs


9. Word Order


10. Word Formation


11. Adjectives


12. Adverbs

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