Using words incorrectly will lose you marks in the speaking test. So learn the meanings and practice using the words in a diary.
When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
empirical research, empirical evidence, well equipped, equipped with, extract from, natural extract, plant extract, file under, file with, file out, file past, formally file a complaint, is finite, a finite number of
Check the meanings of the words if you don’t already know them. Check the meanings of the various forms as sometimes they are different. You can check them at Time4english by clicking the words (http://www.time4english.com/aamain/lounge/awl.asp).
Complete the sentences. Choose the correct word and then use the correct form of the word.
- She has only been studying medicine for a few months, she’s ______________ to practice medicine in developing countries at the moment. (finite, equip)
- Is that an ______________ from her latest book? (file, extract)
- She spends her life travelling around the world, she must have an _______________ supply of money. (empirical, finite)
- Do they have _______________ evidence? (empirical, extract)
- I couldn’t find the document because it was ______________. (file, equip)
Answers (in the wrong order)
5. misfiled 3. infinite 2. extract 1. ill-equipped 4. empirical