ACADEMIC WORD LIST – SUBLIST 3 (34)

A ‘sequence‘ is the order in which things or events occur in. As a verb ‘sequence’ means to put things in order.

Examples:

  • You need to complete all of the activities on the list, but it doesn’t matter what sequence you do them in.
  • I’ll be with you in a moment, I just need to finish sequencing the photos.
  • Sheila experienced a strange sequence of events when she went to Thailand.

Collocations:
When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
registry office, register for, register with
reliance on, reliability of, rely on
remove from, remove by
scheme related to
sequence of, sequence for, in sequence, organized sequentially

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).

ACADEMIC WORD LIST 34

Complete the sentences below with the correct word and the correct form of the word.

  1. Did you ______________ for the afternoon course in linguistics?(register, sequence)
  2. What do you think about the student saving _______________ the government is proposing?(register, scheme)
  3. Did he_______________ the incorrect information from the meeting minutes? (remove, rely)
  4. I know all of the numbers, but I don’t know the right _______________ . (remove, sequence)
  5. She _______________ on her children to help around the house. (scheme, rely)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
4. sequence   3. remove   5. relies   1. register    2. scheme

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