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Furthermore  is quite formal and it is used when you want to add more information. It could be used in academic essays and formal or legal documents. It may be used in spoken English, but not in everyday conversation.


  • The shopkeeper was charged with deceptive practices and was ordered to pay a sum of $1240 to each of his victims. Furthermore he was banned from trading for a period of two years.
  • I believe that I am an excellent candidate for the position because I have both the experience and the qualifications needed. Furthermore,  I can make a positive contribution to the development of …

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
flexible with, flexible in, flexibility of
furthermore (often followed by a pronoun or article and noun)
gender of, gender issues, differently gendered
ignore advice, ignore a noise, ignorant of
incentive for, disincentive to

Note that different collocations can have quite different meanings. They are not always alternatives.

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 65

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 66

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

  1. As we age our  ______________decreases.  (flexible)
  2. And _______________ all assessments must be in by the due dates. (furthermore)
  3. _______________ equality hasn’t been achieved yet. (gender)
  4. The instructions can be _______________ as they are unnecessarily complicated. (ignore)
  5. The low pay is a _______________ to becoming a teacher. (incentive)

Answers (in the wrong order)
5. disincentive   3. Gender  2. furthermore  1. flexibility    4. ignored

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