Sublist 1, Group 2 (2)

Consistent’ is one of many words that can have an opposite meaning by the simple addition of a prefix like ‘in.’

  • Her marks were consistent; she always got A’s.
  • His marks were inconsistent; sometimes he got A’s but he would also get B, C, D and even E.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
authority to, authorisation to
availability of, available until, available now

benefit by, a benefit to, can benefit, beneficiary of
conception of, consist of, consistent with

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 (

AWL Sublist 1, group 2

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 1:2

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

1.Daily exercise is considered to be _______________ for the body. (benefit, consist)

2.Governments generally ensure the _______________ of census data so that research and planning can take place. (available, concept)

3.Some governments are reluctant to _______________, measures against climate change. (benefit, authority)

4.The evidence for climate change _______________ of years of research and data collection. (available, consist)

5.The effects of the recent changes to the law can be difficult to  _______________ at first, but they will be explained more fully at a later date. (concept authorise)

Answers (in wrong order)
5. Conceptualise  3. authorise  1. beneficial    2. availability  4. consists