Sublist 2, Group 1 (13)


Affect’ is often confused with ‘effect;’ even by native speakers.  ‘Affect’ is generally used as a verb while ‘effect’ is usually used as a noun.


  • She was badly affected by the heat.
  • The heat had a bad effect on her.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
achievement of, fail to achieve, easy to achieve, ,achievable goal
administer fairly, administrator of, administrative assistant
seriously affect, likely to affect
entirely appropriate, culturally appropriate, appropriate for, behave appropriately, dress appropriately

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 2, group 13Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 2:13

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

  1. Being over-polite is _______________ in some cultures. (appropriate, affect)
  2. Who will be _______________ the test tomorrow? (appropriate, administer)
  3. Getting the IELTS score that I need will be one of my biggest ______________ .  (administer, achieve)
  4. How do the new laws _______________ you? (affect, acquire)
  5. Large businesses seem to grow by _______________ smaller businesses. (acquire, achieve)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. acquiring   3.  achievements   2. administering   1. appropriate  / inappropriate   4. affect