Sublist 2, Group 10 (22)

Regulate’ means to control an activity using rules.


  • Previously the government regulated the banking industry, but recently it has become largely deregulated.
  • In some countries there are many incidents of food poisoning because there isn’t much regulation of the food industry.
  • Sweating helps to regulate our body temperature when we are hot.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
regional government
regulation of
relevant to, not relevant
resident of, residence in, residence for
resources for, resourceful person

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AWL Sublist 2, group 22

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 2:22

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

  1. A _______________ feature of your ability to play basketball is your height.  (relevant, regulate)
  2. ______________ television and radio stations are disappearing as the big multi-nationals take over the media.(relevant, region)
  3. 3. If you live overseas, you can be a _______________ of your own country for tax purposes.(resident, region)
  4. He can survive anything, he is very _______________ . (resource, resident)
  5. The new _______________ at work require that all women wear dresses past their knees.  (resource, regulation)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
4. resourceful    5. regulations 2. Regional    1. relevant    3. non-resident (possibly – resident)