Sublist 2, Group 2 (14)

A ‘category’ is a group.


  • A category 5 hurricane recently affected Mexico.
  • She is entering a talent contest in the 15 – 18 year old category.
  • Consumers fall into several different categories.
  • I need to work out how to categorise this information.

Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
aspect of
assistance with, assist with, assist someone
category for
chapter of
commission to

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AWL Sublist 2, group 14

Vocabulary for IELTS – Academic Word List 2:14

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

  1. How would you _______________ this? Is it fact or fiction?  (category, commission)
  2. Many people can’t find full time jobs so they work on a _______________. (assist, commission)
  3. Which ______________  of the IELTS test worries you the most?  (aspect, chapter)
  4. Could you _______________ us with the arrangements for tomorrow? (assist, categorise)
  5. Which _______________ are you up to in the book? (aspect, chapter)

Answers (in the wrong order below)
5. chapter  3. aspect   2. commission   1. categorise    4. assist