In each pair of words below, one is academic and one is not. Drag the academic word to the box on the right. (If you prefer it, the same activity in text form is at the bottom of the page.)
Here is the same activity in text form.
Think about what makes a word suitable for academic writing.
Are there any general rules you can use in future to help you choose the most appropriate word or expression?
When you are ready, go to the next page.