10. Basic Academic Adjectives


1- The US has been facing severe economic problems for the last few years.

2- Wrigley, the world's leading manufacturer of chewing gum, sells its products to millions of gum-chewing consumers all over the United States and many other countries around the world.

 3- Local authorities should organise courses to help women to be more assertive in the workplace. Majority of women seem unconfident and passive.

4- Many of the problems in urban areas can be minimised by sensible planning.

 5- English people have a reputation for being very reserved. They don't like talking about themselves. 

6- The company has rejected the policy in favour of a more cautious approach. They don't want to take any risks. 

7- Open-minded, optimistic and flexible people always end up winning the battle in life.


a. __________ (adj): confident /  Kendinden emin

b. __________ (adj): careful, well-considered / makul, mantıklı

c. __________ (adj): reasonable / makul, sağduyulu

d. __________ (adj): silent, unsociable / duygularını açığa vurmayan

e. __________ (adj): well-known, chief, superior / önde gelen, esas, en önemli  

f. ___________ (adj): harsh, serious / ciddi

g. __________ (adj): open to suggestions, approachable / açık fikirli, açık görüşlü



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a. assertive

b. cautious

c. sensible

d. reserved

e. leading

f. severe

g. open-minded

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