9. Basic Academic Nouns

1. Journalism is the act of gathering, assessing and presenting news and information. It should be perceived something indispensable to democratic societies. History reveals that the more democratic a society, the more news and information it tends to have.

2. In some regions of Canada, winter lasts more than half the year.

3. Changes in the American economy generally have a serious impact on our economy here in Canada.

4. People in this Community want to keep the area safe for children to play in.

5. Enthusiasm is a key element of success. 

6. From all levels of government, Americans get 175,000 new laws, and two million new regulations every year.

7. The government will soon begin constructions on a new stadium for the Olympic Games.


a. _________ (n): society, area of people

b. _________ (n): effect, influence

c. _________ (n): the job of writing news reports 

d. _________ (n): area, district

e. _________ (n): building

f.  _________ (n): rule, law

g. _________ (n): aspect, feature, characteristics 


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a. community

b. impact

c. journalism

d. region

e. construction

f. regulation

g. element


1- The Black region/community is protesting the treatment of black youths arrested by police in recent months.

2- The regulation/impact of violent video games on children is an issue of concern to many parents.

3- The people of Sri Lanka have absorbed cultural elements/community from the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British who have come to the island.


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