5. Basic Academic Verbs
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Match the words in bold with their synonyms:
1- New graduates usually seek well-paid jobs.
2- It is believed that only 7 rich industrial nations dominate the global economy.
3- It is governments’ responsibility to provide the safety and to protect its citizens.
4- Universities should aim to help students make more informed career choices.
5- People can minimize the dangers of driving by following traffic rules.
6- Leaving the lights on all the time wastes electricity.
7- The committee acknowledges that teachers are not receiving an adequate salary.
a. ____________ (v): take care of, conserve, preserve / korumak
b. ____________ (v): confirm, admit / onaylamak, kabul etmek
c. ____________ (v): look for / aramak
d. ____________ (v): squander, consume more than usual / israf etmek
e. ____________ (v): control, prevail / egemen olmak
f. ____________ (v): focus, plan / bir şeyi başarmayı hedeflemek, amaçlamak
g. ____________(v): diminish, reduce / mümkün olan ölçüde azaltmak
Choose the right verb.
1. My great-grandfather came to Boston to minimize/seek his fortune in the early 1800s.
2. The Americans have dominated/acknowledged Olympic basketball for many years.
For centuries, Korea was dominated by its larger and more aggressive neighbours.