Academic Vocabulary in Context – Add – Answer Page

1. Education and Mathematics

1.Children are taught to add and subtract before they are taught to multiply and divide.

2. History and Literature

2. The first part of the novel was written before the Second World War and the second part was added later.

3. Accounting

3. She added up the bill then she added on the service charge and sales tax.

4. Cooking

4. Mix the raw egg with the melted butter then add the other dry ingredients and mix them in.

5. Health Advice

5. There are too many preservatives and additives so I don’t buy that kind of thing any more.

6. Mathematics

6. Addition and subtraction are usually learned before multiplication and division.

7. Customer Service

7. If there are any additional charges the customer should be informed before the purchase has been made.

8. Employment

8. The manager said that additional staff would be required so we put an advertisement in the newspaper.

9. Economics

9. If you add in The cost of parking, it is not really worth driving to work.

Link to audio – the water car

10. Accommodation

10. He told us where most of the accommodation was to be found then he added that it wasn’t very good.

Do you know where to stay in your city if you don’t have anybody to stay with?


Check into a Hotel – audio

11. Government and Housing

11. Employees are paid a monthly salary and in addition a housing allowance and a bonus on completion of the contract.

12. Product Development

12. The beverage originally contained a secret ingredient which was apparently cocaine.

13. History and Computers and Numbers

13. The original computer was just an adding machine and it could do a limited number of things.

Note – Headings

Did you notice the headings? The headings add context to the vocabulary phrases so you can learn the vocabulary in context. Much of meaning is in context and you should learn a phrase rather than just an individual word.

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