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This page introduces words to describe importance or unimportance.
In your written and spoken work at university you will often need to discuss
what is important or central and what is unimportant or peripheral. The words
below all refer to importance and unimportance.
Complete the sentences below with words from the list. Make sure that you put
the words in the correct form. More than one answer is sometimes possible. If
you are not sure click the [?] button for a hint. Check your answers when you
have finished.1. This essay [?] on the
impact of SARS on Hong Kong’s tourism industry.2. This really is a [?] issue and I
really don’t know why we’re wasting our time discussing it.3. I believe
that we should give [?] to students with grade ‘A’ in
their Use of English. 4. Dr Au thinks we should place greater [?] on the
teaching of grammar.5. This is a really [?] point so I
think we should discuss it in detail.6. The [?] library in
Hong Kong is in Causeway Bay. There are [?] branches
throughout the city.7. Some academics argue that the low government
funding is at the [?] of the issue.8. The
difference between the two products is so small as to be [?].9.
The Department of Nursing is excellent and is seen as one the [?] in Hong
Kong.10. The survey suggests that there has only been a [?] improvement in graduate's pay
over the past few years.
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