Use Strong Adverbs in Writing Essays

July 25, 2017

 

Exercise: Fill in each gap below with a relevant adverb.

 

 

1. I ……………….. believe that the government should invest more heavily in developing the education systems in rural areas. By doing so, socially disadvantaged students can achieve better learning experiences.

 

 

2. Many urban developers can ……………….. accept the view that building more road is the answer to traffic congestion. In fact, more road will just accommodate the increase in private vehicles.

 

 

3. The number of working VISA applications to the UK has dropped ……………….. since the result of the Brexit referendum. Many believe that this trend can have a negative impact on the UK economy’s performance.

 

 

4. In order to increase the chance of getting accepted, job applicants must make sure they understand ……………….. the history, cultures of and expectations from the company they wish to work for.

 

 

5. Over the past few years in Beijing, the quality of air has reduced massively. As a result, the health of Beijing’s residents is ……………….. affected, leading to an increasing number of lung cancer cases.

 

 

Please find the keys here.

 

 

What do you think are the functions of adverbs in academic writing contexts? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment. 

 

 

 

 

 

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