- GSL: General Service List (2000 most frequent English words)
- AWL: Academic Word List (570 most frequent words in academic texts)
Please note that the AWL does not follow immediately on from the GSL. It encompasses specialized vocabulary for academic purposes. Students who are mastering the GSL will likely wish to learn words which are useful for their workplaces or future pursuits.
In order to know your students’ vocabulary level, The Vocabulary Levels Test may be useful as a placement test. Several versions are available on the internet.
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