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Develop Skills in Using Ambitious Vocabulary

In this worksheet, students will develop their personal vocabulary for both reading and writing tasks.

'Develop Skills in Using Ambitious Vocabulary' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

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Understanding advanced vocabulary is a key skill for being successful in English. 

Not only does it help when you are reading a text (you can understand it fully), but also when creating your own piece of writing. 

Using ambitious vocabulary challenges not only your reader, but also you!


In this activity, you will be introduced to eight advanced words and work to use them correctly.

Have a look at the words and then get ready to answer some questions!


amass - to gather a large number of something


incontrovertible - cannot be denied


diatribe - a forceful verbal attack


ubiquitous - present everywhere


avarice - extreme greed for wealth


arbitrate - reach an independent judgement


bellicose - demonstrating aggression


predilection - preference or liking for something


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Some tricky words there, so have another look before starting the questions. You can look back at this page at any point by clicking on the red help button on the screen.

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