Academic Hangman

Posted by on September 16th, 2018 | 26 responses | academic word list, AWL, game, IELTS, interactive, speaking, vocabulary, writing

A version of hangman featuring words from the Academic Word List (AWL), and a built-in homework activity for anyone who needs the practice.


  • Click or tap letters to reconstruct words taken from the academic word list.
  • Click or tap 'Next word' to get another word.
  • For each word you begin with 9 lives.
  • After you have guessed 5 words correctly, you will be invited to write a text using those words.
  • Alternatively you can reload the page and play again!

Correctly guessed words


26 responses to “Academic Hangman”

  1. Yohana Nono says:

    Procedure – Princilpe – Theory – policy – required

    The procedure must be executed correctly and completely.

  2. Devina says:

    section – principle – data – contract – concept

    The principle concept of the contract is about the agreement of means of collecting data from Chemical section

    • mm Pak Guru says:

      Nice, Devina! OK but remember that countable nouns need an article and/or an ‘s’. So you need to think about ‘means’ and ‘section’. With ‘section’ you tell us exactly which section, so that’s ‘definite’. You also tell us which ‘means’, so that’s definite, too!
      Finally punctuation – small ‘c’ for ‘chemical’, and don’t forget the full-stop!
      Try another? 🙂

  3. Harbabiruk Kupang says:

    period, identified, income, analysis, benefit.

    By the analysis of income, economists has successfully identified a large number of benefits in terms of the UKM products’ sales rate in several rural areas during a period of 10 years from 2008-2018.

  4. Anak murid says:

    Major, Required, Identified, Concept, Assessment

  5. Anak murid says:

    A region required a major concept that identified problems and society basic needs based on a risk assessment by an independent institution.

    • mm Pak Guru says:

      1. I’m not sure a ‘concept’ can ‘identify’ something. Isn’t it something or someone that identifies a concept. 2. ‘required’ is often used as a noun modifier: ‘required risk assessment’. 3. ‘society’ is not used to pre-modify a noun – instead ‘social’ is used: ‘basic social needs’. For post-modification use ‘basic needs of society’. 4. It might be easier to fit your 5 words into more than one sentence!😉

  6. Anak murid says:

    Derived, Involved, Sector, Contract, Distribution

    Indonesia government derived money from some contracts of the distribution of assets with private sectors, involved in transportation and tourism.

  7. Anak murid says:

    Evidence, Export, Consistent, Authority, Involved

    A consistent increase of the number of seaweed export in some areas in NTT provides evidence that the local authorities, involved in making rules, have a significant influence on macroeconomics.

  8. Anak murid says:

    Function, Contract, Role, Theory, Definition

    According to the theory of law, a contract must has obvious definitions in term of rights, duties, roles, and functions between 2 companies who cooperated.

    • mm Pak Guru says:

      Couple of things..

      cooperated – past simple tense, needs past simple time expression. Unless you’re talking about something that is always true – in that case use present simple tense.

      must + v1

  9. Anak murid says:


    The context of planning budget in legislation is about specific issues in health and education, almost 50 percent.

    • mm Pak Guru says:

      Very well done Anak Murid! A couple of comments..
      1. ‘almost 50 percent’ doesn’t cohere very well with the rest of the sentence. Next time try using either a relative clause or a participle phrase: ‘which represent almost 50 percent.’; ‘representing almost 50 percent.’
      2. The sentence might make more sense with ‘budget’ as the subject: “Budget planning in legislation is about specific issues in the context of health and education…”

      Try another? 😉

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