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Design – AWL word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is:



  • this is one of those useful noun/verbs in English: learn one word and you get two. There is also another noun designer
  • there are a number of different possible prepositions here. You talk about the design of a product, something can be done by accident or by design (meaning purpose), something can be complex in design, designed as something or designed for someone
  • some useful collocations include “art and design” and “design technology” – typically subjects studied at school or college
  • you can also follow a career in “graphic design” or “interior design”


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